Roots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Cuisine

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host an original exhibition titled Roots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Food. The exhibit will feature the history of Lowcountry cuisine by highlighting the contributions of the many diverse people of the Lowcountry region. The focus will be on three specific, representative dishes: Frogmore stew, shrimp and grits, and … Read moreRoots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Cuisine

The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory

The University of South Carolina’s History Center, in partnership with Historic Columbia Foundation, will host a two-day public symposium on the topic of “The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory,” initiating a series of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction era. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in February … Read moreThe Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory

The Enslaved at the Exchange

The Old Exchange Building in Charleston, SC has recently unveiled new interpretive elements in the building about slavery and slave auctions. The new interpretive elements include new panels on all three floors of the building, a historic marker, and updated docent materials. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in September 2015. … Read moreThe Enslaved at the Exchange

The 2016 SC Humanities Festival is in Beaufort, June 9 – 11

SAVE THE DATE! Inspire. Enrich. Engage. These are the stirring words summoning the promise of entertainment, learning and community interaction at the South Carolina Humanities Festival, due to unfold at many locations throughout Beaufort County June 9 – 11.   Arts, cultural and educational organizations from Beaufort to Bluffton and Hilton Head will participate, presenting a … Read moreThe 2016 SC Humanities Festival is in Beaufort, June 9 – 11

Liberty Week in South Carolina

The South Carolina Historical Society will highlight South Carolina’s role in the American Revolution through several special events during Liberty Week: Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2. Scholar Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy will speak in Camden and Edgefield, and several other special events will take place. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a … Read moreLiberty Week in South Carolina

A Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support … Read moreA Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

A Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2016. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities … Read moreA Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

Shakespeare and His First Folio

The University of South Carolina Libraries will host the Folger Shakespeare Library’s traveling exhibition, “First Folio!: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare!” from April 14 – April 30th, 2016. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in February 2016. Many special events for all ages are planned to take place during the … Read moreShakespeare and His First Folio

Most Recent Board Members Named to SC Humanities Board of Directors

SC Humanities is pleased to recognize our newest Board Members, who began their terms on November 1, 2015: William Balk of Williston, Beryl Dakers of Columbia, and Jo Angela Edwins of Florence. William A. Balk is a retired businessman from Williston. He is a regular essayist for the Lowcountry Weekly and for the international online … Read moreMost Recent Board Members Named to SC Humanities Board of Directors