Monthly Archives September 2016

SC Humanities Offers Student Research Fellowships for 2017

SC Humanities is offering a grant opportunity for undergraduate students in colleges or universities. Student Research Fellowships support research and scholarship of important topics in the humanities. The deadline for applications for the next round of Student Research Fellowships is Friday, November 18, 2016. Student Research Fellowships are available and awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited university or college in the state of South Carolina to explore research and scholarship in the humanities. Student Research Fellowships support research in the study of history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages,
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Daughters: Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers of Color

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1991 release of Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash, the first feature length film directed by an African-American woman to receive wide theatrical distribution. To celebrate and explore the film’s legacy, the Nickelodeon will present Daughters: Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers of Color, a three-day film festival featuring works by a selected group of contemporary female filmmakers of color. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. The festival will take place from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia. The Nick will invite and welcome a
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Lowcountry Reads for the Holidays Book Fair

The Heritage Library will present the 2016 Lowcountry Reads for the Holidays Book Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island. The keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews, and 40 other authors will also participate. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant in May 2016. The Lowcountry Reads for the Holidays Book Fair will include writing workshops, author talks, and a Children’s Corner. Featured authors include Mary Kay Andrews, South Carolina First Novel Prize Winner James McTeer,
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South Carolina Humanities Awards Over $45,000 in Major Grants

The South Carolina Humanities Board of Directors awarded over $45,000 in Major Grants to 10 cultural organizations after a September 23, 2016 Board Meeting in Columbia. The awards were selected through a competitive application and review process and are made possible by SC Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Matching community support for the 10 awarded projects totaled: $243,014. A list of awarded grants is provided below: Sponsoring Organization: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston Project Title: Somebody Had to Do It Transcribing and Programming Project Director: Dr. Mary Battle Awarded: $6,041;
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Pat Conroy Literary Festival

The University of South Carolina Press and the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts will present the inaugural Pat Conroy Literary Festival on October 20 – 23, 2016 in Beaufort, SC. The immersive event will include writer panels, book signings, live dramatic performances, film screenings, author lunches, receptions, readings, tours, an art exhibition, and a series of instructional workshops for writers. South Carolina Humanities supported this festival with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue the tradition of remarkable conversations and experiences that began at the Pat Conroy at 70 Festival and
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Intimate Grammars: A Diné Navajo Poetry Panel

The University of South Carolina Department of Anthropology will present a keynote lecture event in honor of Native American Heritage Month on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. “Intimate Grammars: A Diné Navajo Poetry Panel” will illuminate the Diné culture and the power of intimate grammar poetry. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant in September 2016. The “Intimate Grammars” program will feature poet Laura Tohe, poet Rex Lee Jim, and linguistic anthropologist Dr. Anthony Webster, author of Intimate Grammars: An Ethnography of Navajo Poetry. The event will take place at the McKissick Museum (816 Bull
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Walterboro’s House

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society is updating the interpretive elements at the historic Bedon-Lucas House to better reflect the history of Walterboro and Colleton County. The changes will be unveiled at an Open House taking place on Sunday, November 13. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in June 2016. The reinterpretation project will include inventorying the many donated historic items and pieces of furniture currently at the property and better relating them to the full history of Colleton County. The Project Director said, “{Previously} the interpretation focused on the donor or the artifact and not
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Special Reception Featuring The Egret’s Plumes by Archibald Rutledge

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Gervais & Vine $60 per person with online registration (includes a first trade edition of The Egret’s Plumes signed by artist Stephen Chesley) Chilled wine punch and heavy hors d’oeuvres served Archibald Rutledge’s short story “The Egret’s Plumes” was originally part of a 1913 privately printed book, Old Plantation Days. In 1921, the book was revised and reprinted by a commercial publisher. Five chapters were not included in the reprint, and it is those “lost chapters” that are being brought out as a collection in individual illustrated chapbooks through a partnership of
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10th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival

The College of Charleston will present the 10th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival on October 6 – 9, 2016 in Charleston. Note: Due to Hurricane Matthew, the festival is rescheduled for October 20 – 23, 2016. The purpose of the festival is to bring contemporary Italian cinema to South Carolina audiences with the hope that foreign film will open a window of understanding into what makes people unique and yet alike, as humans. South Carolina Humanities supported the 2016 festival with a Mini Grant. The 2016 Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will screen 12 films, including comedies, dramas, and documentaries.
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A Wide Variety of Literary Speakers Available for Public Programs

Over the past year, South Carolina Humanities has added more than 15 new literary speakers to the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud roster. The speakers represent a variety of genres and presentation styles, offering everything from poetry workshops for students to readings of prize-winning novels. Expanding the number of literary scholars on the Speakers Bureau is one of South Carolina Humanities’ new literary initiatives that is available year round to communities all over the state. The literary speakers on the Speakers Bureau roster include: Kim Boykin As a stay-at-home mom, Kim Boykin started writing, grabbing snip-its of time in the car
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