Talkin’ Bout a Good Time: Ring Shouts and Praise Houses

James Island Arts will present a special program on ring shouts and praise houses at McLeod Plantation  Historic Site on April 28, 2018. Ring shouts and praise houses are two examples of the rich cultural traditions found in the Americas western Atlantic basin and rooted in the West African cultures of people captured and sold … Read moreTalkin’ Bout a Good Time: Ring Shouts and Praise Houses

Eight New Speakers Added to Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that eight new speakers have joined the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program. Offering a variety of interesting programs from “Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching” to “Music and Politics” to “How Shirley Temple Changed America,” these eight scholars are available to speak for public audiences at nonprofit organizations or … Read moreEight New Speakers Added to Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud

American (Jewish) Humor in an Era of Ethnic Sensitivity and Cultural Competence

The University of South Carolina will explore current perspectives on American (Jewish) Humor through a conference on April 28 – 30, 2018. The conference seeks to serve both the University of South Carolina and the Columbia community by bringing about a much-needed discussion of civility in discourse, as it relates to the use (and misuse) … Read moreAmerican (Jewish) Humor in an Era of Ethnic Sensitivity and Cultural Competence

Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the 14th Amendment

Historic Columbia and the University of South Carolina’s History Center will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment with a public symposium on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20. Leading legal scholars and historians will participate in the symposium, which will provide a public forum for discussing the Amendment’s relevance in today’s world and reflect on what it … Read moreReconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the 14th Amendment

#MeToo the World Over: Hollywood to Kabul to Beijing

Winthrop University will present a keynote event featuring Dr. Cynthia Ensloe speaking about “#MeToo the World Over: Hollywood to Kabul to Beijing” on Monday, April 16, 2018. It will be the seventh and final event of a program series that started in September 2017. Dr. Ensloe (Clark University) will place the #MeToo movement into an … Read more#MeToo the World Over: Hollywood to Kabul to Beijing

SC Humanities Awards More Than $60,000 in Major Grants

The South Carolina Humanities Board of Directors awarded more than $60,000 in Major Grants to 10 cultural organizations after a February 23, 2018 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 … Read moreSC Humanities Awards More Than $60,000 in Major Grants

Let’s Talk About Race in America – Greenwood County

The Greenwood County Library in partnership with the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Site will present a three-month series on “Let’s Talk About Race in America.” Programs start on February 18 and go through May 2018. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant. The goal of the program is for Greenwood County to come together … Read moreLet’s Talk About Race in America – Greenwood County

Resistance, Reform, and Reasoning: The Orangeburg Massacre

South Carolina State University will present programming in February and March 2018 intended to establish inter-generational dialogue regarding the changing meaning and significance of the term “Civil Rights” and commemorate and re-contextualize the Orangeburg Massacre. A variety of events are planned, including two art exhibitions, film screenings, and a community colloquium. SC Humanities supported this … Read moreResistance, Reform, and Reasoning: The Orangeburg Massacre