“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries – Facebook Event

“A library could show you everything, if you knew where to look.” ~Pat Conroy, My Reading Life On Thursday, June 11 at 12:00 PM, South Carolina Humanities will host a Facebook event for “‘I Was Born to Be in a Library’: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries,” an entertaining and inspiring presentation by Jonathan Haupt, … Read more “I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries – Facebook Event

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 2020. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities … Read more A Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

A Sincere Thank You

Thank you South Carolina Congressional Delegation: On behalf of South Carolina Humanities, I would like to thank our members of Congress, in the House and in the Senate, for having the vision to include monies for the preservation and maintenance of cultural organizations in South Carolina through the CARES Act Funding.   Libraries, museums, historical societies, … Read more A Sincere Thank You

Thinking in Place – Digital Humanities Delivery

South Carolina Humanities believes that the humanities are a vital tool for navigating periods of distress or uncertainty. As the public health crisis concerning COVID-19 continues to unfold, we plan to deliver emails and social media posts with public humanities projects that are accessible for those of us practicing social distancing. Each weekly “Thinking in … Read more Thinking in Place – Digital Humanities Delivery

Horse Creek: A Tale Worth the Telling – Facebook Premiere

Horse Creek Valley is a geographically and socially unique region of the state in Aiken County noted for its mill villages and first public school system. The documentary Horse Creek Valley: A Tale Worth the Telling touches on many aspects of the history and culture of the Horse Creek region – from the American Indians who originally … Read more Horse Creek: A Tale Worth the Telling – Facebook Premiere

SC Humanities Offers Emergency Relief Grants for Cultural Organizations

SC Humanities is honored to provide funding to humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan. SC Humanities Bridge Emergency Relief Grants … Read more SC Humanities Offers Emergency Relief Grants for Cultural Organizations

The Communal Pen: Crossroads Writing Workshop

The South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities and Denmark Technical College, will offer a free virtual writing workshop in May.  The Communal Pen: Crossroads workshop will allow participants to write to celebrate and explore connections to place and community. The virtual workshop is free and open to the public, and no previous writing … Read more The Communal Pen: Crossroads Writing Workshop

Prints in Clay – Still, We Rise! A Spirituals Celebration

The Charleston Gaillard Center presented a series of programs in January 2019 featuring the contributions of African-Americans to the region’s culture through music, architecture, and cuisine. The highlight was an evening of original, commissioned arrangements of African American spirituals titled “Still, We Rise: A Spirituals Celebration.” This performance is now available to view online on … Read more Prints in Clay – Still, We Rise! A Spirituals Celebration

The Shakespeare You Love to Hate – Facebook Watch Party

The expression “The Bard” does Shakespeare and playgoers a huge disservice. The guy with the ruff and the beard is considered “too highbrow,” “out of touch,” and “stuffy.” Sometimes, however, Shakespeare is raunchy, extraordinarily violent, and witty, as reflected in numerous phrases and concepts in our language. On Thursday, April 23 at 12:00 PM, South … Read more The Shakespeare You Love to Hate – Facebook Watch Party