Randy Akers to receive SC Academy of Authors advocacy award

Randy Akers, executive director of South Carolina Humanities, has been selected to receive the 2023 Frances Mims-Paul Talmadge Literary Advocacy Award. Given biennially by the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, the award honors a person, persons or organization that demonstrate or have demonstrated long and continuing service to the literary … Read more

From the Past Into The Future: Women’s and Gender Studies 50th Anniversary Conference

The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina will host a two-day conference in honor of their 50th anniversary on Friday, September 8 – Saturday, September 9, 2023. The goal of the conference is to reflect on the history of the program while looking toward future goals and initiatives. SC Humanities … Read more

Greenville Jewish Film Festival – SummerFest

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival will present their SummerFest event on Sunday, August 27 featuring the film “The Jews and the Blues: A Musical and Spiritual Journey.” The filmmaker Drew Stone will speak. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. “The Jews and the Blues” is a musical journey that along the way … Read more

2023 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and Akers Prize Winners Announced

South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Akers Prize. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards 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 … Read more

Host Sites Announced for Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit “Spark! Places of Innovation”

South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce that six communities in South Carolina will host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Spark! Places of Innovation in 2024-2025. Spark! will highlight innovation in rural America from the perspective of the people who lived it!  Spark! Places of Innovation explores the unique combination of places, people, and circumstances that sparks innovation and invention in … Read more

“Justice for All” exhibit in Beaufort

The traveling exhibit “Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement,” created by the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina, will be on display in Beaufort at the Reconstruction Era National Park from July 10 – September 30, 2023. SC Humanities supported the traveling exhibit with … Read more

South Carolina: The Food We Celebrate in Aiken

Developed by the South Carolina State Museum and South Carolina Humanities, South Carolina: The Food We Celebrate is a traveling exhibit that celebrates iconic foods from communities around South Carolina. The State Museum and South Carolina Humanities collaborated with 22 organizations across SC to develop the content for the exhibit, highlighting 20 different iconic foodways such as … Read more

“The Twilight of Revolutionaries and the Dawn of Photography” exhibit

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will debut the traveling exhibit “The Twilight of Revolutionaries and the Dawn of Photography” on June 30, 2023. It will become available to travel to other institutions in January 2024. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant. “The Twilight of Revolutionaries and the Dawn … Read more

“Hampton Terrace Hotel” exhibit in North Augusta

The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta has created a new permanent exhibit component about the Hampton Terrace Hotel. This famous historic venue was open from 1903 until it was destroyed by fire in 1916 and hosted a variety of notable guests like John D. Rockefeller and President-elect William Howard Taft. SC Humanities supported … Read more