Rice and Indigo: Two Coordinating Exhibits

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach will present the two coordinating exhibits Rice and Indigo: Paintings by Jonathan Green and Works in Denim by Jim Arendt from Sept. 29, 2015 through Jan. 7, 2016. The exhibits explore the effects of the culture of South Carolina laborers who worked these two crops … Read more

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate will host a speaker series on 21st century race relations entitled “Black Lives Matter” this fall. This series is a collaborative effort among USC Upstate, the Chapman Cultural Center, the Urban League of the Upstate, and Spoken Word Spartanburg. SC Humanities … Read more

Pat Conroy at 70: A Literary Festival Celebrating South Carolina’s Prince of Titles

“Pat Conroy at 70: A Literary Festival Celebrating South Carolina’s Prince of Titles” will take place on October 29 – 31, 2015 in Beaufort in honor of Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday on October 26. The festival will be an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of this literary icon through an interconnected series of special events … Read more

Fort Frederick Cultural Heritage Preserve

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program launched the Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve documentary film series on their website and through a series of public screenings in July and August. SC Humanities supported this documentary film series with a Major Grant in February 2015. The Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve is a 3-acre … Read more

SC Humanities Offers Student Research Fellowships for 2016

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 13, 2015. Student Research Fellowships are available and awarded on a competitive basis … Read more

Pee Dee Black Farmer Storytelling Project

The Pee Dee Land Trust partnered with the Peoples Farmer Cooperative and South Carolina State University to conduct the “Pee Dee Black Farmer Storytelling Project” which collected interviews with black farm families and compiled them into storyboards that are currently on display at the Florence County Public Library. SC Humanities supported this project with several … Read more

Mystical Sounds of Islam: Voices of Qawwali

A unique performance of Muslim mystical music is coming to the Upstate on September 2 as part of a special concert and lecture series sponsored by the University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College, Furman University and SC Humanities. “Mystical Sounds of Islam: Voices of Qawwali,” showcases the internationally acclaimed ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah at 7 PM … Read more

South Carolina Institutions Receive NEH Grants

SC Humanities is pleased to congratulate three South Carolina organizations for receiving four grants totaling $369,529 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH recently announced their support of 212 humanities projects from across the country, including the four in South Carolina. NEH grants are highly competitive and involve a rigorous peer-review and … Read more

South Carolina Students Shine at National History Day Contest

Fifty-eight students whose entries had won first or second place at the South Carolina History Contest traveled to Maryland in June to represent the Palmetto State at the National History Day Competition. Eleven South Carolina students brought home top honors from this prestigious national event, which is held each June at the University of Maryland. … Read more