Storytelling as Peacebuilding and the 2016 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

In light of the Mother Emanuel massacre, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is undertaking a series of events to engage the community in a larger discussion of racial equity, social justice, and healing. Leading up to the 2016 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival , CCPL presented two programs featuring the President of the International Storytelling Center, … Read more

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Goes Digital

SC Encyclopedia

Reprinted with permission from the University of South Carolina Article written by Chris Horn Ten years after its launch as the most comprehensive reference book on the Palmetto State, “The South Carolina Encyclopedia” is getting ready for a second act, this time on the digital stage. The 1,120-page encyclopedia, a joint project of South Carolina … Read more

The Directors’ Society

We are pleased to announce the formation of The Directors’ Society, which recognizes annual giving by former and current board members of SC Humanities. The purpose of The Directors’ Society is three-fold: To increase private financial support for SC Humanities; to recognize board leadership in a special way; and to strengthen ties among former board … Read more

Tri-County Literary Festival

The Berkley County Library System will host its second annual Tri-County Literary Celebration featuring over 100 authors and publishers residing in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. This celebration aims to foster interest in local arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors. The Humanities … Read more

Winthrop University Writers Reading

Winthrop University will host a “Writers Reading” series featuring two established authors in February and April 2016. Creative non-fiction writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest will visit Winthrop University on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and poet Metta-Sama Melvin will appear on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The readings will be free and open to the public and are … Read more

Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South

The McKissick Museum will present a conference on “Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South” on February 26 – 27, 2016 in Columbia. The conference will explore the latest research on music and the Palmetto State and is a public program for the ongoing exhibit on display at McKissick Museum titled “Heard at Every Turn: … Read more

Six South Carolina Communities Are Selected to Host Smithsonian Exhibit in 2017!

SC Humanities is happy to announce that 6 small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked in 2017. The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by … Read more

Christopher Werner: 19th Century German Immigrant and Charleston Artisan

The American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC will present a special weekend event honoring artisan Charles Werner, an expert blacksmith who created decorative railings, gates and fences, verandahs, stairways, and grilles around Charleston. On January 29 – 30th, a digital exhibit honoring Werner’s work will be unveiled, and other special events will … Read more

Deckle Edge Literary Festival

The inaugural Deckle Edge Literary Festival will be held February 19-21, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. The weekend-long festival will feature readings, book signings, panel presentations, exhibitors, writers’ workshops, activities for children and young adult readers, and a wide range of other literary events for many interests and all ages. SC Humanities supported this event … Read more