2019 Fresh Voice: Scott Gwara

Scott Gwara spends his days surrounded by the past…literally.  For more than two decades, this University of South Carolina professor has been assembling, studying and publicizing a collection of rare handwritten books. These “manuscripts” from medieval and Renaissance Europe pre-date 1600 AD, most are written in Latin and range in subject matter from Holy Writ … Read more2019 Fresh Voice: Scott Gwara

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is an award-winning author, an internationally-exhibited visual artist, a businessman and a historic preservationist. Naifeh, along with his partner and co-author Gregory White Smith, has written 18 books.  These include Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, and Van Gogh: The Life, which Leo Jansen of the Van … Read more2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Steven Naifeh

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Ron Daise

Ron Daise, a native of St. Helena Island, SC, is an author, performing artist, and educator who has shared stories, music, and lectures about history, culture, and faith across the country. Since 2004, he has served as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and has created and implemented programs, … Read more2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Ron Daise

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Greenville Chautauqua

Caroline McIntyre Administrator and Historical Interpreter George Frein Founder and Historical Interpreter Sally Potosky Chair of the Board of Directors Greenville Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TALK-wa”), celebrating its 20th season, has grown from a one-week program to year-long programmatic activities in Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg and Brevard.  Their scholarship based, oral history performances bring people and events to … Read more2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Greenville Chautauqua

2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Announced

SC Humanities has announced that four outstanding individuals will receive the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities.  The honorees are Anne Cleveland, Director of the Charleston Library Society; Bobby Donaldson, historian and educator; Sara June Goldstein, literary arts advocate; and Cecil Williams, celebrated South Carolina photographer. Additionally, in 2018, SC Humanities established the new … Read more2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Announced

Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award

With its annual Governor’s Awards In the Humanities, the Board of South Carolina Humanities has long recognized established leaders who have made enormous contributions to the state and nation in educational, cultural, and community-building roles.  In 2018, SC Humanities has established a new award to be presented at the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities luncheon … Read moreFresh Voices in the Humanities Award

A Call for Nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities 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 to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support … Read moreA Call for Nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities