2014 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Announced

SC Humanitiesis pleased to announce that three extraordinary South Carolina individuals will be recipients of this year’s annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities, presented at a luncheon to be held October 23, 2014 at the Hilton Columbia Center. The three recipients are: Dr. William E. Dufford, retired public school teacher and administrator; Dr. Tom Mack, … Read more

40th Anniversary

SC Humanities has been inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians for 40 years, and we will be commemorating this achievement throughout 2013! A 40th Anniversary Celebration took place on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Columbia at the Hilton Columbia Center, and other events will take place throughout the year. More details will be posted soon, … Read more


In addition to the grants program, SC Humanities sponsors a variety of projects, from large initiatives like the South Carolina Encyclopedia to long-running programs such as Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud. Each of our projects fulfills our vision of inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians. The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Established in 1991, the … Read more


“The audience was so enthralled they were glued to the chairs for two and a half hours, not wanting a break. This is the finest tribute an audience can give,” says Jean Anne Cooper, Chairman of the Heritage Lectures at the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, regarding Will Goins’ program “Native Americans: Dancers, Singers, … Read more

The Humanities Council SC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Celebrating 30 years… Since securing federal funds through the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1972 and awarding its first grant, the Humanities Council has offered the riches of the humanities to diverse audiences across the state. Perspectives have been broadened over the last 30 years as membership on the statewide board of directors has … Read more