SC Humanities always can use the help of volunteers in the office for light secretarial duties, including answering the phones, putting together mailings, and entering data into spreadsheets throughout the year. If interested in volunteering, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477. We also occasionally need volunteer help for special events, including the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Luncheon … Read more

Annual Events

Since 1991, SC Humanities has invested in annual statewide events to serve the people of South Carolina. These events involve a variety of partners from the cities that open their doors to the South Carolina Humanities Festival to the individuals honored with Governor’s Awards in the Humanities. SC Humanities sponsors these events to reach different audiences across … 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 Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Program and Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud. Each of our projects fulfills our vision of inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians. The … Read more


Support Public Humanities in South Carolina There are many different ways to support SC Humanities in its statewide work, from joining our Friends group, to volunteering in the office, to writing a letter of endorsement to legislators. Your support makes a difference in your community!  Your tax-deductible donation helps SC Humanities continue to support programming … Read more

A Call for Nominations for the 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 more