The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I: the Humility of Power

Elizabeth I was regarded with awe by her people in her own lifetime, but she frequently communicated with her subjects as well as her fellow monarchs and counselors. Her avenues of communication were much more limited than those used by most politicians nowadays; Elizabeth only had at her disposal official written communications and public appearances. … Read more


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Letters About Literature Competition

Students can revisit their most powerful literary experiences through a contest that asks them to write a personal letter to an author and explain how his or her work changed their perspective on the world. The national Letters About Literature competition is open to students in grades 4 through 12, and submissions are being accepted … Read more

Wonders of Writing Symposium in Spartanburg

Spartanburg Community College will host their biennial “Wonders of Writing Symposium” on September 26 – 28, 2023. The 2023 event will feature two authors of short story collections: Emily Pease and Andrew Siegrist. This program brings visionary authors to Spartanburg in order to share their art with a diverse audience and encourage critical reflection. SC … Read more

2023 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and Akers Prize Winners Announced

South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Akers Prize. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards 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 … Read more

The Discovery Educational Outreach Series in Dorchester County

Dorchester Heritage Center will present monthly lectures on a variety of historical and cultural topics relevant to Dorchester County in 2023. The “Discovery Educational Outreach Series” will be led by local scholars, historians, and presenters at venues around Dorchester County to increase attendees’ awareness and knowledge of Dorchester County history and increase the community’s awareness … Read more

Let’s Talk About It List

Book Series Mixed Media Series Film Series Book Series About this Series Accommodates 30 Apply for this Series Featuring Jazz by Toni Morrison The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Dreamkeeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes About this Series Accommodates 20 Apply for this Series Featuring Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora … Read more

Now Accepting Board of Directors Nominations

South Carolina Humanities is accepting nominations to become a member of our Board of Directors. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2023. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in fundraising. SC Humanities, now in its 50th year of service as our state’s humanities council, has … Read more