Richard T. Greener

Richard T. Greener Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Donald Sweeper brings to life professor Richard T. Greener, the first African American to graduate from Harvard University and the first African American faculty to teach at the University of South Carolina during Reconstruction from … Read more

A visit from Dr. Ernest Everett Just, Research Scientist

A visit from Dr. Ernest Everett Just Research Scientist Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This performance, in which Donald Sweeper portrays Dr. Ernest E. Just Chautauqua-style, is about 35 minutes in length. As Dr. Ernest E. Just, he tells the story of how … Read more

The Medical University of South Carolina: An Interactive History

The Medical University of South Carolina: An Interactive History Presented by Jacob Steere-Williams. This lecture tells the story of the largest medical school in the south, M.U.S.C., whose 19th century origins played a significant role in the history of Charleston, the U.S. South, and American medical education. The rich history of the medical school touches on … Read more

The Little Chairs – Helping Young Children Understand Mental Illness

The Little Chairs – Helping Young Children Understand Mental Illness Presented by Kate Salley Palmer. In 1999, Warbranch Press published The Little Chairs, a story based on real life experience in Kate’s family. Kate’s father, a WWII veteran, was chronically depressed and would retreat to a dark corner when he didn’t feel like participating in family … Read more

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books Presented by Kate Salley Palmer. Kate has written four picture books about our state’s history: Palmetto – Symbol of Courage, about the famous Revolutionary War battle that inspired the color and symbols on our beautiful state flag; Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox, the story of … Read more

The History of Liberal Arts Education

The History of Liberal Arts Education Presented by Margaret J. Oakes. The history and practice of the liberal arts in the western tradition fundamentally underlie how we think about education in America. This wide-ranging talk explores educational institutions from the classical period to the present, focusing on the development of universities from medieval monastic houses … Read more

Arts Entrepreneurship

Arts Entrepreneurship Presented by Eric J. Lapin. How should we best be preparing students for sustainable lives in the arts?  This talk will look at the historical role of the arts, current education models, and the skills needed for the current marketplace. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

Skilled Hands and Thinking Minds: Craft and the Humanities

Skilled Hands and Thinking Minds: Craft and the Humanities Presented by Christopher Johnson. Our society tends to divide work into neat categories. There is, for example, the work of the mind, and the work of hands. Universities are thought to prepare students for the former, technical colleges for the latter. This talk will explore the … Read more

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy Presented by Jonathan Haupt. “Writers of the world, if you’ve got a story, I want to hear it. I promise it will follow me to my last breath.”—Pat Conroy.Although beloved writer Pat Conroy (1945-2016) served as a classroom educator for little more than three years, he remained … Read more