The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry

The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry Presented by Ruth Miller. Bringing a conference or organization to Charleston? Introduce our city and the Carolina LowCountry with this entertaining, educational talk. Ruth Miller’s program is not “What to see and do,” but rather, sets the historic scene, making your stay here both interesting and … Read more

The Rise of ISIS and the Sunni/Shiite Schism

The Rise of ISIS and the Sunni/Shiite Schism Presented by John Williams. (Presentation can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.) This presentation focuses on the differences between the beliefs and customs of Shiite Moslems in Iran and those of their neighbors, the Sunnis in Iraq. Focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of these … Read more

The History of Black Children’s Literature

The History of Black Children’s Literature Presented by Nancy D. Tolson. This presentation begins with late 19th century Negro children’s literature to the evolution of the present-day Black children’s literature and features a colorful Power Point. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

Cherokee Women—Invincible Spirits

Cherokee Women—Invincible Spirits Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. An exploration of the lives of Cherokee women from the time before Europeans arrived in the Americas to the twenty-first century.  Using Cherokee myths, visual images, and artifacts crafted by the hands of Cherokee women, the speaker will weave a story of some of the most powerful women … 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

South Carolina’s Medical Past

South Carolina’s Medical Past Presented by Jacob Steere-Williams. From its earliest inception as a European settlement, South Carolina has been a hotbed of both infectious disease and for innovative approaches to curbing disease and establishing public health. This lecture focuses on the fascinating history of medicine in South Carolina from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Click … Read more

Public Health and Pandemics in the Atlantic World

Public Health and Pandemics in the Atlantic World Presented by Jacob Steere-Williams. This presentation places in historical context the long history of how pandemics and epidemics of infectious disease have shaped the American history and the history of the Atlantic World. We will highlight the role of transatlantic slavery, the establishment of the plantation economy, … Read more

COVID-19 in Historical Perspective

COVID-19 in Historical Perspective Presented by Jacob Steere-Williams. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us with a lot of questions about the role, the place, and repeated occurrence of new diseases. This lecture considers COVID-19 in light of several past pandemics, starting with the global spread of disease in the 19th century, turning to the decline of … Read more