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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

2015-2016 Events

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (4:00pm) Assistant Professor, Andrew Berns
"Why We Should Care About Jewish Farmers in the Middle Ages"
(GAMB 217)


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (4:00pm) Professor Emeritus, Dan Carter
"Ghost Dancer: Unraveling the Life Story of a Political Fabulist"
(GAMB 217)


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (5:30) Richard Gergel, US District Judge, etc.
"A 'Baptism in Racism':  The Blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard and the Igniting of the  Modern Civil Rights Movement"
(Capstone Conference Center - 902 Barnwell Street)


Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (4:00pm) Professor Emeritus, Connie Schultz
"Scholarly Documentary Editing as Digital History: The Pickney Revolutionary Era Statesman Project"
(GAMB 217)


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (6:00pm): Marjorie Spruill
"Divided We Stand: Women's Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics
(Capstone Campus Room)


Thursday, March 24, 2016 (7:00pm): Peter Wood
"Winslow Homer's Near Andrsonville: Rediscovering the Least Known Paintings of America's Greatest Civil War-Era Artist"
(GAMB 153)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (4:00pm): Dinyar Patel
"Gandhi and the Prince of Wales Riot of 1921"
(GAMB 217)


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (6:00pm) Associate Professor, Christine Ames
"The Vineyard & the Drunken Man: Wine, Sin, and the Complexities of Christianity in the Middle Ages"
(Tapp's Art Center Fountain Room)


Thursday, April 21, 2016 (6:00pm) Eric Foner
“The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium”
(Ladson Presbyterian Church - 1720 Sumter Street)


Friday, April 22, 2016 (9:00am – 5:00pm) 
“The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium


Thursday, September 1, 2016 (6:00pm)
Faculty Spotlight Series -- Kent Germany, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies 
(Spigner House - Behind Capstone)


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
New Technologically Assisted Approaches to History Teaching: A Demonstration and Discussion
(Gambrell 217)


Monday, September 26, 2016 (7:00pm)
Dick Lehr, Professor of Journalism, Boston University presents "William Monroe Trotter, D.W. Griffith and 'The Birth of a Nation'"
(Nickelodeon Theater)


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - (4:00pm to 5:30pm)
Discussion with Dick Lehr on the Research and writing of ​
The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
(Gambrell Hall - Room 217)


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - (4:00pm to 5:30pm)
Works in Progress – Andrew Gutkowski 
​"​Evolution of Environmental (In) - Justice in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1900 – 2000
Gambrell Hall - Room 217


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - (6:00pm)
David Levering Lewis - Professor of History, NYU
On 70th anniversary of the SNYC Youth Legislature (Oct 18-20) & W.E.B. Du Bois’s speech “Behold the Land”
(Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College)


Friday, October 21, 2016 (9:00 to 10:15)

Reflections on the Southern Negro Youth Congress: Columbia 1946

David Levering Lewis, Dorothy Burnham, Erik Gellman, Lena Jackson, Peter Lau
(Hilton Columbia Center Palmetto State Ballroom)

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Friday, October 21, 2016 (10:30 to 12:00)

SNYC and Its Legacy: Civil Rights, Youth Activism, and Black Lives Matter

Margaret Burnham, Sekou Franklin, Maurice Jackson, Erik McDuffie, Cleveland Sellers

(Hilton Columbia Center Palmetto State Ballroom)

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Friday, October 27, 2016 (3:30-5:00)
Publishing Workshop with Lewis Bateman
(Gambrell Room 431)


Thursday, November 3, 2016 - (1:00pm)
Talk by Professor Rachel O'Toole of UC-Irvine
(Location TBD)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - (3:30pm)
Works in Progress - Andrew Kettler
Verschiebung Africanus: Ethnographic Wonder, Freudian Dream-Work, 
and Slave Resistance to Atlantic Era Olfactory Discourse.”
(Gambrell Hall - Room 217)