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Department of History


Accomplishments

Public History Students Continue to Excel

Prizes and Honors

Tara Babb, (a) recipient of the Elizabeth Perkins Fellowship in Museum Practice and Research from the Museums of Old York in York, Maine, to commence May 2012;
(b) recipient of a George D. Terry Professional Development Fellowship from the South Carolina Federation of Museums, October 2011.

Sarah Conlon, (a) recipient of Museum Computer Network Annual Conference Scholarship to attend the Museum Computer Network conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2011; (b) recipient of Christopher T. Loeblein Scholarship to attend the South Carolina Federation of Museums conference, Georgetown, March 2012.

Gabby Dudley, (a) recipient of the Darrick Hart Award for Excellence in Public History for 2012 from the Public History Program, University of South Carolina; (b) recipient of the Ethel Martin Bolden Minority Scholarship from the Richland County Public Library Foundation, June 2011.

Evan Kutzer, recipient of a Student Travel Award to attend the Conference of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2012.

Caroline Vereen, (a) recipient of the Rosemary Broadway Memorial Scholarship, Department of Student Life, University of South Carolina, April 2012; (b) recipient of Christopher T. Loeblein scholarship to attend the South Carolina Federation of Museums conference, Georgetown, March 2012.

JoAnn Zeise, (a) recipient of 2011-2012 Institute for African American Research Fellowship to complete work on her thesis on the Freedmen’s town of Mitchelville, South Carolina, and (b) Samuel H. Kress Foundation fellowship to travel, attend, and evaluate The Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp Conference in Atlanta.

Publications and Public History Reports

Katharine Thompson Allen, (a) The University of South Carolina Horseshoe: Heart of the Campus (Columbia: University of South Carolina Libraries, November 2011); (b) Finding Aid for the Confederate Historian Papers, selected series, 1866-1926 (South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2011); ( c) Finding Aid for the Records of James B. Holderman, 1977-1980 (South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina 2011).

Allison Baker, Jennifer Betsworth, Rebecca Bush, Sarah Conlon, Evan Kutzler, Justin McIntyre, Elizabeth Oswald, Jamie Wilson, and JoAnn Zeise, co-authors, “Slavery at South Carolina College, 1801-1865: The Foundations of the University of South Carolina.” Website researched and created in the Historic Site Interpretation course (History 789). Initial website migrated to an official USC site, Summer 2011: (http://library.sc.edu/digital/slaveryscc/).

Jennifer Betsworth, (a) “Columbia Curtiss-Wright Hangar: A History, Architectural History and Preservation Plan,” report prepared for Historic Columbia Foundation and Richland County. Fall 2011; (b) "J. Davis Powell House, Richland County, South Carolina," nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, November 2011.

Jessie Childress, Caitlin Mans, and Amanda Noll, co-authors, “Survey of Cast-Iron Storefronts in Charleston’s Commercial District.” Report prepared for the Preservation Society of Charleston, April 2012.

Sarah Conlon, co-author, “Beyond Domesticity: U.S. Women Writers, 1770-1915.” Prepared for the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina, 2011.

Gabby Dudley, “In Her Own Words: Modjeska Monteith Simkins.” Prepared for South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina, June 2011.

Evan Kutzler, (a) “Mulberry Chapel, Cherokee County, South Carolina,” nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, March 2012; (b) “Ninety Six Depot, Greenwood County, South Carolina,” nomination the National Register of Historic Places, October 2011; ( c) “Retreat Rosenwald School, Oconee County, South Carolina,” nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, September 2011; (d) “The Carter House, Franklin, Tennessee” a guidebook prepared for the Battle of Franklin Trust, August 2011; (e) compiler and editor, “Modern Columbia: an Annotated Bibliography of State Repots on Mid-Twentieth Century City Planning,” prepared for the State Historic Preservation Office, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2011.

Caroline Vereen, (a) "3-D Virtual Imaging Possibilities for the Aiken-Rhett House," prepared for Historic Charleston Foundation, April 2012; (b) "State Museum Community Comes Together for 2012 SCFM Conference," South Carolina Federation of Museums E-newsletter, March 2012.

Museum Exhibits

Katharine Klein, (a) curator of "A Woman's Work is Never Done: Women in Government and Politics,” Thomas Cooper Library, March 2012; and (b) Smithsonian text panels for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Exhibition, Indiana State Fair, August 2011.

Caroline Vereen, text panel for the "Get Cocky" exhibit at McKissick Museum, May 2012.

JoAnn Zeise, (a) curator of South Carolina Broadcast Association Archives exhibition at the Local History Room, Richland County Public Library, and (b) curator and designer of wayside panels for the Mitchelville Preservation Project and Leadership Class of Bluffton and Hilton Head.

Conference Presentations

Tara Babb, Sarah Conlon, and Caitlin Podas, “MAP for the Future: Students Engaged in Museum Assessment.” Panel presented at the South Carolina Federation of Museums conference, Georgetown, March 2012.

Jennifer Betsworth, “‘Saved by Outsiders’: The Architectural Impact of the ‘Second Yankee Invasion’ in Georgetown County, South Carolina.” Paper delivered at the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians conference, Charleston, October 2011.

Sarah Conlon, “Remembering Columbia’s Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital: What Was Lost.” Paper delivered at the Southeastern Museum Conference annual meeting, Greenville, October 2011.

Sarah Conlon and JoAnn Zeise, “Slavery and South Carolina College: Telling the History of Slavery at the University of South Carolina.” Poster presented at the Organization of American Historians/National Council on Public History conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2012 and at the Southeastern Museum Conference annual meeting, Greenville, South Carolina, October 2011.

Angi Fuller Wildt, participant in the discussions of two Working Groups at the joint meeting of the Organization of American Historians and the National Council on Public History in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April 2012: (a) “Imagining New Careers in History,” and (b) “What It's Worth: Valuing and Pricing the Work of Historical Consultants.”

Haley Grant, "Rudolph Edward Lee’s Clemson Plan Schools and the Rosenwald School Building Program." Paper delivered at the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians conference, Charleston, October 2011.

Evan Kutzler, (a) “Hearing and Making Noise: Sound in Civil War Prisons,” paper presented at the Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2012; (b) “Captive Audiences and Sound Resistance: Listening to Imprisonment in the American Civil War,” paper delivered at the University of South Carolina Graduate Student Day, Columbia, 2011.

Caitlin Podas, two contributions to the Greenville meeting of the Southeastern Museums Conference in October 2011: (a) a poster presentation on “Engaging Students in Your Museum: An Experiment Using New Technology;” and (b) a panel presentation on “Museum Advocacy.”

Caroline Vereen, "Through a Director’s Eyes: James E. Buchanan and the 1960s Beginning of Walnut Grove Plantation as a Historic House Museum," presentation to the Spartanburg County Historical Association, February 2012.

JoAnn Zeise, three contributions to the Georgetown meeting of the South Carolina Federation of Museums in March 2012: (a) organizing the panel “Connecting Museums and Visitors in the Virtual World: Social Media, Virtual Exhibitions, and Mobile Devices in Museums;” (b) giving the presentation, “Mobile Devices in Museums;” and ( c) giving the presentation “Dawn of Freedom: Mitchelville.”

Public Presentations

Jennifer Betsworth, Sarah Conlon, Evan Kutzler, and JoAnn Zeise, “Walking in the Past Lane: Slavery at South Carolina College, 1801-1865.” Public forum at Richland County Public Library Local History Room, Columbia, February 2012.

The South Carolina History Advocates, including Celia James, Katharine Klein, Shane Lesko, Caitlin Mans, Amanda Noll, and Caitlin Podas, as well as Dr. Allison Marsh, attended the American Association of Museum’s “Museums Advocacy Day,” Washington, D.C., February 2012.

Other Professional Achievements

Katharine Klein, Collections Manager, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, May 2011 to May 2012.

Caroline Vereen, Professional Development Committee for the South Carolina Federation of Museums, March 2012 to March 2013.

M.A. Theses

Jennifer Betsworth, “‘Then Came the Peaceful Invasion of the Northerners’: The Impact of Outsiders on Plantation Architecture in Georgetown County, South Carolina.” December 2011.

Gabby Dudley, “Under the Capital Dome: The Literary Culture of Middle-Class African Americans in Columbia, South Carolina, 1930-1932.” May 2012.

 

Katharine Klein, “The Sacrifices of the American Textile Industry and the Common Good.” May 2012.

Evan Kutzler, “Captive Audiences: Sound and the Senses in Civil War Prisons.” May 2012.

For more information
about the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina http://www.cas.sc.edu/hist/pubhist

Prof. Allison Marsh

Prof. Robert Weyeneth

 

4/26/2012