OCTOBER 2013 EVENTS
> 10/7-8: Prof. Jamie Monson, Macalester College
Co-sponsored with African and Asian Studies
- 10/7: 3:00-5:00 GAMBRELL 431 Public Lecture: “Building Mao’s African
Railway: Stories from the Other Cold War”
- 10/8: 12:30-2:30 GAMBRELL 431 Brownbag Roundtable:
“Transnational History: Prospects and Challenges”
Participants: Dr. Jamie Monson
Dr. Carol Harrison, Professor, USC History Department
Dr. Joshua Grace, USC History Department (Moderator)
> 10/15-16: Dr. Gordon Wood, Professor Emeritus, Brown University
A Debate on the Centennial of Charles Beard's Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913)
- 10/15: 6:30 Law School Auditorium
“Constitutional Controversies: Debating the Meaning of the U.S. Constitution
Two of the most distinguished historians of the U.S. Constitution will debate its origins at the University of South Carolina. Professor Gordon S. Wood of Brown University and the USC History Department’s own Woody Holton—both winners of the Bancroft Prize—will debate such questions as:
> Did the Founding Fathers adopt the U.S. Constitution primarily for political reasons—or economic ones?
> Was the Constitution designed to make the United States more democratic—or less?
The hour-long debate will be held in the USC Law School Auditorium. It will start at 6:30 p.m. A half-hour audience question-and-answer session will follow.
Moderated by Mr. Bill Nettles, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina
- Here is a link to a PDF flyer for this event.
- Prof. Holton’s Op-Ed in The State newspaper on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2013
> 10/16: 8:00-9:30 Graduate Student Breakfast, USC Inn (by invitation)