Individuals who attend the South Carolina Women’s History symposium on June 4 are invited to attend a dinner and lecture that evening, the opening events for the two-day conference. Featured speakers at the 7 p.m. lecture are Dr. Glenda Gilmore of Yale University, and Dr. Patricia Sullivan of the University of South Carolina. Both are leading historians of African-American history who will discuss women in the civil-rights movement. The dinner, which will take place in the Russell House University Union, is $25 per person, with online registration at the same Web site: http://saeu.sc.edu/reg/sawh/
The public also is invited to register for and attend other sessions of the three – day Southern Conference on Women’s History. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including “Gone with the Wind” and southern identity, the teaching of Southern history outside the South, black women educators and activism, female religious leaders, Southern women’s diaries, women in the business in the early American South, women in post-Civil War Appalachia, early Virginian women and feminism, community organizing and gaining recognition for women’s history sites. Archivists from across South Carolina will conduct workshops on teaching and research using their collections, and the university’s South Caroliniana Library will host an open house for conference attendees. There also will be a women’s history tour of Columbia.
For more information on the “South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times” symposium on June 4 or the Southern Conference on Women’s History June 4 – 6, go to the Web site: http://saeu.sc.edu/reg/sawh/, or contact the university’s conferences and event services staff at 803-777-2927 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.