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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Check out highlights from Discover UofSC 2022

Organizers were so pleased to welcome the UofSC research community to Discover UofSC 2022 last Friday. The annual showcase event featured more than 850 presentations and boasted more than 2,000 total attendees. Check out photos and award listings from the poster, three-minute thesis and oral presentation competitions. And don’t forget to save the date for Discover UofSC 2023, which is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Congratulations to Ashley Williard for receiving a highly competitive NEH summer stipend

The Office of the Vice President for Research congratulates Dr. Ashley Williard, Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, on receiving a highly competitive summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Williard's research examines gender, race and dis/ability in the early-modern French-speaking world. Her first book, entitled Engendering Islands: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Violence in the Early French Caribbean, argues that early Caribbean reconstructions of masculinity and femininity upheld slavery and nascent ideas of race. Through close readings of archival and narrative texts, she examines the words, images and perspectives that reflected and produced new conceptions of human difference. Dr. Williard plans to use her NEH summer stipend to support research travel and writing time to work on her second book project, Disruptive Minds: Madness in the Early French Atlantic, which will explore seventeenth- and eighteenth-century conceptions of madness in France and its Atlantic colonies.


Faculty members: Please complete University Libraries’ survey on open access publishing at UofSC by tomorrow

Members of the University Libraries’ Open Access Advisory Council are conducting a study for internal purposes on the use, perceptions and future of open access publishing at the University of South Carolina. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in this study by completing a survey on the subject by Friday, April 29. UofSC faculty input will help University Libraries to determine which open access publishing initiatives should be supported.


28 April 2022

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