Calendar at a Glance
- February 17 - 7:00 pm - Michael Ridge Moral philosopher Michael Ridge (Philosophy, University of Edinburgh): “Why So Serious? Work, Play, and the Meaning of Life.” Co-sponsored with Philosophy.
- February 23-25 - Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference. Hollings Library. Co-sponsored with Comparative Literature.
- March 6-10 - Archaeology Field School Experience Recruitment event for HCBUs (Diversifying Archaeological Education Research Group)
- March 15 - John Gennari (English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Vermont): "The Original Dixie Jazz Band, the Black/Italian Racial Nexus, and Transatlantic Jazz History." 6:30pm, Robert Mills Carriage House. Co-sponsored with History Center.
- March 18 - Asian American Community Music Making with Eric Hing-Tao Hung (The Music of Asian America Research Center, University of Maryland). 10:00am-12:00pm; Boyd Plaza (in front of the Columbia Museum of Art). Twentieth-century Transpacific Intercultural Collaboration Research Group. Co-sponsored with the School of Music.
- March 23 - Tressie Macmillan Cottom (Professor with the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill, New York Times columnist, & 2020 MacArthur Fellow). Co-sponsored with African-American Studies.
- March 24 - Promoting Women in the Arts in the Digital Era: Mini-symposium and Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. 1pm-5pm, Richland Libary Main Branch. Co-sponsored with the Center for Asian Studies and the School of Visual Art and Design.
- April 4 - Darrel Moellendory - "Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change and Global Poverty." 6:30pm , Karen J Williams Courtroom at the USC School of Law.
- April 12-14 - Randall Kennedy (Michael R. Klein Professor, Harvard Law School) and Thavolia Glymph (Professor of History and African-American Studies, Duke University) in conversation. Co-sponsored with History Center.
- April 19 – Marion Turner, "The Wife of Bath: A Biography." 6:30pm, Eastview Room, 8th Floor Close-Hipp
- April 21-23 -- "Wood Basket of the World" Conference. Lumbering, Manufacturing, and Conserving South Carolina’s Forests (Lumbering Research Group)
- December 8 - Swimming Back to Trout River: A Conversation with Novelist Linda Rui Feng. Richland Library Main Brance Auditorium, 6pm. Sponsored by The Center of Asian Studies in the Walker Institute at USC, The Humanities Collaborative, and The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- December 1 - Matt Simmons and Mark Smith, sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 3:00 p.m. Southern History Archives Research and Education (SHARE).
- November 10 - Southern Guage Series presents: Jason Livingston An evening of 16mm film projection, videos, and in process slide projections. 214 McMaster, 7:30pm. More information on Instagram: @Southerngauge
- November 10 - Adam Schor, sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 11:40 p.m.
- November 7 - Jason Mott (co-sponsored with Southern Studies)
- November 3 - Tessa Davis, Kate Boyd, Vandana Srivastava, sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 1:15 p.m.
- November 1 - Woody Holton, in conversation with Bakari Sellers (co-sponsored with the History Center), Allen University, Chapelle Auditorium, 6-8 p.m. Discussion of Liberty is Sweet.
- October 28 - Amie Freeman, Karen Gavigan, Kelly Goldberg, and Hayden Smith, sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 11:00 a.m. Projects with UofSC Libraries' Create Digital”: Faculty Experiences Panel.
- October 25 - Boubacar Ndiaye (co-sponsored with the Francophone Studies program and LLC), CMA Theatre, 7 p.m.
- October 20 - Stacy Winchester and David Reddy, sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 11:40 a.m. “Research Computing: Resources at the U of SC”
- October 19 - in)Visibility: Aesthetic Dimensions of Perception. Poster/artmaking session, sponsored by the (In)visibility Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Russell House Ballroom (section B), 12-4 p.m (drop in at any time).
- October 5-7 - Mia Bay (co-sponsored with the History Center)—public lecture October 6, Karen J. Williams Courtroom, 6-8 p.m.
- October 6 - Kristin Harrell (virtual), sponsored by the DH Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, 2:45 p.m. “DH and the world of Margery Kempe.” See DH Research page for further details and for link.
- October 7 - Mia Bay—roundtable discussion, Gambrell 245B, 11:30a.m.
- October 11 - Prasenjit Duara, sponsored by the Twentieth-Century Transpacific Intercultural Collaboration Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, 4-5:30 p.m. “Oceans, Gardens, and Jungles: Worldviews and the Planet”
- September 21 - Digital Humanities Meet and Greet (in person), sponsored by the Digital Humanities Research Group, Humanities Collaborative, Hollings Library, SCPC Seminar Room, 12p.m.
- May 2- "Conversations on the American South" The Inaugural Conversation: Race, Cender and the Civil War Era- with Thavolia Glymph
- April 22 - Book talk by Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan on The Teaching Archive :A New History for Literary Study
- April 22 - DH talk by Heather Heckman on "Shoot Today, Screen Tomorrow: A Quantitative Analysis of Elapsed Time from Production to Release by Color System in the United States, 1935-1975"
- April 19 - Discussion between Judge Richard Gergel and Patricia Sullivan on Sullivan's book Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White
- April 11 - Talk by Daniel Everett "Language and Conflict in Amazonia"
- April 6 - Book talk by Katina Rogers on Putting the Humanities PhD to Work
- April 5- Systemic Inequality in South Carolina Schools - Buffet Dinner and Panel Discussion
- April 5- Conversation with actor and director Clark Johnson (The Wire)
- April 4 - Talk from Nitasha Kaul entitled "Kashmir: The Personal is Political"
- April 4- "On These Grounds" Film Screening followed by Q&A with activist Vivian Anderson
- April 1- DH presentation by Christian Cicimurri - Historic Southern Naturalists: Six Years of Digitizing Natural History (online only- click here for more info and link)
- April 1- Presentation on NEH and NEA grants for the Humanities
- March 25- DH talk on Research Computing storage
- March 23- Lecture by Gregg Hecimovich from Furman University on the historic Zealy daguerrotypes
- March 21 - Talk by anthropologist Jessica Smith: "Extracting Accountability: Engineers and Corporate Social Responsibility"
- March 21- “Diversifying Archaeological Education” Research Group's archaeology workshop
- March 18 - DH talk by Amanda Wangwright
- March 3 & 4- Carolina's Conflict Consortium
- March 4- DH talk by Jason Porter and Evan Meaney (for UofSC faculty, staff, and grad students)
- March 2- Roger Beebe film performance at If Art Gallery (Columbia, SC)
- Feb 25- DH talk by Herrick Brown (for UofSC faculty, staff. and grad students)
- Feb. 22- Imani Perry Book Talk
- Feb. 16- Discussion of Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court
- Feb. 12- Briallen Hopper Reading and Discussion
- Feb 7- Phil Klay lecture
Past Lectures, Events, and Book Talks
"The Wife of Bath: A Biography" with Marion Turner
Wednesday, April 19th Marion Turner will be discussing her new book, The Wife of Bath: A Biography (Princeton, 2023), an experimental "biography" of a literary character. She will talk about the particular social and literary conditions that enabled Chaucer to create this ground-breaking female character, discussing a wide variety of medieval women, the tension between medieval misogyny and growing opportunities for women in the 14th and 15th centuries, and exploring what happened to the Wife when she got out of her text, telling a history of censorship, book-burning, and obsession.
"Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change and Global Poverty" with Darrel Moellendorf
Tuesday, April 4th Darrel Moellendorf’s talk offers an accessible and empirically informed philosophical discussion of climate change, global poverty, and the importance of a political response that offers hope.
"Promoting Women in the Arts in the Digital Era: Mini-symposium and Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon
Friday, March 24th In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC’s School of Visual Art and Design is once again joining forces with Art+Feminism, a global movement committed to building communities and closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies in the Walker Institute for International, Area Studies and the School of Visual Art and Design, and the Humanities Collaborative.
26th Annual Robert Smalls Lecture "Troubling the Public During Troubling Times" by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom
Thursday, March 23rd Dr. McMillan Cottom is a New York Times Opinion Columnist, and author of the award-winning book, Thick: And Other Essays. Her books have become modern classics, and her commentary is in demand on a wide range of topics like inclusive marketing, creating policy narratives, technology, the future of democracy, and the cultural zeitgeist. Co-sponsored by: the Humanities Collaborative; the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Department of Sociology
Asian American Community Music Making with Eric Hing-Tao Hung
Saturday, March 18th Hung is the founding director of the Music of Asian America Research Center and is engaged in a large-scale research project interviewing and collecting information about how Asian American communities have used music for various purposes. At this event, Hung will share his findings as well as showcase the works of local groups who will be performing.
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
Friday, March 24th - Saturday, March 25th Friday 2/24 10:15-11:30 Keynote: Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University “Erasable Books (Montaigne, Shakespeare, Derrida)” [virtual] Friday 2/24 2:15-3:30 Keynote: Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign “Reading and Writing Material” [in-person] Saturday 2/25 1:15-2:30 Keynote: Julie Park, Pennsylvania State University “Folds of Intermediality: Print as Word and Image in the 18th-Century Extra-Illustrated Book” [in-person]
"Playfulness as a Moral Virtue" with Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh)
Thursday, February 16th In this presentation, Professor Ridge argues that playfulness is a moral virtue by drawing on some of his previous work on what play is to explain what playfulness as a character trait is. He then will then offer several considerations in favour of the idea that playfulness is indeed a moral virtue—or, more cautiously, that for most people with a very basic level of moral integrity and moral competence, playfulness is a moral virtue.
Swimming Back to Trout River: A Conversation with Novelist Linda Rui Feng
Tuesday, December 8 Linda Rui Feng is a cultural historian at the University of Toronto, where her research takes her to books from the ninth century, maps of the early modern era, and more recently, the history of scent and aromatics. She is the author of the novel Swimming Back to Trout River, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was longlisted for the Giller Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Sponsored by The Center for Asian Studies in the Walker Institute at USC, The Humanities Collaborative, and The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Southern Gauge presents: Landfill Backfill Rom-compost, or, There's no "I" in (s)T(r)EAM, but there is a "We" in Post-Consumer Waste with Jason Livingston
November 10th, 2022 An evening of 16mm films, videos, and in-process slide projections. More information on Instagram: @Southerngauge
Neuffer Lecture in Southern Literature with Jason Mott
November 7th, 2022 7:00pm Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His debut novel was the basis for ABC's show Resurrection. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Sponsored by:The Institute for Southern Studies Co-Sponsored by:Department of EnglishDepartment of African American Studies Humanities Collaborative
Life is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revoltion
Tuesday, November 1, 6:00pm Allen University, Chappelle Auditorium. Woody Holton and Bakari Sellers, CNN will discuss Prof. Holton’s recently published book, Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution. Described as “a bracing retelling” and a “must read for understanding on the founding of our nation,” the book shows how the Founders were influenced by overlooked Americans – women, Native Americans, African Americans, and religious dissenters.
Student Workshop with Boubacar Ndiaye
Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on with visiting storyteller and musician Boubacar Ndiaye in a workshop on West African music and spoken word.
Performance of "Voyage sans visa" with Boubacar Ndiaye, Baye Cheikh Mbaye, and Pape Ndiaye Paamath
Senegalese griot Boubacar Ndiaye and musicians Baye Cheikh Mbaye and Pape Ndiaye Paamath perform “Voyage sans visa,” an exploration of stories of migration through song and spoken word. Watch a preview
(In)Visibility: The Aesthetic Dimensions of Perception - A UofSC Humanities Collaborative Workshop
Hands-on projects allow participants to investigate ideas about perception and (in)visibility by creating cyanotypes, drawings in two and three dimensions, and clay sculptures.
"Oceans, Gardens, and Jungles: Worldviews and the Planet"
"Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance"
Judge Richard Gergel and Patricia Sullivan
"Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White" A conversation with author Patricia Sullivan & U.S. District Court judge Richard Gergel
Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan
A conversation with Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan, who will be discussing their recent book The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study.
"The Inaugural Conversation: Race, Gender and the Civil War Era"
"Literature in a Time of Crisis"
South to America
Book Talk: Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions
2022 Carolinas Conflict Consortium
Justice Deferred Book Discussion
Barbara Phillips interviews Armand Derfner and Dr. Vernon Burton
Roger Beebe film performance
A Talk by Jessica Smith
Gregg Hecimovich on the Zealy daguerreotypes