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The Humanities Collaborative fosters a thriving community on campus. Please see our current list of events and check back for future announcements!

Calendar at a Glance

Upcoming events


Previous events

  • 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)

Previous events

  • 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)


Expanding the list above will highlight our future schedule of events and provide a downloadable flyer or additional information as available. Detailed descriptions of lectures, book talks, and visitors are also listed in the Event Details below. For our DH talks, more info is available on our Digital Humanities page.


Event Details




Past Lectures, Events, and Book Talks


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