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History Center

Thursday, April 19-20th, 2018
Symposium: Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment:
Cosponsors: Historic Columbia, Center for Civil Rights History and Research, USC School of Law, SC African American Heritage Foundation Cosponsored with Historic Columbia, as culminating event of series commemorating the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction

The History Center was created to nurture scholarship, promote scholarly communication, engage local communities, further development goals of the college and university, and raise the department visibility and enhance its reputation in the historical profession. 



Upcoming Events


Monday, September 10, 4:00 p.m.
Room: Gambrell 217
State of the Field
Atlantic History:  What is it? Why did it take off? How long will it be relevant?Moderator: Matt Childs
Participants: Lewis Eliot, Jill Found, Erica Johnson (Asst Prof, Francis Marion University), Antony Keane-Dawes, Nicole Maskiell

Wednesday-Friday, September 19-21
Visiting Scholar: Mary Beth Norton
Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University
President, American Historical Association


Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Room: McMaster College 214
Address: 1615 Senate Street, Columbia
Public Talk: “The Perils of ‘Fake News’ in 1773: South Carolina and East India Company Tea”


Friday, September 21, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Room: Gambrell 217
Roundtable with Graduate Students
Including a discussion between Dr. Norton and Dr. Nicole Maskiell, who worked with      Dr. Norton at Cornell University.

Thursday-Sunday, October 18-21
Location: Hilton Columbia Center (924 Senate St) & U of SC Alumni Center (900 Senate St)
Urban History Conference
“Cities at the Crossroads”
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Monday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.
Room: Gambrell 217
Award Winning Graduate Research in Progress
The Atkinson/Wyatt Dissertation Fellowship: Lewis Eliot, “Neither Men nor Brothers: Rebellion and Empire in Britain’s Atlantic World, 1807-1884”

The Smith Richardson Award: Andrew Gutkowski, “Reclaiming Nature and Community: The Evolution of Environmental (In)-Justice in the Industrial South, 1945 – 1990”

The Wilfrid and Rebecca Callcott Award: Jillian Hinderliter, “Our Bodies, Our Jewish Selves:  Jewish Activists of the U.S. Women’s Health Movement, 1968-1988.”


Thursday, November 29, 5:15 p.m.
Room: Gambrell 217
Doing Local History
“Which Stories to Tell?: Designing Congaree National Park’s Historic Resource Study”
Participants: Jessica Elfenbein, Tom Lekan



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