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February 2018

Faculty Seminar: “‘The Greatest Dissembler in the World:’ Timucuas, Spaniards, and the Fall of Fort Caroline”

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Faculty Seminar "'The Greatest Dissembler in the World:' Timucuas, Spaniards, and the Fall of Fort Caroline" Dr. Christophe Boucher Christophe Boucher received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2001. His research and teaching interests are Native American History, History of the American West, Atlantic World History and French Colonial America. He is currently revising a book manuscript on the early history of the Wyandots, a Northern Iroquoian people who deeply influenced the history of the Great Lakes region until…

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Dr. Devyn Spence Benson: “Anti-racism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution”

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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March 2018

Dr. Rhonda Swickert: “Cultivating Peace within the Self”

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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Part of the week-long "Peace Initiative, join Dr. Rhonda Swickert for a discussion of techniques that can serve to facilitate effective emotional and cognitive regulation, particularly when one is faced with conflictual interactions with others. By effectively regulating our own thoughts and emotions, we have a better opportunity to positively engage others who may have beliefs different than our own. Sponsored by the College of Charleston Sustainability Literacy Institute, the Meditation Club, and the Mindfulness Initiative. Reception to follow.

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Dr. Lisa Covert: “Truth and Reconciliation”

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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Part of the week-long "Peace Initiative, join College of Charleston professors Dr. Lisa Covert and Dr. David Slucki to review truth and reconciliation as a strategy to work toward justice and peace Our discussants will draw upon models that have been used in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and several Latin American countries. They also will explore whether these techniques could be applied in conflictual situations that our country is facing now (e.g., maintenance vs. removal of Confederate memorials).  

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Lecture: Dr. Deidre Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage and How Slavery Advanced American Gynecology

March 6 @ 6:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Dr. Deidre Cooper Owens will deliver a lecture for the African American Studies Program’s Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture Series at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 6th on the subject of her new book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. Many of the medical instruments and even the medical procedures of gynecology today can be traced to antebellum-era experiments on enslaved black women, experiments that would regularly disregard the pain and the dignity of these women,…

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Peace Parade and Display of Children’s Art on Peace

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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As part of the "Peace Initiative", the children who attend the College of Charleston’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), along with their teachers and the director, Katie Houser, M.Ed., will host a Peace Parade. The entire campus is invited to join the Peace Parade which will start at the School of Education and end at the Stern Center. At the Stern Center there will be a reception for parade participants along with a display of students’ artwork, which is focused…

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Dr. Brian Fisher: “Importance of Peace in Environmental Sustainability”

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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Part of the "Peace Initiative", join the College of Charleston's Dr. Brian Fisher, Director of the Office of Sustainability, for a presentation on the topic of peace and environmental sustainability. This presentation will explore the long term environmental consequences that occur when humans engage in conflict and how this awareness might motivate us to work more effectively toward peace.

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Dr. Everett Worthington: “Forgiveness as a Process that Facilitates Justice and Peace”

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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"Peace Initiative" keynote speaker Dr. Everett Worthington (Virginia Commonwealth University) will discuss how forgiveness can serve to facilitate justice and peace. Forgiveness is something that we do first for ourselves, and it does not mean that a transgressor is relieved from being accountable for her/his actions. Specifically, one can forgive, but still expect the transgressor to experience a consequence based on her or his actions. Dr. Worthington will explore these issues and explain how forgiveness and justice can work together…

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Faculty Seminar: “Slavery and War in the Atlantic World: The Case of Confederate Georgia”

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Faculty Seminar "Slavery and War in the Atlantic World: The Case of Confederate Georgia" Dr. David Gleason David T. Gleeson is Professor of American History and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. A native of Ireland, Gleason spent eighteen years studying and teaching in the United States, with a notable stint on the faculty of the College of Charleston's history department. Gleason also contributes to the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and…

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Dr. David Gleeson: “Slavery and War in the Atlantic World: The Case of Confederate Georgia.”

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maybank Hall, room 207, 169 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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David T. Gleeson is Professor of American History and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. A native of Ireland, Gleeson spent eighteen years studying and teaching in the United States, with a notable stint on the faculty of the College of Charleston’s history department. Gleeson also contributes to the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World as former Director and current affiliate faculty member. Gleeson’s most recent book The Green and the…

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Dr. Michael R Cohen: “After Appomattox”

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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The end of the Civil War initiated a period of dramatic hope, disappointment, and transformation in the American South and the nation as a whole. Featuring Michael R. Cohen, professor at Tulane University and author of Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship the Reconstruction Era, this event will focus on how Jews responded to the new economic and political realities of the Reconstruction era. Presented by the College of Charleston Jewish Studies Program

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“Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World”

March 16 @ 2:30 pm - March 18 @ 12:30 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World March 16-18, 2018 College of Charleston In honor of the 150th Anniversary of South Carolina’s 1868 Constitutional Convention, South Carolina’s multiracial Constitutional Convention that fundamentally changed the state by ushering in legal reforms, provided for public education, expanded the franchise, and promised numerous other rights, the College of Charleston will host a conference entitled “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World.” In the decades following the 1868 conventions…

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Conference: “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World.”

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - March 18 @ 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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In honor of the 150th Anniversary of South Carolina’s 1868 Constitutional Convention, South Carolina’s biracial Constitutional Convention that fundamentally changed the state by ushering in legal reforms, provided for public education, expanded the franchise, and promised numerous other rights, the program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World will be hosting a conference addressing the lasting social and cultural legacies from Reconstruction; and the historical memory of the era, especially as manifested in public sites, literature, music, performance, film, and visual…

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April 2018

“The Hold Cuba Has On Me: Memory, Travel, and Writing” with Ruth Behar, Ph.D.

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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"The Hold Cuba Has On Me: Memory, Travel, and Writing" Ruth Behar, Ph.D. Ruth Behar is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Award, she is known for her interdisciplinary thinking about the search for home in our global era and her bold approach to writing in blurred genres that mix ethnography, memoir, fiction, and poetry. Her books include The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village, Translated…

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Conference: Memory, Monuments, and Memorials

April 28 @ 11:30 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Monuments, memorials, and historical memory have been much in the news over the last year. In Charlottesville in August 2017, white supremacists rallied to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The tiki-torch-brandishing crowd paraded through the city chanting, “You will not replace us; Jews will not replace us.” These slogans chillingly alerted Jews and African americans alike that neo-Nazi ideology is once again targeting anyone not considered “white.” With their common histories of racial discrimination, Jews…

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May 2018

Historical Marker Dedication: Septima P. Clark

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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To celebrate the birth of Civil Rights pioneer and education Septima P. Clark on May 3, 1898, a historic marker will be dedicated at the location of her residence at birth on Wentworth Street.  The unveiling will be followed by a reception. 

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February 2019

Conference: The Vesey Conspiracy at 200: Black Antislavery in the Atlantic World

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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“THE VESEY CONSPIRACY at 200: BLACK ANTISLAVERY and the ATLANTIC WORLD” In preparation for a volume of essays to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a small conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019. Known to scholars mainly as a conspiracy of Carolina slaves, the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” also ensnared free black people and should be…

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