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April 2016

2015 Hines Prize Presentation and Seminar: “Transatlantic Absenteeism,” Huw T. David

April 14, 2016 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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The College of Charleston’s Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program’s biennial Hines Prize has been awarded to Huw T. David for his book-manuscript entitled The Atlantic at Work: Britain and South Carolina’s Trading Networks, c. 1730 to 1790. The prize, endowed by former College of Charleston Dean Samuel Hines, is awarded every other year for the best first manuscript on a topic relating to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World. “David’s manuscript presents a compendious history of the trade relations between…

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The Citadel: “The Revolutionary War,” Symposium

April 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A symposium on the Revolutionary War will be hosted by the Citadel on Saturday, April 23rd. Such distinguished scholars as David L. Preston, Professor of History at the Citadel and recipient of the Albert B. Corey Prize for Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (2015), and James Kirby Martin, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History at the University of Houston, will serve as panelists. Further details forthcoming.

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June 2016

2016 Charleston Carifest Keynote Lecture: “Indentured Heritage,” Aisha Khan

June 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - July 23, 2016 @ 8:15 pm
College of Charleston North Campus, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC United States
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The Carolina Lowcounty and Atlantic World Program, in collaboration with Wells Fargo, is pleased to host Dr. Aisha Khan as the keynote lecturer for the 2016 Charleston Carifest. The 2016 Carifest focuses on the topic of indentured heritage. Charleston Carifest is a Caribbean Carnival celebration in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. It is four days of food, fun, music, and costumes submerged in education and culture.  This is the creative and artistic expression of Caribbean people. Join in and embrace Unity in Diversity!…

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September 2016
Free

Mark Auslander- “Tracing Ashley’s Sack: Slavery, Kinship, and the Fabric of Memory”

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jewish Studies Center, Room 233,

“My great grandmother Rose mother of Ashley gave her this sack when she was sold at age 9 in South Carolina it held a tattered dress 3 handfulls of pecans a braid of Roses hair. Told her It be filled with my Love always she never saw her again Ashley is my grandmother” Ruth Middleton (1921)   One of the most evocative objects to be exhibited in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is an…

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Fall Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecture: Dr Nicole Maskiell–“The Runaway Who Passed as Slave Catcher: Native Slavery and the Strange Histories of the Color Line”

September 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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  The cross-colonial universality of the term “Negro” throughout the North American colonies as racial marker masks the importance of region in the creation of racial categories. This talk focuses on how the persistence of a multi-ethnic enslaved population shaped the development of race in unique ways in colonial New York and New Jersey during the eighteenth century. Although slavery was increasingly legally tied to skin color and African heritage, there remained a conflict inherent in creating race: even as…

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October 2016

Avery Race and Social Justice Initiative Lecture: “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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Co-Sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative funded by Google, Charleston County Public Library, the South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute. Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive black voices today—“the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates is the author, most recently, of Between the World and Me, the #1 New York Times bestseller that…

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November 2016
Free

Faculty Seminar Series: Prof. Kameika Murphy

November 16, 2016 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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College of Charleston faculty are invited to join the Carolina Lowcountry Atlantic World Program's Faculty Seminar Series this Wednesday November 16th. Assistant Professor of History Kameika Murphy will be discussing her current research, entitled "Loyalists, Rice and Economic Self-Sufficiency in Pre-Emancipation Jamaica".   For further information, please contact Simon Lewis   

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December 2016

Call for Proposals DEADLINE EXTENSION to December 15, 2016: Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World

December 15, 2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE EXTENSION to December 15, 2016: Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World For more information see the conference website: http://claw.cofc.edu/conferences/2017-conference/  Conference will take place June 15-17, 2017, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Workshop Day: June 14, 2017 Hosted by: The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Addlestone Library, and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program at the College of Charleston

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February 2017

Spring 2017 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture Series: Carter C. Hudgins

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Within studies of American architecture and material culture, Drayton Hall (c.1738) is regarded as an icon of colonial identity that reflects an intimate connection to popular European design, sophisticated craftsmanship, and the wealth of South Carolina’s plantation economy. Complementing Drayton Hall’s architecture is a remarkable collection of surviving furniture, ceramics, artwork and artifacts that exhibit distinctive patterns of 18th century consumption, taste and intellect. Drawing from surviving resources, this presentation will explore the 18th century formation of Drayton Hall and…

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March 2017

Faculty Seminar Series: Professor Rebecca Shumway

March 23 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Rebecca Shumway will be leading a seminar discussion on her upcoming monograph project which explores the political ideologies and race consciousness among the Fante of southern Ghana in the nineteenth century.  This talk forms part of CLAW's faculty seminar series.  Those interested in attending should contact Simon Lewis, CLAW Director, to obtain a copy of Professor Shumway's paper.

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