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September 2016

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,
Free

“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

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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May 2017

North American Society for Oceanic History 43rd Annual Conference

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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On Monday, May 15th, the College of Charleston will host the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) 43rd annual conference. This year’s conference will see professors and academics from across the world present papers covering a range of topic that pertain to “Ventures into the Western Ocean: Global Maritime Communities, Commerce, and Conflicts.” Presentations will explore a wide range of maritime connections, cultural landscapes, or an interweaving of both to examine the meaning and processes of our maritime heritage.…

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June 2017

Spring 2017 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture Series: Caryl Phillips.

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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Free

The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program is delighted to welcome Caryl Phillips as a 2017 Wells Fargo Distinguished lecturer. Phillips will be discussing his work as a writer of both fiction and of non-fiction with CLAW director Dr. Simon Lewis. As a writer of historical fiction and of non-fiction who has repeatedly taken the Atlantic slave trade and its contemporary legacy as his subject, Caryl Phillips will directly address the conference theme of transforming public history from Charleston to the Atlantic World. His own…

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Carifest 2017 Keynote Address

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College of Charleston North Campus, 3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC United States
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In collaboration with the Charleston Carifest carnival organisers, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program is delighted to welcome Dr. Charlene Desir who will be delivering a keynote address entitled "Hati at the Crossroads of Liberation." Dr. Charlene Désir is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. She received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Désir’s academic interest is in the social, psychological, and spiritual adjustment of immigrant students, schools’ social…

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