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March 2016

Avery Race and Social Justice Initiative Lecture and Book Signing: “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference,” Bryan Stevenson

March 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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, South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute Through funding support from Starbucks and the Coastal Community Foundation, the Charleston County Public Library will be distributing a limited number of free copies of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson starting February 15th, 2016, at all sixteen branch locations. CCPL will also be hosting various events…

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April 2016

Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecture Series: “A Tale of Three Cities,” Huw T. David and Neven Leddy

April 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Dr. Huw T. David, recipient of the College of Charleston's 2015 Hines Prize, along with Dr. Neven Leddy will discuss the Atlantic connections between colonial Charles Towne, London, and Geneva. Dr. David specializes in British Atlantic world trading networks and politics while Dr. Leddy studies Atlantic world cultural and intellectual history focusing specifically on the experience of migration and studying abroad. He is currently investigating Carolinians living in eighteenth-century Geneva.

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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

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: https://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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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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, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

Fall 2017 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture Series: “African Resistance to White Policing in the South Carolina Lowcountry”

October 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tate Center, 9 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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Dr. Edward Baptist is a professor of History at Cornell University and is the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the Organization of American Historians' Avery O. Craven Award and Sidney Hillman Book Prize for his most recent book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014). This book demonstrates how the expansion of slavery in the early nineteenth century spurred massive economic growth and his research has radically reshaped conventional understandings…

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Exhibit: “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia

October 9, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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A new exhibit to coincide with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World's (CLAW) Wells Fargo lecture and faculty seminar delivered by Dr. Edward Baptist is on view at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library. The exhibit, entitled “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia” is informed by archival resources at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the South Carolina Historical…

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“Freedom on the Move: A Digital History Project—or Better Yet, Process.”

October 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Faculty Seminar led by Dr. Ed Baptist Addlestone Library 236 4:00pm  

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November 2017

Wells Fargo Lecture: “Algernon Sidney Johnston’s Nationalism” with Dr. Benjamin Park

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Wells Fargo Lecture: "Algernon Sidney Johnston's Nationalism: What A South Carolina Novel Can Tell Us About Intergalactic Travel, Carnivorous Demons, and Romantic Bonds Tells Us About Early American Union and Disunion" Dr. Benjamin Park is assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. This lecture is informed by Park's current scholarship which looks at three distinct regions, including South Carolina, to explore how local cultures influenced American Identity and union in the fifty years following independence. Benjamin Park received degrees from…

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Faculty Seminar: Theologies of Revolution and Retrenchment: Situating Religion in the Age of Revolutions” with Dr. Benjamin Park

November 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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January 2018

Addressing Race through a Loving Lens

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join Rev. Sharon Washington Risher and the Office of Institutional Diversity for a lecture on "Addressing Race through a Loving Lens". Rev. Risher has appeared on CNN on several occasions and has been interviewed by Time, Marie-Claire, the Guardian, and BBC Radio, among others.   

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Sabbatical Seminar: “The Native Peoples of Brazil and First Five Generations of Interactions with the Portuguese: Translating Frei Vicente do Salvador’s 1627 History”

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Sabbatical Seminar "The Native Peoples of Brazil and First Five Generations of Interactions with the Portuguese: Translating Frei Vicente do Salvador's 1627 History" Timothy Coates, PhD  Dr. Timothy Coates is Professor of History at the College of Charleston and formerly the Vasco da Gama Visiting Professor of Portuguese History at Brown University.   He has also taught as visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Universidade de Lisboa.  He has conducted research and lectured in Portugal, India, Brazil,…

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Dr. Clifton Granby: “Resilient Injustices, Unyielding Resolve”

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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The Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture Series was established to provide a platform for junior faculty in the field of African American Studies to present their scholarship to the College of Charleston campus. On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Dr. Clifton Granby, an assistant professor of Ethics and Philosophy at Yale Divinity School, will be delivering the first of two 2017–18 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lectures. His talk, titled “Resilient Injustices, Unyielding Resolve,” will examine the significance of…

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February 2018

“History Harvest” hosted by the Gullah Society and the International African American Museum’s Center for Family History

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston , SC 29401 United States
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Join the Gullah Society and the International African American Museum's Center for Family History for a harvest of historical artifacts, ideas, stories, and community networking. This event is also part of a collaborative project involving the College of Charleston's African American Studies and Historic Preservation and Community Planning Departments.

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Adam Parker: “The Orangeburg Massacre and the Need for Truth and Reconciliation.”

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Adam Parker, arts and culture reporter at The Post and Courier is the author of a biography of Cleveland Sellers Jr., the SNCC activist caught up in the Orangeburg Massacre and the only one jailed in connection with the shooting. The February 8, 1968 Orangeburg Massacre was the first politically tinged campus shooting of students in American history. The event was the culmination of three days of unrest at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. It produced a scapegoat, but…

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2017 Kronsberg Memorial Lecture delivered by James Young: “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.”

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
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In this slide-lecture based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, James Young will trace what he calls an “arc of memorial vernacular” from Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Germany’s Holocaust counter-monuments, to Berlin’s Denkmal for Europe’s Murdered Jews, to the September 11 Memorial in NYC. Of particular interest to Young has been how nations commemorate against the grain of their national legacies, how nations remember their victims…

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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. Julia Eichelberger: Reconstruction’s Traces and Erasures in Gullah Narratives of Charleston

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Note: Registration is FREE but required. Register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854529397955787/ In "Doctor to the Dead," Charleston artist and writer John Bennett presented twenty-three stories based on oral narratives Bennett heard from African Americans during the first decade of the 1900s. Two of these tales are in Gullah; the rest are presented in standard English in a style reminiscent of European fairytales and myths. On February 27, 2018, join Julia Eichelberger to explore the multiple meanings attached to these Gullah narratives in…

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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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Panel: “Somebody Had To Do It, But What Have We Done?: Revisiting South Carolina School Desegregation”

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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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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Lecture: Kytle and Roberts on “The Old Slave Mart Museum: America’s First Museum of Slavery”

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Historians Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts uncover competing histories of how slavery is remembered in the heart of Dixie and discuss their new book, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Please register - this event is expected to be popular!  

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Dr. Michael R Cohen: “After Appomattox: Reconstruction and America’s Jews”

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 Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston

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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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Dr. Lisa Pinley Covert: “How San Miguel de Allende Became the Best City in the World”

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center, 5 Liberty Street, 5 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Hines Prize Lecture: “Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America” with Michael Schoeppner, PhD

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Join the  College of Charleston’s Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) program’s biennial Hines Prize winner Michael Schoeppner for a lecture based on his award winning manuscript entitled Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America. Schoeppner’s work is the first to examine the role of the Negro Seaman Acts in the Atlantic World. It highlights the pivotal role that African-Americans, especially maritime workers, played in the development of federal citizenship rights. The prize, endowed by former College of Charleston Dean…

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Faculty Seminar: “From the Decks to the Jails to the Legislatures: Black Sailors’ Vulnerability, Resistance, and Citizenship Claims” with Michael Schoeppner, PhD

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join Hines Prize winning historian Michael Schoeppner to discuss his recent research and writing on the Negro Seaman Acts. March 30, 2:00 pm Addlestone Library, Room 236

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April 2018

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

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
College of Charleston Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St., 86 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29401 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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Dominic Bryan: “Move the Statues and Take Down the Flags: The ‘culture war’ in Northern Ireland 20 years after the Peace Agreement”

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Septima P. Clark Memorial Auditorium, College of Charleston, Education Center, Room 118, 25 St. Phillip Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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Dr. Rosanne Adderly: “Matta’s Day in Court: Black Female Subjects and Anglo-Spanish Struggles over Slave Trade Abolition

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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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 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 105 Wentworth Street.  The celebration will include speeches and performances by Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker and other special guests Please join us!

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September 2018

Simon Lewis: “Tied to a Common Past, But Tied to it Differently: Acknowledging Racial Violence in Charleston, South Carolina”

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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