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

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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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October 2017

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

October 8 @ 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 - October 31
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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