2021 Hines Prize Winner Announced

Dr. Caroline Grego, Visiting Assistant Professor, Queens University of Charlotte and 2021 Hines Prize Winner

We are proud to announce that the winner of our 2021 Hines Prize winner is Dr. Caroline Grego, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Queens University of Charlotte.

She received the prize for her manuscript, Hurricane of the New South: How the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 Shaped the Jim Crow LowCountry which is currently under contract with University of North Carolina Press.

Hines Prize 2021 Call for Submissions

The Hines Prize is awarded to the best first book-manuscript relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University of South Carolina Press for the CLAW Program’s book series. If you have a manuscript on a topic pertaining to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World, please send a copy to CLAW Director Sandra Slater slaters@cofc.edu before May 15, 2021. If you have graduate students with potential manuscripts that could contend for the Prize, please make sure that they know of this biennial opportunity.

Lori Glover Lecture Rescheduled

The lecture by Dr. Lorri Glover on her book, Eliza Lucas Pinckney is being rescheduled.  The campus is adamant that no events affiliated with CofC be held this evening because of concerning weather and access to WiFi for students and faculty.  CLAW is working with Lorri to reschedule, so stay tuned.  Thank you for your understanding and please be safe today.

An Interview With Dr. Victoria Barnett-Woods

Book Cover for Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World by Victoria Barnett-Woods.

This past week CLAW Director Sandy Slater interviewed Dr. Victoria Barnett-Woods about her new edited collection, Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination (2020). Dr. Victoria Barnett-Woods is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. To access this interview please use the following link: https://cofc.zoom.us/rec/share/Rek2Sl5rJD3H

INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH (IAAR) VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

Dear friends,

Please join the IAAR this Friday and Saturday (November 13-14, 2020) as they commemorate 350 years of the Carolina-Barbados connection. The IAAR website has been updated with the titles of the presentations: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/centers_and_institutes/iaar/.

Please see the registration links below for the symposium.

Click Here to Register for Day 1 (Friday, November 13, 2020)

Click Here to Register for Day 2 (Saturday, November 14, 2020)

Interdisciplinary Journal Call for Proposals

Understanding and Dismantling Privilege Journal Special Issue on the theme All Black Lives Matter

“In response to the murder of Breonna Taylor and others, ongoing systemic anti-Black racism and the outpouring of support to disrupt these current inequities, Understanding and Dismantling Privilege seeks to publish a special issue illustrating that not only do Black Lives Matter, but All Black Lives Matter. Students (youth and adult), activists, scholars, educators, and practitioners are invited to submit scholarship, personal reflections, creative pieces, and action-oriented curricular ideas that speak to lived experiences and critically constructed perceptions of All Black Lives. This special issue intends to address the diversity of those who identify as Black and honor additional lived experiences and social identities.”

Works must be submitted by November 1, 2020. For further details please visit: Call for submissions: ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER.

CLAW Partner Virtual Event

Building Justice From the Source

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor NHA invites you to attend a live, virtual event on Thursday, October 29, at 4PM EST. This virtual event will bring together a group of emerging, traditional artists from across the nation: Jake Blount, Sara Makeba Daise, Marquise Knox and Latanya D. Tigner. They are all deeply rooted in traditional culture and drawing on that powerful wellspring to offer important, contemporary social critiques of race, racial injustice and notions of self-identity. Their work encourages us to shape new narratives around contemporary, cultural identities rooted in traditional ways of knowing, living and making art — yet keenly responsive to our current moment. 

To register for this virtual event please visit: bit.ly/fromthesource

Building Justice From the Source

HINES PRIZE 2021 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Hines Prize is awarded to the best first book manuscript relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University of South Carolina Press for the CLAW Program’s book series. If you have a manuscript on a topic pertaining to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World, please send a copy to CLAW Director Sandra Slater slaters@cofc.edu before May 15, 2021. If you have graduate students with potential manuscripts that could contend for the Prize, please make sure that they know of this biennial opportunity.