Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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.…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

“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
+ Google Map

Faculty Seminar led by Dr. Ed Baptist Addlestone Library 236 4:00pm  

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
Find out more »

January 2018

Addressing Race through a Loving Lens

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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.   

Find out more »

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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

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

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

February 2018

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

February 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston , SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

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

February 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Faculty Seminar: “‘The Greatest Dissembler in the World:’ Timucuas, Spaniards, and the Fall of Fort Caroline”

February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Dr. Devyn Spence Benson: “Anti-racism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution”

February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »

March 2018

Dr. Rhonda Swickert: “Cultivating Peace within the Self”

March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Dr. Lisa Covert: “Truth and Reconciliation”

March 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

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).  

Find out more »

Lecture: Dr. Deidre Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage and How Slavery Advanced American Gynecology

March 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Peace Parade and Display of Children’s Art on Peace

March 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Dr. Brian Fisher: “Importance of Peace in Environmental Sustainability”

March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Dr. Everett Worthington: “Forgiveness as a Process that Facilitates Justice and Peace”

March 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stern Center Ball Room, 66 George St
Charleston, United States
+ Google Map

"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…

Find out more »

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

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »

Faculty Seminar: “Slavery and War in the Atlantic World: The Case of Confederate Georgia”

March 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Dr. David Gleeson: “Slavery and War in the Atlantic World: The Case of Confederate Georgia.”

March 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maybank Hall, room 207, 169 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Lecture: Kytle and Roberts on “The Old Slave Mart Museum: America’s First Museum of Slavery”

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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!  

Find out more »

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

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Conference: “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World.”

March 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center, 5 Liberty Street, 5 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »

Hines Prize Lecture: “Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America” with Michael Schoeppner, PhD

March 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

March 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

April 2018

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

April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
College of Charleston Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St., 86 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

"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…

Find out more »

Dominic Bryan: “Move the Statues and Take Down the Flags: The ‘culture war’ in Northern Ireland 20 years after the Peace Agreement”

April 10, 2018 @ 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
+ Google Map
Find out more »

Dr. Rosanne Adderly: “Matta’s Day in Court: Black Female Subjects and Anglo-Spanish Struggles over Slave Trade Abolition

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »

Conference: Memory, Monuments, and Memorials

April 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

May 2018

Historical Marker Dedication: Septima P. Clark

May 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
+ Google Map

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!

Find out more »

September 2018

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

September 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
Find out more »

October 2018

Lecture: “When the Mormons Built a Theocracy on the Banks of the Mississippi River” with Benjamin Park, PhD

October 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
+ Google Map

"When the Mormons Built a Theocracy on the Banks of the Mississippi River"

Find out more »

Film: “Family Across the Sea” part of the Sierra Leone/South Carolina Connections Film Series

October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 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
+ Google Map
Find out more »

Biennial GEMELA conference “Transatlantic Perspectives” with simultaneous sessions held in Charleston and Madrid

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel, 337 Meeting St.
Charleston, 29403 United States

GEMELA (Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en Espana y Latinoamerica will hold their Biennial Conference, simulcast between Charleston and Madrid, Spain GEMELA strives to unite scholars across traditional disciplinary boundaries through its focus on women's cultural production in medieval and early modern Spain and colonial Latin America through 1800. GEMELA's purpose is to distribute information and knowledge about women and their role as cultural producers. GEMELA conferences and publications encourage teaching and research based on all approaches related to our principal…

Find out more »

November 2018

Film: “The Language You Cry In” part of the Sierra Leone/South Carolina Connections Film Series

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 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
+ Google Map

  "The Language You Cry In" is part of the Sierra Leone/South Carolina Connections Film Series    

Find out more »

“Priscilla’s Legacy” part of the Sierra Leone/South Carolina Connections Film Series

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 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
+ Google Map

"Priscilla's Legacy" will be presented by Thomalind Martin Polite and feature Edward Ball.

Find out more »

January 2019

Wells Fargo Lecture: “Dredging the Atlantic World: How Ships and Sedimentation Link the Lowcountry with the Panama Canal”

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center, 5 Liberty Street, 5 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map

A Lecture by Dr. Ashley Carse, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University How are the cities and ports of the Carolina Lowcountry connected with the Atlantic World and beyond? We often conceptualize such global interconnections in terms of the “flow” or “circulation” of commodities, bodies, and information from one place to another. While useful, these metaphors can also distract our attention from the localized construction and maintenance of the infrastructure (roads and cables, pipelines…

Find out more »

February 2019

The Vesey Conspiracy at 200: Black Antislavery in the Atlantic World

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - February 10 @ 8:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States

In preparation for a volume of essays to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a small conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019. Registration is now open! Known to scholars mainly as a conspiracy of Carolina slaves, the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” also ensnared free black people and should be treated as a part of the broader…

Find out more »

April 2019

Gibril Cole: “The Krio of Sierra Leone: A Transatlantic Cultural Society”

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Septima P. Clark Memorial Auditorium, College of Charleston, Education Center, Room 118, 25 St. Phillip Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
+ Google Map

2019 Wells Fargo Lecture

Find out more »

Faculty Seminar with Wells Fargo Lecturer Gibril Cole

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maybank Hall, room 209
Find out more »

July 2019

Explore the rich blue history of indigo with these CCPL programs

July 13 - August 22

Our friends with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the Charleston County Public Library are hosting a series of events surrounding the history of indigo this summer. Below are additional details: CHARLESTON, S.C. - Indigo is an art, a science, and a significant part of Charleston’s local history. This summer, CCPL is offering a comprehensive series of indigo programs, including hands-on indigo dye classes, historical lectures and book discussions at several branches. While participation in multiple programs is optional,…

Find out more »

September 2019

Documentary Screening: “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Robert Scott Smalls Building, Room 235, 175 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »
+ Export Events