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Congratulations to History December Graduates

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | December 18, 2013 | No Comment |

Congratulations on achieving your goal ….a Bachelor of Arts in History!

Nicholas A. Allison

Jennifer A. Brannen

Cory S. Ciepiela

Shonda R. Cox

Anna T. Freeman

Lauren K. Geddings

Victoria L. Jackson, Summa Cum Laude

Erin H. Johnson

John J. Kelemen

Eric L. Law

Katherine R. Loveland

Bertin D. Mewshaw

Jamie M. Parks, Magna Cum Laude

Kristin A. Rebholz

Anthony J. Sardelli


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Photography and the American Civil War Exhibition

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | December 10, 2013 | No Comment |

The Gibbes Museum is host to this outstanding exhibition until January.  The exhibition then moves on to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Professor of History, Bernard Powers, will give a talk this Thursday at 2:30 p.m.  at the Gibbes Museum.DP281452_small


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A Message from the History Chair

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | December 6, 2013 | No Comment |

I’m delighted to announce that the world now officially has a new history book—Convict Labor in the Portuguese Empire, 1740–1932: Redefining the Empire with Forced Labor and New Imperialism by none other than our own Timothy J. Coates, published by Brill—first copies have just arrived.

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Ask Two Profs!

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | November 25, 2013 | No Comment |

History Professors Irina Gigova and Jacob Steere-Williams will be ‘on call’  at 2:00 p.m. in the Addlestone Library Atrium to consult with students on any last minute History questions. This is part of the Ask A Prof! program offered to students on Reading Day. Faculty from several academic areas are available to talk with students.

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The Waring Library Society honored John Scaringi, a senior History major at College of Charleston, with the W. Curtis Worthington Jr. Paper Prize for his essay, “Physicians, Paupers, and the Peninsula: the Emergence of Public Health Policy in Charleston, South Carolina.” His prize-winning essay was completed at CofC under the director of Dr. Scott Poole, History.

cwworth_clip_image004 copyJohn Scaringi, originally from Greenville, South Carolina, attends the College of Charleston from which he expects to graduate with a B.A. in history, B.S. in chemistry, B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in philosophy. After a post-graduate year working full time studying cardiac electrophysiology in the research lab of Martin Morad, Ph.D., Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina endowed chair for Cardiovascular Health and professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cell biology, he plans to apply to medical school.

The W. Curtis Worthington Research Paper Competition is named for Dr. W. Curtis Worthington Jr., director of the Waring Historical Library, and is in its seventh year. The Award was established to encourage students to contribute to the scholarship about the history of medicine and to reward those whose work is truly exemplary.

The Waring Library Society’s annual Warren A. Sawyer Lecture at MUSC featured Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus Peter McCandless. McCandless presented a lecture entitled ” Disease, Race, and Slavery in the South Carolina Lowcountry,”which explored the epidemiological impact of the region’s slave-based rice economy. The lecture was based upon McCandless’s award-winning book, Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).


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Researching Slavery and Historic Site Interpretation

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | November 6, 2013 | No Comment |

Researching Slavery at the University of South Carolina and Presenting it to the Public: Building the ‘Slavery at South Carolina College’ Website Speakers: Robert Weyeneth and Evan Kutzler, University of South Carolina.  Friday, November 8, 2013  at Avery Research Center (http://avery.cofc.edu/)

Nine history graduate students in the Public History Program’s “Historic Site Interpretation” class at the University of South Carolina researched and built a website entitled “Slavery at South Carolina College” (http://library.sc.edu/digital/slaveryscc/). Evan Kutzler, a PhD student from this course, and Dr. Robert Weyeneth discuss the challenges and opportunities they faced in telling the largely unknown story of how slaves and slavery were essential to the physical construction of South Carolina College (later renamed the University of South Carolina) and to the intellectual life of faculty and students at USC, from its founding in 1801 through the Civil War.

Avery’s Brown Bag presentations take place from 12 -1:15 pm, and at the Smart Classroom in the Avery Research Center, 125 Bull Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Parking is limited, so please find street parking (2 hour limit), carpool, or walk.

Questions or concerns: Mary Battle, battlemp@cofc.edu, (office) 843-953-7612

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The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award for 2014

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | October 30, 2013 | No Comment |

Consider applying for the 2014 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

Who’s eligible?     College Seniors majoring in American history or American studies
What is it?           An opportunity for 15 outstanding college seniors across the country to attend private seminars, “experience” historic documents and  a rewarding  experience in New York city with travel and accommodations costs paid by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Deadline for application: March 1, 2014
More information available at www.gilderlehrman.org/HSA

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Faculty Seminar on the Revolutionary War in South Carolina

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | October 29, 2013 | No Comment |

Emeritus Professor of History Peter McCandless is back in town next week, to give the Sawyer Lecture at MUSC on Thursday the 7th, preceded by a CLAW faculty seminar session at 3:15 on Wednesday November 6th in the Higdon Leadership Center on Coming Street.

 Professor McCandless’s latest book Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press, garnering excellent reviews and winning the SHEAR Prize for the best book published on early history of the American republic in 2011.  Peter Coclanis of the University of North Carolina described the book as “A riveting, if sobering , work by a masterful historian.

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Thinking of Graduate School?

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | October 28, 2013 | No Comment |

If you have participated in undergraduate History research and think you might be interested in graduate study, The Council on Undergradute Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The Registry is open to students in many fields including History and there is no cost to students to participate in this program.

Any undergraduate may go to http://www.cur.org/projects_and_services/registry/student_register/ to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form.  There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or research programs that contract with CUR for this service.  Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.  Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities

The purpose of this registry is to faciiltate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree with graduate schools seeking students who are well prepared for research.

For more d information contact:
Robin Howard
Senior Director
Membership Services, Operations and Information Technology
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
(202)783-4811 fax

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The PBS Series: Many Rivers to Cross

Posted by: Goldbogen DL | October 25, 2013 | No Comment |

BERNARDPOWERS_t180Professor Bernard Powers was featured in the documentary, The Black Atlantic,  as part of the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

The Black Atlantic is episode one of the six-part series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as commentator. The series premiered on PBS October 22, 2013, 8-9 pm ET.

Here’s the link for more information about last night’s episode and those to come:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/  MRTC-FrederickDouglas

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