“Dance the Seasons Round: A Celebration of Traditional English Dance and Song,” performance by Hexham Morris troupe

Date: May 30, 2013

Time: 7pm

Location: Physician’s Auditorium, College of Charleston

Event info: free and open to the public.  They will be giving a free concert entitled, “Dance the Seasons Round:  A Celebration of Traditional English Dance and Song,” which will trace through the performance the 500 years of the England’s oldest surviving dance tradition.  The will also be performing at the opening of the exhibition “England, the English, and English Culture in North America” on May 28 @ 6pm at the Addlestone Library as well as in the Piccolo Spoleto Arts festival.

Hexham Charleston Poster

Exhibition Opening of “England, the English, and English Culture in North America”

Date: May 28, 2013

Time: 6pm

Location: 3rd Floor Addlestone Library (corner of Calhoun and Coming streets)

 The exhibition runs to June 10 but will be available permanently through the Lowcountry Digitial Library. The opening will feature a performance by the Hexham Morris troupe, a group of 32 folk dancers and musicians from the Northeast of England.

The forces of His Majesty’s Government left Charleston in 1782 at the end of the American Revolution, never to return.  Yet, the city retained a lot of its English character and culture including, among many other things, its King and Queen Streets. It also retained the oldest St. George’s Society in North America (founded in 1733) which is still active today.  In light of its continued Anglo affinities, the Locating the Hidden Diaspora Project at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in conjunction with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Charleston Library Society, have organized a number of English cultural events to coincide with the 2013 Spoleto fortnight (or in American English two weeks!). 

For more information please see the English Diaspora Facebook page, English Diaspora, Hexham Morris, and Events and Programs at the Charleston Library Society. Or contact David Gleeson by email at david.gleeson@northumbria.ac.uk  or @englishdiaspora on twitter  If you plan to come to the exhibition opening please rsvp to David Gleeson by email or twitter @dgleesonhistory

Graduating Spanish Majors and Portuguese Student Recognized

At the 2013 Awards Ceremony on May 10 for the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, the following graduating seniors of the Department of Hispanic Studies were recognized for their various academic distinctions in Spanish and Portuguese studies:

Distinguished Spanish Majors
Jeffrey Tyler Brooks
Stacy Michelle Calhoun
Stephanie Renee Ferrell
Emily Louise Gooding
Julie King
Mary Emily Lee
Varleria Scotto Di Luzio

Outstanding Spanish Major
Stephanie Renee Ferrell

Most Accomplished Spanish Major
Jeffrey Tyler Brooks

Outstanding Student of Portuguese
Priya Schlenzka