Brown Bag (Nov 8): “Researching Slavery at the University of South Carolina and Presenting it to the Public: Building the ‘Slavery at South Carolina College’ Website,”

Mark your calendars! Avery Research Center, Nov 8, 12:30 –1:45pm

Brown Bag Series: “Researching Slavery at the University of South Carolina and Presenting it to the Public: Building the ‘Slavery at South Carolina College’ Website,” Robert Weyeneth and Evan Kutzler, University of South Carolina, hosted by Avery and CLAW, Avery Research Center. Over just a single semester in Spring 2011, 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.

Directions to Avery: http://avery.cofc.edu/visit/mapsdirections/

Honors Lecture: Professor Darryl Phillips

On Friday, November 1 (3:00 PM: Maybank 100), Professor Darryl Phillips, as part of the Honors College Faculty Lecture Series, will present a lecture entitled, “What was Agrippa’s Pantheon?”.

“The Pantheon is the best preserved ancient building in Rome and one of the most well-known. Nevertheless, the history of the building has confounded scholars for centuries, and we still don’t have a firm understanding of how the building was actually used by the people who built it. This talk will examine theories about the function of Agrippa’s Pantheon, and explore the ways that scholars go about reconstructing the use of buildings in the ancient Roman World.”

Faculty Lecture Series Darryl Phillips

Dr. Owens Receives Award at SSEMW Conference in Puerto Rico

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The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) presented Professor Sarah Owens and her co-author Jane E. Mangan the 2012 award for the best collaborative project for their book Women of the Iberian Atlantic (Louisiana State University Press). Both professors were honored at a ceremony held at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (October 24-27, 2013) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Professor Owens also presented a paper and participated in a roundtable session.