CLAW conference “Transforming Public History” a great success

The Carolina Lowcounty and Atlantic World Program announced the success of the “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World” that took place on June 4th-17th.

Find their write up here http://claw.cofc.edu/2017/06/21/transforming-public-history-conference-a-great-success/

The event drew over 280 participants from Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, and the United Kingdom as well as all over the US. There were two public events, a series of workshops, plenary sessions, and panel presentations addressed the many and various issues of race and social justice that confront public historians as they attempt to interpret historic sites and to render historical narratives more properly inclusive.

Articles referencing the event were many! Here are just a few.

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CofC’s Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Named Honor Chapter for 7th Consecutive Year

The Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was among 12 of the 613 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide to receive the Honor Chapter award for outstanding activities executed during the 2016-17 academic year.  This was the 7th consecutive year that the College of Charleston received this prestigious recognition, to coincide with the chapter’s 40th anniversary (1977-2017).  Drs. Susan Divine and Carmen Grace of Hispanic Studies are Nu Zeta’s chapter advisers, and along with past student chapter president Maya Novák-Cogdell, they were instrumental for this national recognition.

Dr. Edward Chauca Presents Research at International Conferences

Professor Edward Chauca presented his research in two different conferences in summer 2017:

  1. “Perú al pie del orbe: Re-appropriating Science and Technology in Novels by César Vallejo and Clemente Palma” at the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting at Utrecht University, Netherlands. July, 6-9, 2017.
  2. “La distopía del sujeto moderno: racionalidad, materialidad y afecto en Travesía de extramares.” Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress inLima, Perú. April 29-May 1, 2017.

Dr. Vicki Garrett Presents Research at Two Summer Conferences

Professor Vicki Garrett presented her research at two different conferences during the summer of 2017:

  1. “The Body and the Popular: Performing Politics in Argentine Popular Theater” at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress in Lima, Peru, on April 29, 2017.
  2. “Trauma and Coming of Age in Alonzo Ruizpalcios’s Güeros” at the American Comparative Literature Association in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 7, 2017.