Congratulations to Richard Bodek, Fulbright Scholar to study in Germany

History professor will attend Fulbright seminar in Germany

For some, spending the summer in Germany might create visions of beer gardens and hiking, but for College of Charleston history professor Richard Bodek, it means a highly regarded opportunity to think and meet with colleagues and live life as a Berliner. On June 10-19, Bodek will attend a Fulbright Scholar Program German Studies Seminar in Berlin with the goal of examining many issues relating to the city’s contemporary challenges in light of history.


CLAW Lecture TODAY: ‘Send Back the Money!‘ The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery, Dr. Iain Whyte, TODAY, April 9, 6:00 pm, Addlestone 227

Come see Dr. Iain Whyte discuss his recent publication, ‘Send Back the Money!‘ The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery, TODAY, April 9, at 6:00 pm, Addlestone Library, Room 227.

‘Send Back the Money!’ examines Scottish and American relations and Church history, particularly a seminal period of Abolition activity in the nineteenth century. His work sheds light upon nineteenth-century culture, British and American Abolitionists, charismatic leaders such as Thomas Chalmers and Frederick Douglass, and the complex struggles of ecclesiastical politics and the Free Church’s connections to slavery. Mark your calendars!


Janie Mitchell, Reliable Cook: An Ex-slave’s Recipes for Living (Wednesday, April 10th, 6pm)

What: The Friends of the Addlestone Library hosts Lisa Foster and Mary Lou Coombs in a discussion of their book, Janie Mitchell, Reliable Cook: An Ex-slave’s Recipes for Living.
When: Wednesday, April 10th, 6:00pm
Where: Addlestone Library, Room 227

A non-fiction account of an ex-slave’s life, this story gives a snapshot view of Charleston from 1862-1931 through the eyes of Janie Mitchell based on her own writings. Marie Lou Coombs, whose family employed Janie in her later years, grew up hearing stories of Janie and reading her journal. Lisa Foster crafted Janie’s journal into a compelling story, told in the diarist’s own voice.

Janie Mitchell, Reliable Cook: An Ex-Slave’s Recipe for Living chronicles Janie’s life as well as her relationship with her owners, the Rutledge family, and her later employment with other Charleston families.