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History Center

The History Center nurtures scholarship, promotes scholarly communication, engages local communities, and raises the visibility of the University of South Carolina Department of History, enhancing its reputation in the historical profession.


Spring 2021

April 29, 2021, 2PM

Looking Back/Moving Forward: Alumni Reflect on the 45th Anniversary of the Applied/Public History Program

A Roundtable with:

Brad Sauls, Applied History and Historic Preservation, 1997

Morgen Young, Public History, Museums, 2009

Nate Johnson, MA Public History, Museums, 2009

Ashley Bouknight, MA Public History, Museums, 2010

Lauren Safranek, MA Public History Museums, 2010

Katherine Allen, MLIS, MA Public History, Archives, 2012

Gary Sellick, MA Public History, Museums, 2016

April 8, 2021, 4PM

Age: A Useful Category of Analysis

With Corinne Field, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, University of Virginia

March 24, 2021, 3:30PM

‘Are You a Man?’ And Other Important Questions from French and Indigenous Illinois

With Michaela Kleber, College Fellow, Northwestern University

March 17, 2021, 3PM

‘No Slab of Silly-Putty to be Manipulated’: Rose Kushner and Breast Cancer Activism, 1974-1990

A Work in Progress with Jillian Hinderliter

February 22, 2021, 4PM

Global White Nationalism: From Apartheid to Trump

A Conversation with:

Josiah Brownell, Associate Professor of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Daniel Geary, Associate Professor of History, Trinity College, Dublin

Kennetta Hammond Perry, Director, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and Reader in History, De Montfort University

Jennifer Sutton, PhD History, Washington University in St. Louis

February 10, 2021, 11AM

Indian Colossus: Dadabhai Naoroji, Anti-Colonial Pioneer and the First Asian in the British Parliament

With Dinyar Patel, Assistant Professor of History, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research


Fall 2020

November 19, 2020, 5PM

First Take: What the 2020 Election Reveals about the State of American Democracy and Politics

A Discussion with:

Sid Bedingfield, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Minnesota

Paula McClain, James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, Duke University

Todd Shaw, Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, University of South Carolina

October 23, 2020, 10:30AM

Big Data: Historical Bibliometrics and European Book History, 1500-1800

A Work in Progress with Dr. Colin Wilder and Stephanie Riley

October 8, 2020, 1PM

The Future of Public History: Key Findings from the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment

With Daniel Vivian, Chair of Historic Preservation, University of Kentucky

September 23, 2020, 5:30PM

Making Scents of the Middle Passage: A Conversation with Andrew Kettler, PhD University of South Carolina 2017

A Conversation with Andrew Kettler, PhD History, University of South Carolina and author of The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World (CUP, 2020).

September 8, 2020, 2PM

Strategies and Survival Techniques for Teaching History: The TA Discussion Section and Beyond

With Dr. Josh Grace

Please note: If you are a Department of History student or faculty member, contact Lewis Eliot at for more information about registering for events.

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