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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.

Fall 2022

Monday, September 12, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Gambrell 217

Melissa Stuckey, Assistant Professor of History, Elizabeth City State University “Rehabilitating Elizabeth City State University's Rosenwald "Practice" School: Institution Building in Northeastern North Carolina”

Thursday, September 22, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Gambrell 245B

Amir Weiner, Associate Professor of History, Stanford University “At Home with the KGB: A New History of the Soviet Security Service” Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, October 5 - Friday, October 7

Karen J. Williams Courtroom, UofSC School of Law

Mia Bay, Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania will visit the UofSC and participate in several events, including a public lecture [pdf] on her recently published book, Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance (winner of the 2022 Bancroft Prize).

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Karen J. Williams Courtroom, UofSC School of Law

Mia Bay will discuss her prize-winning book, Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance, a riveting account of racial segregation in America that reveals how central travel restrictions were to the creation of Jim Crow laws and why “traveling Black” has been at the heart of the quest for racial justice. Book signing & reception to follow.

Wednesday, October 12, 3:30 p.m.

(Virtual -- via Zoom)

Michael Zeuske, Senior Research Professor, University of Bonn “Slaves Who Write? Auto-representation of enslaved people in slavery” Co-sponsor: Walker Institute 

Monday, October 17, 6:00 p.m

Lumpkin Auditorium
Andy Doyle, Associate Professor of History, Winthrop College “Causes Won, Not Lost: The Origins of Southern Football” Co-sponsor: Institute for Southern Studies 

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Chappelle Auditorium, Allen University
Woody Holton, McCausland Professor of History, University of South Carolina in conversation with Bakari Sellers, author, political commentator, and former SC state legislator, about Professor Holton’s book Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution. Book signing and reception to follow

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

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