Department of History - College of Charleston

Department of History - College of Charleston

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This #hssfeaturefriday , we salute Daniel Ravenel ‘72, recipient of the prestigious Alumni Award of Honor! The College of Charleston Alumni Association will honor six distinguished alumni at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, as part of the College’s 2021 Fall Alumni Weekend.

Rachel Greene Phillips writes in The College Today:
A ninth-generation Charlestonian, Daniel Ravenel graduated from the College in 1972 with a degree in history Department of History - College of Charleston. He joined Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, was president of the student body, and participated in and managed men’s athletics teams as a student. Since his graduation, he has served the College on countless boards and advisory panels, including the Board of Trustees.

Ravenel has been president of the College of Charleston Alumni Association, the College of Charleston Foundation, the Lowcountry Alumni Association of Pi Kappa Phi, the Preservation Society of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Rotary Club of Charleston, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the French Protestant Huguenot Church of Charleston. He was a founding member of the College’s Friends of the Library and the second recipient of the Howard F. Rudd Jr. Business Person of the Year. He also served as vice chair of the Commission on Higher Education in South Carolina and chair of the S.C. Higher Education Study Committee, mandated by the Legislature to develop a strategic plan for higher education.

He founded Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Company in 1983, which has managed nearly $2.5 billion in real estate sales since that time. In 2007, the firm became Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty. He considers the education he received and the network of friends he built at the College to be integral to his success. Ravenel and his wife reside in Charleston and have two daughters and a son.

Thank you, Mr. Ravenel, for your tremendous service to the College of Charleston and congratulations on your well-deserved award!! 👏👏👏
Go Cougars!!
This #hssfeaturefriday , we salute Dr. Richard Bodek, Fulbright Scholar Award recipient for 2021-22! ✨

As an undergrad, phenomenal faculty like Vernon Lidtke, a German historian, turned his interests toward an academic career. Dr. Bodek became fascinated by the question of how democracies die and what, if anything, people could do to preserve them. This became a red thread in his research. Another major influence was William Arrowsmith, one of the great classicists of his day. He showed his students how much the past and its poetry could mean to the contemporary world. In his own teaching, Dr. Bodek keeps one eye on contemporary issues and another on the big issues that transcend eras.

Dr. Bodek’s numerous publications include a translation of What Will Become of the Children?, a novel that appeared three months before the N***s took power in Germany. They burned the book, and it faded into obscurity. “I’d like to think that translating and publishing it struck some kind of posthumous blow against the Third Reich,” he says.

With all that he’s achieved, Dr. Bodek is extremely proud of his former students’ accomplishments. For example, Catherine Stiers went on to grad school and is now a colleague working in College of Charleston Libraries. Many of Dr. Bodek’s favorite moments come from team teaching with terrific faculty like Joe Kelly and Scott Peeples. He reveled in running a 5K race with Jon Hale, Tammy Ingram, and Lisa Covert as a Department of History - College of Charleston team, although they didn’t win! “If anybody ever says that I have gravity,” he notes, “they probably mean that I run very slowly and the ground seems to pull me down into it.”

This Fulbright recipient also loves participating in a fantasy baseball league with great colleagues, former colleagues, and friends. Phil Jos, Joe Kelly, Ryan Milner, Dave Parisi, Scott Peeples, Chris Warnick, and Jacob Steere-Williams are all proud HSS faculty and retired faculty. In addition, Dr. Bodek plays the mandolin and is an amateur photographer. In the evenings, he and his partner walk their dogs and catch up on the day. Sounds like there’s always plenty to catch up on!

Dr. Bodek, thank you for ALL you do for College of Charleston, and have fun in London!! 👏👏👏
Congratulations to Irene Pasquino and Jonathan Dattilio, who have been named 2021 HSS Scholars by Gibbs Knotts, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of History - College of Charleston! ✨
The HSS Scholar Awards are presented annually and celebrate the top one to two students chosen by their departments in each of the 11 undergraduate major programs within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This year, Scholar profiles will be posted on HSS social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, this week as well as on the HSS Scholars page on the College of Charleston website: https://hss.cofc.edu/scholarships-awards/hss-scholars/2021-awards.php
Please join faculty, students, family and friends in celebrating our scholars and all of their amazing achievements during their time at the College of Charleston! 👏👏👏
#hssscholars #hssatcofc #collegeofcharleston #cofc
Discover more about the fascinating life of Eliza Lucas Pinckney! The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston (CLAW) & the Department of History - College of Charleston will host Dr. Lorri Glover to discuss her compelling new book, Eliza Lucas Pinckney: An Independent Woman in the Age of Revolution on March 18 at 6pm. https://linktr.ee/cofc_dept_of_history
Posted @withregram • Department of History - College of Charleston Please join the Department of History in welcoming Dr. Douglas Flowe for its inaugural Annual Black History Month Lecture, "Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York." Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this lecture and Q&A will be held online on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Register by the 15th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-lecture-dr-douglas-flowe-on-uncontrollable-blackness-tickets-135911146899

Douglas Flowe is an Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches courses on urban history, criminality, masculinity, and other subjects relating to race, crime, and gender. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and has recently published his first book, Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (UNC Press). His work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of African American History, and he is currently working on a second book that will trace the experiences of black inmates in the mid-twentieth century carceral state. Flowe is also a current member of the Urban History Association’s board of directors.
This event is organized and moderated by Elisa J. Jones and Shannon Eaves, Assistant Professors of History at the College of Charleston. In order to attend, please register by 5:00PM on February 15. Each ticketholder will receive an email from eventbrite with a link from Eventbrite one week before and the evening before the lecture on January 16. Be sure to check filtered folders if you cannot locate this email.
Posted @withregram • Department of History - College of Charleston Coming up Tuesday, Feb. 16: Adjunct professor Dr. Hayden Smith is giving a lecture for the South Carolina Historical Society's 2021 Winter Lecture Series. The talk, "Carolina’s Golden Fields: Inland Rice Cultivation in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1860," will be virtual via Zoom.

https://schistory.org/event/2021-winter-lecture-series-carolinas-golden-fields-inland-rice-cultivation-in-the-south-carolina-lowcountry-1670-1860/?fbclid=IwAR0z3MzlEyXn10_GWKZYgOvJjtxDzYcBEp4ZRslDUEvuEdQfKvq0ahkUcwE
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

University School of the Lowcountry seeks to develop active and informed citizens of America and our world who can think for themselves, serve the greater community, and successfully chart a path through life. They are steeped in current events, civics, and the peoples, faiths, and cultures in America and across the globe.

While navigating the pandemic over the past 10 months, we've also engaged in the following:

- We launched a COVID relief program for students and families associated with our Charleston County School District friends at Midland Park Primary, Pinehurst Elementary School, Ladson Elementary School, and R.B. Stall High School. This includes school supplies, food, books, toys, cleaning items, and clothes gathered and distributed on Saturdays for the past 45 weeks.

- To do our part to help with the 2020 Election, members of our high school created an area Youth Polling Worker Project. We secured 30 youth poll workers for the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration.

- We've role modeled the successful use of outdoor learning as a middle way and safe in-person option so there is not just a choice between remote learning and inside buildings. This has included advocating this to journalists to share with their audiences and lobbying local, state, and federal officials to make outdoor learning spaces (tents) legal and easily available for all of South Carolina's students.

- We've met with leaders of various houses of worship to learn more about their faiths and their operating during COVID, including learning from and asking questions of Dr. Jeremy Rutledge (Circular Congregational Church, Charleston), Rabbi Stephanie Alexander (Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston), Rev. Dr. Kylon Middleton (Mount Zion AMEC - 5 Glebe Street), Dr. Ghazala Javed (Central Mosque of Charleston), Pastor Sara White (Hibben UMC), Rev. Yhanco Monet (Charleston Interreligious Council), and Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum (Synagogue Emanu-El).

- We learned and stayed engaged with critical issues of the moment for our community, speaking with and learning from the following: Dr. Jennie Stephens, CEO, Center for Heirs' Property Preservation; The University of Auckland Population Health Professors Dr. Kirsty Wild and Judith McCool about New Zealand's approach to COVID; Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams, pandemic historian, Department of History - College of Charleston; and State Representative Marvin Pendarvis - District 113 about evictions (South Carolina and North Charleston lead the nation).

- We are a school that explores elections and the democratic process, and this means hearing from candidates/office holders and learning about different political parties. To demonstrate substantial civics preparation and civil conversations are possible, we hosted, heard from, and asked questions of the following:

(1) Bakari Sellers (about his memoir and political engagement)
(2) Joan Zaleski from the League of Women Voters Charleston about Women's Equality Day and the centennial of the 19th amendment
(3) Angela Walker (Green Party VP candidate)
(4) US Rep. Joe Cunningham (Democratic Party)
(5) Julie Hussey (League of Women Voters of the U.S., elections during the pandemic - voter suppression, ballot access).
(6) College of Charleston Department of Political Science Professor Kendra Stewart - about federalism
(7) Cunningham's GOP (Republican) opponent Nancy Mace.
(8) SC State House #119 candidate Alex Thornton (Libertarian Party)

- Students learn to serve others as adults by actively engaging and serving their community as young people. Each student contributes 50+ hours of service through our integrated program. This includes annual participation in the Trident United Way's Day of Caring -- the 20th anniversary in November 2020.

Furthermore, in the three years before COVID, we visited and explored the trail of the Selma-to-Montgomery 1965 Voting Rights March (& walked the Edmund Pettus Bridge), learned more about the courage of the pilots at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, visited the church where Dr. King helped with the Montgomery Bus Boycott and more (Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church), traveled to Memphis to see where Dr. King was assassinated and explore the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, attended the ground-breaking of the International African American Museum, learned about 1930s injustice that spawned landmark legal decisions of The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, and absorbed the special history and current dynamism of TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY. The Upper School was slated to visit Oklahoma in late-March 2020. This trip will take place when COVID abates. It will include a visit to Tulsa to learn more about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and visit The Chickasaw Nation and Cherokee Nation. COVID also postponed our Middle School Spring 2020 trip to Virginia. This now-future trip includes visiting Jamestown and Hampton University- Official.

Our students see and experience the world first-hand through field trips like these and many more, and they contribute their time and talents to uplift others and get to know the rich array of people in our community, country, and world.

The knowledge and skills that students gain as History majors are vital for preparing for the challenges facing us in the 21st century. Visit history.cofc.edu to learn more.

Operating as usual

12/17/2021

REMINDER: Today is the deadline to sign up for The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
RSVP to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To join the reading group: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

REMINDER: Today is the deadline to sign up for The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
RSVP to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To join the reading group: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

12/15/2021

Don't forget to sign up for The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
*RSVP by December 17th* to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To RSVP: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

Don't forget to sign up for The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
*RSVP by December 17th* to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To RSVP: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

12/08/2021

Check out the The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
*RSVP by December 17th* to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To RSVP: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

Check out the The Department of History's "Black History Month Reading Group," co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program.
*RSVP by December 17th* to read & discuss "The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City" by Destin Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
The lecture will take place February 25, 2022 from 3:00-5:00.
To RSVP: https://forms.gle/TSgrLs8BcndmJ11F9

12/07/2021

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Jacob Steere-Williams: he has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Fellows must qualify based on their original contributions to historical scholarship, primarily about English history, and be sponsored by two existing members. Very few Americans have been elected as Fellows, and this is the first time a College of Charleston professor has been elected. Congratulations Jacob for this prestigious honor!
https://royalhistsoc.org/about/

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Jacob Steere-Williams: he has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Fellows must qualify based on their original contributions to historical scholarship, primarily about English history, and be sponsored by two existing members. Very few Americans have been elected as Fellows, and this is the first time a College of Charleston professor has been elected. Congratulations Jacob for this prestigious honor!
https://royalhistsoc.org/about/

12/06/2021

Coming up Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 pm:
The Charleston Library Society presents "Shelf Reading with Shakespeare: A Walking Tour with Dr. Earle Havens through the H.E. IGOE Shakespeare Collection."
**CofC Students can attend this event for FREE. Just RSVP for your spot & show your student I.D. at the door.**
RSVP via phone: 843-723-9912
For more details on this event: https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/speaker-series-a-shelf-reading-of-shakespeare-walking-tour-with-dr-earle-havens/

Coming up Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 pm:
The Charleston Library Society presents "Shelf Reading with Shakespeare: A Walking Tour with Dr. Earle Havens through the H.E. IGOE Shakespeare Collection."
**CofC Students can attend this event for FREE. Just RSVP for your spot & show your student I.D. at the door.**
RSVP via phone: 843-723-9912
For more details on this event: https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/speaker-series-a-shelf-reading-of-shakespeare-walking-tour-with-dr-earle-havens/

12/01/2021

Congrats to Professor Poole! His book "Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror" made BookAuthority's list of "Best Horror Film Books of All Time." The book, chosen for the list by beloved scream queen Barbara Crampton, "traces the confluence of military history, technology, and art in the wake of World War I to show how overwhelming carnage gave birth to a wholly new art form: modern horror films and literature."
https://bookauthority.org/books/best-horror-film-books

Congrats to Professor Poole! His book "Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror" made BookAuthority's list of "Best Horror Film Books of All Time." The book, chosen for the list by beloved scream queen Barbara Crampton, "traces the confluence of military history, technology, and art in the wake of World War I to show how overwhelming carnage gave birth to a wholly new art form: modern horror films and literature."
https://bookauthority.org/books/best-horror-film-books

Department of History | Cheers to Phyllis! 11/11/2021

Department of History | Cheers to Phyllis!

Check out photos from our celebration of Phyllis!

Department of History | Cheers to Phyllis! Cheers to Phyllis! Posted on November 11, 2021 by Andrea Evans Last week the History Department finally got a chance to recognize Dr. Phyllis G. Jestice for her 7 years as chair. This long overdue celebration (thanks, Covid) was held on our 2nd floor balcony & featured several departmental and HSS c...

11/10/2021

Coming up TONIGHT, Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The Charleston Library Society's Speaker Series will host Michael A. Almond for a discussion of his book, "The Tannery."
This event is FREE to students who RSVP and present their student I.D. at the door. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912.

Coming up TONIGHT, Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The Charleston Library Society's Speaker Series will host Michael A. Almond for a discussion of his book, "The Tannery."
This event is FREE to students who RSVP and present their student I.D. at the door. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912.

11/09/2021

Coming up TONIGHT, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m.
The Charleston Library Society's Speaker Series will host Gordon C. Rhea for a discussion of his book, "Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction."
This event is FREE to students who RSVP and present their student I.D. at the door. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912.

Coming up TONIGHT, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m.
The Charleston Library Society's Speaker Series will host Gordon C. Rhea for a discussion of his book, "Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction."
This event is FREE to students who RSVP and present their student I.D. at the door. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912.

11/09/2021

COMING UP: Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
"The Business of Environmental Decline in Africa: The Great Green Wall Initiative," a discussion with Dr. John Cropper. Presented by the History Club, the talk will be located in RITA 103 & also on Zoom.
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/94203237685

COMING UP: Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
"The Business of Environmental Decline in Africa: The Great Green Wall Initiative," a discussion with Dr. John Cropper. Presented by the History Club, the talk will be located in RITA 103 & also on Zoom.
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/94203237685

11/05/2021

ATTN Grad Students:
In Spring 2022, get an edge on future employment and research in HIST 591-01 Digital History: Methodology, Practice, Outreach with Dr. Elisa J. Jones.
What is digital history and how do we do it?
What is the relationship between digital history and public history? And why do YOU need to know?
* Explore questions of theory and methodology in relation to the practice of digital history.
* Study recent digital scholarship and digital public history projects.
* Examine the pros and cons of the digital in archival collection and outreach for historically under-represented groups.
This College of Charleston graduate course will introduce students to digital methods in research and provide students with authorial attribution in a digital exhibition. Join us!

ATTN Grad Students:
In Spring 2022, get an edge on future employment and research in HIST 591-01 Digital History: Methodology, Practice, Outreach with Dr. Elisa J. Jones.
What is digital history and how do we do it?
What is the relationship between digital history and public history? And why do YOU need to know?
* Explore questions of theory and methodology in relation to the practice of digital history.
* Study recent digital scholarship and digital public history projects.
* Examine the pros and cons of the digital in archival collection and outreach for historically under-represented groups.
This College of Charleston graduate course will introduce students to digital methods in research and provide students with authorial attribution in a digital exhibition. Join us!

11/01/2021

Visiting assistant professor Wendy Gonaver has won the Southern Historical Association’s prestigious Francis B. Simkins Prize for the best book written on Southern history in the past two years. Her award-winning book is entitled, "The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880" and was published by UNC Press in 2019. Congratulations, Wendy!

Visiting assistant professor Wendy Gonaver has won the Southern Historical Association’s prestigious Francis B. Simkins Prize for the best book written on Southern history in the past two years. Her award-winning book is entitled, "The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880" and was published by UNC Press in 2019. Congratulations, Wendy!

11/01/2021

Coming up WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3 at 6:00 p.m.:
Join the Medieval Society for "General Joan of Arc"
Location: Room 118 of the Education Center
Talk given by Dr. Kelly DeVries, Dept of History Loyola University, Maryland/President of the U.S. Commission of Military History

Coming up WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3 at 6:00 p.m.:
Join the Medieval Society for "General Joan of Arc"
Location: Room 118 of the Education Center
Talk given by Dr. Kelly DeVries, Dept of History Loyola University, Maryland/President of the U.S. Commission of Military History

11/01/2021

Check out this great study abroad opportunity for Summer 2022! Contact Dr. Steere-Williams at [email protected] for details. More info here:
https://studyabroad.usm.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10350&fbclid=IwAR1a1X1F-MHkGZBZhHhjt11LiZ75R4urGp2EQ1lrzYAt3rHxeN5zPpIfqw0

Check out this great study abroad opportunity for Summer 2022! Contact Dr. Steere-Williams at [email protected] for details. More info here:
https://studyabroad.usm.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10350&fbclid=IwAR1a1X1F-MHkGZBZhHhjt11LiZ75R4urGp2EQ1lrzYAt3rHxeN5zPpIfqw0

10/27/2021

Spring 2022 Course Offerings:
Did you know our history courses are thematic and cover a wide variety of topics and time periods? Find the right course for you on our detailed course description page: https://history.cofc.edu/acad-info/spring-2022-course-offerings.php

Spring 2022 Course Offerings:
Did you know our history courses are thematic and cover a wide variety of topics and time periods? Find the right course for you on our detailed course description page: https://history.cofc.edu/acad-info/spring-2022-course-offerings.php

How Poisoned Candy Hysteria Conquered Halloween - Cheddar Explains 10/26/2021

How Poisoned Candy Hysteria Conquered Halloween - Cheddar Explains

Great video featuring our spookiest professor: Dr. Poole!
Really interesting history of Halloween urban legends and more.

How Poisoned Candy Hysteria Conquered Halloween - Cheddar Explains If you went trick-or-treating as a child, did your parents warn you against the possibility of poisoned candy? Did they forbid you from trying anything befor...

10/22/2021

Spring 2022 Course Offerings:
Did you know our history courses are thematic and cover a wide variety of topics and time periods? Find the right course for you on our detailed course description page: https://history.cofc.edu/acad-info/spring-2022-course-offerings.php

Spring 2022 Course Offerings:
Did you know our history courses are thematic and cover a wide variety of topics and time periods? Find the right course for you on our detailed course description page: https://history.cofc.edu/acad-info/spring-2022-course-offerings.php

10/21/2021

Check out this great study abroad opportunity for Summer 2022! Contact Dr. Steere-Williams at [email protected] for details. More info here:
https://studyabroad.usm.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10350

Check out this great study abroad opportunity for Summer 2022! Contact Dr. Steere-Williams at [email protected] for details. More info here:
https://studyabroad.usm.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10350

10/21/2021

Great talk happening tonight at 7:30 via Zoom:

"Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family" - A conversation with Dr. Laura Arnold Leibman

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Registration link: https://bit.ly/leibmanzoom

Great talk happening tonight at 7:30 via Zoom:

"Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family" - A conversation with Dr. Laura Arnold Leibman

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Registration link: https://bit.ly/leibmanzoom

10/19/2021

Spring 2022 -- Here's a great course for history majors:
LIBR 106 "Research Data Management"
Contact Geoff Timms at [email protected] for more info.

Spring 2022 -- Here's a great course for history majors:
LIBR 106 "Research Data Management"
Contact Geoff Timms at [email protected] for more info.

Getting woke for Halloween: The politics of John Carpenter - Charleston City Paper 10/18/2021

Getting woke for Halloween: The politics of John Carpenter - Charleston City Paper

Check out this excellent article by Professor Poole in the latest Charleston City Paper!

Getting woke for Halloween: The politics of John Carpenter - Charleston City Paper Jamie Lee Curtis said in a 2020 interview that the themes of the Black Lives Matter movement will appear in Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.

Charleston Bound: Encountering Ties Between the City's Past and Present 10/13/2021

Charleston Bound: Encountering Ties Between the City's Past and Present

Coming up Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5:30:
"Charleston Bound: Encountering Ties Between the City's Past and Present"

Charleston Bound: Encountering Ties Between the City's Past and Present As part of the International Conference on Romanticism, this panel discussion brings scholars and community members together to encounter the bonds between present day Charleston and the city's past.

10/12/2021

Coming up THURSDAY, Oct. 14 @6pm: Dr. Covert will speak at this week's History Club meeting.

Coming up THURSDAY, Oct. 14 @6pm: Dr. Covert will speak at this week's History Club meeting.

10/11/2021

COMING UP Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m.:
Dr. Steere-Williams will discuss his book "The Filth Disease" at the Charleston Library Society.
More details here: https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/speaker-series-dr-jim-downs-dr-jacob-steere-williams/

COMING UP Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m.:
Dr. Steere-Williams will discuss his book "The Filth Disease" at the Charleston Library Society.
More details here: https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/speaker-series-dr-jim-downs-dr-jacob-steere-williams/

History Professor to Speak About Past Pandemics 10/08/2021

History Professor to Speak About Past Pandemics

History Professor to Speak About Past Pandemics Above: History professor Jacob Steere-Williams will be featured at an upcoming Charleston Library Society speaker series event. Even though the world has been suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic for almost two years, there remains many lingering questions, misunderstandings and misperceptions ab...

10/05/2021

COMING UP WED. 10/6 @6:00
Dr. Donaldson will speak at the next History Club meeting:
"Ci**rs, Civil Rights, and Communists: The National Significance of the Charleston Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-46"
Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/85601025006

COMING UP WED. 10/6 @6:00
Dr. Donaldson will speak at the next History Club meeting:
"Ci**rs, Civil Rights, and Communists: The National Significance of the Charleston Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-46"
Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/85601025006

10/01/2021

This #hssfeaturefriday , we salute Daniel Ravenel ‘72, recipient of the prestigious Alumni Award of Honor! The College of Charleston Alumni Association will honor six distinguished alumni at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, as part of the College’s 2021 Fall Alumni Weekend.

Rachel Greene Phillips writes in The College Today:
A ninth-generation Charlestonian, Daniel Ravenel graduated from the College in 1972 with a degree in history Department of History - College of Charleston. He joined Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, was president of the student body, and participated in and managed men’s athletics teams as a student. Since his graduation, he has served the College on countless boards and advisory panels, including the Board of Trustees.

Ravenel has been president of the College of Charleston Alumni Association, the College of Charleston Foundation, the Lowcountry Alumni Association of Pi Kappa Phi, the Preservation Society of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Rotary Club of Charleston, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the French Protestant Huguenot Church of Charleston. He was a founding member of the College’s Friends of the Library and the second recipient of the Howard F. Rudd Jr. Business Person of the Year. He also served as vice chair of the Commission on Higher Education in South Carolina and chair of the S.C. Higher Education Study Committee, mandated by the Legislature to develop a strategic plan for higher education.

He founded Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Company in 1983, which has managed nearly $2.5 billion in real estate sales since that time. In 2007, the firm became Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty. He considers the education he received and the network of friends he built at the College to be integral to his success. Ravenel and his wife reside in Charleston and have two daughters and a son.

Thank you, Mr. Ravenel, for your tremendous service to the College of Charleston and congratulations on your well-deserved award!! 👏👏👏
Go Cougars!!

Welcome to the Department of History

The knowledge and skills that students gain as History majors are vital for preparing for the challenges facing us in the 21st century. Today’s problems—epidemic disease, racial oppression, political unrest, violent extremism, environmental crises, economic inequality—also confronted people in the past, and historians’ efforts to understand how they faced these threats provide valuable insights for us today. Our faculty, made up of dynamic teacher-scholars, offer courses that afford students a fascinating glimpse into how societies in the past sought to overcome these threats and how they changed in the process. Likewise, the History major equips graduates with valuable skills for launching successful careers after graduation.

The History major provides students with a skillset that employers value in today’s rapidly changing, information-based economy. Our students learn how to build and defend arguments based on evidence, evidence they have collected, evaluated, and analyzed, a crucial skill employers covet. Studying history also helps students hone their research, writing, and oral communication skills, abilities that are also highly valued in today’s workplace. As a result, our former students have gone on to launch exciting careers after graduation, working in museums and archives, public relations firms and publishing houses, law firms and courtrooms, and schools and universities. Others have landed exciting jobs with major corporations, the federal government, or international non-profits. In today’s rapidly changing environment, the ability to think and write clearly has a real, long-term value, whatever your eventual career.

History is a core field in the humanities, a field of human inquiry designed to give human beings the tools to live life to the fullest. History—the study of human beings in the past—teaches us to understand the present and to imagine the future. Knowing where people come from is key to understanding where they’re going. History gives warnings but also inspires. Contact me at [email protected] if you’d like to talk about becoming a History major.

-- Dr. Jason Coy, Department Chair.

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