Department Spotlight

Catch up with professor emeritus Bernard Powers, recently featured in The College Today. His current projects include the International African American Museum, the Universities Studying Slavery consortium, and the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston.

Phyllis Jestice

Congratulations to Dr. Jestice on her long-overdue sabbatical. She recently shared her "Sabbatical Thoughts" with us.

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Dr. Sandy Slater recently spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about voting rights. Check it out!

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Congratulations to Dr. Cara Delay on her new book Birth Control (Oxford University Press, 2020).


Adjunct professor Kristin Halvorson discusses her recent work with the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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Assistant professor Elisa Jones organized a fascinating "Speech as Protest" symposium, running Oct. 22-29, 2020. 

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Congratulations to department chair Jason Coy on the publication of his book The Devil's Art. You can read all about it on our blog


Rachel Donaldson is featured in our blog post detailing her public history students' creation of an African-American history tour of Charleston. 


Check out our blog post about Adjunct Professor Hayden Smith's book and exhibit on Carolina golden rice.

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Congratulations to Jacob Steere-Williams on the publication of his new book The Filth Disease. You can read all about it on our blog

Lisa Covert

Dr. Lisa Pinley Covert received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to conduct archival research in Peru and France in 2019. Read all about Lisa's project here.

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Congratulations to Professor Phyllis G. Jestice, on the publication of her book, Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty: Women and Rule in Tenth-Century Germany (Queenship and Power).