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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 2023

Tuesday, August 29: 5:30-7:30, Columbia Conversations, Robert Mills Carriage House
Nicole Maskiell discussed her recently published book, Bound By Bondage: Slavery and the Creation of a Northern Gentry
Co-sponsors: Historic Columbia

September 14-15: Neil Kingham, author of A Brief Moment in the Sun: Francis Cardoza and Reconstruction in South Carolina, participated in the following events.

  • Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7:30, Columbia Conversations, Robert Mills Carriage House

Neil Kingham book talk and conversation with Lewis Burke. Book sale, signing, and reception followed

  • Friday, September 15, 9:30_interviewed by Mark Smith on the “Take on the South” podcast
  • Friday, September 15, noon to 1:30, USC, Gambrell Hall, 245B Roundtable with Neil Kingham and Lewis Burke on the researching Francis Cardoza and the history of Reconstruction in South Carolina
  • Friday, September 15, 4 p.m. Euphradian Room, Harper College, room 320 Neil Kinghan delivered the annual Richard Greener Lecture as part of USC’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction

Book sale and signing will followed

Wednesday, September 27, 12:30-2:00, Gambrell, 431
Dr. Jules Gill-Peterson (Johns Hopkins University) on “Trans History as Public History” It was moderated by Dr. Lauren Sklaroff

October 26-27: Klymenko Oksana, Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University; a Senior Lecturer at National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Her primary research interest concerns Ukrainian history of the 20th century, memory studies, Soviet society, gender studies, and labor history.

Thursday, October 26: Oksana presented,
“Soviet Women and Industrialization: a case of Dniprohes Construction (1920s-1930s)”

Friday, October 27, noon-1:30
Klymenko Oksana in conversation with Elena Oskina on research and scholarship

 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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