Science Images and Public Amazement: The Implications of Communicating Science Visually

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 6:00—7:30 PM | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 Popular science images are often dismissed as superficial or supplemental, but, in reality, they have the potential to be powerful vehicles of communication. Ties between scientific communities and non-expert publics could be strengthened through responsible visual communication. As funding for scientific research becomes…

May 30 | Tomb of the Unknown Racist—A Conversation with Blanche McCrary Boyd

Wednesday, May 30 | 6:00—7:00 p.m. | Randolph Hall/Alumni Memorial Hall Join award-winning novelist Blanche McCrary Boyd for a discussion of her provocative new novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, her first novel in twenty years. A family story set against political and racial struggle, it is based on real life events surrounding William Luther Pierce, Timothy…

New Digital Exhibit | Slavery, Reconstruction Recounted in African American Memoir

The College of Charleston’s latest digital exhibit solves a nearly 90-year-old history mystery. In 1929, a memoir was published under the pseudonym “Sam Aleckson.” Titled Before the War and After the Union, it chronicled the author’s life from his earliest memories of being enslaved in Charleston to his post-Reconstruction move to Vermont. Save for family…

New Materials | Special Collections Receives Renowned Chef’s Personal Books, Papers

Culinary historian, author, artist and photographer John Martin Taylor, also known as Hoppin’ John, has donated his personal collection of books and papers to the Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach (ICI). Taylor owned the famous Hoppin’ John’s culinary bookstore and cooking…

April 10 | Churchill was a Snowflake

Churchill was a Snowflake: New Leadership Habits to Prevent an American Iron Curtain Tuesday, April 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall/Randolph Hall Matthew Barzun, America’s youngest-ever ambassador to the United Kingdom, stewarded the alliance during surprise elections that highlighted growing divisions on both sides of the political spectrum and both sides of the Atlantic….

Avery Research Center’s Executive Director Honored with ExCEL Award, Fashion Feature

The Libraries’ own Patricia Williams Lessane has had an exciting week. On Wednesday, March 28, the Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and Co-Principal of the Race and Social Justice Institute was honored with the 2018 Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award for Administrator of the Year. Williams Lessane joined…