Avery | Family of Distinguished Alumnus Honors Life-Long Pursuit of Justice

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is proud to announce new philanthropic support of its historic building and collections named in memory of College of Charleston Distinguished Alumnus Joseph “Joe” Warren Cabaniss ’47. The gift, generously donated by Cabaniss’ sons, will bolster the Avery Research Center’s efforts of preserving and sharing…

Nov. 8 | The Strange Story of South Carolina’s Turkish People

Join the Friends of the Library to explore the story of misunderstood immigrants and their struggle to gain recognition and acceptance in the rural American South. In their book, South Carolina’s Turkish People, scholars Terri Ann Ognibene and Glen Browder reveal the never-told but true story of how a dark-skinned community endured nearly two centuries of…

Fall 2018 Program Season Kicks Off Thursday, Sept. 20

Why Wait for the Leaves to Change? The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Fall 2018 program season. From on-campus collaborations to Charleston’s premier literary festival, the Friends’ programming connects you to luminaries across the Lowcountry and beyond. *** Science Images and Public Amazement Thursday, Sept. 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library…

Friends of the Library Sponsor Int’l Literary Festival

Today Charleston to Charleston, Inc. announced details for the second annual collaborative literary festival taking place in Charleston, S.C. November 8–11, 2018. The festival, called Charleston to Charleston, is an ambitious collaboration between the Charleston Library Society, South Carolina’s cultural and intellectual living room, and the Charleston farmhouse in Sussex, home to the Charleston Festival,…

Hero, Master, Demagogue, Beast: The Classical Roots of Modern Fascism

Fascism is having a revival. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, join the Friends of the Library and author Nathan Crick for a classical interpretation of fascism through the lens of four Greek literary and philosophical works—through the heroic epic of Homer’s Iliad, the rhetorical mastery of Gorgias’ Encomium of Helen, the demagogue of Aristophanes’ Birds, and the…

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…