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…

March 16-18 | CLAW Conference Reinterprets Reconstruction

The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program at the College of Charleston is pleased to announce its latest conference, Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World, will be held March 16-18, 2018, at the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library. The conference commemorates the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s 1868 Constitutional Convention…

Oct. 26 | WaPo’s Peter Finn Joins the Friends to Talk Trump

One Year In: National Security in the Age of Trump As President Trump nears the first anniversary of his election, the College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host Peter Finn (National Security Editor of The Washington Post) and John Creed (CofC’s Professor of Political Science) for a wide-ranging conversation on the major foreign policy issues…

THE RESILENCE OF SOUTHERN IDENTITY: WHY THE SOUTH STILL MATTERS IN THE MINDS OF ITS PEOPLE

College of Charleston Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, April 5, Noon. Addlestone Library Room 360 Dr. H. Gibbs Knotts, Professor of Political Science The South is changing.  People are moving to the region at a very high rate.  Urbanization and suburbanization are occurring, particularly here in the Lowcountry.  In addition, one of the most powerful symbols of…

What happens after your wash goes down the drain? Environmental implications of chemical and microplastic wastewater transport.

College of Charleston  Faculty Lecture Series Professor Barbara Beckingham, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences will speak at the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 15 in Addlestone Library 227.  Lecture begins at noon with a light lunch provided.  Free and open to the College of Charleston and Charleston communities.  For more information about this…

FORMS AND MOTIFS IN AFRICAN ART: WORKS FROM THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER’S JOHN R. DUPREE AFRICAN ART COLLECTION

  Exhibition Open February 25 through December 1, 2017 Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library John R. Dupree began amassing his extensive African art collection in 1972 while living in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and working for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Dupree was a member of a small group of FAA…