South Carolina Humanities Festival-

“Changing Minds of the South”
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Spartanburg, South Carolina
April 7 – 12, 2003
All events free admission

Monday, April 7

  • COMEDY PERFORMANCE: “Changing Minds Of The South”
    FEATURING: Susan Smith & Yvonne Mason of the Café and Then
    Some Players
    LOCATION: Tukey Theater, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
    TIME: 7:00 – 7:30 pm
    DESCRIPTION:
    A comically irreverent look at changing minds of the South

  • LECTURE: “Fractured Mind, Fractured Mirror: Painful Reflections In
    ‘The Mind Of The South’ ”
    McKay Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor of English &
    Member of the Program in Journalism, University of Delaware;
    Author of The South in Black and White: Race, Sex, and Literature in
    the 1940s
    LOCATION: Tukey Theater, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
    TIME: 8:00-9:00 pm
    DESCRIPTION:
    An exploration of how W. J. Cash’s tormented relationship to race
    and his own sexuality cracked the mirror he was trying to use to
    reflect on his community and his region

Tuesday, April 8

  • LECTURE: “The Use Of Technology To Examine, Preserve, And Share Art”
    Mr. John Nolan, Curator of the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery
    LOCATION: Community Room, Health Sciences Building Spartanburg Technical College
    TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 am
    DESCRIPTION:
    In the present age of computers and science, the field of art is not one that readily springs to mind when considering the progress society enjoys from technological advancements. However, the great cultural assets of both the past and present are becoming more accessible through improved processes of scientific examination, conservation, and digitization. An introduction to how this current technology is used in the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery collection and others will provide insight into the ramifications for current and future knowledge and preservation of important works of art.

  • LECTURE: “The Humanities In South Carolina In The 21st Century”
    Walter Edgar, PhD, Director of the Institute for Southern Studies,
    University of South Carolina; Author of South Carolina: A History
    & Partisans & Redcoats.
    LOCATION: Camak Auditorium, Spartanburg Methodist College
    TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    DESCRIPTION:
    A “state of the state” report from Dr. Edgar’s personal perspective

Wednesday, April 9

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: “Liberal Arts Education and its Role in the Future of Employment in Spartanburg”
    MODERATOR: Mr. William Barnet III, Mayor, City of Spartanburg
    LOCATION: Barrett Room, Spartanburg County Main Library
    TIME: 5:30 -7:00 pm
    DESCRIPTION:
    An exploration of the relationship between higher education in the liberal arts and the changing face of industry and employment in Spartanburg

Thursday, April 10

  • HEALTH FAIR

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