CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]
A longtime faculty member who teaches history to students will tell the story of the University’s history to the world.
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University has extended its highest honor to 11 exceptional individuals. The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was honored at a formal dinner March 8 at the Madren Conference Center. New members included faculty emeriti, alumni, industry leaders and other friends of the College who had […]
For two weeks in September, Charissa Fryberger taught English in a remote city in East Kazakhstan that still bears oppressive reminders of the Soviet Union: drab bloc housing, rickety trams and mining operations that choke the air. Still Fryberger, a Clemson graduate student and English composition instructor, cherished the experience. “It’s a great gift to […]
Renowned poet Susan Stewart, best-selling author Richard Rothstein and Cherokee history expert Tom Hatley are among the speakers who will visit Clemson University during the fall 2018 semester to discuss topics in the humanities.
Clemson University has been honored for its efforts to create a comprehensive interpretive plan to more effectively preserve and share its unique history. The university was awarded a 2018 Historic Preservation Award, sponsored by Preservation South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
A desire to know more: This Tiger and sixth-generation South Carolinian conducted research that changed the narrative about Clemson University’s history. Title: Associate professor of English Years at Clemson: 10.5 years What I do at Clemson: I conduct research and teach courses for English majors and the general education program in early African-American and American […]
Rhondda Robinson Thomas, associate professor of English at Clemson University, has received a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. Thomas will use the award to broadly share the university’s history through a museum exhibition called “Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration,” which will travel to 10 sites across South Carolina over two years.
University offers public history lesson with new signs at 11 historic buildings on the main campus.
This fall, South Carolina Humanities presented Governor’s Awards to two esteemed members of the Clemson Family, Professor Vernon Burton and Professor Emerita Dixie Goswami. Burton and Goswami were honored at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 19 in Columbia, along with Karen Alexander, CEO of The Auntie Karen Foundation, and Betty Jo Rhea, former mayor of Rock […]
Clemson University students and English professor Rhondda Thomas are traveling to Charlottesville, Virginia — the site of a deadly racial clash this summer — to participate in a symposium about the history of slavery at U.S. universities.
It’s fair to say that Frankie O. Felder, the senior associate dean of the Graduate School who is retiring this month after 30 years at Clemson, loves a challenge. And that’s a good thing, because she grew up in a military family that moved around the world regularly. She was one of the first black undergraduates […]
Clemson University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives invites you to celebrate Founder’s Day every day by exploring a new online exhibit “The Founding of Clemson University: A Confluence of People, Ideas, Time and Place” [http://library.clemson.edu/depts/specialcollections/founding-of-clemson-online-exhibit/ ] On April 6, 1888, Pendleton attorney Richard W. Simpson recorded in his diary “Mr. Clemson dies.” Thomas Clemson’s death […]
Chris Dunn and Brandy Wilson are senior anthropology students in Clemson’s sociology and anthropology department, and both recently took part in an excavation at Fort Hill. With the help of South Carolina State Archaeologist Dr. Jon Leader, they tested their archaeological skills as they uncovered what lies beneath the surface of John C. Calhoun’s home. […]