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 […]
Roger Grant is a man of impressive numbers. He’s been teaching history in universities for 47 years, 21 of those at Clemson University. He’s held three named, distinguished professorships and has collected an honorary doctorate from Simpson College, a liberal arts college in Iowa. Grant has published 33 books, has two more in final edits […]
Fifty years after the Tet Offensive, Edwin Moïse, Vietnam scholar and history professor, explores the Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s (MACV) communication tactics and the Tet Offensive’s size and impact in his fifth title, “The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War” (University Press of Kansas).
The Clemson House succumbed to 150 pounds of dynamite and gravity in less than a minute. The building had been an ornament on the campus for more than 60 years and was an iconic symbol to many community members, alumni, faculty and students. But it wasn't feasible to bring it up to today's building standard and make it usable, so it had to be torn down.
A leading scholar on the Reformation, Bruce Gordon of Yale Divinity School, will share his insights in a public lecture, “The Bible, Authority and the Struggle for History in the Reformation.” The free event at Clemson University will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Holtzendorff Hall, room 100.
History professor Rod Andrew took a group of students to France and Belgium to analyze the events of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. The students came back profoundly affected.
When Sonia Sotomayor came to the Brooks Center on Sept. 14, President James P. Clements noted that it was the first time a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court had spoken on the Clemson campus. But on this day, Justice Sotomayor made sure there was very little sitting. Sotomayor moved through the packed house of more […]
I studied in Brussels with eight other students as a part of Wainscott’s European Crossroads program. The city was the base from which we explored much of Belgium.
During the Fourth of July holiday, most people’s thoughts centered on cookouts, vacations and fireworks. This Tiger thought about history, because that’s what he does. In his book, The Age of Lincoln, this respected historian explores Abraham Lincoln’s experience with issues such as immigration, civil rights, race relations and faith – all issues that remain […]
Clemson University’s Historic Properties, along with the Andrew Pickens chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, are hosting a celebration of the porch restoration at the historic Hopewell Plantation at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
There would be no present without a past. There would be no Clemson Tigers, no “solid orange,” no academics, no graduates, no research and no buildings on the grounds of this university without Thomas Green Clemson and his wife Anna Calhoun Clemson. History is important because it defines our past, which, in turn, is tied […]
Lee Morrissey, professor and chair of Clemson University’s English department, has been appointed founding director of the new Clemson University Humanities Hub. The appointment was announced today by Richard Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. “I am thrilled to name Lee Morrissey as the founding director of the Humanities Hub,” Goodstein […]
Clemson University Historic Properties recently enlisted the help of the university’s Anthropology Club to literally dig into the history of Clemson’s Hopewell House. Historic Properties is currently replacing the house’s rotting front porch, and Will Hiott, director of Historic Properties, saw this as the perfect opportunity to get more information on the history of the […]
The Hanover House is a living testament to the famed Clemson “determined spirit” – having defied all odds to still be standing.
Clemson University will host “Clinton vs Trump: The People Speak,” a live, interactive webcast on the presidential race at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Watt Family Innovation Center.