The University of South Carolina’s popular annual series, “Conversations with Walter Edgar,” will run Jan. 12 through Feb. 9 and focus on South Carolina’s role in the American Revolutionary War.
The history series is presented by the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and features conversations between guest speakers and university historian emeritus Walter Edgar. The series is in its fourth year, although the previous three focused on the Civil War.
The talks, which are free and open to the public, will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the Capstone House campus room at 898 Barnwell St.
The first of five speakers is Lawrence Rowland, a professor emeritus of history from USC-Beaufort and past president of the South Carolina Historical Society.
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Rowland, who co-wrote “The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina,” will discuss colonial South Carolina as a melting pot of people and cultures.
Upcoming conversations are:
Tuesday, Jan. 19 with Dr. Daniel J. Tortora of Colby College on the Carolina frontier
Tuesday, Jan. 26 with USC’s Dr. Woody Holton on challenging imperial authority
Tuesday, Feb. 2 with Dr. Jack Warren of the Society of the Cincinnati on revolution in South Carolina
Tuesday, Feb. 9 with Dr. Carol Berkin of Baruch College on revolutionary mothers in South Carolina