SCC announces the 2016-2017 Lyceum Lecture Series featuring SCC professors presenting an array of topics including how a slave stole a warship and became king; the future of individualized medicine; the changing role of women in science fiction, fantasy and the comic book universe; and a photographic exploration of 1,000 years of astronomical history. These events are free and open to the public.
In the tradition of the antebellum era Lyceum Movement, which allowed for the early dissemination of adult education primarily through lecture, performance, debate, and discussion, the Spartanburg Community College Lyceum Lecture Series connects the historical relevance of the Lyceum Movement to the continuation of lifelong learning in the present day.
The following lectures will be held in the Tracey Gaines Auditorium on SCC's central campus in Spartanburg from 3:30-4:30 pm:
October - How the Slave Robert Smalls Stole a Warship and Became King
Presenter: Marshall Evans
Date: September 28, 2016
Description: Robert Smalls, a South Carolina native, stole the largest Confederate warship in Charleston Harbor, delivered it to the Union blockade fleet, convinced President Lincoln to allow the enlistment of black troops in the U.S. Army, became the first black U.S. Navy captain, founded the South Carolina Republican party, started the public school system in South Carolina, served four terms in the U.S. Congress, and was subsequently written out of history until now.
November - The Future of Individualized Medicine
Presenter: DeLisa Dawkins
Date: November 15, 2016
Description: Modern medicine has evolved from basic standards of treatment to being personalized and customized according to the patient's needs, tolerances, and responses to current treatments. This lecture will discuss how the healthcare arena is responding to this form of treatment planning.
January - From Hestia to Hermione: The Changing Role of Women in Science Fiction/Fantasy and the Comic Book Universe
Presenter: Brandi Mullinax
Date: January 25, 2017
Description: This presentation will discuss the ways in which the literary portrayal of women has changed in the mediums of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books.
March - Galileo's Fingers: A Photographic Exploration of 1000 Years of Astronomical History
Presenter: Rick Boozer
Date: March 7, 2017
Description: In 2015, Rick Boozer roamed northern and central Italy with his camera to uncover the often amazing story behind the origin of space science. The title "Galileo's Fingers" concerns one of the most startling finds he came across during his research.
For more information about SCC's Lyceum Speakers Series, please contact Emily Grigg, SCC's humanities academic director, at (864) 592-4297. For directions or a map of SCC's central campus, visit www.sccsc.edu/maps/.