The CLAW program regularly hosts or co-sponsors conferences and symposia on a range of subjects relevant to the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. In addition to support from the College of Charleston, past conferences have been funded by grants from the National Endowment for HumanitiesHumanities Council SC, and other donors including Wells Fargo.

Upcoming Conferences

2024 Conference: “Archives in the Atlantic”, May 16-18

Past Conferences

July 27-29, 2023 Annual Meeting of the St. George Tucker Society and Symposium

2022 Conference: “The Stono Rebellion in the Atlantic World,” Slave Dwelling Project Annual Conference 

2022 Conference: “Transatlantic Diasporas,” Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

2020 Conference“Port Cities in the Atlantic World” (canceled due to COVID)

2019 Conference: “The Vesey Conspiracy at 200: Black Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic World”

2018 Conference: “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World”

2017 Conference: “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World”

2016 Conference: “Marronage and Maroonage in Culture, History, and Society”

2015 Conference: The 10th Biannual Conference of the Southern Association for Women Historians, “Re-membering/ Gendering: Women, Historical Tourism, and Public History”

2014 Conference: “Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library”

2013 Conference: The 39th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, Literature, Liberation, and the Law”

2012 Conference: “Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World”

2011 Conference:Civil War – Global Conflict

2010 Conference: “Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South”; “Women in the Iberian American Atlantic (1500-1800)“; “Crisis and Conflict in the Early Carolinas

2008 Conference: “Ending the International Slave Trade: A Bicentenary Inquiry

2007 Conference:The Irish in the Atlantic World

2005 Conference:Haiti 201: Slavery, Struggle, and Survival

2004 Conference: “The Fruits of Exile: Central European Intellectual Emigration to America in the Age of Fascism“; “Saints and Pilgrimage Around the Atlantic

2003 Conference: “Carolina Lowcountry & Caribbean Cuisines”

2002 Conference:The Material World of Tidewater, the Lowcountry, and the Caribbean

2000 Conference:From Slavery to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World“; “Plantations of the Mind: Marketing Myths and Memories in the Heritage Tourism Industry”

1999 Conference:The Emergence of the Atlantic Economy

1998 Conference: “The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World”

1997 Conference:Out of New Babylon: The Huguenots and Their Diaspora

1995 Conference:New Directions in Colonial South Carolina Studies