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Upcoming Events . . .

Spring 2016

Public Lecture, of the Spring 2016 Graduate Humanities Major Scholar Seminar

Dr. Clyde Ellis, March 10, 4 p.m.: “Powwow as Ethnohistory: Traditions of Change and Adaptation.” Marshall University Student Center, Student Resource Center Conference Room, 2W16. Free and Open to the Public. A reception will follow.


Past Programs and Events . . .

– listed by semester, latest first –

Spring 2015

Get Ready to Rock!

Fall 2014

September 9, 7 p.m., GC 134

“Archaeology of Frontier Forts in West Virginia,” presented by W. Stephen McBride, PhD

Dr. Stephen McBride (McBride Preservation Services, LLC) is an historical archeologist with a special interest in eighteenth century frontier settlement and the Civil War.  He holds a Doctorate degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University, and serves as the Director of Interpretation and Archaeology at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Jessamine County, Kentucky, and manager of McBride Preservation Services, LLC.  Dr. McBride has directed excavations on many eighteenth and nineteenth century sites in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia and written numerous articles for journals and edited volumes as well as archeological reports.  His recent co-authored publication, Frontier Forts of West Virginia: Historical and Archaeological Explorations, published by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, has been distributed widely to the general public.

This public lecture, offered as a component of Dr. Maslowski’s Fall 2014 Time & Place in Appalachia seminar, is funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Spring 2014

May 22: Food, Presentation, and a Special Announcement

Fall 2013

Window to the West Side @ Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School – 29 October 2013 – Slide Show

Summer 2013

Glenwood Memories / Histories 2013 – 30 June 2013 – Slide Show

Spring 2013


Sponsored by University Libraries — Graduate College South Charleston Library

Spring 2012

Innovative Research Methods, Community Studies, Collaborative Research

Professor Graham Crow – Deputy Director
United Kingdom’s Economic and Social Research Council National Centre for Research Methods
Read the Press Release here.

Fall 2011

September 2011 Local Artists Installment: Staci M. Leech-Cornell
“A Much Curious Coop”

See the article in the Charleston Daily Mail here.

Reception 16 September 2011
On Display from September 12 to October 21, 2011

You’ve Heard the News . . . Is the End of Civilization at Hand?

– Come Get the Truth –
12 Noon, 21 September 2011
GC 319 (MUGC South Charleston)

“Maya 2012: The Use and Abuse of Ancient Maya Knowledge”
Presented by Dr. David S. Anderson

Join us for our Fall 2011 Meet, Eat, and Greet

September 9, 2011

Little Creek Park – South Charleston

Summer 2011

Carolyn Quinlan receives Employee of the Month Award

Read the press release here.

Spring 2011

May 2011 Local Artists Installment:
Hank Keeling: A Life in Art

A Faculty-Student-Community Collaborative Exhibit
Directed by Mark Tobin Moore
Produced by the “Life in Art” Graduate Humanities Seminar

Read the Press Release, here.

– Photos from the Opening Reception –

Scholarly Publishing
Brown Bag & Workshop

29 March 2011

Listen to the podcast here.

April “Local Artists” Installment:
Traci Higginbothamm

Reception 1 April 2011

March 2011 Exhibit:
Nate Wilkinson

On disply in the MUGC Library March 5 – 17
Reception Friday, March 11, 5:30 p.m., MUGC Library

See the story here.

Fall 2010

October 2010 Local Artists Installment

October 22 – December 5, 2010 Read about the series (MU Press Release) here.

September 2010 Installment
Frank Grant

September 6 – October 15 Reception: September 10, 2010 Read the MU Press Release here.

Photos from our Fall 2010 Meet, Eat, and Greet . . .

Fall 2009

30th Anniversary Celebration

See the Press Release here.

Photos from our 30th Anniversary Celebration

Spring 2009

Public Showing of Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice

Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., GC 319: Public Showing of Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., GC 319: Talk by the filmmaker, Catherine Pancake

(reception and discussion to follow)

Photos and Video from the Glenwood Project Exhibit Opening & Reception . . . .

Videos of the Opening Video by Annette Conner: See her class blog here See the Charleston Gazette article here

Fall 2008

Glenwood, Phase II

Fall 2007

They Are Still With Us

An exhibit by Mark Tobin Moore and the Students of A&S 600 – Museum Studies and Exhibit Design The Clay Center, Charleston, West Virginia
November 23 – December 30
See the story in The Gazz A&S 600 Students — a.k.a., The Red Door Group — in front of the developing installation. L to R: Jason Stewart, Matt Gibson, Jennifer Pinkerton, Tia Miller, Annette Conner, and Lee Darnell. (Photo by Mark Tobin Moore.) Join us for a reception at the Clay Center on December 126 – 8 p.m.

Summer 2007

Spring 2007


Drawing Hope:
An Examination of Art by Prisoners & Patients

Presented by Christine Seger
Humanities MA Candidate
Advised by Mark Tobin Moore
Drawing Hope Poster

Fall 2006

Graduate Humanities Faculty & Students Host Art Exhibit

November 24 – December 4
Exhibit Information

Fall 2005

Humanities Faculty Robert Maslowski and Daniel Boyd screen new film

“Religious Liberty: For Some or For All?”