Dr. Thavolia Glymph to Visit SC State University

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dr. GlymphSC State University’s Department of Social Sciences will host Dr. Thavolia Glymph, associate professor of history at Duke University located in Durham, N.C.  Glymph will speak on Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Nance Hall Auditorium, room 106. Glymph’s topic will be “Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.”

At Duke University, Glymph’s role as associate professor includes teaching courses pertaining to slavery, emancipation and African-American women. She is currently completing “Women at War,” a study of women in the Civil War.  Glymph has also begun a new project,  “Playing Dixie in Egypt: A Transnational Transcript of Race and Nation.” “Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1972,”is alsoa study of white union and confederate Civil War Veterans who served in the Egyptian Army during the era of Reconstruction.

While at Duke University, Glymph has worked on the Boards of Labor, the Executive Council of the Southern Historical Association, the OAH Binkley-Stephenson Award Committee and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Advisory Committee.

Glymph obtained a doctoral degree in history from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.  in 1998. She resides in Durham, N.C.

For additional information about Dr. Glymph’s visit, contact Dr. Larry Watson, associate professor of history, at (803) 536-8682.