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Humanities Hub

Advancing the Humanities at Clemson

Humanities Hub event


The Clemson Humanities Hub, an outreach project of the Humanities Advancement Board, intends to advance the outreach, scholarly, and teaching activities of the Humanities. We aim to coordinate and publicize off-campus Humanities events, turning the scholarly inquiry and public presentations of the Humanities fields into an outreach activity. In so doing, it hopes to act as a coordinator of campus presentations, an incubator for scholarship, and a steward of humanities pedagogy. We hope to offer historical perspective, cultural awareness, and considerations of value in the creation, application, and preservation of knowledge.

James Burns is the Director of the Clemson Humanities Hub. Burns is intimately familiar with humanities activities at Clemson, having been a member of the history faculty since 1999, advancing to full professor in 2012 and serving as department chair from 2015-2019. From 2019-2021, he was associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. As a specialist in both African history and the social history of film, his scholarship—like the Humanities Hub—spans multiple disciplines..

If you are a Clemson Humanities faculty member bringing a visiting speaker or speakers to campus we can help with travel and hotel arrangements.  
We can help publicize events, through a webpage, a facebook page, and through the College of Arts and Humanities announcements, campus monitors, etc.

If you are interested in working with us, email

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Led by our Humanities Advancement Board, the Humanities Hub connects faculty and undergraduate scholars with funding to continue their academic pursuits. Learn more about the opportunities available to support the work of the humanities at Clemson and the people who make it possible.


College of Arts and Humanities
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