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Preservation, Progress and Politics

in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, SC | March 14-18, 2020
Registration Deadline: February 13, 2020

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This project of NCHC’s Place as Text Committee takes participants to Charleston to investigate the intersection of its history, cultural tourism, and economic development. Charleston, founded in 1670, is home to the first and largest historic district in America and is credited with beginning the historic preservation movement in the United States. Charleston was recently named by Condé Nast magazine as the best tourist destination in the world. However, only select aspects of Charleston’s controversial history are celebrated and commodified, and its recent rapid economic development has created environmental, cultural, and political tensions that go unnoticed by the casual visitor. Institute participants will utilize City as Text™ pedagogy to uncover, interpret, and analyze these issues that are pertinent to disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Costs & Deadlines

$875 which includes $350 non-refundable deposit.
This cost covers Institute reading materials, instructional fees, opening reception, and final group dinner. It does not include travel to and from Charleston, hotel accommodations, local transportation, or most meals.

Registration & Payment Deadline:
February 13, 2020


The Institute hotel is the

Hampton Inn Historic District
345 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403.

Direct links for booking online will be provided after registration is complete. To get the special group
rate discount, you must make your reservation by February 13, 2020 and identify yourself as part of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) group - Group Code: NCH.

Discounted hotel nightly rates are $249 for March 13-14 and $189 for March 15-17.