Curriculum Vitae

An overview of professional experience and published works.

[Liam] William S. Brockington, Jr., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Of History Emeritus, University of South Carolina Aiken

 

Current Position:

Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus
History, Political Science & Philosophy
USCA; 471 University Parkway ; Aiken SC 29801

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in History – University of South Carolina, 1966.

Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen DE, 1967–8.

Master of Arts in History – University of South Carolina, 1969. Thesis: The Usage of Scottish Mercenaries by the Anti-Imperial Forces in the Thirty Years’ War.

Doctor of Philosophy in History – University of South Carolina, 1975. Dissertation: The Unionist Party and Irish Home Rule: Andrew Bonar Law and the Irish Home Rule Crisis, 1912–1914.

Sewanee: University of the South School of Theology, 1991–7. Mentor, Education for Ministry [graduate program in theology and religion].

Professional Experience

USC-Lancaster. Teaching Associate, 1966.

USC-Union. Instructor, 1968–72.

USC-Aiken, USC-Columbia School of General Studies & Shaw Air Force Base. Teaching Associate, 1972–5.

USC-Aiken. Assistant Professor, 1975–81; Associate Professor, 1981–8; Professor, 1988–2008.

Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement (AP) European History. Reader & Table Leader, 1996–2010.

Historical Research and on-site Study (North America):

Flunked out of school and worked for a year – best learning experience I have ever had.

Extensive archival research, especially at South Carolina colleges and universities, at Southern colleges and universities, at the Library of Congress, and at various other American colleges and universities. Have visited 46 of 50 states. Have walked almost all Civil War Battlefields as well as battlefields of the French & Indian Wars, of the Revolutionary War and of the War of 1812.

Alaska, 2005: Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka and Denali.

Canada, 1956 & 1994: 10-day canoe trek through Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada; 10-day trip to Quebec and to Montreal [presented paper at Popular Culture Association of America]; Canada, 2005: 2-days in Vancouver, British Columbia

Mexico, 1961: 5-day trip to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico; 2014: 7-day trip to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, & Mexico (Mayan studies).

Caribbean, 1983: 7-day Episcopal Church mission trip as historian; 1993: 7 day trip to Jamaica; 1996: 8-day trip to Puerto Rico, Anguilla (Dutch & French) & US Virgin Islands.

Total: a minimum of 4–5 years.

Historical Research and on-site Study (Europe):

Europe, 1966–1968: attended Goethe Institut at Boppard a. Rhein (four months); attended Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen DE; (six months). In addition to classes, two weeks in France [Le Mans, Tours, Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, Normandy; hitch-hiked from/to Tübingen, München, Innsbruck, Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples, Brindisi, Athens, Thessaloniki, Skopje, Belgrade, Ljubljana (six weeks). Research at British Library (one month). Received nine hours graduate credits for classes taken and six hours graduate credit for Thesis Preparation and Research. Berlin Study: seven-day learning experience provided for 50 Marks [$12.50 then] with transportation, tours and meals included. Provided by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst [DAAD].

Soviet Union, 1973: 22-days in Moscow, Kiev, Yalta, Leningrad and Moscow.

Europe, 1974: 122-days in London, Oxford, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Dissertation research

Europe, 1988: 25-days in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, West Germany and England as tour guide for college students.

Great Britain, 1989: 30-days in London.

Great Britain, 1995: 20-days in Edinburgh.

Great Britain, 1998: 25-days in London, Edinburgh and Scots Highlands.

Great Britain, 1999: 14-days in London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Great Britain, 2000: 30-days in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Omagh.

Great Britain and the Baltic, 2005: 12-days in Glasgow, Stockholm, Tallinn, Stockholm and London.

Mediterranean, 2008: 30-days in Barcelona, Sienna, Rome, Messina, Dubrovnik, Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, Santorini, Olympia, Corfu and Venice.

Baltic, 2013: 15-days in Hamburg, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stralsund, Kiel and Copenhagen.

North Atlantic to Mediterranean 2018: 15-days in Bergen, United Netherlands, Belgium, England, France, Portugal and Spain.

River Cruises, 2019: 23-days in Berlin, Elbe, Leipzig, Prague, Budapest, Donau, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg, Hanau, Frankfurt a. Main, Mainz, Koblenz, Köln, Amsterdam.

Total Days Abroad: @846 [@ 3 years]; Number Countries Visited: 51.

A. Publications:

Publications (books):

WSB (ed), The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (Aiken SC: SC Historical Association, 1979–82, 1985–8 & 1996).

WSB (ed), Historic Sketches on Aiken (Aiken SC: Sesquicentennial Book, 1985).

WSB & J.A. Chisman (eds), The 76th Pennsylvania: A Regimental History [annotated and edited memoirs of John Porter, a Union soldier in the Civil War, 1861–1864, as well as the Regimental History] (Wilmington NC: Broadfoot, 1988).

WSB (ed), Making History Informative and Fun: An Anthology of Assessment Exercises for Use in the Classroom (Columbia SC: USC Office of Institutional Research, 1995).

WSB (ed), Monro, His Expedition With The Worthy Scots Regiment Called Mac-Keys by Colonel Robert Monro (London, 1637) in Praeger War Studies (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999).

WSB, ‘Robert Monro: Professional Soldier, Military Historian and Scotsman’ in Scotland and the Thirty Years’ War, ed by Steven Murdoch (Leiden NE: Brill, 2001), 215-241.

WSB (associate ed [identifying topics, locating qualified authors, making assignments & proofing submissions]), 78 articles. I personally wrote two articles: ‘Transportation’ and ‘Mary Gordon Ellis’. in The South Carolina Encyclopaedia, ed by Walter Edgar (Columbia SC: USC Press, 2006).

WSB, The Usage of Scottish Mercenaries by the Anti-Imperial Forces in the Thirty Years’ War, E-book at (2013).

Publications (Books to be Published):

WSB. Web-site at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com (2010).

WSB,  The Unionist Party and Irish Home Rule: Andrew Bonar Law and the Irish Home Rule Crisis, 1912–1914. E-book  (2018).

WSB & Kirsty McAlister (eds), Transactions of the Scotts Army in Ireland from 1643 to June 1648. E-book at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com

WSB, The Finest Harbor in the South’: Port Royal & Union Victory in the Civil War [study of strategic victories accomplished via Union occupation of Hilton Head Island (SC) and military operations mounted therefrom] E-book at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com

WSB, Quarter-of-an-Inch Either Way [counterfactual history: series of near-misses from military history and how a mere quarter-of-an-inch might have changed history]. E-book at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com

WSB, It Was because I Loved my Camerades [biography of Colonel Robert Monro, 2020]. E-book at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com

WSB, Historical Consciousness (Geschichtsbewußtsein) and Coming to Terms with the Past (Vergangenheitsbewältigung) [history ought never be explained through simplistic analyses of political, social and/or economic factors for the mind-set of any given culture at any given point of time requires the incorporation of data from an eclectic set of factors]. E-book at http://www.generalrobertmonro.com

Publications (articles & book reviews):

WSB, ‘Spartanburg and the New South’ in Faces of South Carolina (1973).

WSB (review), Leon Ó Broin Revolutionary Underground: The Story of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, 18581924, by in The Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, vol. 5, no. 1 (Spring 1978), n.p.

WSB, ‘The Unionist Party and the Third Home Rule Crisis, 1912–1914’ (Proceedings of the SC, 1978), 1-8.

WSB, ‘Scottish Mercenaries in the Thirty Years’ War’ (1986 Proceedings of the SC Historical Association), 41-7.

WSB, ‘Andrew Bonar Law’ in Famous Lives in British History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1987), 901-2.

WSB, ‘H.H. Kitchener’ in Famous Lives in British History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1987), 870-2.

WSB, ‘A.E.W. Mason’ in Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 1195-9.

WSB, ‘Ferdinand II of Austria’ in Great Lives in History, Renaissance to 1900 (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 727-31.

WSB, ‘Frederick Forsyth’ in Magill’s Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 646-50.

WSB, ‘John Calvin’ in Great Lives in History, Renaissance to 1900 (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 340-4.

WSB, ‘Joyce Porter’ in Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 1338-41.

WSB, ‘Sax Rohmer’ in Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), 1448–53.

WSB, The Fiery Trail: A Union Officer’s Account of Sherman’s Last Campaigns, by Richard Harwell and Philip N. Racine in South Carolina Historical Magazine (Charleston, 1987), n.p.

WSB, ‘The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell’ in Magill’s Masterplots II: Nonfiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), n.p.

WSB, ‘Home: The History of an Idea by Witold Rybczinski’ in Magill’s Masterplots II: Nonfiction (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1989), n.p.

WSB, ‘Animal Farm by George Orwell’ in Masterpieces of World Literature (New York, 1989), 41-4.

WSB, ‘1984 by George Orwell’ in Masterpieces of World Literature (New York, 1989), n.p.

WSB, ‘On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin’ in Masterpieces of World Literature (New York, 1989), n.p.

WSB, ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 1466-7.

WSB, ‘James Herriot’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 710-11.

WSB, ‘Rolf Hochhuth’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 731-3.

WSB, ‘Frederick Pohl’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 1199-1201.

WSB, ‘The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 1390-5.

WSB, ‘The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), n.p.

WSB, ‘The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt’ in Cyclopedia of World Authors (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1990), 1688-94.

WSB, ‘Adolf Hitler’ in Great Lives from History: Twentieth Century (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1991), 1030-6.

WSB, ‘Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species’ Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1991), 326-9.

WSB, ‘John Paul Jones: Fighting Sailor’ in Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1991), 973- 6.

WSB, ‘Stonewall’ in Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1991), 1610-13.

WSB, ‘Emmeline Pankhurst and the National Woman’s Social and Political Union’ in Great Events from History: Human Rights (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1992), n.p.

WSB, ‘John Le Carre’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’ in Great Events from History II: Arts and Culture (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1992), 1934-8.

WSB, ‘The Scots in North America’ in The Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1994), 1492-5.

WSB, ‘The Scots-Irish in North America’ in The Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1994), 1496-1501.

WSB, ‘Saying What You Mean, and Meaning What you Say: or Does the Term ‘Celtic Britain’ Really Mean Anything?’ (Proceedings of the SC Historical Association, 1995), 50-7.

WSB, ‘Killer Fog: An Analysis of the 1952 London Smog Which Killed 4000 Londoners’ in Great Events from History I: Ecology and the Environment (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1996), n.p.

WSB, ‘Sometimes Nature Can Clean Up Our Messes: the 1994 Braer Oil Tanker Wreck in the Shetland Islands’ in Great Events from History I: Ecology and the Environment (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1996), n.p.

WSB, ‘Supertankers and Oil Spills: the Torrey Canyon Shipwreck off Land’s End in 1967’ in Great Events from History I: Ecology and the Environment (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1996), n.p.

WSB, ‘The Channel Tunnel Is Finally Finished’ in The Twentieth Century: Great Events Supplement (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1996), 1670-2.

WSB, ‘Irish Home Rule, 1912–1914’ in Great Events from History: European Series (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1998), 1233-9.

WSB, ‘The 1641 Irish Catholic Rebellion in Ulster’ in Great Events from History: European Series (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1998), 634-6.

WSB, ‘The Defenestration of Prague, 1618’ in Great Events from History: European Series (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1998), 250-3.

WSB, ‘The Petition of Right’ in Great Events from History: European Series (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1998), 263-9.

WSB, ‘Vercingetorix’ in Dictionary of World Biography: The Ancient World (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1998), 922-5.

WSB, ‘Andrew Bonar Law’ in Biographical Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century World Leaders (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2000), 1590-4.

WSB, ‘Horatio Herbert Kitchener’ in Biographical Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century World Leaders (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2000), 1523-7.

WSB, ‘Ninety Six National Historic Site’ in Historic Places in the United States (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2000), 1053-5.

WSB, ‘Richard Cameron: Scottish Covenanter’ in Dictionary of World Biography: the 17th and 18th Centuries (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2000), 239-41.

WSB, ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’ (July 1, 1863–July 3, 1863)’ in The Encyclopedia of North American History (New York NY: Salem, 2000), 102-4.

WSB, ‘The Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2001), I: 219.

WSB, ‘The Battle of Chickamauga (1863)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2001), I: 327.

WSB, ‘The Battle of Lützen (1632)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2001), III: 918.

WSB, ‘The Battle of Nördlingen (1632)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2001), III: 1128.

WSB, ‘Tilly, Count Johan Tserclaes (1559–1632)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2001), IV: 1538-9.

WSB, review of Nicholas MacLean-Bristol, Murder under Trust: The Crimes and Death of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, 155898 in Albion (2002), n.p.

WSB, ‘The Great Irish Rebellion (1641–1649)’ in Magill’s Guide to Military History (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2002), II: 754-6.

WSB, review of Helmut Langerbein, Hitler’s Death Squads: the Logic of Mass Murder in The International Social Science Review, 79:3 & 4 (2004), 172-4.

WSB, ‘Statute of Kilkenny, 1366’ in Great Events from History: The Middle Ages and Pre-Renaissance (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2004), II: 772-4.

WSB, ‘Danish-Swedish Wars, 1497–1679’ in Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 14541600 (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2005), I: 234-6.

WSB, review of David K. Wilson, The Southern Strategy: Britain’s Conquest of South Carolina and Georgia, 1775–1780 in Military History of the West (2006).

WSB, ‘Transportation’ in The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Columbia SC: USC Press, 2006), 944-7.

WSB, ‘Mary Gordon Ellis’ in The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Columbia SC: USC Press, 2006), 299.

WSB, ‘Platoon’ in The Eighties in America (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2008).

WSB, ‘Hugo’ in The Eighties in America (Pasadena CA: Salem, 2008).

WSB, review of Lars Ericson Wolke, Larsson Göran, and Nils Erik Villstrand, Trettioåriga Kriget: Europa i Brand 1618–1648. Värnamo, Sweden: Fälth & Hässler, 2006, in Military History of the West, n.d., np.

Representing History (presentations):

Presented forty-three scholarly papers at regional, national & international conferences.

Made hundreds of presentations on British, American, Southern & South Carolina history to groups and organizations in South Carolina and Georgia.

Representing History (organizations):

Past member of fourteen professional societies

Served as officer (often secretary/treasurer) of one state & two regional professional societies.

Organized one state, one regional & one international conference.

Member (and frequently an officer) of many local historical organizations.

Awards:

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 [retired].

University of South Carolina at Aiken Community Service Award, 1988.

University of South Carolina at Aiken Teacher of the Year, 1990.

Finalist, SC Governor’s Professor of the Year Award, 1990.

1990 South Carolina Professor of the Year. Selected by the Council for Advancement Support of Education.

Sabbatical, Spring 1996.

University of South Carolina Aiken Scholarly Activity Award, 2001.

Sabbatical, Fall 2005.

B. Presentations

Scholarly Presentations Pertaining to Scots, Scottish Migration, Ulster, the Thirty Years’ War and/or the British Civil Wars:

Seminar: ‘Wallenstein and the Development of the Kontributionssystem’ at the Department of History, University of South Carolina, Prof. Dr. Patrick Dolan, 1966.

Bibliographic Essay: ‘Justifications and Motivations for the Dissolution of the Greater Monasteries by Henry VIII of England’ at the Department of History, University of South Carolina, Prof. Dr. Brian O’Farrell, 1966.

Seminar: ‘Die Alternativen zwischen Entscheidungen der Einführung der Reformation in der freien Reichsstädte Basel, Straßburg u. Weißenburg im Elsass’ an das Institut für Neuere Geschichte Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Rublack, 1967–8.

Seminar: ‘Martin Luther und der Reichstag zu Worms, 1521’ an das Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Prof. Dr.Heiko A. Oberman, Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät, 1967–8.

Seminar: ‘Cultural Origins of German Anti-Semitism’ at the Department of History, University of South Carolina, Prof. Dr. Peter Becker, 1972.

Seminar: ‘The Curragh Incident and the Failure of Compromise: Ulster and the Unionist Parties, 1914’ at the Department of History, University of South Carolina, Prof. Dr. Richard A. Rempel, 1973.

‘The Grammar of Anarchy’ – Carolinas Symposium for British Studies, 1976.

‘The Unionist Party and the Third Rome Rule Crisis, 1912–1914’ – SC Historical Association, 1978.

‘A Different Dixie’ – Popular Culture Association in the South, 1986.

‘Scottish Mercenaries in the Thirty Years’ War’ – SC Historical Association, 1986.

‘Economic and Political Ramifications of the Sinking of the Titanic’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1987.

‘Propaganda in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1648’ – Popular Culture Association in the South, 1989.

‘Scottish Military Emigrants, 1500–1800’ – SC Historical Association, 1990.

‘Expanding Professions in the Seventeenth Century: Scottish Military Entrepreneurs in the Early Modern Era’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1991.

‘Scottish Military Emigrants in the Early Modern Era: An Analysis of Demographic Movement in an Emergent Society, 1570–1660’ – Southern Conference on British Studies, 1991.

‘Is Dixie Really Different?’ – Popular Culture Association of the South, 1992.

‘The Failure of Compromise’ – North American Conference on British Studies, 1992.

‘Cultural Variations in the Celtic Fringe in the Pre-Modern Era’ – American Conference for Irish Studies, 1994.

‘Cultural Ethnicity in Ulster in the Early Modern Era’ – SC Historical Association, 1994.

‘Celtic Britain, A Redefinition: A Study of Cultural Diversity in Ulster in the 17th Century’ – Southern Conference on British Studies, 1994.

‘One Land, Two Peoples: the Scotch-Irish and the Catawba’ – American Conference for Irish Studies, 1995.

‘A Scottish Mercenary of the Thirty Years’ War: An Analysis of Monro, His Expedition (1637)’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1996.

‘Leaving the Auld Sod: Population Pressures and Scottish Emigration Patterns in the Early Modern Era’ – Southern Conference on British Studies, 1996.

‘Robert Monro: Scotsman, Mercenary Officer, and First Generation Ulsterman’ – Twelfth Ulster American Heritage Symposium, 1998.

‘Robert Monro: Military Historian, Professional Officer, and Scotsman’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1999.

‘Robert Monro: Regimental Historian, Professional Officer, and Scotsman’ – Conference on Scotland and the Thirty Years’ War, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1999.

‘Scots Calvinists in Ulster: The Origins of Ulster Protestant Ethnicity during the British Civil Wars’ – Thirteenth Ulster American Heritage Symposium, Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland, June 2000.

‘Scots-Irish Settlers and Native Americans: When Two Cultures Collide’ – Fourteenth Ulster American Heritage Symposium, 2002.

‘Major General Robert Monro, the Scots Army in Ireland, and the Foundations of Scots-Presbyterian Nationalism in Ulster’ – Sixteenth Ulster American Heritage Symposium, 2006.

‘God's Army in Ulster: The Scots Army in Ireland, 1642–1648’ – Southern Conference on British Studies, 2006.

‘Scotch-Irish Settlement of the Southern Backcountry in Colonial America’ – Great Wagon Road Conference, 2007.

Other Scholarly Presentations:

‘Vietnam War Movies and Public Opinion’ – Popular Culture Association, 1987.

‘Recent Vietnam War Movies and Public Opinion’ – Popular Culture Association, 1988.

‘The Culture and Literature of the Black Community in South Carolina’ – Praxis Conference, 1992

Gettysburg, the Movie: ‘Guns and Dozes’ or Archetypal Civil War Movie?’ – Popular Culture Association in the South, 1994.

Zulu: Colonial Images for a Disintegrating Empire’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1997.

‘Images of the Cold War: Popular Culture Heroes as Cold War Icons’ – Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1998.

‘Glorious Disaster: the Aftermath and Aftermyth of Isandlwana/Rorke’s Drift, January 22/23, 1879’ – Southern Conference on British Studies, 2003.

C. Consulting:

Advisor:

‘Joye Cottage’ a segment included in Restore America, which appeared on the Home and Garden network (HGTV), 2000.

‘Far from the Shamrock Shore: the Scotch-Irish in America’ (a television history) – Redwine Productions, Atlanta GA, 2004–6.

‘Video History of Aiken’ – Morris Communications Company, 2006.

‘Battle of Eutawville’ – Brockington and Associates, Inc., Atlanta GA (largest independent cultural resource firm in the nation – does archaeological work when discovery of possible historically relevant artifacts is made during modern construction activities [http://www.thehistoryworkshop.com/]. Doing research and field studies on Revolutionary War Battle of Eutawville, 2006–2007.

Representing History:

Received one national, five state & numerous local and institutional awards & served on steering committees for two national & one state awards.

Grants Received:

‘Southern Studies’ – Project Director. National Endowment for the Humanities, $49,061 (1977–9).

‘South Carolina: Past, Present, and Future’ – Project Director. South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, $7666 (1978–9).

‘Living History Symposium’ – Project Director. South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, $1000 (1980).

‘Historic Aiken County: A Photographic History’ – Project Director. South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, $5790 (1986–7).

‘Historic Aiken County: A Photographic History’ – A continuation of the SCCH Project through a grant of $3500 from the State of South Carolina (1987–9).

‘Historic Aiken County: A Photographic History’ – Supplementary grant from the South Carolina Humanities Council, $1500 (1989).

‘Scottish Military Emigrants’ – $1000 in assistance from USCA for travel to London for research (1989). Supplementary grant of $750 from University of South Carolina Sponsored Programs and Research (1990).

‘Let’s Talk About It’ – Advisory Board/Executive Committee Member for ‘Seeds of Change’, a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the South Carolina State Library (1992–4).

Reviewed grant proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs (1992–4).

‘Robert Monro: Professional Officer, Military Historian and Scotsman’ USC Research and Productive Scholarship Grant, $6150 (2000–2).

Associate Editor [eighty-six articles on the history of transportation in South Carolina] for the South Carolina Encyclopaedia Project, South Carolina Humanities Council, $250,000 (2000–6).

Public Programs Funded by Grants:

Served on South Carolina Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau, 1989–present. Numerous talks to community on topics such as Southern-ness, South Carolina, and Aiken.

Presented numerous public lectures for ‘Let’s Talk about It’ [sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the South Carolina State Library Association, and the South Carolina Humanities Council]. Led scholarly discussions on books such as From Here to Eternity, Down by the Riverside, Working, Ordeal by Fire, and Seeds of Change. Programs offered 1990 – 1996.

Created and Presented an eight-week series entitled ‘The Carolina Special: Railroads through the Carolinas and Beyond’ – Aiken County Public Library, 1992.

Presented a six-week series entitled ‘Rivers of the Carolinas’ – Aiken County Public Library, 1993.

Created and Presented six-part series on ‘Humour in Southern Literature’ – 1995.

Professional Societies (within last twenty years):

Southern Historical Association, Civil War Preservation Trust*, Civil War Society, South Carolina Historical Association*

North American Conference on British Studies, Southern Conference on British Studies, Carolinas Symposium on British Studies

Ulster-American Heritage Symposium, Scottish American Society, American Conference for Irish Studies

Society for Military History, Scottish Military History Society

International Society for History Didactics/Internationale Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidakik

Pi Gamma Mu (Social Studies Honors Society)

Offices Held in Professional Societies:

South Carolina Historical Association: Editor of The Proceedings Of The South Carolina Historical Association, South Carolina Historical Association, 1979–82, 1985–8, and 1996. Vice President, 1990; President, 1990–1; Secretary/Treasurer, 1991–2001.

Carolinas Symposium on British Studies: Vice President, 1995–8; President, 1998–2002.

Southern Conference on British Studies: Liaison Committee for Joint Meeting of SCBS and CSBS, 1996–8; Merger Committee [for SCBS and CSBS], 2000–1. Merger with the Southern Conference on British Studies effected at the 2002 annual meeting in Baltimore. Served on the Board of the Southern Conference on British Studies, 2002–7.

Professional Conferences Organized:

South Carolina Historical Association: Program Chair in 1990. While Treasurer of SCHA, orchestrated annual meetings, 1991–2001.

Carolinas Symposium on British Studies: Program Chair, 1997–9. Coordinated 1997 joint meeting of the CSBS and the Southern Conference on British Studies; served as Program Co-chair for the meeting.

Ulster American Heritage Symposium (major international forum which meets on alternate sides of the Atlantic Ocean in even-numbered years): Co-chair (with Mr. Sam Thomas of the York Heritage Center) for 2002 UAHS. Responsible for facilities for, funding of (including raising money for food and lodging for participants), and program and entertainment for the conference. Symposium held at Historic Brattonsville (where much of the movie, The Patriot, was filmed), at the York Heritage Center (York SC), and at York TEC (Rock Hill SC). The S.C. State Archives, the S.C. State Museum, the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, the S.C. Humanities Council, and other agencies sponsored (provided funds) the Symposium. Theme was ‘A Revolutionary People: 17th, 18th, 19th Century Emigration, Immigration, and Migration’ – I was program chair. 48 scholarly presentations, about one-third of which were from Great Britain, were given. Additionally, three papers by Canadian scholars/ academicians from major research colleges and universities across the United States, were presented.

Local History:

Served as a member of (and frequently as an officer of) many local historical organizations, including the: Aiken County Historical Commission, 1978–82; Aiken County Historical Society Historian, 1984–7, 1st Vice-President, 1987–9; Aiken County Archives Committee, 1986–91; Aiken County Bicentennial Committee of the U.S. Constitution, 1986–8; Schofield School Historical Marker (researched, wrote the text, and submitted the proposal to the S.C. State Archives, 1998–9), Marker dedicated 2001.

Historic Preservation – Served on various community historical preservation projects, including: Governor Pickens’ House Restoration Committee, 1986–90; President of the Friends of the Library, 1986–8 [Fund-raising total of nearly $300,000 pledged for restoration and renovation of the Aiken Institute as the Aiken County Public Library]; Aiken County Committee for Restoration of Banksia, 1988–91; USCA Historic Photograph Collection, 1985–92 [collected, catalogued, and preserved over 5000 photographs], and served as the curator during that period; Developed and offered programs on collecting, cataloguing, and preserving historical items through ‘Aiken County: Its Glorious Past and Exciting Present’ – 1978–9, and ‘History in Your Attic’ – a series on the methodology of preserving local history, 1986–7.