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Welcome to the online home of the South Carolina Historical Association.

The South Carolina Historical Association (SCHA) was founded over ninety years ago in 1931 to help enhance the teaching and study of all areas of history. The association depends on volunteers and has a diverse membership that includes university/college professors, graduate students, history buffs, archivists, public historians, librarians, curators, and even park rangers!

 

SCHA provides opportunities for individuals who love history to share that passion with like-minded people through an annual meeting held in March. Papers presented at the annual meeting are eligible for submission to our prestigious peer-reviewed The Journal of the South Carolina Historical Association.

 

Check our website for updates throughout the year on the annual meeting, the call for papers, information on how to become a member, etc and check out the South Carolina Historical Association on Facebook for other updates and opportunities throughout the year.

If you have a passion for history we hope you’ll join us!

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News: 
The 2025 SCHA Annual Meeting will take place on March 1, 2025, at Francis Marion University. Details forthcoming.

The Board is immensely appreciative for the generosity of Francis Marion University. The FMU administration has donated campus facilities and support to host the 2024 and 2025 SCHA Annual Meeting.

 

History of SCHA

The South Carolina Historical Association was founded in 1931 by persons teaching, writing, and studying history in South Carolina. Since that time, it has held an annual meeting for the presentation of papers on a wide variety of historical fields. Although its geographical base is the state of South Carolina, the organization exists to enhance the teaching and study of all areas of history. Membership comes primarily from South Carolina, but the organization is open to any person interested in history. The person's field of study may be any area of history; the association welcomes and encourages participation regardless of the historical field of interest. The Association also publishes a journal, The Journal of the South Carolina Historical Association, to which papers presented at the annual meeting may be submitted.

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