MUSC Reads

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“MUSC Reads” 2021: Free Books for MUSC Book Clubs!

The Office of Humanities is pleased to collaborate with Waring Historical Library in 2021 by co-sponsoring a new Black History Month Lecture and combining our “MUSC Reads” initiative with that lecture.

We’ll buy free copies of "Medicalizing Blackness: Making Difference in the Atlantic World" by Dr. Rana Hogarth for members of the MUSC Community interested in participating in a small-group discussion of the book and attending the virtual lecture delivered by Dr. Hogarth in February.

Here are the details:

  1. You put together a small book group and send the names and emails of all members to Dr. Lisa Kerr (
  2. We’ll order a copy of the book for each of your members, and you pick the books up in November from the Office of Humanities.
  3. You host a small-group discussion of the book between November and early February at a time and (virtual) place convenient to your members.
  4. Your members are invited to register for and attend Dr. Hogarth’s lecture on the topic “Professional Pursuits and the Making of Race: Medicalizing Blackness in the American Atlantic, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6 PM on a virtual platform.
  5. At the end of February 2021, your members complete a short survey about the “MUSC Reads” experience.

Please note: Seating for The Black History Month Lecture is limited, and registration is required by Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12PM to reserve your “seat” and receive log in information. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about The Black History Month Lecture, contact the Waring at 843-792-2288 or

For more information about the “MUSC Reads” initiative, contact Dr. Lisa Kerr at