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May

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May 13, 10am-3pm - Walking Tour
Join Dr. David McNally and Mr. Sam Collins III (President of the Juneteenth Legacy Project, Galveston) as they retrace the steps of the United States Colored Troops when they arrived in Galveston, TX, on June 19, 1865. The walking tour will be followed by lunch at the offices of the Juneteenth Legacy Project. Cars will depart the UH campus for Galveston at 10am. Contact Dr. McNally for more details. 

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May 12, 6-8pm - The George Floyd Memorial Lecture
The Project on Race and Capitalism presents the first annual George Floyd Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, City University of New York). Dr. Gilmore will speak on "Global Solidarity or Global Policing." Location: Conrad Hilton Ballroom (UH Hilton Hotel). See the flyer for more information. 

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May 11-12 - PRC Workshop
The Project on Race and Capitalism presents "The International Workshop on Racial Capitalism." This workshop brings together scholars from South Africa, the Caribbean, Britain, and the United States for an interdisciplinary workshop on the theories and histories of racial capitalism. Location: 210 Agnes Arnold Hall (UH Main Campus). 

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May 4, 6-8pm - AAEF-CAS Event
Please join the AAEF Center for Arab Studies and the Houston Arab American Cultural Center for the book launch of Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah's translated writings, You Have Not Yet Been Defeated. This event will feature contributions from Egyptian filmmaker and activist Sanaa Seif as well as independent journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous. Location: Waldorf Astoria Ballroom (UH Hilton). 

April

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April 29, 3-5pm - Department Awards Banquet
The Department of History and invited guests celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty through an awards banquet. Location: Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library. 

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April 29, 11:30am-1pm - Lunch and Learn Workshop
The Center for Public History presents the in-person workshop, "Oral History for Research: AMA (Ask Me Anything)." Graduate students and faculty are invited to join Dr. Debbie Harwell, Dr. Alex LaRotta, and Dr. Samantha Rodriguez for this discussion. Lunch provided with registration. Location: Agnes Arnold Hall 210. 

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April 26, 6:30pm - Documentary Film Panel
The Center for Public History will host a public, virtual panel discussing the documentary film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020). This film recounts the ties of a Catskills summer camp to American disability rights activism in the 1970s. Register through Eventbrite. Learn more here

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April 26th, 11:30am-1pm - Living Archives Event
Join DOH graduate student - Ajanae Willis - as she moderates "A Year of Violence Conversations: Houston's Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Then & Now." This panel will feature the AVDA's founding mothers, Deedee Ostfeld, Dr. Toby Myers, and Rhoda Gerson, and current CEO, Maisha Colter. Location: Rockwell Pavilion and virtual live-streaming. See the flyer for more information. 

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April 22, 3-5pm - Faculty Book Celebration
Come celebrate the recent books of Drs. Matthew J. Clavin and David McNally, both of which focus on the original sins of slavery. This public event features Dr. Beverly Tomek (Associate Professor of History, UH Victoria) and Cinzia Arruza (Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research). Location: 210 Arnold Hall. For more information, see the event flyer 

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April 14, 6:30-8pm - Night at the Museum
The UH History Club presents a Night at the Museum! Come join faculty and students at Holocaust Museum Houston for the exhibit, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This exhibit explores the American judicial system through one of its sharpest legal minds, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Click on the flyer to learn more. 

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April 14, 6pm - AAEF-CAS Lecture
Join the AAEF Center for Arab Studies for the Annual Ottoman History Lecture. Dr. James Grehan (Portland State University) will present "Ottoman Culture and the Growth of Civility, c. 1600-1800." This public event will be in-person at the UH Student Center South, Space City Room 214. Click on the flyer for more information. 

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April 11-13 - DH@UH Conference
Join students, librarians, and faculty for a program highlighting the breadth of digital humanities work ongoing at UH. Discussion sessions will explore the practical challenges of starting and sustaining DH projects, the surprising afterlives of DH at work, and how those who are interested in engaging this work can discover and take advantage of existing opportunities on campus. Check out the event site.

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April 6, 6-7:30pm: Film Discussion
The Center for Public History is hosting a public, virtual panel to discuss the documentary film, CURED (2020). CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Register here

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April 6, 11:30am-1pm: History Open House
All are invited to the History Department Spring Open House! Faculty and students will be on hand at various booths to discuss our program, opportunities, internships, and many affiliated centers and resources. Scholars and students all welcome! Location: Agnes Arnold Hall, 5th Floor Breezeway. 

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April 1, 12pm: History Lecture
Join Dr. Jennifer Caplan for her public virtual talk, "Never Again until the Next Time: Memory, Education, and the Holocaust." For more information and zoom link, please see the event flyer

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April 1, 9am-3pm: History Student Workshop
Students join the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the UH Center for Public History for a behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes in to creating the exhibitions you enjoy. Tour the museum and get the chance to experience a day in the life of a museum professional. Learn how museums identify, catalog, and process artifacts through hands-on activities with real objects from the Buffalo Soldiers Museum collections. Register here.

 

March

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March 31, 6pm: History Lecture
Dr. Jill Hicks-Keaton (University of Oklahoma) presents, "Who Owns the Bible? An Unauthorized Scholarly Tour of Washington, D.C.'s Museum of the Bible." Location: Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2. For more information, see the event flyer

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March 30, 5:30-7:30pm: History Movie Night
Join Dr. Natalia Milanesio for a screening of The Official Story/La historia oficial (1985), an Argentine historical drama directed by Luis Puenzo. Location SW Room 102 on the main campus. For more information, see the event flyer 

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March 25-26: Conference
Join us for the conference, "How Science Became Popular: Epistemic Governance and Scientific Citizenship in the Twentieth Century." For full programming and location, see the conference website or the conference program.

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March 24, 4-6pm: Faculty Book Celebration
Join us as we celebrate the recent book publications of Drs. Alexey Golubev and Kristina Neumann. Drs. Mary Neuburger (UT Austin) and Christopher Blackwell (Furman University) will be joining us to talk about the books. This event will take place in the Honors Commons on the UH campus. Click here to learn more  

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March 23, 4:30-6:30pm: Book Discussion
Join Drs. Todd Moye (University of North Texas) and Samantha Rodriguez (Houston Community College) to discuss the new book to which they have contributed, Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas. The event will take place in the Rockwell Pavilion at M.D. Anderson Library on the UH campus. Contact Dr. David McNally for more information or check out the event flyer.  

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March 22, 10:30am-5pm: Sharing Stories Launch
Join Drs. Leandra Zarnow and Nancy Beck Young with their team and a panel of experts for the launch of the digital humanities project, Sharing Stories from 1977The event will take place at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at M.D. Anderson Library on the UH campus. Please register here for the in-person panel, virtual panel, and digital reflections event

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March 11, 1-2:30pm: CPH Panel Event 
The UH Center for Public History presents a panel, consisting of historians, literary scholars, and a curandera, exploring the role of Mexican healing in American history and today’s society. For more information, see "Curanderismo: Mexican Healing Practices in American Society."  

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March 10, 6:30pm: History Club's Night at the Museum
Join faculty at the African American Library at the Gregory School. Drs. Linda Reed, David McNally, and Debbie Harwell will be on site for casual mingling and conversation. For more information, check out the event flyer

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March 4, 4-6pm: History Movie Night
Join Dr. Adela Cedillo for a screening of Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) by acclaimed director Tomas Gutierrez Alea. This event will take place in the UH Classroom and Business Building, Room 104. Click here to learn more.

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March 3, 5:30-7:30pm: AAEF-CAS Lecture
Focusing on the technology of the paratext—glossaries, introductions, prefaces, notes, forewords and afterwords—this lecture examines how, in the post-WWII period, publishers relied on paratexts to entice English readers, who by and large were uninterested in Arabic authors and their work. For more information, see the AAEF-CAS

February

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Feb. 25, 12-1pm: History Majors/Minors Mixer
Join our department chair, undergraduate director, student advisor, and surprise faculty for an informal meet and greet. First 30 students get a free boxed lunch. Location: AH 210.

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Feb. 18, 2-4:30pm: Film Screening
Join us for a free screening of The Defiant Ones (starring Sidney Poitier) and introduction by Dr. John Sbardellati. Location: Holocaust Museum Houston. Register for the event here. 

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Feb. 4, 4-6pm: Film Screening 
Join us for a free screening of GORBACHEV. HEAVEN and conversation with director Vitaly Mansky. Location: Social Work 101. For more information, see the Russian and Eastern European Initiative.  

 

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