The University of Houston-Downtown will host the 2017 History, Humanities and Languages Student Conference on Dec. 4 in the Welcome Center’s Milam and Travis Rooms. The daylong event will feature panels and presentations featuring student researchers and faculty members.
The keynote speaker is Dr. George N. Green, one of the founders of the Texas Labor Archives. His address, “The 1885 Galveston General Strike: The Stuggle for Biracial Equity on the Waterfront,” begins at 10 a.m. A schedule of panels is as follows:
Session One|11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel 1A (Milam Room):
“Propaganda & the World Wars” –Dr. Alvarez
“Nazi Germany’s Use of Popular Media as Propaganda: An Examination of Jud Süß (1940) & Der Ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew)” –William Gross, UH-Clear Lake
“Mata Hari: The Betrayal and Execution of a Liberated Woman” –Kevin Valor, UHD
Panel 1B (Travis Room):
“Human Nature and the Good” –Dr. Elkholy
“Hobbesian and Rousseauian on Human Nature” –Jasmine Huynh, UHD
“Issues Concerning God and Morality” –Christopher Alvarado, UHD
Session Two | 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Panel 2A (Milam Room):
“Contextualizing Struggles for Justice” –Dr. Salinas
“Soundtrack to the Struggle” –Chad Hardy, UHD
“Aid & Comfort: the ACLU’s Clandestine Defense of Fred Korematsu” –Randy Torres, UHD
Panel 2B (Travis Room):
“Popular Art Forms in Times of War & Terror ” –Dr. Gillette
“Poetry on the Western Front” –Theresa Slovacek, UH-Clear Lake
“Casting a Long Shadow: Influences of Modern Terrorism in Middle-earth: Shadow of War” –Mark Stapelfeldt, UH-Clear Lake
Session Three | 2 – 3 p.m.
Panel 3A (Milam Room):
“Humanities, Health & the Environment” –Dr. Davey
“The Truth About Acupuncture” –Patrick Graham, UHD
“The War on Drugs: Hypocrisy, Pesticides & the Peasant Struggle” –Jose Quintero, UHD
Panel 3B (Travis Room):
“Exploring Truth and Power” –Dr. Pavelich
“An Ethical Examination of Andrew Carnegie and ‘The Gospel of Wealth’” –Uyen Tran, UHD
“On the Necessity of Erroneous Opinions to the Vitality of Knowledge: A Response to John Stuart Mill” –Justin Hill, UHD
Session Four | 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Panel 4A (Milam Room):
“Freedom Under Circumstances Not of One’s Own Choosing” –Dr. Cueva
“Jamaican Manumission, 1724-1757” –Marlayna Revear, UHD
“Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867: Days of Turmoil in Huntsville” –Sarah Schmitt, Sam Houston State University
“Hispanic Leadership in the 1940’s/1950’s in Houston” –John Vazquez, UHD
Panel 4B (Travis Room):
“Critical Race Studies” –Dr. Vida Robertson, UHD
Conference Reception | 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Research Award Presentation