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Back to the Sources: 2018 Student Research Conference Dec. 3

UHD’s Department of History, Humanities & Languages will host “Back to the Sources” 2018 Student Research Conference on Monday, Dec.3 in the Academic Building, Room A-300.

This year’s conference boasts more than 30 student-presenters (up from 19 presenters last year). Student participants represent the University of Houston-Downtown, Sam Houston State University, and Texas Southern University. Each panel will include a Q&A session and a faculty moderator.

A keynote address will kick off the conference at 10 a.m. in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium featuring Dr. Anna Tahinci. “The Pursuit of the Humanities & Happiness” is based on Tahinci’s experiences with students on a trip to the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis.

Tahinci is Professor and Chair of Art History at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, where she has taught since 2013. A native of Greece, she studied history and archaeology in Athens, and spent 11 years in Paris, where she earned a Ph.D. in Art History & Comparative Literature at The Sorbonne. She has worked at the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Harvard Art Museums. Tahinci teaches a wide range of art history courses, from cave to contemporary, and her research interests and publications include French Art and Women in Art.

Prior to Tahinci’s talk, attendees and participants are invited to enjoy light refreshments at 9:45 a.m., outside the Auditorium.

Student presentations demonstrate diverse interests across the fields of philosophy, history, and the humanities. Panel topics include human consciousness, philosophy of death, history of Mexican Americans in Houston, and African Americans during the world wars.

The conference will conclude at 5 p.m. with awards for “Best Paper” and “Honorable Mentions.”

This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History, Humanities & Languages.

To learn more, contact Dr. Theresa Case at caset@uhd.edu

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.