CPH Research Colloquium

The CPH Research Colloquium (formerly the UH Energy, Urban, and Environmental Group) meets monthly, generally on the last Friday of each month, to discuss works in progress. Students, faculty, and outside scholars share current research in fields broadly related to public history. Examples from recent meetings include the influence of 18th-19th century world explorer Alexander von Humboldt and modern commercial fisheries, civil rights and medical citizenship in America, and the San Antonio roots of popular music and cultural nationalism. Each meeting includes time for announcements, a presentation of a current project - for example a book chapter or conference paper, and discussion. Meetings are friendly and informal and open to anyone interested in the topics addressed. 


If you would like to receive information about upcoming CPH Research Colloquium activities, please send an email to Julie Cohn at: jacohn@uh.edu.

Upcoming events will be announced on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uhcph/events/ 


Fall CPH Research Colloquium Schedule

9/22/17 -  Monica Perales

10/27/17 - Jonathan Fairchild

11/17/17 - Eric McDonald

12/8/17 - Kairn Kleiman

 All meetings will take place at 1:30-3:00 pm usually in AH 549.

 This promises to be an exciting series of meetings, with a wide variety of topics. Dr. Julie Cohn will send out more detailed information in advance of each meeting and a copy of the presenter’s paper early in the week of the meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in the colloquium this fall!

 If you have any announcements to share with the group, simply forward to Dr. Julie Cohn (jacohn@uh.edu ) and she will include the information in upcoming messages.

CPH Research Colloquium Presentations 2014-2017:


“The Complexity of the Ottoman-Mamluk Relationship in the Mediterranean Context: A Captivity Narrative,” Cihan Yüksel Muslu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Houston. 1.27.17.
“A ‘Vast Industrial Landscape that Explained Battlefield Glory’: The Royal Arsenal on Display in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Daniel LeClair, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor, Lone Star College. 2.24.17.
“La Onda Chicana and Cultural Nationalism in San Antonio,” Alex LaRotta, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston Department of History. 3.24.17.
“Absent African American Prisoner of War Narratives,” Anna Marie Anderson, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston Department of History. 4.28.17


“Developing Uses for a Corporate Oral History Project,” Tacey Rosolowski, PHD, MD Anderson Oral History Project. 1.29.16
“Garbage War,” Book Chapter for On An Island Not So Far: New Yorkers, Staten Island, and Fresh Kills, Martin Melosi, Ph.D., Center for Public History and Department of History, University of Houston. 2.26.16
“‘I have now seen’: Susan Shelby Magoffin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1846-7,” conference paper, Rikki Bettinger, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Houston. 3.25.16
“First Ladies in Public and (Private): Lady Bird Johnson and the Lady Bird Special, October 1964,” draft journal article, Nancy Beck Young, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Houston. 4.29.16
“Creating Their Own Institutions: The Chicana/o Movement in Texas and the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) Conference of December 1969,” conference paper, Carlos Cantu, Ph.D., University of Houston. 6.10.16

“A Market for Death: The Use and Abuse of Cadavers in Nineteenth Century America (Section Two – The Opportunists: Human Remains as Public Entertainment),” Master’s Thesis Section, Lindsay Scovil, MA, UH Center for Public History 1.30.15
“Deafening Silences: Writing Identity and Belonging through Historical Memory,” Book Proposal and Analysis, Raúl A. Ramos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UH Department of History. 3.6.15
“Recreating Iroquia: Haudenosaunee Settlement Patterns, Subsistence Strategies, and Environmental Use, 1630-1783,” Introduction to Book Manuscript, Kelly Hopkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UH Department of History. 3.27.15
“Wheels and Turbines: Waterpower and Industrial Development in the Po Valley, Italy, 1880-1970,” Draft Presentation to European Society for Environmental History, Giacomo Parrinello, Ph.D. 5.29.15
“On Account of Race and Religion: African American and Jewish American Prisoners of War in World War II Europe,” Research Paper, Anna Marie Anderson, Ph.D. Candidate, UH Department of History. 6.26.15
“‘The Beginnings of a Whole New Era’: The Boxer Fuze, the Shrapnel Shell, and the Invention of Modern Warfare,” Draft Journal Article, Daniel LeClair, Ph.D., Lone Star Community College System. 8.28.15
“Relational Black and Brown Power: Manhood, Dignity, and the Emergency of Tejana Community Feminisms,” Dissertation Chapter, Samantha M. Rodriguez, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston. 9.25.15
“History, Nature and Technology: Dialogues for Analysis of Brazil’s Northeast Ports (1869-1933),” Draft Dissertation Plan, Yuri Simonini, Ph.D. Candidate, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 10.30.15
“Into the Interior: Reading the Native Landscape of the Great Lakes in European Maps, 1612-1755,” Article Proposal, Kelly Hopkins, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Houston.11.20.15

"Roads to (Under) Development: The Socio-Economic Impact of Road Transportation in Southern Tanzania, 1870-1990," Conference paper, Katie Streit, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Houston
"Seasoning and Slavery: Humoral Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic," Dissertation chapter, Sean Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Houston
"Oil and the Politics of Empire 1918-1939." Essay, Karl Ittman, Ph.D., Faculty, Department of History, University of Houston
“Garbage, the Civilized Dark Side,” Book Chapter, Song Tian, Ph.D., Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Professor, College of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University
“Nourishing Comanchería: Comanche Health and Expansion in Nineteenth-Century Central Texas,” Book chapter, Mark Goldberg, Ph.D., Faculty, Department of History, University of Houston
“American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana's Wetlands,” Book, Jason Theriot, Ph.D., Independent Historian
“Unidos por los derechos del inquilino: Occupation, Resistance, and the Fight for Tenant and Citizenship Rights in El Segundo Barrio, 1970-1980,” Dissertation chapter, Sandra Ivette Enríquez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Houston
"Dear Scientists ..." Film screening and discussion, Ioanna Semendeferi, Ph.D., Instructional and Research Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Houston
"Cancer Inc.: The business of oncology in the era of managed care," Book Chapter, Helen Valier, Ph.D., Director, Medicine & Society Program, Honors College, University of Houston
“The Not So Unofficial Remake of Gone With The Wind: Race, Sex, and Nostalgic Fantasies in The Help (2011),” Dissertation Chapter, Andrew Pegoda, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Houston
““Our Endurance is Exhausted!”: The Black Campus Movement in Houston, Texas, 1960-1969,” Working Paper, Stephanie Weiss, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, University of Houston
“Projects Recovery and Reform: The Return of Rehabilitative Corrections in an Age of Mass Incarceration, 1988-1992,” Conference Paper, Claire D. Clark, Ph.D., MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center