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The UH Center for Public History Lecture Series provides a unique opportunity for Houston professionals, community leaders, and others to consider historical, social and cultural perspectives directly related to the decisions they make. The Series brings to the University of Houston and the larger Houston community scholars, artists, and policymakers who shape our world and broaden our intellectual horizons. 

Although historians study the past, we are keenly aware of our present moment. We believe that history – and especially Houston's history – can offer us tools to help us make sense of the world we live in. 

Each of the major recorded CPH Lecture Series events from 2016 will be placed below for viewing. In addition, we have provided list of linked supplemental resources for each video, related to the content discussed in that specific lecture or panel. 

February 17th, "Muslim Women and Digital Activism"


Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

April 29th, "Roman Graffiti and Digital Humanities"


October 28th, "Murder on the Bayou: Jose Campos Torres and Police Brutality"


Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

February 23rd, "The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire"


March 9th, "Climate, History, and the Poetry of Place: The Sonoran Desert and Beyond"