Events and News Archive

Focus on Music - November 16, 2017

Cajun music

Kevin Fontenot and Carolyn Gnagy, Singing the Dream: Cajun and Prison Music

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Reception, Talk, and Book Signing in the Reaud Event Room

Focus on Texas - The Great War - November 6, 2017

WW I

Lila Rakoczy, The Golden Triangle and the Great War

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Public session, Reception and Talk in the Reaud Event Room

Few states were as transformed by World War I as Texas.  This was especially true of the southeast region of the state, particularly the communities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange.  As the nation mobilized for war in 1917,  the "Golden Triangle" responded not just through military enlistments, but through its shipbuilding, oil, and timber industries.  This concentration of labor, both black and white, also brought the watchful eye of a government intent on suppressing labor and racial activism, as well as anti-war sentiment. What emerges is a complicated picture of a region grappling with great change amidst the pressures of war over 100 years ago.

Free and open to the public.

Part Two: Focus on Water - October 23, 2017

Port of Beaumont

David Falloure, Deep Water: The Story of Beaumont and Its Port

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Reception, Talk, and Book Signing in the Reaud Event Room

 

Oil and Water: Economic Linchpins of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast

Part One: Focus on Oil - September 25, 2017

Oilfield Trash
Bobby Weaver
Bobby Weaver, Working in the Oil Patch: from Spindletop to the Present

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Reception, Talk, and Book Signing at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

 

Focus on Art - April 24, 2017

Keith Carter

Keith Carter, Ghostland: Myth, Mojo, and Magic

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student session, Dishman Art Gallery Lecture Hall

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Public Session, Reception and Lecture, Dishman Art Gallery Lecture Hall

From Flannery O'Connor to Muddy Waters, Ghostland explores the ways myths and legends rooted in East Texas lore help give voice to creative expression and a rich cultural legacy. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Dishman Art Gallery

Focus on Archaeology - March 7, 2017

LaBelle book cover

Dr. James E. Bruseth, LaBelle: the Ship that Changed History

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Reception, Talk, and Book Signing in the University Reception Center, Mary and John Gray Library, 8th Floor

Focus on Food - February 13, 2017

Dr. Rebecca Boone

Dr. Rebecca Boone, "Culinary Traditions of Southeast Texas and Louisiana"

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student session, Landes Auditorium, Galloway

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception and Talk in the University Event Center, Mary and John Gray Library, 8th Floor

Center for History and Culture Launch - January 30, 2017

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  University Event Center, Mary and John Gray Library, 8th Floor

Join us to celebrate the rich history, art, literature, music, and cuisine of the region as we launch the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and Upper Coast.

Door prizes, music, regional food, and remarks by Dr. Sam Monroe.

Launch flyer

Free and open to the public.

Focus on History - November 9, 2016

The Long Shadow book cover

Ellen Rienstra and JoAnn Stiles, The Long Shadow: The Lutcher Stark Lumber Dynasty

2:00p-3:00p Student Talk in Archer Physics Building 108

5:00p-7:00p Reception, Talk, and Book Signing in the University Reception Center, Mary and John Gray Library, 8th Floor