The Department of History and Political Science sponsors many events and academic programs to support learning outside the traditional classroom setting.
Fanfare is a month-long celebration of the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities held annually
in October and featuring the “Then and Now” Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series.
Black History Month held in February features the Black History and Politics Lecture
series. A program of lectures, art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances
to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans.
Women's History Month
Women's History Month held in March features the Women's History and Politics Lecture
series. Women's History Month is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and
Social Sciences, the Departments of English, History and Political Science, and Communication,
the SGA, and the Center for Faculty Excellence. For more information, please contact
Ms. Carole McAllister.
The Arts and Sciences Colloquium
The Arts and Sciences Colloquium in April focuses on issues in the public interest that cross traditionally academic disciplinary lines. The Matheny Lectures on Science and Religion in April features an inter-disciplinary dialogue between science and religion. The colloquium lectures are sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Albert's Student Center, the Presbyterian Campus ministry board, the Metanexus Institute of Religion and the Southeastern departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Communication, History and Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice.
The lecture explores critical and topical themes pertaining to public policy. The
event honors the late James H. “Jimmy” Morrison, the Hammond native who represented
Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from
1943-1967. Morrison died in 2000.
The Department hosts the Region VIII Social Studies Fair in March. The Region VIII Social Studies Fair is open to all Tangipahoa, Livingston, Washington, St. Tammany, and Helena Parish schools grades 4th-12th. The regional fair is usually held in mid March at the University Center on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus.
The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and
culture of Louisiana's Florida Parishes and surrounding areas through scholarly research,
lectures, and publishing.