Undergraduate Humanities Symposium

The 2016 Humanities Symposium will be held on April 11th and 12th, 2016. Abstracts are due by January 25, 2016. Please see the call for papers for more details.

Congratulations to our 2015 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium Winners!

  • 1st Place–Rosalyn Stilling—Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party and the Problem of Female Identity
  • 2nd Place–Anastasia Bergeron—The Fight for Tomorrow, or What the Near Extinction of the American Bison and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana have in Common
  • 3rd Place–Raquel Garza—Femininity: Murdered or Illuminated in Carson McCuller’s The Ballad of the Sad Café?

The Undergraduate Humanities Symposium showcases humanities-based scholarly activities of undergraduates at Nicholls State University. All undergraduate students at Nicholls State are eligible to participate. The Symposium is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the Department of Languages & Literature, and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Symposium takes place in the spring semester. Nicholls faculty and staff serve as judges and mentors to undergraduate students conducting and presenting their research. Students participating in the Symposium are eligible for awards and the winners attend the Nicholls Research Week Award Ceremony.

The Symposium began in the spring of 2012.

Information about each year’s Symposiums–calls for participation, programs, and photographs can be found below.

The 2015 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium–Call for Papers.

The 2014 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium.

The 2013 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium.

The 2012 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Symposium.

Image from 2012 Symposium
Dr. Rachel Stephens with Marguerite Li Bassi, Ross Durocher, and Gavin Johnson at the 2012 Symposium.