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Hemispheres and Not Even Past Launch 15 Minute History Podcast

This podcast series is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in World History and US History.

Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Hemispheres and Not Even Past are pleased to announce the launch of 15 Minute history, a podcast—with supplementary materials—about World and US history. This is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Travel to Siberia with Hemispheres next summer!

CREEES receives Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant to provide the experience of a lifetime!

Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Studying and teaching the geography and anthropology of Siberia respectively, UT’s Dr. Bella Bychkova-Jordan and Dr. Craig Campbell will lead these 10 participants, who will participate in lectures and discussions on the region, excursions, cultural events, interactive experiences, and the gathering of local materials for the creation of curriculum units. Participants will also engage in either a crash-course in Russian, or be allowed to refine their intermediate or advanced Russian language skills. The seminar will be based in the cities and environs of Kyzyl, Irkutsk, and Ulan-Ude, selected because they provide an excellent cross section of Siberia’s diverse cultural and physical geography.

Announcing Our Newest Curriculum Unit: Teaching about Rights!

Mon, Aug 13, 2012

Inspired by Hemispheres's 2008 Summer Teachers' Institute, Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century, this curriculum unit was designed to examine the development of the concept of human rights over time. Throughout the unit, students use primary sources to examine the gradual bestowal of rights on different groups, the rights currently guaranteed by individual countries and international bodies, and the areas where rights continue to be in conflict. The unit ends with a discussion of emerging areas of human rights. It is now available to download in the Curriculum and Online Resources section of the Hemispheres Web site.

Travel to Oaxaca this summer with LLILAS!

Wed, Apr 25, 2012

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, part of the Hemispheres consortium, is partnering with Ollin Tlahtoalli Language and Culture Center to conduct a week-long exploration of Oaxaca designed especially for K-12 educators. This journey will include visits in Oaxaca City, the state capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; discussions about education, migration, and identity in Oaxaca, a state with a significant indigenous (Zapotec and Mixtec) population and strong flows of migration to and from the United States; visits to local non-profits that work with migrants; a day trip to the indigenous community of Cuajimoloyas and a rural elementary school; as well as tourist sites such as Teotitlan del Valle (famous for its weavers), Mitla (a significant Zapotec archaeological site), a mezcal factory, and a community market.

Hemispheres Summer Teachers' Institute 2012: The City, June 12-15

Thu, Feb 23, 2012

Cities reflect their surroundings: they are centers of population, government, economics, religion, and, ultimately, culture. Similar in basic composition but divergent in their personalities, cities mirror the characteristics and chronicles of the people who inhabit them. The highs and the lows of history are captured in our cities. They wax and wane. They are the nexus of change and development. They allow us to explore the many intersecting aspects of societies, from urban planning and architecture to art, migration, and revolution.