Mon, Nov 4, 2013
Hemispheres has a long history of innovation, which reached new levels on Thursday, October 31 when our podcast program 15 Minute History has managed to climb into the #1 slot on iTunes U. The little podcast series we started a year ago has become the single most popular collection of recording from any of the hundreds of universities around the world that contribute materials to iTunes U!
Siberia and Uzbekistan participants share their experiences on the History Department web site.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Ever wonder what it's like to participate in our educational travel programs? Well, now you can get a glimpse: two of last summer's travel programs have been highlighted by our friends at Not Even Past.
South Asia Institute leads 3rd Hemispheres/GEEO collaborative trip
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
This compact Indian journey will introduce you to three very different northern cities and the colorful rural life of Rajasthan. From the hectic pace of Delhi, with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and colonial past, travel by private transport to Agra and the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal—truly one of the wonders of the world. Discover why Jaipur is called the Pink City and get a taste of village life in Abhaneri with its magnificent stepwells. Photographers and culture lovers won't be disappointed on this classic adventure.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013
Our friends at Not Even Past have put together an annotated collection of the best of the last week's blog essays on Chechnya, the Caucasus, and possible links to the Boston Marathon bombing (and adds some good books to read too). Click on the headline to access the links and more information.
June 11-14, 2013
Tue, Mar 5, 2013
Over the past 18 months, Hemispheres has been hearing from you, our core audience of educator professionals, with questions and concerns about the new State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam in World History. We've expanded our training, introduced new resources, and offered practical tips for teaching. This summer we're launching our most ambitious and in-depth initiative yet. This year's Summer Teachers' Institute will focus extensively on the World History TEKS, with the intent of helping you gain the background knowledge you need to prepare your students for the rigors of the STAAR exam.
Spend 12 days at the heart of the Silk Route
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
From the remarkable mosques and architecture of Tashkent to the ancient capital of Khiva, follow the legendary Silk Road through the exotic best of Uzbekistan. Indulge in steamy marble hammams, roam the twisting lanes of ancient bazaars and explore the monuments and minarets of Samarkand. This 12-day adventure is a great introduction to this incredible country. GEEO and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on this program. You will be accompanied by an experienced Uzbek tour leader arranged by GEEO, and an academic escort from the University of Texas. Together they will help provide background, context, and narration throughout the journey, and help you think of ways to use the experiences in your teaching and your classroom.