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History Department Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102



Fall Commencement 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street

Fall Commencement 2009

Fall 2009 classes end

Friday, December 4, 2009


Talk: "Selling the Southwest: Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest, 1868-1940"

Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 8:00 PM

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Salon B


Talk: "A Brief History of Tamales"

Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts


IHS Workshop: "Agriculture, Water, and Senses of TIme in Colonial Egypt"

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100


Film: UHS presents "A Farewell to Arms"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 • 7:00 PM

GAR 1.122

A Farwell to Arms

Gender Symp.: "Sexuality Now! New Directions in the Study of Sexuality"

Friday, November 6, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102


Film: UHS presents "Reefer Madness"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • 7:00 PM

GAR 1.122

Reefer Madness

IHS Workshop: "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery"

Monday, November 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100


Gender Symp.: Book discussion with Gail Collins

Friday, October 30, 2009 • 1:30 PM

GAR 1.102


Conf.: "Latin America in the Cold War"—DAY 2

Friday, October 30, 2009 • 9:00 AM

GAR 4.100


Conf.: "Latin America in the Cold War"—DAY 1

Thursday, October 29, 2009 • 1:15 PM

GAR 4.100


Film: UHS presents "Zulu"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • 7:00 PM

GAR 1.122

Zulu


Gender Symp.: "The Men in Rollo May's Life"

Friday, October 23, 2009 • 3:30 PM

GAR 1.102


Talk:"Onda Latina" Media-Rich Technology Projects

Friday, October 23, 2009 • 3:00 PM

MEZ B0.306


Hist. Science Colloq.: "Balloons and the Theatrical Polity"

Friday, October 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102




Film: UHS presents "The Battle of Algiers"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • 5:30 PM

GAR 1.102

The Battle of Algiers


Gender Symp.: "Beauvoir, Kinsey and Mid-Century Sex"

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102





Africa Distinguished Lecture 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM

WEL 1.308

"Miss HIV and Us: Beauty Queens and the Global Pandemic"


Gender Symp.: "Sexuality, Nationalism, and Race in West Africa"

Friday, September 25, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102


Lecture: Jewish Studies Seminar

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.


Info Session: History Honors Program

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102



Symposium: Galveston Movement—DAY 2

Friday, September 11, 2009 • 8:00 AM

Texas State History Museum

A Centennial Retrospective on a Forgotten Chapter of American Jewish Immigration History


Symposium: Galveston Movement—DAY 1

Thursday, September 10, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Texas State History Museum

A Centennial Retrospective on a Forgotten Chapter of American Jewish Immigration History


Fall 2009 classes begin

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Gone to Texas

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 • 8:30 PM

South Mall and Main Building Plaza

A Texas-sized welcome to all students, staff and faculty


Gone to Liberal Arts: Welcome barbecue for new students

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Turtle Pond, Inner Campus Drive. Rain Plan: Calhoun (CAL) 100 and surrounding breezway


Freshman Reading Round-up

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 • 10:30 AM

Campus-wide


Summer 2009 classes begin

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Department of History Spring Graduation 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Bass Concert Hall

The 2009 Department of History Graduation Convocation


Institute for Historical Studies presents a lecture

Monday, May 11, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

The Institute for Historical Studies will present Cassandra Pybus, Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney, who will discuss her paper,"The Book of Negroes: A Portal into Race Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, 1760-1790."


Gender Symposium presents a panel discussion

Friday, May 1, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102

Panel Discussion with Documentary Filmmakers Werner Campbell and Bob Ray and Texas Roller Derby Champion Nadia “Smarty Pants” Kean

The teams documented in Hell on Wheels rebooted the sport of Roller Derby by founding a five-team league in Austin in 2001, a league in which, in contrast to the notably exploitative franchises of the 1930’s-1970’s, is entirely owned and operated by its all-female skaters/owners. The discussion promises to be, and the film is, engaging not only be


Film screenings

Thursday, April 30, 2009 • 6:30 PM

GAR 1.134

The UHS will be putting on our very first documentary showing, and it will be a double header. We will show two 55-minute installments of the very highly regarded Granada 'End of Empire' series (that can no longer be found in circulation), detailing the complicated and often bloody British withdrawals from their colonial empire.

The theme is 'The End of the British Moment in the Middle East.' We will start with the event that began the whole process: the British withdrawal from Egypt


Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • 3:00 PM

SHR 1.313

From 1976-1983, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared in Argentina. They were victims of the “Dirty War” – a brutal campaign designed by the government to root out possible subversives. Robert J. Cox, editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, did what few others were willing to do – he reported on the kidnappings and killings.


"American Crossroads: Migration, Communities, and Race" Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Texas Union (UNB) 2.102, Eastwoods Room


Nation-State and Transnational Environment Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2009

ATT Conference Center on UT campus

This conference is the centerpiece of the institute's global borders theme for the program year 2008-2009. It will specifically relate to history and the future of environmental diplomacy.

The first panel session starts at 2:30 p.m., April 16, followed by the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. by John McNeill, professor of history at Georgetown University, one of the world's leading environmental historians.


Institute for Historical Studies Workshop Series Presents Dr. Laurie Green

Monday, April 13, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

Responder: Dr. Kamran Ali, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, UT Austin.


Gender Symposium presents a Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Auditorium


Gender Symposium presents a Talk and Discussion

Thursday, April 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102

UT Gender Symposium presents "'How Common Culture Shapes the Separate Lives': Sexuality, Race, and the History of Social Constructionist Thought," a lunch seminar with graduate students by Yale Professor of History and American Studies, Dr. Joanne Meyerowitz.


The Littlefield Lectures

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312

The Littlefield Lectures

Tuesday, April 7
"Mapping Southern Historiography"
3:30-5 p.m.
Gebauer 3.31

Thursday, April 9
"Out of Scale: The Native South in the Atlantic World"
3:30-5 p.m.
Gebauer 3.312


Institute for Historical Studies Workshop Series presents Dr. Michael Kwass

Monday, April 6, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

Responder: Jesse Cromwell, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, UT Austin


"Black Atlantics: An Urban Perspective, 1400-1900" Conference

Thursday, April 2, 2009

UT Campus

This conference will convene specialists on urban slavery in early modern Africa, Europe, and the Americas to study Atlantic history as a space of relentless exploitation but also incessant transnational circulations.


20th Anniversary of Normandy Scholar Program on WWII

Saturday, March 28, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Thompson Conference Center at UT


Africa Conference

Friday, March 27, 2009

UT Campus


Institute for Historical Studies and Govt. Dept. present Dr. Gareth Austin

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 2:00 PM

GAR 1.102

Dr. Gareth Austin specializes in the study of global economic history, especially economic development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is particularly interested in viewing contemporary development issues in historical perspective, and is considering the contributions of so-called New Economic History, rational choice theories, and social structural theories to explain patterns of change across time and space.

He is the author of Labour, Land and Capital in Ghana: From Slav


UT Gender Symposium presents a Panel Discussion

Friday, March 6, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102


History of Science Colloquium presents a talk

Friday, March 6, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102

Friday, March 6th, the UT History of Science Colloquium will be pleased to welcome our own Professor Bruce Hunt, who will speak on "Engineering Equations: Maxwell, Measurement, and the Electromagnetic Field." His focus will be how James Clerk Maxwell's collaboration with telegraph engineers in the 1860s shaped his thinking about key issues in electromagnetic theory.


University History Society presents a lecture

Thursday, March 5, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134

C.J. Cervantes, a History and Government major, on President Nixon's policies towards the Vietnam 'War.'

'Of the 58,000 American deaths in the Vietnam War, approximately 20,000 of them, slightly less than half, happened while Richard Nixon was President of the United States, a man who declared that the war would end under his presidency.


Finland Ambassador discusses challenges ahead for E.U.-U.S. relations

Monday, March 2, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Texas Union Theater


Institute for Historical Studies Workshop Series presents Dr. Anne Martinez

Monday, March 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

Responder: Dr. Ruben Flores, Assistant Professor, American Studies, University of Kansas.


The University History Society presents a film

Thursday, February 26, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134

The University History Society (UHS) invites you to the screening of our third film this semester. Continuing in the French tradition we will be showing one of the most famous, and one of the first World War II French Resistance films.

A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson, follows one man's very personal saga of arrest by the conquering Germans, experiences in Nazi prisons for the Resistance, and ultimately a harrowing escape attempt. The events are based on the memoirs of And


Gender Symposium presents a panel discussion

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102

UT Gender Symposium presents a panel discussion titled "Reading Reproduction: Women, Medicine, and the Public Culture of Pregnancy"


University History Society presents a lecutre

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134

This week, the University History Society (UHS) is happy to have Ryan Haecker with us to speak on the highly regarded German historian and philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the French Revolution of 1789.


Institute for Historical Studies Workshop Series presents Dr. Jay Rubenstein

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100


University History Society presents a film

Thursday, February 12, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134

The University History Society (UHS) is very happy to announce that the film this week will cover a period of history little discussed in modern history departments: post 1945 Greek history. Our film, "Z", was nominated for several awards, and indeed won two Oscars (best editing and best foreign language film). The film itself is Algerian, depicting the rather ugly underbelly of the fight for unity and human dignity in the face of politically fragmented 1960s Greece. The story concern


UTeach-Liberal Arts info session for History majors

Thursday, February 12, 2009 • 2:00 PM

GAR 1.102



Gender Symposium Presents a Panel Discussion

Friday, February 6, 2009 • 3:00 PM

GAR 1.102


University History Society presents a lecture

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134


Institute for Historical Studies Workshop Series presents Dr. Adam McKeown

Monday, February 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

Responder: Dr. Eiichero Azuma, 2008 Harrington Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania.


University History Society presents a film

Thursday, January 29, 2009 • 6:00 PM

GAR 1.134

La Historia Oficial, an Argentinian film from 1985, will begin this semester's revelry. Come join the University History Society (UHS) to watch this powerful and controversial film about the "Dirty War" that raged in Argentina in the 70's and 80's, in which nearly 30,000 people disappeared with no trace to be found even to this day. The film was nominated for some 22 International awards, winning Oscars for Best Writing and Best Foreign Language film.


History of Science Colloquium presents a talk by Dr. Ted Porter

Friday, January 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102

Dr. Porter will discuss a pre-circulated paper, "Statistics of Mental Deficiency and the New Science of Human Heredity, 1890-1914". Papers can be picked up at the History Department Main Office, GAR 1.104.