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Phi Alpha Theta asks you to answer History questions

Can you answer the question? If so, or if not, the History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta, will still give you some food for your stomach as well as your mind

Wed, Nov 16, 2005

The leaders of the History Department Honors Society want you to become a member. To raise awareness of the society, they are holding a trivial pursuit game in the foyer of Garrison Hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, November 16.

Dr. H.W. Brands featured on UT home page

Andrew Jackson biography reveals how first populist president changed the way the nation elects its leaders

Tue, Nov 8, 2005

The nickname "Old Hickory" has stayed with him, but in 19th century America, Andrew Jackson was commonly known as simply, "The Hero."

Texas Parents' Weekend

Fri, Oct 21, 2005

Have dinner with the Dean, faculty, students and other parents on Friday night, Oct. 28, and go to mini-classes on Saturday, Oct. 29. You don't have to worry about grades!

Western History Association awards 2005 Joan Paterson Kerr book award to Karl Bodmer's North American Prints

Mon, Oct 10, 2005

Professor Ron Tyler of the History Dept. contributed the introductory essay to the book.

Executive Assistant Gail Davis receives staff excellence award

Thu, Sep 29, 2005

The History Department is very proud to announce that our Executive Assistant, Gail Davis, was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Service by a Staff Member for 2004-05 from Dean Richard Lariviere.

Admiral Bobby R. Inman to be panelist at conference

History Alumnus to conduct panel at LBJ School of Public Affairs "Ethics in Government" conference

Tue, Sep 27, 2005

"Ethics in Government--Earning the Public Trust" has a lineup of very respected speakers and panelists, including Admiral (retired) Bobby R. Inman who will be on a panel on "Ethical Public Service," along with First Assistant Attorney General Barry McBee, and Larry Temple, Executive Director of the Texas Workforce Commission. Nationally-known ethicist Michael Josephson will speak on "Ethics and Ethics Codes: What do they have in Common."

Professors of History and Religious Studies examine spirituality and society

Professors talk about religion's role in identity, culture and society on UT home page feature

Mon, Sep 26, 2005

Since the beginning of time, people have killed others in the name of God to defend or advance their religious convictions. What was true during the Crusades, the Protestant Reformation and World War II is still making headlines today as suicide bombers die in the name of their God in Iraq, the Gaza Strip and other lands around the globe.

British Studies Program celebrates 30-year anniversary and publication of new book

Event marks 30 years of Friday afternoon seminars started by History Prof. Roger Louis

Mon, Sep 26, 2005

The British Studies program has marked 30 years of Friday afternoon seminars that bring together students, faculty, visiting scholars and members of the Austin community to discuss British history, literature and politics.

History Prof. featured on Liberal Arts home page

History Prof. Alison Frazier awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Fri, Sep 2, 2005

The Sanctuarium, a two-volume collection of medieval saints' lives, was one of the earliest books to come off a printing press. Published in 15th century Milan, during the turbulent months following the assassination of the city's ruler, the book was originally intended to support Catholic worship in the city.

Normandy Scholar of '04 finalist in Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program

Michael Vitris, NS '04, one of 45 finalists selected nationwide

Mon, Aug 29, 2005

Michael Vitris, a history and advertising major at The University of Texas at Austin and Plano, Texas native, traveled to New York City as a finalist in the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars program.

Graduate student publishes book on "Food Culture in Russia and Central Asia"

Graduate student in American History, co-authors book with wife

Fri, Aug 19, 2005

Co-authored with my native-Russian wife, Asele Surina, the book is about the contemporary culinary culture in the Russian Federation and Central Asia.

Undergraduates study U.S. history in Argentina

Undergraduate recounts experience of studying in a foreign country

Fri, Aug 19, 2005

Studying about my own country (the U.S.) while living with a host family in Argentina, gave us (UT students) a unique and more critical viewpoint.

History Professor featured in Liberal Arts Life and Letters Newsletter

Professor Bruce Hunt Studies the History of Science

Tue, Aug 2, 2005

We live in a world where "instant gratification" is the norm. In days gone by, patience was essential in every aspect of life-whether traveling via Model-T or waiting for mail to arrive by Pony Express. It's easy to forget just how much the world has changed in the last century or so, and we tend to take for granted the inventions and innovations that facilitate the ease of our current lifestyles.

Professor Ron Tyler completes bird's-eye views of Texas cities project

Itinerant artists renditions of cities are source for understanding their history

Tue, Aug 2, 2005

History Professor Ron Tyler has just completed 20 years of locating and researching artists' bird's-eye view drawings of Texas cities. Separately-issued bird's-eye views, many being more than three feet wide, look like something between a panoramic view of a city and an actual map.

Commencement Information

Everything you need to know to graduate...

Fri, Jul 29, 2005

The Department of History's Academic Advising office has put together some information of use to undergraduate students who intend to graduate this semester. Included are links to the College of Liberal Arts online graduation application form, as well as answers to frequently-asked questions, and a number of other useful websites.

Fall 2005 Orientation for New Graduate Students

Everything You Need To Know About Registration, Degree Requirements, etc.

Wed, Jun 1, 2005

The Department of History will hold its orientation for new graduate students on Tuesday, August 23, 1-4 pm, and Wednesday, August 24, 9 am-12 noon, in Garrison 100. All entering graduate students will be required to attend. These sessions will provide you with information to assist your transition into the University of Texas and the Department of History.

History Department Spring 2005 Commencement

Class of 2005 Graduates

Sun, May 1, 2005

The History Department's graduation ceremony was held on Friday, May 20, 2005. More than 170 of the 250 graduating students participated in the exercises. Opening remarks by Chair Alan Tully recognized the graduates for their accomplishments and the faculty for their teaching and research awards.

2005 Normandy Scholars

Group of 20 New Scholars Departs for France

Sun, May 1, 2005

At the conclusion of the spring semester, the twenty Normandy Scholars of 2005 left to tour places in Europe that they had been studying and writing about all semester. Thirteen students and the five Normandy Scholar Program faculty (NSP) Faculty met at the Littlefield Fountain at 10 a.m., May 10, and left by bus to rendezvous with the seven other Scholars at the Houston airport.

Texas History Day Winners Prepare for National History Day

Competition To Be Held June 12-16

Wed, Apr 20, 2005

More than 800 students competed in the 25th Annual Texas History Day on May 6 and 7, 2005, at the Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum in Austin.

Professor David Oshinsky To Speak

Professor Speaks About His Just-released Book "Polio: An American Story"

Fri, Apr 1, 2005

Prof. David Oshinsky, the George Littlefield Professor of American History in the History Department, will be speaking at the Arboretum's Barnes and Noble Bookstore next Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. about his just-released book, Polio: An American Story (Oxford University Press). He will talk about the lessons to be gleaned from his research for the world today.