Thu, Dec 7, 2006
The Normandy Scholar Program on World War II (NSP) held an orientation and reception for the new scholars and patrons of the program.
Wed, Dec 6, 2006
Associate Professor Mark Lawrence’s latest book, Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Indochina, has been awarded both the George Louis Beer Prize and the Paul Birdsall Prize from the American Historical Association.
Wed, Dec 6, 2006
The History Department celebrated the book release of Global History: Interactions Between the Universal and the Local, edited by Professor A.G. Hopkins, with a party at Follett's Intellectual Property bookstore on Guadalupe St. on October 27.
Wed, Nov 15, 2006
Professor H.W. (Bill) Brands has written an op-ed piece for the L.A. Times, shedding light on the parallels between the U.S.'s 19th-century "money wars" and today's controversies over reforming healthcare and pensions.
Tue, Nov 14, 2006
Associate Professor Charters Wynn has received the Eyes of the Texas Excellence Award, in recognition of his inspiring teaching, scholarship, and mentoring of UT undergraduates.
Fri, Oct 20, 2006
Professor Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra has added three books to his list of publications this year alone: Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World; Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700; and The Atlantic in Global History 1500-2000 (co-edited with Erik Seeman).
Wed, Oct 11, 2006
Shennette Garrett will present her paper titled " 'Your Destiny is Our Destiny': Whites, the National Negro Business League, and the Golden Age of Black Business in the South, 1900-1930" as a part of The History of Capitalism in North America Conference, which is being held October 26-28, 2006 at Harvard University.
Fri, Oct 6, 2006
In his inaugural address, University President William Powers Jr. singled out the History Department as a particular focus of his vision for the university, pledging over $1.3 million to further improve the department.
Mon, Oct 2, 2006
Professor Wm. Roger Louis has just added a new book to his already prolific writings on the British Empire. The latest work is titled, Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization (2006).
Wed, Sep 6, 2006
Western Civilization class named one of nation's tops
Wed, Sep 6, 2006
History Professor David Oshinsky will be speaking about his Pulitizer Prize winning book on the research and personalities involved in this American story.
Fri, Jul 21, 2006
Garrison Hall (GAR), home to the History Department since it was built in 1926, is being prepared for its first major renovation in its 80-year history. In preparation for the work to begin, everyone will be moving out to Burdine (BUR) Hall the week of July 24-28, 2006.
Tue, Jun 13, 2006
We are delighted to welcome you to the Department of History's Fall 2006 Orientation page. The information presented here is intended to assist your transition to the University and to the Department of History.
Wed, May 24, 2006
The History Department honored its graduating class of 2006 with a ceremony in Bass Concert Hall on May 19.
Tue, May 23, 2006
Normandy Scholars from both 2005 and 2004 graduated together at the UT History Department's graduation ceremony on May 19, 2006.
Tue, May 16, 2006
Students who completed the Master's or PhD degrees and/or received jobs were recognized at the Graduate Program's annual awards reception.
Mon, May 15, 2006
On Wednesday, May 10, 2006, the History Graduate Program honored its students with a reception to announce and celebrate awards, fellowships, degrees, and jobs.
Mon, May 8, 2006
The Department of History's spring graduation of 2006 will take place in Bass Concert Hall at 6 p.m.
Fri, May 5, 2006
It's a record year of awards for the History Department's professors. Eleven professors have received awards, some multiple, including the department's second Pulitzer Prize winner.
Mon, May 1, 2006
Stephanie Maher, a history and Plan II major at The University of Texas, has been chosen to participate in The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program in New York City this summer. Maher is a native of Houston, Texas and while she is really looking forward to visiting New York City for the first time, she's the most excited about getting to delve into so many historical archives.
Mon, Apr 17, 2006
The University of Texas at Austinâs David M. Oshinsky has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the history category for his book "Polio: An American Story." Oshinsky is the George Littlefield Professor of American History.
Wed, Apr 12, 2006
Michael Phillips earned his Ph.D. from the History Department at The University of Texas in 2002. He won two awards that year for his dissertation, "The Fire This Time: The Battle Over Racial, Regional and Religious Identities in Dallas, Texas, 1860-1990." He was awarded the History Department's Barnes D. Lathrop Prize for Best Dissertation.
History professor to receive Lucy Terry Prince Award
Mon, Apr 10, 2006
Juliet E.K. Walker, founder and director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurships and Technology (CBBH) at the University of Texas will receive the Lucy Terry Prince Award at the Ninth Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet.
Tue, Apr 4, 2006
The Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held its Spring Initiation on Wednesday, February 22. Approximately 70 new members were initiated. Following a reception in Garrison 100, the initiates moved to Garrison 1 where they were congratulated on behalf of the History Department by Associate Chair Dr. George Forgie and heard speeches by Phi Alpha Theta Co-Presidents Shannon Berry and Minnie Tsai, as well as Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor Dr. Susan Boettcher.
Each year the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program at the University of Texas awards both graduate and faculty fellowships. Anna Taylor, a graduate student in the Department of History, received not only a Harrington Graduate Fellowship but also a Mellon Fellowship for the 2004-05 academic year.
Thu, Mar 23, 2006
Tue, Mar 14, 2006
On Wednesday, March 8, the Normandy Scholars met with Welmer Leroy Wilson, a survivor of the war in the Philippines and 1,249 days of Japanese captivity and hard labor as a Prisoner of War.
Fri, Mar 3, 2006
"Burnt Orange Britannia" features work from 60 authors
Tue, Feb 28, 2006
The British Studies program at The University of Texas at Austin has just released "Burnt Orange Britannia," a collection of 60 autobiographies that offer insight into the passions of academic life from the 1930s to the present.
Sun, Feb 26, 2006
The Normandy Scholar Program (NSP) covers the origins and history of World War II. And in the endeavor to give students as many perspectives as possible, guest lecturers are invited to come and talk about their experiences during the war.
Three history professors will participate in EXPLORE UT's annual Open House
Wed, Feb 15, 2006
Three history professors delve into the significance of Andrew Jackson and the birth of American democracy; how much is true of the historical claims in Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code; and what popular music can tell us about history, ourselves and the future.
Mon, Feb 6, 2006
Every year after thesis' are turned in, there's a celebration. Last May 2005, the party was at the Dog and Duck Pub. History honors students celebrated with some of their favorite professors, Drs. Howard Miller and Judith Coffin, Director, with plenty of nachos, chips and hot sauce.
Tue, Jan 24, 2006
Gov. Rick Perry announced January 12 the appointment of Prof. H.W. Brands of the History Department at UT Austin to the Governor's Council of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Brands will serve for a term at the pleasure of the governor. The commission is focused on honoring the life of Abraham Lincoln and bringing to light the impact he had in shaping our nation.
Dr. Laurie Green looks at how decades of discrimination fueled pivotal fight for civil rights
Tue, Jan 17, 2006
The nation mourned when civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968.
Professor Juliet E.K. Walker makes Black Business Her Business
Thu, Jan 5, 2006
Professor Juliet Walker turns her focus to the men--and women--who have defined and continue to define African American entrepreneurship. African Americans have a history in business that tends to be overlooked in most studies of African American history. Looking at examples as varied as cars manufactured by slave-born Charles Patterson and the monolithic Oprah Winfrey, Walker seeks to expand our view of the past.
Professor John McKiernan-Gonzalez studies community health issues along the border
Thu, Jan 5, 2006
Working for the Student Coalition for Community Health while attending the University of Alabama, McKiernan-Gonzalez discovered "how people tie stories about their health to the story of their life, family and circumstances."