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Normandy Scholar Program holds orientation and reception

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.

Prof. Lawrence receives prestigious awards for his latest book

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.

Book release party for faculty collaboration, Global History

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.

Prof. Brands writes op-ed for L.A. Times

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.

Prof. Wynn receives teaching award

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.

Prof. publishes three books on Atlantic history

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).

Graduate student news

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.

UT President Lauds History Department

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.

Professor Wm. Roger Louis publishes book on British Imperialism

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).

Tracie Matysik Honored for History Course

Wed, Sep 6, 2006

Western Civilization class named one of nation's tops

Race for a Cure: Oshinsky Discusses History of Polio

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.

Garrison Hall gets ready to be renovated

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.

Entering Graduate Student Orientation

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.

History Commencement Ceremony 2006

Wed, May 24, 2006

The History Department honored its graduating class of 2006 with a ceremony in Bass Concert Hall on May 19.

Normandy Scholars Graduate

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.

Jobs and Degrees for Graduate Students

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.

History graduate students honored at 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.

Department of History Spring Graduation 2006

Mon, May 8, 2006

The Department of History's spring graduation of 2006 will take place in Bass Concert Hall at 6 p.m.

History Professors lauded with numerous awards

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.

Student Winner of Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program

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.

History professor wins Pulitzer Prize for "Polio: An American Story"

Mon, Apr 17, 2006

The University of Texas at Austin’s David M. Oshinsky has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize Offsite Link in the history category for his book "Polio: An American Story." Oshinsky is the George Littlefield Professor of American History.

Alumnus, Dr. Michael Phillips, publishes book on race relations in Dallas politics

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.

Black Herstory Conference Honors Juliet E.K. Walker

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.

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society holds spring initiation

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.

Harrington Dissertation Fellow Anna Taylor studies headless saints in medieval Latin verse for historical significance

Harrington Fellow studies headless saints in medieval Latin verse

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

WWII prisoner of war survivor, Leroy Wilson, is guest lecturer for Normandy Scholars

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.

British Studies Program Releases Collection of Autobiographies

"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.

First class Radar Man from WWII visits Normandy Scholars as guest speaker

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.

Explore History at UT's Open House on March 4

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.

History Honors students celebrate end of year/thesis

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.

Gov. Perry appoints Prof. H.W. Brands to Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

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.

History Professor featured on UT Home Page

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.

History Professor featured as one of ten 2005 stories to read again on UT home page

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.

History Professor featured in Liberal Arts Life and Letters Newsletter

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."