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History alum stars in Jeep commercial, new movie

Ex-longhorn belts "Rock Me Gently" in popular ad

Tue, Dec 4, 2007

Paul Bartholomew (History '94) stars in the new Jeep Liberty commercial "Pouring In."


World AIDS Day Conference

Thu, Nov 29, 2007

Assistant Professor of History James Wilson and Associate Professor Neville Hoad of the English Department organize World AIDS Day Conference.


Canizares-Esguerra's recent book, Puritan Conquistadors, received Honorable Mention

Sun, Nov 11, 2007

Professor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra's recent book, Puritan Conquistadors, (Stanford, 2006) received the Honorable Mention of the biannual Murdo MacLeod Book Prize of The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association.


Prof. James Sidbury publishes book, Becoming African in America

Thu, Nov 8, 2007

Prof. James Sidbury, Graduate Adviser of the History Department's graduate program, just published a new book, Becoming African in America: Race and nation in the Early Black Atlantic (Oxford University Press, October 2007).


Prof. Albert Ascoli to speak on 'fede' or faith in Renaissance context

Wed, Nov 7, 2007

On Tuesday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m., Professor Albert Russell Ascoli will speak on the concept of 'fede,' or faith, in its Renaissance context.


Prof. Hunt speaks at Glasgow and London

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

Bruce Hunt, an associate professor in the UT History Department, spoke recently at meetings in Glasgow and London to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), one of the great figures of Victorian science.


Associate Professor selected as faculty fellow at new Strauss Center

Fri, Oct 19, 2007

Oct. 18, 2007 The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin announced it is forming a groundbreaking partnership with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a world-renowned university dedicated to the study of international politics and diplomacy.


Inaugural British Scholar Annual Conference

Mon, Oct 15, 2007

The inaugural British Scholar Annual Conference (BSAC) will be held on 2-3 November 2007 at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus.


Hsu named one of top young historians by History News Network

Second professor from UT History Dept. to be named top young historian

Thu, Oct 11, 2007

Professor Hsu is recognized for her migration and ethnic studies research.


Historians have been mistaken: Women orators in the 1800's more common than widely believed

Mon, Sep 17, 2007

Assistant Professor Carolyn Eastman's research shows women were much more outspoken in public than historians have recognized. Her recent article in the journal Gender and History (August 2007) has been discussed by both the History News Network and The Chronicle of Higher Education.


History Professor appointed by College as Director of new Jewish Studies Center

Fri, Sep 14, 2007

Robert H. Abzug, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin, will lead the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, a center established in 2006 with a $6 million challenge grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.


Alumnus, David Paul Haney, is publishing book on sociology's isolation

Mon, Sep 10, 2007

Alumnus Dr. David Paul Haney is publishing a book on the isolation of American sociology from society at large.


Prof. Cañizares-Esguerra has been invited to lecture by multiple universities and research centers around the world

Mon, Aug 27, 2007

This year, History Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra has presented and is scheduled to present his research at 14 universities and research centers world-wide.


Historian interviewed by NPR on slugger Bonds breaking baseball's biggest record

Wed, Aug 8, 2007

Associate Professor of History Leonard Moore was interviewed for WBUR Boston's "On Point" show today regarding Barry Bonds breaking baseball's home run record.


UT undergraduate studies at Princeton this summer

Fri, Jul 20, 2007

UT undergraduate Christine Ho is participating in the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE) program.


Lady Bird Johnson Dies

Alumna earned a history degree in 1933

Thu, Jul 12, 2007

Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, died Wednesday at the age of 94. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a history degree in 1933 and a degree in journalism in 1934.


History Alum inducted as Texas' first State Historian

Tue, Jun 19, 2007

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Jesús F. de la Teja of Austin as Texas State Historian, pursuant to Senate Bill 1787 of the 78th Legislature. De la Teja is an alumus from the UT History Department's graduate program.


Normandy Scholars Graduate

Mon, Jun 4, 2007

Nine Normandy Scholars graduated together at UT's Bass Concert Hall in the History Department's commencement ceremony on May 18, 2007.


Oshinsky tells graduates they’re well equipped to find solutions to problems facing society

Tue, May 29, 2007

Wars, disease and genocide are among the problems facing college graduates who will become our nation’s leaders in the years ahead. The problems are ominous, but the good news is that they are no more ominous than those faced by previous generations of Americans, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Oshinsky told graduating students Saturday, May 19, at The University of Texas at Austin.


History Commencement Ceremony 2007

Thu, May 24, 2007

History commencement opening remarks by Chair Alan Tully recognized the graduates for their accomplishments and the faculty for their teaching/research awards, including a second Pulitzer Prize recipient in the department, Dr. David Oshinsky.


Graduate students honored at awards reception

Wed, May 23, 2007

On Tuesday, May 8, 2007, the History Graduate Program honored its students with a reception to announce and celebrate awards, fellowships, degrees, and jobs.


Professor Neuburger receives American Council of Learned Societies grant

Fri, May 18, 2007

Assistant Professor Mary Neuburger has been awarded a research grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the academic year 2007-08.


Professors Wilson and Green give radio interviews on AIDS and civil rights movement

Wed, May 9, 2007

Assistant Professors James Wilson and Laurie Green recently gave radio interviews to discuss AIDS in the United States and Africa, and the African American civil rights movement in Memphis, respectively.


Prof. Wilson speaks at Face AIDS panel

Thu, Apr 26, 2007

Assistant Professor James Wilson spoke about the history of AIDS at a Face AIDS panel discussion on Tuesday, April 24.


Alumnus, Dr. Michael Phillips, wins Texas Historical Commission Book Award

Wed, Apr 18, 2007

History Department alumnus Dr. Michael Phillips has been awarded the prestigious T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award for his book White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001.


History Professors receive Guggenheims and more

Fri, Apr 6, 2007

Associate Professors Cynthia Talbot and Neil Foley have both been awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships to fund their research into Indian and U.S. Southwest history, respectively.


Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Oshinsky will be speaker for 124th spring commencement

Tue, Apr 3, 2007

Dr. David M. Oshinsky, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in the history category, will be the speaker at the 124th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin, May 19 on the Main Mall.


Department of History Spring Graduation 2007

Fri, Mar 30, 2007

The Department of History's spring graduation of 2007 will take place in Bass Concert Hall on May 18 at 6 p.m.


Prof. Metzler receives a Hamilton Book Award

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

Assistant Professor Mark Metzler has been awarded one of the Hamilton Awards for his book Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan.


Prof. Oshinsky selected for Pro Bene Meritis Award

Fri, Mar 9, 2007

Professor David Oshinsky has been selected as one of the 2007 Pro Bene Meritis awards from the College of Liberal Arts.


World War II radar man visits Normandy scholars as guest speaker

Mon, Mar 5, 2007

The Normandy Scholar Program (NSP) covers the origins and history of World War II. In the endeavor to acquaint students with as many perspectives as possible, veterans of the war are invited to come and share their experiences as guest lecturers.


Prof. Zamora wins a Fulbright Fellowship to Mexico

Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Emilio Zamora, Associate Professor in History, has been awarded a research fellowship from the prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2007-08 academic year.


Prof. Brands to participate in Explore UT

Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Professor H.W. Brands will participate in Explore UT, an open house showcasing everything UT has to offer, on March 3.


History Dept. Chair finalist for dean of College of Liberal Arts position

Chair Alan Tully will meet with university community

Mon, Feb 12, 2007


Prof. Lawrence named one of History News Network's top young historians

Tue, Feb 6, 2007

Associate professor of history Mark Lawrence was chosen as one of the nation's "Top Young Historians" by the History News Network.


Acclaim for Prof. Metzler's new book

Tue, Jan 30, 2007

Mark Metzler's book, Lever of Empire – The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan, published in March of 2006, has been drawing acclaim from scholars.


History grad student recipient of research award

Mon, Jan 29, 2007

Congratulations to Brian Mann on being awarded a 2006-07 Liberal Arts Graduate Research Award. The purpose of the fellowship is to fund research and research-related expenses for graduate students in the second or third year of their programs.


Prof. Hsu joins OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Tue, Jan 23, 2007

Associate Professor Madeline Hsu has recently been chosen by the president of the Organization of American Historians to join the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program.


Prof. Crew receives teaching excellence award

Fri, Jan 19, 2007

Prof. David Crew, who received the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for 2005-06 recognizing his excellence in undergraduate teaching, will be honored on Jan. 22 at an awards dinner.