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Zamora publishes book tracing Mexican workers employment opportunities during WWII

Associate Professor Emilio Zamora continues his longstanding scholarship on Mexican-origin workers, civil and labor rights during World War II with the publication of a new book entitled Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II with Texas AandM University Press (January 2009).

Fri, Dec 19, 2008


The University of Texas at Austin among leaders in Study Abroad

College of Liberal Arts sends the most students overseas

Wed, Nov 19, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -Nov. 17, 2008- The University of Texas at Austin is among the top three universities sending students abroad and the Top 10 universities educating international students, according to the new "Open Doors" report, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).


"Making Race, Making Health" Conference

Conference to explore historical approaches to race, medicine and public health

Wed, Nov 12, 2008

The Department of History will host the conference "Making Race, Making Health: Historical Approaches to Race, Medicine and Public Health" on Nov. 13-15, 2008 at Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin.


Education Notes: Experts for American Indian Heritage Month

History scholar listed among faculty available to discuss research on Native American issues and identity

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -Oct. 29, 2008- November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Native peoples in North America. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to address the identity, language and land issues facing Native American communities today.


Historian discusses the fate of Savannah during the Civil War

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Jacqueline Jones, the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas, will discuss her new book Saving Savannah: The City and Civil War (Knopf, 2008) in a talk sponsored by the Department of History on Nov. 6. Seating is free, but limited.


Prof. Brands' new FDR biography chosen as Main Selection by two book clubs

Professor H.W. Brands’ new biography Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Random House, Inc., November 2008) has been chosen as a Main Selection for the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club.

Tue, Oct 21, 2008


Experts Available for Stories Related to Halloween, Dia de los Muertos

History Prof. Brian Levack studies witchcraft prosecution and demonic possession

Tue, Oct 14, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -Oct. 6, 2008- University of Texas at Austin researchers are available to discuss a range of topics related to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), including ghosts, folklore, the occult, phobias, vampires and witchcraft.


Second edition of History Dept. Alumni Newsletter published

The Department of History publishes the second volume of its Alumni Newsletter in September 2008.

Tue, Oct 7, 2008


Professor Canizares-Esguerra selected to be Senior Mellon Fellow

The John Carter Brown Library, at Brown University, has selected History Professor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra to become the library's 2009-2010 Senior Mellon Fellow.

Fri, Oct 3, 2008


Odyssey Program presents History Lecture Series

"Global Borders: Looking Back to Look Forward," will examine the concept of borders across political, philosophical, cultural, social understandings.

Tue, Sep 23, 2008


Education Notes: Experts for Hispanic Heritage Month

Scholars are available to discuss Latino history, culture, literature and politics

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -Sept. 8, 2008- The United States celebrates the history, culture and traditions of citizens who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and Latin America with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.


Noted historian to speak on flaws in American electoral system

Most Americans will go to the polls this November confident that their votes will be fairly counted and the results accurately tabulated. But they may be badly mistaken, according to a prominent political historian who will give a lecture at The University of Texas on Wednesday, September 24.

Fri, Sep 5, 2008


History professors listed as experts on Women and Islamic Law

Experts are available to discuss the Islamic faith from a variety of perspectives

Fri, Aug 15, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -Aug. 14, 2008- Followers of the faith of Islam will celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, beginning at sunset Aug. 31 through Sept. 30. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture from a variety of perspectives.


History professor one of several listed as music expert

Researchers discuss music history, psychology, teaching and industry practices

Wed, Aug 6, 2008


Prof. Wynn receives teaching fellowship

Tue, Jul 29, 2008

Associate Professor Charters Wynn has just been selected to be the recipient of the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.


Spring 2008 Doctorate and Master of History Degrees Awarded

Fri, Jun 20, 2008

The Department of History congratulates its graduating Ph.D. students and those who received their M.A. in the spring of 2008.


Assistant Professor Green selected for 2008 Taft Labor History Prize

Wed, Jun 18, 2008

The 2008 Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize was awarded to History Department Assistant Professor Laurie B. Green at the annual meeting of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LWCHA) in Vancouver, Canada on June 6.


College of Liberal Arts names Michael Stoff as director of Plan II

Associate professor of history has served as interim director since 2006

Mon, Jun 16, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -June 16, 2008- Michael B. Stoff, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, will lead the nationally recognized Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts. The distinguished teaching professor has been interim director since 2006.


Education Notes: Early U.S. History and Culture Experts

Researchers offer perspectives on Independence Day, history and traditions

Thu, Jun 12, 2008


Academy of Distinguished Teachers selects Professor Oshinsky

Mon, Jun 9, 2008

Professor David M. Oshinsky, the Jack S. Blanton Chair in the History Department, has been selected for membership to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.


Professor Crew selected for recipient of 2007-2008 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award

Mon, Jun 9, 2008

Professor David F. Crew, a professor in the History Department and director of the Normandy Scholar Program on WW II, has been named the recipient of the university’s 2007-2008 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award.


Normandy Scholars Blog about World War II

Wed, May 28, 2008

Study abroad program includes sites in France, Germany and the United Kingdom


History Commencement Ceremony 2008

Thu, May 22, 2008

The History Department welcomed back John Schwartz, science reporter for The New York Times as the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2008.


History graduate students present papers at Rocky Mountain Council of Latin America Studies Conference

Mon, May 12, 2008

On April 9-12, 2008, University of Texas graduate students from the History Department specializing in Latin American history presented papers at the 55th annual Rocky Mountain Council of Latin America Studies (RMCLAS) Conference in Flagstaff, Ariz.


Phi Beta Kappa honor society selects Prof. Wilson for teaching award

Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Assistant Prof. James A. Wilson Jr. of the History Dept. has been selected as the recipient of the Fifth Annual Award for Distinction in Teaching by Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) for the Alpha of Texas Chapter.


Department of History Spring Graduation 2008

Wed, Apr 16, 2008

The Department of History's spring graduation of 2008 will take place in the Recreational Sports Center (RSC) on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m.


Friar Society Selects History Professor for Teaching Excellence Award

Mon, Apr 14, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -April 14, 2008- The University of Texas at Austin Friar Society awarded Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of History G. Howard Miller, the 2008-09 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship on Monday, April 14. The $15,000 award is the university's largest for undergraduate teaching excellence.


Professor Toyin Falola receives Quintessence Award from African Writers Endowment, Inc. and Proclamation from New Jersey governor

Wed, Apr 9, 2008

On April 5, 2008, History Professor Toyin Falola was awarded the Quintessence Award from the African Writers Endowment, Inc. (AWE) for his literary achievements and leadership role world wide.


Institute for Historical Studies appoints external research fellows

Thu, Mar 27, 2008

The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) has appointed five external research fellows for 2008-09 from an extraordinarily talented and diverse pool of over 230 applicants.


Department of History, numerous faculty featured in winter edition of Life and Letters magazine

Mon, Mar 24, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -March 25, 2008- When the world has questions about Latin America, reporters, educators and policymakers turn for answers to the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.


Renowned historian Dr. George Chauncey to speak at Gender Symposium

Mon, Mar 24, 2008

On the afternoon of Friday, April 11, the Gender Symposium is proud to present our keynote lecturer of the year, Professor George Chauncey.


Cuba after Castro

Professor Brown sees little change since Fidel ceded power to his brother

Tue, Mar 18, 2008

"Raúl, Raúl, Raúl!" chanted thousands of government supporters as acting president Raúl Castro took the stage at Cuba's 26th of July rally. The anniversary of the Cuban revolution is the country's most important national holiday.


Education Notes: Religion and Culture Experts

Six history professors offer range of perspectives, from Jesus in popular culture to the origins of the Bible

Tue, Mar 18, 2008

Members of the Christian faith will celebrate Easter, one of the religion's most important holy days, on March 23.


UT history student saves drowning man in Florida during spring break

History senior David Sawyer administers CPR and saves drowning man

Mon, Mar 17, 2008

A UT student walked away a hero after a frightening start to spring break.


Normandy Scholar Program on WW II hosts table at EXPLORE UT

Thu, Mar 13, 2008

At Texas' biggest open house, EXPLORE UT, on March 1, 2008, the Normandy Scholar Program on WW II (NSP) hosted an info table where thousands of elementary through college-age students and older could get a glimpse at what a soldier's life was like.


Part II of the Come Back to Garrison celebration--free lectures, exhibits, book sale, and Dining with Historians!

Tue, Feb 26, 2008

Although the first lectures weren't even scheduled until 10 a.m., the building was abuzz with people of all ages at 8 o’clock.


History professor hopes Castro's retirement bolsters exchange program

UT agreement with Cuban university well-timed

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

It was August 2006, and Jonathan Brown, a history professor at the University of Texas, was touring the Modelo prison in Cuba, where Fidel Castro and his brother Raul had been held as political prisoners decades earlier.


History Professor Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra has two books translated into Spanish

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

Two of Cañizares-Esguerra's books have appeared recently in Spanish translations by two of the most important academic presses in the Spanish-speaking world.


Medieval Bibles: Studies in Word and Image Symposium

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

On Tuesday evening, 4 March 2008, you're invited to take a break from Texas politics and join three first-class scholars as they explore an earlier but no less polemically-charged world. The symposium "Medieval Bibles: Studies in Word and Image" will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center.


Come Back to Garrison Reception

Historic Garrison Hall reopens with a big reception and history classes

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

The History Department celebrated the first renovation of Garrison (GAR) Hall in 81 years with a reception brimming with people in the spacious Academic Room of the Main Building (Tower) on Thursday, January 31, 2008.


History professors' research illuminates relevance on issues of race and equality today

Tue, Feb 12, 2008

History professors whose area is African American history are listed on the College of Liberal Arts home page for Black History month, and several recently gave lectures open to the public at the History Department's re-opening of its renovated home, Garrison Hall, on February 1, 2008.


Students collect Vietnamese American stories

Thu, Jan 31, 2008

UT class is first offering of Vietnamese American culture and history.


Come Back to Garrison!

Wed, Jan 23, 2008

The History Department presents a showcase of events to celebrate the re-opening of newly renovated Garrison Hall on January 31-February 1, 2008.