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Christmas in America

Christmas in America

Prof. Penne L. Restad examines how the holiday exists at the intersection of the sacred, secular and profane

Wed, Dec 15, 2010


Prof. Emilio Zamora

Zamora's book on Mexican workers in Texas during WW II wins fourth book award

The Philosophical Society of Texas awarded Professor Emilio Zamora's 2009 book its 2010 Award of Merit at an awards luncheon on Dec. 4, 2010

Mon, Dec 6, 2010


Prof. Charters Wynn

Dr. Wynn recipient of President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for 2010-11

History Department Associate Professor Charters Wynn is recognized for his teaching excellence.

Mon, Nov 29, 2010


Prof. Benjamin Claude Brower

Prof. Brower’s latest book garners book award from Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

Assistant Professor Benjamin C. Brower won the Albert Hourani Book Award from MESA at their annual Awards Ceremony held on Nov. 19 in San Diego, Calif.

Fri, Nov 26, 2010


“Beyond El Barrio” Symposium and Book Signing, Tuesday, Nov. 16

ShelfLife Blog Post: The Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Departments of American Studies and History will host a symposium and book signing for “Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America.”

Tue, Nov 16, 2010


Prof. Mary Neuburger

Historian one of seven new department chairs appointed by College of Liberal Arts

Associate Professor Mary Neuburger appointed as the chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies for 2010-11.

Thu, Nov 4, 2010


Prof. H.W. Brands

Why timing is everything for a successful president: a Q&A with H.W. Brands

In his upcoming talk “How to Be a Great President in Six Easy Steps” at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Leadership Lecture Series, the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist will discuss what it takes to become the next chief executive of the United States.

Sat, Oct 23, 2010


Professor Emeritus Richard Graham selected for prestigious award from Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)

He will receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the CLAH at their annual meeting to be held in Boston, Mass., Jan. 6-9, 2011.

Fri, Oct 22, 2010


Professors Huaiyin Li and Toyin Falola

Professors Falola and Li receive awards at University Co-op's annual book awards event

On Oct. 20, the University Co-operative Society's 14th Hamilton Book Awards were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Thu, Oct 21, 2010


H.W. Brands, Neil Foley, Emilio Zamora

Three professors to present their books at Texas Book Festival

Want to hear some of your favorite historians present their work? Then head out to the Texas Book Festival at the State Capitol Building this weekend, Oct. 16-17.

Thu, Oct 14, 2010


Prof. Juliet E.K. Walker

Professor Juliet E.K. Walker awarded Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion

Dr. Juliet E.K. Walker has been awarded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) Woodson Scholars Medallion for 2010.

Wed, Oct 13, 2010


Vol. 4 of History Department Alumni Newsletter

Fourth edition of Alumni Newsletter published

The Department of History publishes the fourth volume of its Alumni Newsletter.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010


Prof. Emilio Zamora

Historian to receive alumnus award; prize for book on Mexican workers during World War II

Dr. Emilio Zamora will be honored with the Tejano Service Award from Texas A&M University at Kingsville (TAMUK) and will also receive a book prize from the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin.

Mon, Sep 27, 2010


Frank Denius (right) with History Dept. Chair Alan Tully at Pro Bene Meritis Awards banquet in April

A Veteran’s Dedication

Frank Denius’ commitment helps students understand World War II

Fri, Sep 24, 2010


Prof. Toyin Falola with detail from jacket of book

Falola receives book award

Professor Toyin Falola's most recent book garners the 2010 Nigerian Studies Association's (NSA) book award.

Mon, Sep 13, 2010


Prof. Emeritus William H. Goetzmann

History and American Studies professor emeritus dies at 80

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann died Sept. 7, 2010, at his home in Austin.

Fri, Sep 10, 2010


Prof. Tiffany M. Gill

Book on black beauty shops as agents of social change wins important award

Associate Professor Tiffany M. Gill wins 2010 Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) prize.

Wed, Sep 8, 2010


Professors George Forgie, Tiffany Gill, and Frank Guridy

Second year in a row — three History profs. receive Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Professors George B. Forgie, Tiffany M. Gill, and Frank A. Guridy are this year's recipients.

Wed, Aug 18, 2010


Prof. H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands' new book delves into how capitalism changed America

ShelfLife blog post: Fall 2010 sneak preview

Fri, Aug 13, 2010


Dr. Madeline Hsu

Associate Professor Madeline Hsu interviewed for "Border Views" video series

Hsu talks about the roots of contemporary immigration restrictions and enforcement practices, which began with the Chinese Exclusion Laws (1882-1943).

Thu, Aug 5, 2010


Assistant Professor Carolyn Eastman

Assistant Professor Carolyn Eastman’s book recipient of best first book award

Eastman’s book receives best first book award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) at its 32nd annual convention held July 22-25.

Tue, Jul 27, 2010


Frank Guridy participates in panel at Harlem Book Fair

Dr. Frank Guridy participates in panel at Harlem Book Festival

Assistant Professor Frank A. Guridy was invited to be a panelist at the 2010 Harlem Book Fair hosted by the New York Public Library's prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on July 17.

Mon, Jul 19, 2010


Prof. H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands’ “American Dreams” book signing, June 16

ShelfLife blog post: “American Dreams” mean different things to different people, but for historian and University of Texas Professor H.W. Brands, it’s the title of his latest book.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010


Associate Professor Erika Bsumek presents a lecture at HTX Teacher Institute

Faculty mentor schoolteachers at Humanities Texas June Institute

Several faculty from the Department of History participated in the continuing education institutes for middle and high school teachers on the Forty Acres organized by Humanities Texas (HTX).

Fri, Jun 18, 2010


Graduate Fatima Bhuriwala with friends who share her Longhorn pride and talk on the phone at the same time

History Department Commencement Ceremony 2010

The Department of History was honored to have Professor Bryant "Tip" Ragan, B.A. '81, give the commencement speech for the Class of 2010 on May 21 in Bass Concert Hall.

Mon, Jun 7, 2010


Graduate Advisor Jim Sidbury announces awards and degrees earned

Graduate Program honors students at awards reception

The Graduate Program recognized and congratulated graduate students for honors, awards, publications, and degrees earned.

Thu, May 20, 2010


Jones' family and friends standing in front of his just-planted-memorial tree giving the Hook 'Em Horns sign

Tres Jones' family plants oak tree as living tribute

Mr. and Mrs. Mary Vance and Lan Jones lost their son, James Landon "Tres" Jones III, on Jan. 2, 2010. In their grief, the history major's family went online in search of a way to commemorate his life.

Tue, May 11, 2010


Prof. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

History professor recipient of Fulbright Fellowship to Bogotá‎‎, Colombia

Professor Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra has received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach a seminar on his new research on the "Bible and Colonization of the New World" at Universidad de los Andes this summer.

Fri, May 7, 2010


Prof. Virginia Garrard-Burnett

Prof. Garrard-Burnett's new book delves into 'the Mayan holocaust' of 1982-83

Efraín Ríos Montt, a retired general and born-again Christian, ruled Guatemala between March 1982 and August 1983. During this period, approximately 86,000 Guatemalans, mostly of indigenous (Maya) descent, succumbed to a spiraling wave of violence.

Wed, May 5, 2010


Kathleen Skinner

Double major in English and history, undergraduate Kathleen Skinner, is winner of University Co-op Award

Skinner is one of five students to win the George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence which comes with a $2,000 prize.

Fri, Apr 30, 2010


Prof. Bruce Hunt; cover of new book in background

Prof. Bruce Hunt’s new book examines how technology has shaped science

In "Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), Associate Professor Bruce J. Hunt looks at the historical roots of some of the main scientific achievements of the nineteenth century.

Mon, Apr 26, 2010


Prof. Tom Devine, University of Edinburgh

Scottish historian Tom Devine delivers Keynote at British Scholar Conference

Devine's provocative Keynote Address was entitled “Did Slavery Make Scotland Great?” He is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Paleography, director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, and Head of School at the University of Edinburgh.

Sat, Apr 24, 2010


Prof. Jacqueline Jones

Graduate students delve into Briscoe Center’s collections for enriching, hands-on seminar course

Is it possible, in 15 short weeks, for a group of graduate students to gain a deep appreciation of the Briscoe Center’s vast archival collections and to craft from one or more of those collections a tightly-focused scholarly essay?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010


Christopher Heaney, second-year grad student to give reading from first book

Christopher Heaney, second-year graduate student in Latin American History, publishes first book

He will give a book reading of "Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu" at BookPeople April 17.

Thu, Apr 15, 2010


Assistant Prof. Benjamin C. Brower

Prof. Brower recipient of 2009 prize by The Society for French Historical Studies

Assistant Prof. Benjamin C. Brower is the recipient of the best book on French history by The Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS).

Fri, Apr 9, 2010


Prof. David M. Oshinsky

Oshinsky awarded Cartwright Prize for book on polio

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin History Professor David Oshinsky has been awarded the Cartwright Prize from Columbia University Medical Center for his research into the history of polio.

Thu, Apr 1, 2010


Him Mark Lai

Prof. Madeline Y. Hsu edits book of essays from founder of Chinese American history, Him Mark Lai

Hsu, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Asian American Studies at The University of Texas, edited a collection of essential essays from the late Lai (1925-2009) known by his peers as "the dean of Chinese American studies."

Wed, Mar 31, 2010


Dr. Frank Guridy

Prof. Frank Guridy featured on Know website, discusses African Diaspora

Marsha Miller, The University of Texas' photography director, photographed and recorded Guridy, associate professor of history and African Diaspora Studies, about his forthcoming book.

Thu, Mar 25, 2010


Juan Romero, recipient of TAARII best U.S. dissertation prize; Map produced by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

Prof. Juan Romero, alumnus, receives best 2009 United States dissertation prize

The award is presented by The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) bi-annually.

Wed, Mar 24, 2010


Fess Parker

Remembering Fess Parker

Fess Parker, a UT history alumnus best known for his roles as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, died March 18. He was 85.

Thu, Mar 18, 2010


Karl Hagstrom Miller

Prof. Karl Hagstrom Miller's new book chronicles color lines in southern music

ShelfLife blog post: This month, Austin will be pulsating to the dizzying array of beats coming from thousands of musicians from all over the world who are trying to get their big break into the music industry.

Fri, Mar 12, 2010


Leonard N. Moore

Prof. Moore's new book examines police brutality, African American activism in New Orleans

With its French, Spanish and Creole influences, New Orleans has the oldest black urban community of any city in the country.

Tue, Feb 23, 2010


H.W. Brands dined in the White House with President Obama and eight other historians. Photo by Caleb Miller

February issue of "Our Campus" features Prof. Brands and his intimate White House dinner

Editor of "Our Campus" Elena Watts' January interview with Brands ended with foreshadowing on health care reform.

Fri, Feb 12, 2010


IHS conference:

Conference explores pivotal period in British and world history

The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) is hosting a conference Feb. 25-26 titled "1763 & All That."

Wed, Feb 10, 2010


Emilio Zamora with a detail from his award-winning book

Professor Zamora recipient of 2010 prize for his book on Mexican workers

Emilio Zamora will receive the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for 2009 on March 5 from the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) during its 2010 meeting in Dallas.

Tue, Feb 2, 2010


Gail Minault

Prof. Minault publishes book on Muslim history in South Asia

History Professor Gail Minault has published a compilation of her essays on Muslim history of South Asia in a new book entitled "Gender, Language and Learning: Essays in Indo-Muslim Cultural History."

Mon, Feb 1, 2010


Benjamin Claude Brower

Monkey Wrench Books hosts book-signing event for Dr. Brower's latest book

Assistant Professor Benjamin Claude Brower's latest book reveals a different perspective on the part that violence has played in Algeria.

Tue, Jan 26, 2010


Tracie Matysik, Yoav Di-Capua, Alison Frazier

Three history professors receive funding from Humanities Research Awards

History Professors Yoav Di-Capua, Alison Frazier, and Tracie Matysik are recipients of the new Humanities Research Awards from the College of Liberal Arts.

Wed, Jan 20, 2010


Toyin Falola; Benue State Univeristy, Makurdi, Nigeria (background)

Dr. Toyin Falola recipient of chair of Modern African History At-Large from Benue State University, Nigeria

On Dec. 17, 2009, Distinguished Teaching Professor Falola of the Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, was awarded a citation to mark his academic excellence as the "Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Chair of Modern African History At-Large" from Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. 

Thu, Jan 14, 2010


Huaiyin Li recipient of ATWS book award

Professor Huaiyin Li receives Association for Third World Studies (ATWS) book award

Li was presented with the highly prestigious Cecil B. Currey Book Award at the ATWS 27th conference in Ghana in Nov. 2009.

Fri, Jan 1, 2010