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McSweeney’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

McSweeney’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of the McSweeney’s publishing company. Founded in 1998 by Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s is considered one of the most influential literary journals and publishing houses of its time. McSweeney’s publishes books, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,…   » Continue Reading

Ransom Center Acquires Papers of Writer Barbara Probst Solomon

Ransom Center Acquires Papers of Writer Barbara Probst Solomon

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Barbara Probst Solomon, a prolific writer and chronicler of 20th- and 21st-century culture. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, published books, first drafts, interviews, documentaries and photographs.

Registration Opens for Photography Symposium “Magnum Photos into the Digital Age”

Registration Opens for Photography Symposium “Magnum Photos into the Digital Age”

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the symposium “Magnum Photos into the Digital Age.” Scheduled for Oct. 25–27, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Ransom Center’s upcoming fall exhibition “Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age.”

UT Austin to Help Train High School History Teachers From Across U.S.

Event: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the leading educational foundations in the country, has selected The University of Texas at Austin as a distinguished institution for training the next generation of history teachers. Twenty-five primary and secondary education teachers from schools throughout the country (including three in Texas) will participate in…   » Continue Reading

Exhibition Explores Magnum Photos Continual Evolution

Exhibition Explores Magnum Photos Continual Evolution

“Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age,” an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, explores the evolution of Magnum Photos from print journalism to the digital age and reveals a global cooperative that is continually in flux and exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects and their viewers.

Exhibition Showcases Literature About Baseball, Boxing, Football and Other Sports

Exhibition Showcases Literature About Baseball, Boxing, Football and Other Sports

“Literature and Sport,” an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, showcases the literature of sport through fiction, essays, poetry and plays. The exhibition runs from June 11 to Aug. 4, 2013, at the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

Leader of Folger Shakespeare Library Appointed New Ransom Center Director

Leader of Folger Shakespeare Library Appointed New Ransom Center Director

Head librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library Stephen Enniss has been appointed as the new director of the internationally renowned Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

Nine Massive Open Online Courses to be Offered by The University of Texas at Austin

Nine Massive Open Online Courses to be Offered by The University of Texas at Austin

Students around the globe will have the opportunity to participate in nine dynamic massive open online courses (MOOCs) to be offered by The University of Texas at Austin during the 2013-14 academic year.

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ to be Displayed at Ransom Center Beginning Feb. 14

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ to be Displayed at Ransom Center Beginning Feb. 14

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, celebrates the homecoming of one of its most famous and frequently borrowed works of art, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's "Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" (1940). The painting will be on display at the Center from Feb. 14…   » Continue Reading

Author Nicolas Freeling’s Papers Available at Ransom Center

Author Nicolas Freeling’s Papers Available at Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has opened the papers of British novelist Nicolas Freeling (1927-2003) for research. Freeling received numerous international awards for his writing, including the Grand Prix de Roman Policier (1964, France), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1966, United States) and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Daggar (1964, Britain).