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David Foster Wallace Materials Related to “The Pale King” Now Open For Research

David Foster Wallace Materials Related to “The Pale King” Now Open For Research

Materials related to David Foster Wallace's posthumous novel "The Pale King" (April 2011) are now open for research at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

Explore the Sport and Spectacle of Basketball Through History, Art, Photography and Campus Events

Explore the Sport and Spectacle of Basketball Through History, Art, Photography and Campus Events

The sport of basketball has captivated the nation and the world for more than 120 years. This fall, a cross-campus collaboration at The University of Texas at Austin inspired by the 1891 "Original Rules of Basket Ball" document, captures the spirit and history of basketball from its humble beginnings in a Massachusetts YMCA to the grand spectacle of the modern NBA.

Harry Ransom Center Receiving Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Harry Ransom Center Receiving Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, is now receiving applications for its 2013–2014 research fellowships in the humanities.

Foundations of Modern Cartography Now Visible Online and in Detail

Foundations of Modern Cartography Now Visible Online and in Detail

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced an online database for its entire Kraus map collection. The 36–map collection, acquired in 1969 by Harry Ransom from the New York antiquarian dealer Hans P. Kraus, features a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, atlases, a rare set of large terrestrial and celestial globes (ca. 1688) produced by the Italian master Vincenzo Coronelli and a group of manuscript letters by Abraham Ortelius.

Retrospective “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” Provides First U.S. Opportunity for Reappraisal of Photographer’s Work

Retrospective “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” Provides First U.S. Opportunity for Reappraisal of Photographer’s Work

“Arnold Newman: Masterclass,” the first posthumous retrospective of Arnold Newman (1918-2006), explores the career of one of the finest portrait photographers of the 20th century. The Harry Ransom Center, which holds the Arnold Newman archive, hosts the exhibition’s first U.S. showing Feb. 12-May 12, 2013. The exhibition was organized by the American nonprofit organization Foundation…   » Continue Reading

First Photograph To Travel To Europe For First Time in 50 Years

First Photograph To Travel To Europe For First Time in 50 Years

The first photograph will be loaned, along with 119 other images and photography-related items from the Harry Ransom Center's Gernsheim collection, to the Reiss Englehorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, for the exhibition "The Birth of Photography-Highlights of the Helmut Gernsheim Collection." The exhibition runs from Sept. 9 through Jan. 6, 2013. The first photograph has…   » Continue Reading

Renowned Scholars to Discuss Life of Computing Pioneer Alan Turing at Centenary Symposium

Event: Three prominent scholars will discuss the life and contributions of Alan Turing at a symposium commemorating the centennial of his birth. Turing was one of the earliest pioneers of computer science and artificial intelligence. The event is hosted by the Department of Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the…   » Continue Reading

Harry Ransom Center Hosts “Biblical Film Series”

Harry Ransom Center Hosts “Biblical Film Series”

EVENT: Harry Ransom Center presents the “Biblical Film Series” throughout the summer. WHEN: Various dates in June and July WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets BACKKGROUD: The “Biblical Film Series” is held in conjunction with the exhibition "The King James Bible: Its History and Influence," on display through July 29. Four hundred years…   » Continue Reading

More Than 50 Research Fellowships Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

More Than 50 Research Fellowships Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 50 research fellowships for 2012–13.

Registration Opens for “Visions of the Future,” Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium at Ransom Center

Registration Opens for “Visions of the Future,” Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium at Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has opened registration for “Visions of the Future,” the 10th Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, scheduled for Nov. 1-3. The symposium brings together historians, architects, industrial designers and visionaries in the fields of science fiction, film, theater and future…   » Continue Reading