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Archived News

Fri, Nov 13, 2009

Breadth and depth of research and perspectives exemplify Latin America in Cold War conference

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Latin Americans found themselves caught in the emerging struggle between the world’s two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union.

Fri, Nov 6, 2009

Dr. Toyin Falola receives Africana Studies Distinguished Global Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Toyin Falola received the inaugural Africana Studies Distinguished Global Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on Oct. 31, 2009.

Wed, Nov 4, 2009

Bill Gates praises Dr. David Oshinsky's book "Polio: An American Story"

Bill and Melinda Gates gave a presentation at the Sidney Harman Hall Theater in Washington, D.C. to launch the Living Proof Project.

Fri, Oct 30, 2009

Professors Jacqueline Jones and Tracie Matysik win Hamilton Book Award runner-up prize

The winners of this year’s University Co-operative Society's Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, Oct. 28,  2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Thu, Oct 29, 2009

Dinner at the White House

History's H.W. Brands was among nine of America's most distinguished historians and scholars invited to dine with President Barack Obama at the White House during June 2009.

Wed, Oct 28, 2009

Prof. Emeritus Philip White dies

Philip White, professor emeritus of American history, died Oct. 15 at the age of 86.

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

Historian examines Coca-Cola, Latin America diplomacy and globalization

How does Coca-Cola help us explore questions of globalization and U.S. business and diplomacy in Latin America?

Mon, Oct 19, 2009

History profs. available to discuss governor's race

The 2010 Texas governor's race is already garnering press coverage promising to be an historic contest as U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison challenges incumbent Rick Perry for the Republican nomination.

Thu, Oct 1, 2009

Prof. Al Martínez publishes book on origins of Einstein's relativity

Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity undermined the physics that had been established by Isaac Newton and which was widely admired for over two centuries as a paragon of human certainty.

Wed, Sep 30, 2009

Third edition of History Dept. Alumni Newsletter published

The Department of History publishes the third volume of its Alumni Newsletter in September 2009.

Wed, Sep 23, 2009

Historian of modern France to give a lecture

John Merriman, a prolific scholar of modern France, will explore the history of terrorist violence in a lecture on Oct. 9 entitled "Émile Henry's Bomb at the Café Terminus: The Origins of Modern Terrorism in Fin-de-Siècle Paris."

Thu, Sep 3, 2009

Galveston Movement Symposium highlighted Texas' Jewish immigrants' stories

America is the land of the free, yet for immigrants, coming here involved some costs.

Tue, Sep 1, 2009

Prof. Emeritus Monas, former POW, taught for generations

When Sidney Monas was taken in as a German prisoner of war during World War II, he remembers being huddled in boxcars – cold, hungry and dehydrated – as he was transported all over the German railroad network to Nuremberg.

Mon, Aug 24, 2009

Three History Dept. professors receive inaugural Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

History Dept. faculty members G. Howard Miller, Karl Miller and Penne Restad are among 35 professors at The University of Texas at Austin to receive the inaugural Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.

Mon, Aug 24, 2009

Dr. Restad receives inaugural Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, grant proposal funding

Restad, senior lecturer in American history in The University of Texas's History Department, was one of three to receive the inaugural Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for non-tenure track faculty. Plus, her teaching proposal was awarded a grant.

Wed, Aug 5, 2009

Freshman Reading Round-up on Tuesday, Aug. 25, '09

Class of 2013: If you haven't yet picked out your book to read this summer, do it today and find out why you should consider a free class with a history professor.

Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Prof. H.W. Brands, along with eight other historians, invited to dine with President Obama

President Obama frequently refers to the "White House Bubble" that he seeks to continually burst with various unscheduled outings.

Wed, Jul 1, 2009

Prof. Wynn participant in Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter Initiative (UJEI) meeting, June 2009 in Salzburg, Austria

Associate Prof. Charters Wynn, an expert on the development of Ukrainian-Jewish relations, was one of 20 eminent scholars from North America, Israel, and Ukraine invited to participate in a conference June 7-10 by the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR).

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

History Dept. faculty participate in Humanities Texas workshops for schoolteachers

AUSTIN, Texas -June 15, 2009- What better venue to study "The U.S. Constitution and American History" than at the 36th President's Library and Museum at The University of Texas at Austin--LBJ country.

Wed, Jun 10, 2009

Prof. Matysik receives teaching fellowship

Assistant Professor Tracie Matysik has just been selected to be the recipient of the Raymond Dickson Substantial Writing Component Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.

Tue, Jun 9, 2009

Prof. Deans-Smith receives teaching fellowship

Associate Professor Susan Deans-Smith has just been selected to be the recipient of the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.

Fri, Jun 5, 2009

Prof. Bsumek's book Indian Made wins book award from Historical Society of New Mexico

Assistant Professor Erika Bsumek's book, "Indian Made: Navajo Culture in the Marketplace, 1868–1940" has been selected as the 2009 winner of the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico (HSNM) for its significant contribution to the field of history.

Wed, Jun 3, 2009

History Commencement Ceremony 2009

This year the History Department was honored to have actor Paul Bartholomew, B.A. '94, give the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2009. More than 160 of the 250 graduating students participated in the commencement ceremony on May 22 at the recently renovated Bass Concert Hall.

Wed, May 20, 2009

History Professor Janet Meisel Dies

Scholar of medieval history taught at the university for 34 years

Tue, May 19, 2009

David Oshinsky to receive the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean's Medal

History professor honored for significant contributions to the field of public health

Tue, May 19, 2009

New issue of Life and Letters newsmagazine features top-ranked History Department

Magazine highlights college's community of scholars and alumni

Tue, May 19, 2009

History alumnus publishes book chronicling Mexico's fight for independence

Alumnus (B.A., History, '80) featured on university's ShelfLife blog

Thu, May 7, 2009

Institute for Historical Studies conference emphasizes importance of environmental history for diplomacy in contemporary world

In April, the Institute for Historical Studies finished its first full year with a three-day conference entitled “The Nation-State and the Transnational Environment.”

Wed, Apr 22, 2009

H.W. Brands named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

History professor's book 'Traitor to His Class' nominated for prestigious literary award

Mon, Apr 20, 2009

Denise Spellberg named 2009 Carnegie Scholar

History professor earns grant to research Islam and the founding fathers

Wed, Apr 1, 2009

Dean's distinguished graduates for 2009 includes history student

Twelve liberal arts students selected for special honor

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

A look into the Mexican-American struggle for equal rights

History professor's book featured on university's book blog

Sun, Mar 15, 2009

Institute for Historical Studies hosts the Nation-State and Transnational Environment Conference

Conference to explore ways nation-states have attempted to find international solutions to global environmental problems

Tue, Mar 3, 2009

Los Angeles Times announces 2008 book prize nominees

Prof. H.W. Brands' FDR biography nominated

Mon, Mar 2, 2009

LLILAS promotes cross-cultural academic exchange with China

History prof. among leading scholars in Latin American studies exchange new research at conference in China

Mon, Mar 2, 2009

Prof. Louis recipient of Professor of Year award

Senate of College Councils recognizes history professor for dedication to students

Fri, Feb 27, 2009

Economic stimulus experts includes History professor

Faculty members are available to provide analysis of economic recovery plan

Fri, Feb 20, 2009

Visualizing Russia’s kaleidoscopic history

History professor's book featured on university's book blog

Wed, Feb 18, 2009

Burnt Orange Britainnica and British Studies Program help bring conference to UT

Prof. Wm. Roger Louis' latest book instrumental for British Scholar Annual Conference

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

History professor's book featured on university's book blog

Prof. Braisted's new book reveals how the U.S. Navy kept the peace in China

Fri, Feb 13, 2009

History Professor Emeritus Sidney Monas wins 2009 Pro Bene Meritis Award

Recipients have shown dedication to the liberal arts

Mon, Feb 9, 2009

Institute for Historical Studies hosts workshop for Black History Month

Workshop to explore new Texas Black History Preservation Project

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

What Obama can learn from FDR

Prof. Brands' book featured on university's ShelfLife blog

Wed, Jan 28, 2009

Prof. Abzug's book chronicles liberation of Nazi concentration camps

Prof. Robert Abzug featured on university's ShelfLife blog

Mon, Jan 26, 2009

PBS to air polio documentary based on Professor Oshinsky's prize-winning book

"The Polio Crusade" airs Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

Tue, Jan 20, 2009

History professor's book featured on university's book blog

Prof. Sidbury traces how black identity was forged in America

Fri, Jan 16, 2009

History alumna publishes book on civil rights movement in Alabama

Alumna (B.A. History, '83) featured on university's ShelfLife blog

Wed, Jan 14, 2009

Alumnus' comic book illustrates Iraq war experiences

History alum featured on university's ShelfLife blog

Mon, Jan 12, 2009

Senior lecturer Penne Restad unwraps origins of Christmas traditions

Dr. Restad featured on the university's new ShelfLife blog

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