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Archived News

Wed, Dec 15, 2010

Christmas in America

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

Mon, Dec 6, 2010

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, Nov 29, 2010

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.

Fri, Nov 26, 2010

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.

Tue, Nov 16, 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.”

Thu, Nov 4, 2010

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.

Sat, Oct 23, 2010

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.

Fri, Oct 22, 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.

Thu, Oct 21, 2010

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 14, 2010

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.

Wed, Oct 13, 2010

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.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010

Fourth edition of Alumni Newsletter published

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

Mon, Sep 27, 2010

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.

Fri, Sep 24, 2010

A Veteran’s Dedication

Frank Denius’ commitment helps students understand World War II

Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Falola receives book award

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

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

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.

Wed, Sep 8, 2010

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, Aug 18, 2010

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.

Fri, Aug 13, 2010

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

ShelfLife blog post: Fall 2010 sneak preview

Thu, Aug 5, 2010

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).

Tue, Jul 27, 2010

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.

Mon, Jul 19, 2010

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.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010

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.

Fri, Jun 18, 2010

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).

Mon, Jun 7, 2010

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.

Thu, May 20, 2010

Graduate Program honors students at awards reception

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

Tue, May 11, 2010

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.

Fri, May 7, 2010

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.

Wed, May 5, 2010

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.

Fri, Apr 30, 2010

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.

Mon, Apr 26, 2010

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.

Sat, Apr 24, 2010

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.

Fri, Apr 23, 2010

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?

Thu, Apr 15, 2010

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.

Fri, Apr 9, 2010

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).

Thu, Apr 1, 2010

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.

Wed, Mar 31, 2010

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."

Thu, Mar 25, 2010

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.

Wed, Mar 24, 2010

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.

Thu, Mar 18, 2010

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.

Fri, Mar 12, 2010

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.

Tue, Feb 23, 2010

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.

Fri, Feb 12, 2010

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.

Wed, Feb 10, 2010

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."

Tue, Feb 2, 2010

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.

Mon, Feb 1, 2010

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."

Tue, Jan 26, 2010

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.

Wed, Jan 20, 2010

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.

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

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. 

Fri, Jan 1, 2010

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.

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