It turns out that Not Even Past is only one of many projects where faculty and students at UT Austin share their research with the public.
We began to hear about other fantastic projects a few years ago but UT is so big that most of us hardly know what else is going on around here.
So, we decided to start a new website to promote UT Austin public scholarship in all its many forms. We call it Thinking in Public (a name we stole from a now-defunct website created by one of American Studies Prof. Randy Lewis’s students). The new site has three pages: a searchable database of all projects we learn about, a blog for explaining, celebrating, and promoting individual projects and the people who initiated them, and a page for occasional stories about public scholarship that catches our eye from outside UT.
Are you doing some public scholarship? Let us know (click the SUBMIT button on TiP) and we’ll add you to the site.
Have you always wanted to reach a broader audience with your own scholarship? Check out existing projects for models, contacts, ideas, and advice.
Do you want to learn more about Austin today, or Austin in the past? Do you want to listen to a science podcast or a radio program about your mind? Do you want to help save antiquities in the Middle East? Would you like to learn more about the intersection of business and ethnics? We have links and stories for you.
Or maybe you just want to learn about what else we do when we’re not teaching and researching and writing? All these projects are run and staffed by faculty and students as volunteers (often with some significant help from our staff) because we are committed to sharing our academic passions with students and life-long students.
During the month of October, Not Even Past will be sharing stories about many of the exciting public scholarship projects we are promoting. So stay tuned. Share our websites with your friends.
And send us information about your interesting projects or projects you learn about.: Submit.