History Professors Emilio Zamora, University of Texas, and Andrés Tijerina, Austin Community College, are co-directing the one-year project to increase the number of entries on Mexican Americans in Texas history in the Texas Handbook Online, the well-known and respected encyclopedia of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA).
In November we wrote to everyone who received a PhD in History at UT Austin since 2000 to find out what they were doing. We are curious about our former students’ careers and adventures and we want to celebrate their achievements in whatever line of work they pursued. And we still do! We hope everyone […]
In 2009 I wrote: “It is hard not to feel that I have sold myself short by deciding not to be an academic.” It is remarkable how my perspective has changed over four years and how my satisfaction in my work exceeds anything I might have hoped for.
Below you will find two responses we received to my blog about the report of the National Association of Scholars on the teaching of US History at UT and TAMU.
This week the National Association of Scholars released a report critical of the ways US History is taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Texas A & M.
Hong Kong is a strange place in which to research the past. This dizzyingly dense city of seven million people moves faster than either New York or London.
This summer, Not Even Past will feature the winners of this year’s Texas History Day, the annual state-wide history fair for students grades 6-12.
On May 20, 2011, the UT Department of History was pleased to welcome one of our most illustrious graduates to deliver this year’s Commencement Address. Renowned trial lawyer and generous UT supporter, Joe Jamail (JD 1953, BA History, 1950), treated graduates and their families to his thoughts on the ways that studying History at UT made him the lawyer he became.
We learn to listen before we learn to read and we speak long before we learn to write. Most archives, however, are built to store printed pages, maps, personal letters, diaries, logbooks, notebooks, and manuscripts.