UGS 302 • Art and the Public is a first-year seminar course devoted to understanding public art in a variety of contexts: on the UT Austin campus, along the US-Mexican border, on neighborhood walls in Los Angeles, on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and elsewhere around the world. Some of these art […]
From the Editors: “Picturing My Family” is a new series at Not Even Past. As a Public History magazine, we aim to make History more accessible by publishing research features and other articles. But of course, History doesn’t reach us solely through words. It lives on in images, too. A good photograph transmits as much […]
From the Editors: The Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented conference will take place on April 22-23, 2021. It is free and open to the public. Register to attend here. In preparation for the conference, we are delighted to introduce the work of Dr Bathsheba Demuth. Dr Demuth is Assistant Professor of History […]
Let's end our week of commentary on September 11, 2001 with some images. Visualizing and re-visualizing shape our memories differently than describing and talking. Poetry, photography, and song open up different dimensions to understanding the past. Images keep the past present in different ways as well.
The great Soviet film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) shared many of the Eurocentric views of his day, but throughout his career, he was outspoken in his opposition to racism. He was also a lifelong admirer of D.W. Griffith, another great innovator in the early period of cinema and the director of the notorious 1915 film […]
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 […]
Over the next few weeks, Not Even Past will offer readers historical sources, readings, and commentary on these events. Last week, Mark Sheaves collected past articles devoted to the history of slavery and its legacy in the US and provided us with an annotated list. Today we offer the historical analysis and commentary from journalists and historians primarily writing online. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more reading and news from the Task Force.