Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

New Work in Progress Series

The Institute for Historical Studies' New Work in Progress Series highlights new research by advanced graduate students at the University of Texas and visiting graduate scholars from other institutions. The workshops focus on one pre-circulated paper. Come join us for tea and snacks, share your insights, and help our presenters perfect their research projects! For more information on the New Work in Progress series, contact Graduate Research Assistant and NWP Program Coordinator Henry Wiencek (web)(email), Ph.D. Student in History, UT Austin.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place in GAR 4.100. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu

Schedule for 2016-2017

Wednesday, November 16 | 2:00-3:30pm
Nicholas Roland, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
“Our Worst Enemies are in our Midst:” Political Violence in the Texas Hill Country, 1860-1876
Commentator: Robert Olwell, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/42509

Wednesday, February 1 | 2:00-3:30pm
Kristie Flannery, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Holy War and the Catholic Republic of Manila: Building Spain’s Asian Empire in the Age of Imperial Revolutions
Commentator: Susan Deans-Smith, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, February 9 | 3:30-5:00pm
Chloe Ireton, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
“They are of the Caste of Black Christians”: Old Christian Black Blood in the Sixteenth-Century Iberian Atlantic
Commentator: Alison K. Frazier, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Henry Wiencek, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
“Bloody Caddo”: The Court Battles Over North Louisiana’s Black-Owned Oil Lands
Meeting details forthcoming.