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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.