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Allies, Empires, and Peace Treaties:
A Look Back at the War to End All Wars

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
San Jacinto Residence Hall and Meeting Center, UT Austin Campus

Join us for “Allies, Empires, and Peace Treaties:  A Look Back at the War to End All Wars," a workshop in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Held in anticipation of the hundredth-year anniversary of the armistice in November 1918, this day-long event will prepare K-16 educators to teach topics related to the war and its ongoing global impact. UT faculty members will discuss the history of the war as well as their own approaches to teaching WWI, including "WWI in Real Time" and using film and photography as historical documents. We will also visit the Harry Ransom Center where the curator of their hugely successful exhibit, "The World at War, 1914-1918," will speak on some of her favorite materials from the collection.

The $15 registration fee includes the workshop, parking, morning coffee, lunch, and resources.

Registration for pre-service students waived.  

To view the day’s schedule, please visit the workshop page.

To register:

Workshop sponsored by The Center for European Studies (CES) and The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).

If you have any questions, please contact


9:00-9:30 AM  
Check in/Coffee

9:30-9:45 AM  

9:45-10:45 AM
Teaching Wor War One with Images
Dr. David Crew
What can we learn about World War One from visual images?
This workshop will focus upon developing the critical thinking and research skills that will help students understand how to use images, particularly photographs, as historical evidence.

10:45-11:00 AM 

TEaching WWI in Real Time
Dr. Scott Wolford
Description TBA

12:00-12:45 PM
Lunch (Provided by UT Austin)


1:00-2:15 PM
Using Film to Teach WWI
Dr. Katie Arens
This presentation will introduce practical considerations and strategies for using films on history as practice in analytic thinking -- how you can help students move from reacting to materials toward being able to substantiate arguments using data from history and films.  

Walk to Harry Ransom Center (HRC)

HRC WWI Materials Presentation
Elizabeth Garver, HRC Curator

3:45 Workshop Concludes

Shakespeare and Cervantes

The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes
A One-Day Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Harry Ransom Center
UT Austin Campus

Receive 4.25 hours of CPE Credit!

Four hundred years ago, two of the world's most famous authors died on (almost) the same day. What better reason to take a better look at why, 400 years later, we still study these writers and the amazing works they left behind.

Join us for a special workshop sponsored by The Center for European Studies and held at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT Austin campus. The workshop will feature talks by two expert faculty of UT, Drs. Douglas Bruster and Cory Reed, who will explore the language of Shakespeare and the world of Don Quixote. We'll also enjoy a tour of the current HRC exhibit Shakespeare in Print and Performance and have the opportunity to view materials related to Don Quixote from the HRCs collection. The workshop will end with a short presentation of a curriculum unit on Shakespeare and Cervantes and discussion on to incorporate lessons in Engligh, Social Studies, and World Literature.

The $10 registration fee includes the workshop, parking, lunch, and materials including a copy of Don Quixote, links and materials to use in your classroom, and a copy of the curriculum unit discussed during the workshop.

Click here to register. (Registration will open Wednesday, March 9, 2016)


9:00 - 9:30 AM        
Check-In, Welcome, and Coffee

9:30 – 10:45 AM      
“The Language of Shakespeare"
Dr. Douglas Bruster
Professor in the Department of English

10:45 – 11:00 AM      

11:00 – 12:00 PM      
Tour of HRC Shakespeare Exhibit

12:00 – 1:00 PM        
Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:30 PM         
“Life, Literature, and Don Quixote”
Dr. Cory Reed
Associate Professor in the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese

2:30 – 3:00 PM          
Activity featuring Curriculum Unit

For questions about the workshop, please contact or (512) 232-4311.

  • Center for European Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    158 W 21st Street
    Austin, Texas 78712