Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Support the Institute for Historical Studies


Dear Friends,

As Chair of the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, I am pleased to share with you a newly launched campaign that will provide an endowment for the department’s Institute for Historical Studies. Initiated by the History Department Visiting Committee, this campaign aims to ensure that the Institute will remain on solid footing for the future.

Located in Garrison Hall, the Institute is the intellectual heart and soul of the department—hosting talks, workshops, and conferences; promoting the work of younger scholars; bringing together colleagues from other departments and colleges around the university to discuss common interests from multidisciplinary perspectives; awarding internal and external fellowships that allow historians time to pursue their own research; and reaching out to the community by making accessible to all the results of cutting-edge research.

Audiences for Institute events include faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students; colleagues from a variety of disciplines; and non-academics who love history. Our programming reflects not only the research of our faculty and fellows, but also the commemoration of major events in the past, and compelling issues behind today’s headlines. The Institute is, then a model of public engagement as well as scholarly enterprise.

The study of history is critical to our understanding of the world we live in today. I encourage you to contribute to this effort to keep the Institute alive and well! Please read, download, and share our brochure here. We invite you to help sustain the Institute for Historical Studies, and thereby sustain the study and teaching of history at UT today and into the future.

One-time or recurring gifts may be made online by going to: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/utgiving/online/nlogon/?menu1=LAHI. In the Notes section, write “IHS Excellence Endowment.” For questions and suggestions about the endowment please contact Courtney Meador (email), 512-471-5491, or 128 Inner Campus Drive, B7000, GAR 1.112, Austin, Texas 78712.

Thank you for your support,

Jacqueline Jones
Professor and Chair of the History Department
Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women’s History/
Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History
The University of Texas at Austin
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