Archive for: history

 

Jeremi Suri: Universities Need Our Support

This column first appeared in The Daily Texan. With all the recent attacks on higher education in the United States, perhaps most noticeably in funding cuts to...

 
 

September|October Alumni Authors

Recently Published   Adventures with a Historian: The Life & Times of John R. “Jack” Hubbard by John R. Hubbard, BA ’38, MA ’39, PhD ’50, Life...

 
 

Scarlett Fever

It’s been 75 years since the world first fell in love with Scarlett O’Hara. To mark the occasion, a new exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center takes a behind-the-scenes...

 
 

Why Don’t We Go to the Moon Anymore?

This summer marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Support for NASA continues to shrink, yet many Americans yearn for a return to the aggressive era...

 
 

Game On

A first-of-its-kind archive at UT’s Briscoe Center is preserving video game history. In the summer of 1979, a teenager and incoming UT freshman named Richard...

 
 

Retweeting History

UT professor H.W. Brands is putting a modern twist on American history—in 140 characters or less. Historian H.W. Brands is best known for his thorough, comprehensive...

 
 

To Understand #BringBackOurGirls, Look to History

As Nigeria’s search for nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls enters its third month and some call for U.S. intervention, UT graduate student Brian McNeil explains...

 
 

What We Can Learn From Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Later

A quarter century after the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, UT historian Jeremi Suri reflects on what’s changed about China—and what hasn’t. This...

 
 

‘Slacker’ Austin, Then and Now

Richard Linklater’s Slacker, a freewheeling, low-budget indie film that follows a cadre of unnamed dropouts and misfits through 1989 Austin, is an important...

 
 

Independence, Education, and Texas

Texas history was my favorite class in middle school, and possibly of all time. (Sorry, band, you were a distant second). Thank you, Mrs. Cheshire, for telling...

 
 
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