Archive for: history

 

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...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo [Watch]

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...

 
 

Reframing the Constitution

Red or blue, everyone venerates the Constitution. But one UT professor believes we need change. It has become almost a convention of contemporary American politics—like...

 
 

The World at War [Watch]

A century after the Great War, a new exhibit at UT’s Harry Ransom Center explores the poignant artifacts left behind. Last letters written from the front lines...

 
 
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