Topic: History

NEH Grant Will Transform Study of Early Books

Aug. 4, 2015
Primeros Libros de las Américas is a digital collection of books printed in the Americas before 1601.

A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will make many of the first books printed in the Americas available for the first time in digital full-text format, thanks to innovations in optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

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Briscoe Collection Shows Evolution of Old Glory

July 1, 2015
The Centennial Flag of 1876

However you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, you’ll surely see Old Glory waving over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Look inside the Briscoe Center for American History’s flag collection to see how the star-spangled banner has changed over time. 

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The Greatest Patriotic Duty: Address the True Burden of War

May 26, 2015
American Flag

Our wars have never really ended on the date when battlefield hostilities ceased. The costs are always greater than anticipated, and we pay the bills much longer than we expect.

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University of Texas Welcomes TSHA Back Home to Austin

May 8, 2015
aerial-view

UT Austin is welcoming the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) back to campus, where it was founded and operated for 108 years, to support the teaching and preservation of Texas history.

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What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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