Topic: History

Briscoe Center Acquires Willie Nelson Collection

May 8, 2014
Briscoe Center Acquires Willie Nelson Collection

The iconic American musician donated major portions of his personal collection, including song manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, platinum records and Indian headdresses. An upcoming exhibit is in the works.

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Tweeting History, One Haiku at a Time

March 25, 2014
Tweeting History, One Haiku at a Time

Can Twitter capture the complex narratives of American history? Follow along as noted UT historian H.W. Brands tweets the American saga 17 syllables at a time.

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Hear UT's Chart-Topping History Lessons

Jan. 30, 2014
Hear UT's Chart-Topping History Lessons

The "15 Minute History" podcast is one of the most popular collections on iTunes U. Learn something new from these nine standout episodes.

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UT Faculty Experts on State of the Union Address

Jan. 28, 2014

President Barack Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday night, during which he is likely to discuss income inequality, immigration, health care policy, foreign policy and global affairs, among other issues. Experts from The University of Texas at Austin are poised to share their insights on a variety topics related to the speech and are available to speak with the media. 

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Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

Dec. 18, 2013

[caption id="attachment_43765" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Graphic identity for the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "The World at War, 19141918.""]Graphic identity for the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "The World at War, 19141918."[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition "The World at War, 19141918." The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.

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