2019 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses

The American Historical Association is happy to announce that the 2019 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21 at the University of Texas at Dallas.  

This two-day, statewide conference is for anyone who teaches college-level introductory history courses whether in high schools, community colleges, or four-year universities, and others with an interest in the courses. Together, we will explore disciplinary goals and approaches to teaching and learning history at the college introductory level; share experiences in each of the course topics; discuss the state policy context that sustains them as a graduation requirement for every student at a public college or university in Texas; and consider the challenges and opportunities for high-quality student learning in the state's expanding dual-enrollment programs. There will also be opportunities for participants to share and to receive feedback on their own classroom assignments in an assignment "charrette," or to workshop their program assessment strategies. 

The AHA extends its thanks to co-organizer Kimberly Hill, as well as the Historical Studies track, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Dallas for their work and support in making this event possible. 

Click here to register for this free event.

The program will run from approximately 9:00 AM-4:30 PM on Friday and 8:30 AM-3:00 PM on Saturday. 

Parking at UT Dallas

Please contact Megan Connor at mconnor@historians.org to obtain the conference parking permit. The parking permit is valid for any gold or green space indicated on the campus parking map. PS1 and Lots A, B, C, D, E, and M will be the most convenient parking locations for conference attendees.


While there is no official conference hotel, local accommodations can be found here and here.

Questions? Email Julia Brookins at jbrookins@historians.org  

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