2018 Texas Conference

The American Historical Association is happy to announce that the 2018 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29 at the University of Texas at Austin.

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 students learning in the state’s expanding dual-enrollment programs. There will also be an opportunity for participants to workshop their own classroom materials in an assignment “charrette.”

The AHA extends its thanks to the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, Department Chair Jacqueline Jones, and staff members Courtney Meador and Art Flores, for their hospitality and their work making this event possible. Lunch for conference participants is being sponsored by Milestone Documents.

Featured speakers will include:

Anne F. Hyde, University of Oklahoma

Emilio Zamora, University of Texas at Austin and President, Texas State Historical Association

Trindad Gonzales, South Texas College

Brad Cartwright, University of Texas, El Paso

Registration for this free event is now open!

Register Now!

We encourage you to make your travel plans as soon as possible to avoid rising hotel prices. The program will run from approximately 9:00 AM-4:30 PM on Friday and 8:30 AM-2:30 PM on Saturday.


Avaya Auditorium

Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB)

University of Texas at Austin

201 E 24th St

Austin, TX 78712

Questions? Email Julia Brookins at jbrookins@historians.org

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