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Spring 2008


Our Call for Papers has been released for the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History to be held on October 23, 2008


May 3, 2008, 7:00pm – Our social, co-hosted by Phi Alpha Theta, at Dr. Kyle’s home at 917 Bert Dr., Arlington, TX was well-attended and everyone had an enjoyable time.


April 24, 2008, 6:00-7:00pm, UH 334 – Professional Development Seminar: Dr. Sarah Davis-Secord spoke on “Job Interviews in the Academy,” an intriguing subject for all in the history program who may soon be looking for a job – although not well-attended, it was informative and interesting, hopefully we can get her to do it again.


April 10, 2008 – “What is Transatlantic History?” was presented from 2:00 to 3:30 – it included presentations by Dr. Stanley Palmer, Dr. John Garrigus, and Dr. Thomas Adam, and was ably moderated by Dr. Stephen Reinhardt – professors and students in attendance asked probing questions, and a good time was had by all.


A workshop on dissertation proposals from 4:00 to 5:30 – included prospectus presentations by Ph.D. students Greg Kosc and David Watry – they did an excellent job defending and explaining their proposals, and received excellent feedback.


March 13, 2008, 9:00am-7:00pm, The 43rd Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series: “The Culture of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South, 1880-1920” – was a success, thank you to all members who attended.


February 26 and 27, 8:00am-1:00pm, UH Lobby – THSO Bake Sale – we earned more than $170.00 – thanks to all those who donated time and baked goods.


February 7, 6:00-7:00pm, Ransom Hall, Room 312 – Professional Development Seminar: Dr. John Garrigus hosted a workshop on Zotero, a free, easy-to-use Firefox browser extension that enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources  – Click here for a flyer – the workshop was attended by more than a dozen people and students seem genuinely enthused about Zotero.


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