About Transatlantic History and THSO
About Transatlantic History and THSO
Founded in 2000, the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) is a one-of-a-kind a graduate student organization for anyone interested in transnational history or comparative history that deals with encounters, discoveries, and interaction across frontiers and borders situated in the countries and continents surrounding the Atlantic Basin. The primary purpose of the organization is to provide UTA history graduate students with a forum for the discussion of issues relating to transatlantic studies. THSO hosts the Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History, which has proved to be an excellent venue for the discussion of the interrelations between peoples and ideas of the Old and New Worlds.
For more information on what Transatlantic History is please see our links page; the page for our 2008 forum entitled: “What is Transatlantic History?”; the video Transatlantic History in Texas: University of Texas at Arlington on Historians TV, from the American Historical Association; or ask a member.
May 4, 2012 – The Spring Social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta. Click here for the informational flyer.
March 20, 2012 – Job Market Seminar in UH334, 4-5pm, featuring Dr. Joshua Salzmann.
March 8, 2012 – The Department of History presents The 47th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures
February 22, 2012 – Professional Development Series Seminar/Roundtable: “Submitting and Presenting Papers at Academic Conferences”
UH321, 12-1pm, featuring Dr. David Narrett, Dr. Gene Tucker, and Kristen D. Burton.
February 15, 2012 – Please click here for the call for papers – Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012.
December 9, 2011 – The Winter Social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta
December 7, 2011 – Volume 1 published of Traversea: Journal of Transatlantic History
October 27, 2011 – The Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History – "Transatlantic Encounters: Film and History." Check out the Call for Papers!
September 28-29, 2011 – THSO Booksale
April 12th-13th, 2011 – Book Sale, UTA Central Library Mall, from 8a.m. to 2p.m.-- All Books $1.00!! Sign up for a shift outside the THSO office, UH 317. You can also donate books! To do so, just speak to one of the officers. See you there!
May 1st, 2011 -- Deadline for submissions for the first issue of Traversea, the new online journal in transatlantic history.
May 7th, 2011 -- The Spring Social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta. Save the Date! Details to follow.
December 11th, 2010 – The fall social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta, held at Dr. Adam's house.
October 28th, 2010 – The Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History – “The European Imagination of the Americas” – check out the program and the call for papers.
Our fall social, co-hosted by Phi Alpha Theta, was a great success with lots of food and friends! Thanks to Dr Adam for opening his home to us and
shutting away his cats for a few hours, and thanks to Rufki Salihi for providing such wonderful homemade lasagna!
The Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History, entitled “The European Imagination of the Americas ,” (see the call for papers) was held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in the Red River Room of the University Center – the presentations were eclectic and good, followed by our fun and engaging guest speaker Dr. Meredith McClain. The symposium had an excellent turnout for attendance, but if you missed it – you better plan for next year’s! See also the summary posted on H-Net by Isabelle Rispler. Pictures to follow!
Our spring social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta was fun, thanks to Dr. Kyle for opening his home to us.
Our Spring 2010 book sale (April 21-22) was a triumph! We made $653 – thanks to the faculty who donated books and the students who helped sell the books – a special thank you to Todd Holzaepfel, Ph.D. (2009), of the Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., for donating 47 boxes of books of all stripes; these books sold well.
Caroline Craig and Matt Winslett help at the 2010 book sale
The Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History, entitled “Transatlantic Exploration in the Era of Humboldt,” (see the old call for papers) was held on Thursday, October 1, 2009, in the Library Parlor, Sixth Floor, Central Library – the presentations were very good and the symposium was well-attended by everyone but UTA graduate students.
Dr. Christopher Morris dispensing some wisdom at the THSO conference
The September book sale made some good fundage—keep donating books!
The Spring Social, May 8, 2009 at Paul Rutschmann’s House, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta, was a well-attended and a success.
THSO in the Time Traveler, the history department’s newsletter:
The Fall THSO Bake Sale made some good money – thanks to all who volunteered their time and/or brought us saleables.
November and December, 2008 – THSO’s workshop with Dr. Cawthon on CVs was well-attended and informative, thank you Dr. Cawthon – the Fall social, co-hosted with Phi Alpha Theta, was held at Dr. Adam’s house and everyone had an enjoyable time until rather late.
October 23, 2008 – THSO’s Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium, “Slavery in the Transatlantic World,” was a great success, with four very fine student presentations, brilliant commentating by Drs. Morris and Haynes, and a funny, informative keynote address by Dr. Trevor Burnard.
THSO Vice President Alex Hunnicutt and THSO member Jessica Brown getting ready for 2008’s symposium
October 1-2, 2008 – THSO’s bake sale made some good money – thanks to all who volunteered their time and/or brought us saleables.
September 24, 2008 – Dr. Adam’s presentation on H-NET was well-attended and very informative – several students were very intrigued.
September 15-16, 2008 – Our book sale with Phi Alpha Theta went very well, we earned over $900 combined!
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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