“75 Years of American Studies at UT Austin” Symposium Begins Thursday!

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The UT Austin Department of American Studies is proud to present a two-day long symposium to mark the 75th Anniversary of American Studies at UT!  The event will comprise two days of speeches and panels featuring faculty, former faculty, current students, and alumni of the graduate program discussing the various ways that they have brought their training in American Studies into the world–as scholars, educators, activists, journalists, artists, and administrators.

The event kicks off on Thursday afternoon at 4 P.M. at the Prothro Theatre in the Harry Ransom Center.  Dr. Maurie McInnis, the provost and executive vice president of the University of Texas, will present the Keynote Address for the symposium:  “The Shadow of Slavery in American Public Life.”  Dr. Stephen Enniss, Director of the Ransom Center, will open the evening with introductory remarks.

The remainder of the panels and speeches will occur throughout the day on Friday, November 4th, from 9 A.M. through 5 P.M. in the Harry Ransom Center.  You can find a full schedule of events, as well as detailed descriptions and biographies of each panelist and speaker, here.  Stay tuned for more posts about the symposium right here at AMS : ATX, and follow us on Twitter @AmStudies and on facebook. You can also follow live tweeting from the event using the hashtag: #amsatx75.

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