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Public History In The News

Congratulations to Public History student, Jason Rivas, who was recently featured in the Texas Historical Commission Blog.

Public History Student Conference Presentation

Krista Pollet UA ConferencePublic History Student, Krista Pollet, recently presented her paper "Commemorating Black Advocacy in the Twenty-First Century: Expanding the Definition of Memorialization" at the University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference. 

Public History Class at Shield Ranch

Public History Students at Shield RanchMembers of the Public History Project Class (Spring 2018) conducted research at the historic Shield Ranch in Travis County. This work centered on goat ranching and the goat dipping barn on the property. The class determined that the barn, its architectural features and related activities represent the rich agricultural history of goat ranching and meet two potential criteria for nominating the Shield Ranch for designation in the National Register of Historic Places.

Public History student, Joe Fox, published in the Journal of Texas Music History

Public History student, Joe Fox recently published an article entitled Lone Star Brewing: Beer, Progressive Country Music, and the “Texas Mystique" in The Journal of Texas Music History.

San Saba Bridge Story Map Project developed by Nick Crawford for TXDOT Internship

Public History student Robert Crawford recently interned with TXDot and developed an interactive San Saba Historic Bridge Tour.   You can view the project on the TxDot Website.

Students Present at Texas Oral History Association Conference

Texas Oral Histroy Conference

Students (l-r) Jon Watson, Nathan Jones, Katie Whitehurst, and Heather Haley, who recently presented papers at the Texas Oral History Association Conference, are shown here in front of the statue of Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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