Fall 2013 Graduate Travel Grant – Deadline November 1

A gentle reminder that the deadline approaches.

Thanks to support from Dean Austin Cunningham, the faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities is able to encourage graduate students in all 5 degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, we will award 4 to 6 travel grants of up to $350 for presentations delivered in the Fall 2013 semester. Graduate Travel Grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.

 Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by the appropriate deadline.

Fall 2013 Deadline:              November 1, 2013

Every graduate student applying for a travel grant must fill out a hard copy of the Travel Authorization Form available from Lisa Lyles in the Dean’s Suite (JO 4.510) and return it to Ms. Lyles.  (Do not fill out the indemnification and medical forms unless you are actually awarded funds.)

Be sure to save proof of your expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. (University regulations allow for reimbursement of plane fares only if the flight is booked through the University’s approved travel agency.)

The Graduate Studies Committee will make its decision giving priority to the following factors: academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (thesis, portfolio, dissertation), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive travel grants only twice in their graduate career.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact Associate Dean Michael Wilson (mwilson@utdallas.edu).

Please email completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to mwilson@utdallas.edu

International Grad Student Conference on Transatlantic History, UTA, Oct 25-26

A great opportunity to attend a conference and hear some good papers:

I contact you on behalf of the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) from UT Arlington. We will be holding our 14th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 on the UTA campus.

We are very excited to be able to offer a two-day event this year. Graduate students and young scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia and Germany as well as a variety of US institutions will be presenting on a variety of topics throughout the two days and Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra from UT Austin will be our keynote speaker on Friday evening at 8:30 pm. Some of the presentations will be in Spanish and German.

Please find a flyer and the full program with abstracts of the presentations under:

Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues and graduate students. We hope to see you in Arlington!

Best regards,
Isabelle Rispler

Isabelle Y. Rispler
PhD Candidate in Transatlantic History
and Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of History
The University of Texas at Arlington

ATEC building photo challenge

ATC Building Opening Social Media Push

As a part of the building opening festivities, we are developing a social media push including a photo challenge that began on Saturday, October 19. Students who submit photos tagged #atcutd that to a challenge will be entered in a random drawing for gift certificates. The #atcutd photo challenge details are available at http://instagram.com/p/fp2rsHwBte/.

We also would like to encourage everyone to tag building- or program-related social media posts using the #atcutd tag. We will aggregate these posts and display them throughout the building during the October 25 and November 7 events.

Lisa Bell
Senior Lecturer

Safe Zone Ally Training November 2

It’s that time of the semester again- SAFE ZONE Ally Training!

Join us Saturday, November 2nd from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and become a part of a university-wide network of trained Allies who help shape a campus culture that values and celebrates the sexual orientation and gender identity/expression of students, staff and faculty at UT Dallas!

SAFE ZONE Ally Training is open to all UT Dallas as well as community members. Just be sure to RSVP by October 25th! Breakfast and lunch will be served.

To register, follow the link below:

For any questions or concerns, contact Sarah Hodgkinson at sarah.hodgkinson@utdallas.edu.

Phi Alpha Theta Brownbag – Wednesday Octobe 23


Have you ever found yourself wondering if a Literature class on British Romanticism should spend a considerable amount of time discussing the French Revolution? Or found yourself contemplating if a History seminar on 19th century Britain should include a Charles Dickens novel? And then thought to yourself: You know, I wonder if others have this same internal dialogue regarding “History in Literature/Literature in History”?

Well, you’re in luck because that’s precisely the topic of Dr. Brewer’s lecture a week from today, Wednesday the 23rd, in room FO 2.208 at 1pm. So come and bring your Lit friends for what should be a thought-provoking lecture and discussion. On a side note, try not to let the fact that Dr. Brewer is an Arsenal supporter deter you from attending; he’s actually a pretty rad professor in spite of his allegiance to the Gunners.

-Anthony Milano
Phi Alpha Theta President

Grad workshop: From Evidence to Proof Thursday at noon

McDermott Library and Writing Center Graduate Student Workshop

Finding Your Evidence/From Evidence to Proof

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 10, from 12:00 – 1:30
Location: McDermott Library, MC 2.524

Tomorrow, the McDermott Library and the Writing Center will hold the third workshop in their fall 2013 series for graduate students.

This workshop will focus on how to identify and locate primary and secondary sources as well as on how to follow the conventions for integrating those sources into the research paper.

No registration is required.

For more information about our workshops, visit the writing center’s webpage http://www.utdallas.edu/studentsuccess/writing/workshops.html

or the library instruction page http://www.utdallas.edu/library/services/instruction.html


CFP – Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

The annual conference of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) is scheduled for March 27-30, 2014 in Houston, Texas, hosted by the University of Houston. Our theme is “Nineteenth-Century Energies,” broadly interpreted. The due date for proposals is November 15, 2013. I have attached a cfp for the conference; more information may be found at incs2014.org.

INCS is also pleased to announce the inauguration of the Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize. The award is $500 and publication of the winning essay in the INCS-affiliated, peer-reviewed journal Nineteenth-Century Contexts. Please note that only people whose proposals have been accepted for the INCS 2014 conference are eligible to submit a paper and be considered for the prize. Deadline information and guidelines for the Susan Morgan prize are attached.

Questions and proposals may be addressed to info@incs2014.org.

Lynn Voskuil
Second Vice President, INCS
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Houston
Houston, TX  77006

INCS 2014 cfp                          Susan Morgan Prize Guidelines

Gavin Hambly History Scholarship

The University of Texas at Dallas
School of Arts and Humanities


The Gavin Hambly Scholarship Competition, 2013

A $2000 scholarship awarded annually in honor of the late distinguished historian of the Middle East and Mughal India and beloved professor of Historical Studies at UT Dallas.

Only Historical Studies majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible.  A student can become a candidate for this scholarship by self-application or nomination by a faculty member in Arts and Humanities.  In the first scenario, the student must submit a 250-word personal statement and secure two academic letters of reference.  The second scenario is slightly more elaborate: The student must be nominated by an A&H faculty member, who also commits to providing one of the letters of reference.  After confirming that the student has a GPA of 3.5 or above, the student will be notified that he or she is a nominee.  If the student chooses to compete, he or she must submit a 250-word personal statement and secure a second letter of reference.

The deadline for submitting all materials is November 8, 2013.

Nominations will be accepted starting immediately.  Send all materials and nominations, or questions, to <schlereth@utdallas.edu>.  Electronic submission is strongly preferred.  Materials in hard copy may also be submitted to Prof. Eric Schlereth, Mail Station JO31.