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Indians at the Center: Rethinking U.S. History and Geography

The Center for Greater Southwestern Studies will host a symposium for the general public and an afternoon workshop for social studies teachers on Native American history on the campus of UT Arlington on February 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Featured in the symposium’s morning sessions will be three prize-winning scholars of the Native American experience: Juliana Barr, Duke University, “Mapping Indian Power in the European Cartography of Texas”; Andrés Reséndez, University of California at Davis, “Native Americans and the Greatest Slave Revolt of the Southwest”; and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, Hayward (retired), “Recasting the Frame and Narrative of United States History.”

Center Director Sam Haynes will deliver a lunchtime talk titled “Indians at the Center of 19th Century Texas: The Border Land Website Project,” which will introduce the Center’s new digital humanities project, “Border Land: The Struggle for Texas.” The afternoon will feature a workshop for teachers of Texas history, U.S. history, and geography. This workshop is designed to help teachers explore new ways to incorporate the digital humanities into their curricular instruction. Social Studies Education Center director Mary Curtis and Geospatial Education Consultant Anita Palmer will train attendees in the uses of GIS technology and help them use the Border Land website to build their own interactive story maps for Texas History curricula.

Saturday, February 18 at 8:30am 4:00pm

Sixth Floor Parlor, Central Library, Parlor and Atrium
702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, Tx

Event Type

Conferences & Workshops


Community, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students


Schools and Colleges, College of Liberal Arts, History


No charge


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