This project seeks to map sites of conflict between Native Americans and Euro-Americans in Texas from the creation of the First Mexican Republic to the outbreak of the U.S.-Mexico War (1821-1846). Texas during this period was the most diverse region of the North American continent. It had long been home to several woodland tribes, who had migrated to the area from the Lower Mississippi Valley around 700 A.D.
In a 2007 report for the National Women’s Studies Association, titled “Questions for a New Century: Women’s Studies and Integrative Learning”, Amy Levin posed the following questions with regard to the future of Women’s Studies programs in the U.S. and abroad:
From the time of the conquistadors until the early 20th century, tens of thousands of Indians were enslaved in the New World to work the gold and silver mines. This “other slavery” predated African slavery and lasted far longer. Reséndez makes the case that the indigenous population of North America was decimated not by smallpox, but by slavery. He argues that although Indian slavery was illegal, those who wanted to profit used social collusion and labor coercion to enslave the Indians. He challenges us to consider how influence, power, and capital are used to enslave people today.
Following practices the PI has developed since 2005, Professor Gregorio Cano and graduate students would assist in the collection, digitization, creation of metadata, and preservation of some of the most important historical documents related to the African diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. This will generate new scholarship, democratize access to historical sources, and will create international partnerships between Cuban universities and UTA. The importance of this emerging relationship for the near future cannot be overstated.
Although the field of Spanish philology has made strides in recent decades toward the goal of publishing faithful editions of Old Spanish texts, there is still a lack of reliable primary sources. This is especially troubling for the historical linguist, who, in the absence of an oral record, must recur to written sources for his or her data. In the area of Colonial Spanish studies, we are fortunate in the fact that the Spanish colonizing enterprise has left us with a plethora of documentation.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly valuable technology for managing and analyzing multiple forms of geographic data. Researchers in the natural and social sciences were among the earliest groups to adopt GIS for the visualization, analysis, and mapping of biological, geological, political, and sociological phenomena. As the science and technology supporting GIS have improved, the tool has become more commonly used for research in a wide array of fields and has gained broad acceptance for commercial, governmental, and educational applications.
This program coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Texas Labor Archives, which later merged with the Texas Political Archives, the University Archives, and the Jenkins Garret Collection to form Special Collections. Max Krochmal drew extensively from UTA’s AFL-CIO
In this project we use Theatre Arts performance methodologies for an assistive robot to serve the participants in the Office of Student Disabilities, Lakewood Village Retirement Community, and the main office for The Dept. of Theatre Arts. This is a study to inform how Human—Robot Interaction (HRI), specifically the use of improvisational humor in an assistive robot, may positively impact attitudes between humans and robots.
Aldo Springer, Chief Park Ranger at Fort Pawnee National Historic Site in Kansas, defies his own judgment to conceal Amanda Lowenthal, a 28-year-old escapee from the state hospital for the criminally insane, who murdered her family when she was fourteen. When she demands asylum and threatens to jump from the crow’s nest of a flagpole, Springer—loathed by his superintendent and recently banished from the Rocky Mountains to Kansas—risks everything. Sherwood has written a compelling novel about escape and hope.
Kate Holliday, architectural historian and UTA associate professor, offers a critical examination of the work of New York architect Leopold Eidlitz. He was America’s first Jewish architect, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define modern organic architecture. Eidlitz created a fusion of structure and ornament that defied the Gilded Age’s aesthetic and alienated powerful beaux-arts-trained American architects.