WHAT Conference 2024 Call for Papers

"Frontiers in 历史" World 历史 Association of Texas Call for Proposals with QR code

If interested in submitting a proposal to the World 历史 Association of Texas' Annual Conference, 四月六日举行, 2024, please scan the QR code above or click on 这个链接 了解更多!

历史 is “what happened” — but as a 历史 major, you’ll learn to think critically about those events, 从神话中找出事实, and understand what the past can teach us about building a better future.


探索您的选项 历史专业指南 — classes, internships, research and study abroad. 找到你感兴趣的, 发现你的所爱, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

You’ll develop employer-valued skills in analytical thinking, communication and working across cultures. 写作, 教学, 法律, 博物馆的管理, international business and diplomacy, and government all draw on the skills you’ll develop.

Take courses about the civil rights movement. 20世纪的战争. 中国历史. 激进派和改革派. Intern with an Austin museum, archive or research library. You’ll learn critical and creative thinking and the importance of becoming an engaged citizen and making your voice heard. Whatever your career path, as a 历史 major, you’ll understand the big picture.


历史 majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. 爱德华的. 这里有一个例子.

  • Archivist for the Texas State Archives and 图书馆 Commission
  • 市检察院
  • 研究生 student in the Master of 艺术s in Museum Studies at George Washington University
  • English Teaching Assistant in the Fulbright U.S. 学生项目
  • Law students at The University of Texas at Austin and Duke University
  • 为美国军团成员教书

选择St .的8个理由. 爱德华的

St. 爱德华的是第一号. 8 Best Regional University in the West in the 2020 U.S. 新闻 & 世界大学排名. In honor of our ranking, we share the top reasons to become a Hilltopper.


作为一名历史专业的学生, you’ll learn about particular places, 过去的文化和时代, 但你也会学到研究, analysis and communication skills and develop a strong sense of ethics about how information is used. 在圣. 爱德华的, you’ll have multiple opportunities to get into the field and use Austin’s amazing archival resources to conduct your original research. 


Introduction to Historical Methods and Senior 研究 Seminar both invite students to use local archives, 比如林登B. 约翰逊总统图书馆, the Briscoe Center for American 历史, the Texas State Archives and the Austin 历史 Center. In these classes, you’ll engage with materials produced by the people in the era you are studying. You’ll learn how to use original documents from this time period to inform your own historical projects.


By studying periods of changes from the past, we have tools that can help us make sense of our own age, in which change is happening before our eyes. Students in 历史学教授 Christie Wilson’s Fall 2020 course study the ancient world through the 20th century to understand the complex ways that societies are transformed.


As you discover which topics intrigue you most, you’ll have the chance to conduct research supervised by one of your professors to present at the St. 爱德华的 Symposium on 本科 研究 and Creative Expression or at a professional conference.