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10th Annual Save Texas History Symposium
X Marks the Spot: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History

symposium 2019

  • DATE: September 13 – 14, Austin, TX
  • Friday, September 13, 1:00-6:45 PM (GLO/SFA Building, 1700 Congress Ave); 7:00-9:00 PM (Bullock Museum)
  • Saturday, September 14, Symposium: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Reception: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM (Intercontinental | Stephen F. Austin Hotel)
  • Cost: $100

About: X marks the spot at the 10th Annual Save Texas History Symposium. We will examine Texas borderland exploration, from the earliest maps of the Gulf Coast to sovereign Indian territorial claims, and look at defining the Southwest. Join us at the historic Intercontinental | Stephen F. Austin Hotel in downtown Austin for an exciting Texas history event.

Image credit: [Cartouche], Nicholas King, Map of the Mississippi River From its Source to the Mouth of the Missouri: Laid down from the notes of Lieut. Z. M. Pike, by Anthony Nau. Engraved by Francis Shallus, Philadelphia, [1810].


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 SAVE TEXAS HISTORY SYMPOSIUM

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR DISCOUNTED RATE AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL | STEPHEN F. AUSTIN HOTEL


SPONSORS & VENDORS

The Save Texas History Symposium relies on sponsors and vendors to help underwrite this event so that we can provide a valuable experience at a reasonable rate for the 250-300 Texas history lovers who attend this event each year. If you would like more information about being a sponsor or vendor, please email archives@glo.texas.gov.


SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 13: 1:00-6:45 PM (GLO/SFA Building, 1700 Congress Ave); 7:00-9:00 PM (Bullock Museum)

  • 1:00-5:00 PM - Graduate Student Research Showcase: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History. Included with registration. Graduate students present their new research on Texas and the borderlands. Space is limited.
  • 5:15-6:45 PM - Tours of the GLO Archives and Records & Pioneer Surveying. Visit with staff of the Texas General Land Office to learn about the historic resources available from the oldest state agency in Texas. Additionally, GLO surveyors will discuss pioneer surveying techniques on the frontier.
  • 7:00-9:00 PM - Bullock Museum Reception & Gallery Access-Visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a relaxing evening with access to 37,000 square feet of exhibition galleries. A great opportunity to visit one of the premier history museums in the country without the crowds.

 

Sat. Sept. 14, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM (Intercontinental | Stephen F. Austin Hotel)
  • 8:00-8:30 AM – Registration & Check-in
  • 8:30-9:00 AM - Opening Comments
  • 9:00-9:45 AM - Dr. Juliana Barr-Mapping Indian Sovereignty in Spanish Archives
  • 9:50-10:30 AM - Dr. Gene Smith-“Americans aspire to supremacy over the future republics of the New World”: Manifest Destiny and the Adams-Onís Treaty
  • 11:00-11:45 AM - Dr. Andrew Torget-Stephen F. Austin Maps Texas
  • 12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 PM - Dr. Jay Buckley-Zebulon Pike and His Contemporaries: Intrigues Surrounding the Exploration and Mapping of Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern Plains
  • 1:45-2:30 PM - Dr. Adrienne Caughfield-Mary Austin Holley’s Emigrants’ Guide to Texas
  • 3:00-3:45 PM - Dr. Harriett Denise Joseph-Alonso Álvarez de Pineda: Facts versus Fake News
  • 3:45-4:30 PM - Dr. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez – Remapping la Comanchería: Spanish Cartography and Indigenous Territorialities in the Eighteenth-Century Borderlands
  • 4:45-5:15 PM - Dr. Deborah Liles-Texas Cattle, Texas Railroads, and the Closing of the Frontier
  • 7:00-9:00 PM Save Texas History Reception - FEATURING H.W. Brands-A Republic Despite Itself: Texas Between Three Empires-$50

SPONSORS

Underwritten By:

Summerlee Foundation

Summerlee Foundation



Platinum Level Sponsor:

Bullock Museum





Diamond Level Sponsor:

TSHA



Gold Level Sponsor:

Texas Society of Professional Surveyors 
Brisco Center  
Texas Map Society


Texas Map Society


Texas Map Society


Texas Supreme Court Historical Society


Texas State Genealogical Society


Rare Maps



Silver Level Sponsor:

Portal to Texas History
UT Press
American Educational Services, Inc.
UT Liberal Arts

Capstone Title

Bush Presidential Library