Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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The Ransom Center offers a host of symposia, lectures, film series, and teacher workshops that educate and enrich students, scholars, teachers, and the public. View Upcoming Programs

Programs Available for Support

Primary Source Teacher Workshop Series
Several times a year the Ransom Center offers workshops for Texas high school teachers, which include sessions with professors and graduate students, a presentation of lesson plans, tours of the current exhibitions, and information on using the Ransom Center as a resource. Teachers leave with lesson plans and a disk of digital materials that they can incorporate into PowerPoint presentations or print as handouts for students. The importance of working with primary source material is emphasized in the lesson plans provided to the teachers. Continuing education credit is offered.

The 2010 Primary Source Teacher Workshop Series is sponsored by a generous gift from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation.

Endow the Primary Source Teacher Workshop Series

Other Sponsored Programs

The Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium
The Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, established in 1992 with the Fleur Cowles Endowment and initiated in 1994, is a biennial international meeting hosted by the Harry Ransom Center. Writers, historians, critics, and scholars from around the world come together to explore issues at the forefront of the humanities. For more information and a complete listing of previous symposia, visit www.hrc.utexas.edu/flair.

Amon G. Carter Lecture
Established in 1965, this annual lecture series enables the Harry Ransom Center to invite eminent people to campus to speak, including outstanding bibliographers, architects, artists, and philosophers, with due consideration to the Fine Arts. Past speakers include Brian Bremen, Linda Hendersen, and Laura Wilson.

Carl H. and Lily Pforzheimer Lecture
The Carl H. and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Lecture at the Ransom Center is an annual lecture series featuring a prominent authority on bibliography, book arts, libraries, and related topics. Past speakers in the series include Anthony Hobson, Colin Franklin, David S. Zeidberg, and William B. Todd.

University Co-op Presents: Harry Ransom Lectures
Funded by a grant from the University Co-operative Society, the Harry Ransom Lectures brings internationally recognized writers, artists, and intellectuals to campus to deliver a public address or performance and meet with students and faculty during multi-day visits. The program brings at least three distinguished visitors to the campus each year, many of whom spend three to five days in residence meeting with graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty in seminars, classes, and other forums. Past visitors include Azar Nafisi, David Mamet, Ed Ruscha, and Barry Unsworth.



For more information on sponsorships, please contact Margie Rine at
512-471-9643 or margierine@austin.utexas.edu.