Pivotal U.S. Elections: Then and Now

Pivotal U.S. Elections: Then and Now

A series of public forums across Texas, Pivotal U.S. Elections: Then and Now analyzes the political forces, issues, and consequences of critical presidential elections in U.S. history and their relevance to current conditions of our national life. These forums are designed to engage educators, students, first-time voters, humanities scholars, representatives from local civic organizations, and members of the general public.

Regional Forums

In fall 2016, Humanities Texas presented Pivotal U.S. Elections forums in College Station, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, and El Paso, analyzing the political forces, issues, and consequences of critical presidential elections in U.S. history and their relevance to current conditions of our national life. More»

Inaugural Forum

On April 19, 2016, UT Austin College of Liberal Arts and Humanities Texas hosted "The Election of 1860 and Its Contemporary Significance." More»

The series is made possible in part by a Humanities in the Public Square grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.