Past Institutes

Nineteenth-Century Texas

On November 15, 2018, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Fort Worth on nineteenth-century Texas history.


Topics addressed included the Texas Revolution, the Apaches and the Comanches, Texas from the Republic to the Confederacy, and Texans in the Civil War.

The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Content was aligned with the secondary social studies TEKS. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.


Workshop faculty included Juliana Barr (Duke University), Caroline Castillo Crimm (Sam Houston State University), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Susannah J. Ural (The University of Southern Mississippi).

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on November 15, 2018. Download the workshop schedule.


The workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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“Nineteenth-Century Texas History” workshop participants at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History.

Juliana Barr, associate professor of history at Duke University, examines the history of the Apache and Comanche during the nineteenth-century.