America in the 1920s and 1930s
Public lecture

Join Humanities Texas, the LBJ Presidential Library, and 
the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin on June 14, 2018, for a series of presentations on America in the 1920s and 1930s at Bass Lecture Hall.

The Enduring Legacy of the New Deal (9:00–9:45 a.m.)
H. W. Brands | The University of Texas at Austin

American Literature 1920–1939 (9:45–10:30 a.m.)
Betty Sue Flowers | The University of Texas at Austin

American Life Between the Wars* (10:45–11:30 a.m.)
David M. Oshinsky | NYU Medical Center

The Rise and Decline of Isolationism (11:30 a.m–12:15 p.m.)
Jeremi Suri | The University of Texas at Austin

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP at

Parking is available in Lot 38 or in the nearby Manor Garage.

*This presentation is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

June 14, 2018,
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs
2300 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78713


Map of event location
Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street by John Sloan (1871-1951), 1928. Oil on canvas, 30 × 40 1/8 in. (76.2 × 101.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 36.154. Digital Image © Whitney Museum, NY.