2013 Webb-Smith Essay Competition – Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution
$1000 for the best research essay submitted
Students and scholars are encouraged to submit original, unpublished article-length essays (maximum 10,000 words plus endnotes) that explore Texas during the Mexican period, and which examine the origins and long term ramifications of the events that gave birth to the Texas Republic and its subsequent incorporation by the United States. Preference will be given to papers that attempt to integrate the early nineteenth century Texas borderlands into a broad, geopolitical or multicultural interpretive framework, or which seek in other ways to connect the region and its peoples to a wider world.
The winning essays will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series, published by Texas A&M Press, along with essays by the lecturers: Amy S. Greenberg, Will Fowler, Eric Schlereth, and Miguel Enrique Soto Estrada
Volume edited by Sam W. Haynes and Gerald D. Saxon with an introduction by Gregg Cantrell Deadline for submission: January 28, 2013
Send submissions to:
Jennifer S. Lawrence, Chair of the Webb Lectures Committee Department of History, UT Arlington, Bo 19529, Arlington, TX 76019-0529
Sponsored by The Department of History – The University of Texas at Arlington in collaboration with the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies – The University of Texas at Arlington as part of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures on March 7, 2013