The Teaching History Conference (TCON) 2019

September 21, 2019
Campus Events
University of North Texas Gateway Center, 601 North Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76203

Conference Theme

The overall theme for the conference, “Assassins and Anarchists,” offers an opportunity to explore social and political turmoil from a broad perspective.  While the presentations all focus on specific incidents, the topics share a leitmotif of violence in transitional times, often when insecurity and fear have put established structures under severe pressure.  Some conference speakers will lead participants to a better understanding of the causes and consequences of some of history’s most significant assassinations, such as the deaths of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, John F. Kennedy, Anwar el-Sadat and Yitzhak Rabin. Other presenters will consider more generalized violent upheavals, such as the pre-Revolutionary War vigilante activities of the Sons of Liberty, the Great Hanging in Gainesville, Texas, the terror of lynching in 19th and 20th century America, and the chaos of the Mexican Revolution

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Conference Format

The conference will be a one-day event that will provide local middle and high school school teachers, college faculty and students with an opportunity to interact with respected scholars, hear stimulating speakers, learn about local museum collections and exchange information and best practices with colleagues.  Middle and high school teachers will receive Continuing Education Certificates.  

The conference program offers sessions in Texas, U.S., and World History. There will be six breakout sessions in the morning, a luncheon with a Keynote speaker, and three breakout sessions in the afternoon.

One of the morning sessions will be a presentation by curators of The Sixth Floor Museum focusing on accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Additionally, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Old Red Courthouse Museum, the Sixth Floor Museum, the Morton Museum, the Collin County History Museum, the Texas Historical Commission: the Eisenhower Birthplace, the Sam Rayburn House, and the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Sites are scheduled to set up display tables and share information about permanent holdings that relate to the theme of the conference.

Conference Schedule Full Program Schedule

Conference Registration

Early Registration
(through September 13, 2019)
$45 (includes continental breakfast and luncheon)

Parking Permit
(purchased through September 13, 2019)
$2.50 per vehicle

Late Registration
(after September 13, 2019)
$55  (includes continental breakfast and luncheon)

Parking Permit
(purchased after September 13, 2019)
$5.00 per vehicle

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Conference Date & Location

Saturday, September 21, 2019

University of North Texas Gateway Center
801 N Texas Blvd
Denton, TX 76201

For More Information

If you have any other questions, please contact:

Jane England
Teaching History Conference Chair
Professor of History & Humanities
North Central Texas College
1500 N. Corinth St.
Corinth, TX 76208
(940) 498-6244

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