Writers Workshop for Handbook of Tejano History Project
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Writers Workshop for Handbook of Tejano History Project

Co-Directors Emilio Zamora, Ph.D., and Andrés Tijerina, Ph.D., Invite Contributors


AUSTIN, Texas—The co-directors of the Handbook of Tejano History Project invite all to a FREE Tejano Handbook Writers Workshop on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Texas General Land Office at 1700 Congress Avenue, in Austin, Texas.

      The Tejano History Project will increase and enhance articles about Tejano people, events, places, and more in the Handbook of Texas and seeks both non-academic and academic writers to submit entries. The workshop will bring together prospective contributors to the Project to ensure the timely submission of articles that meet the criteria and standards established by the Handbook.

      Along with a general overview of the project, the program will focus on issues related to researching and writing for the Handbook and the procedures for submitting new articles. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, June 18th to Matt Abigail at Ronald.Abigail@tshaonline.org to receive a final program and other details regarding parking and registration for the workshop. The event is sponsored by the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Handbook of Tejano History Project.

      History professors Emilio Zamora, of the University of Texas, and Andrés Tijerina, of Austin Community College, are co-directing the Handbook of Tejano History Project, a one-year initiative. They are identifying academic and non-academic researchers to prepare new articles that will be added to the Handbook of Texas, the nation’s preeminent state history encyclopedia. With more than 26,000 articles, the Handbook attracts millions of readers each year from more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

      More information is available at http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/tejano/. The Handbook of Tejano History Project has been made possible due to generous support from Tejano Monument, Inc., the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Texas State Historical Association.


Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897, and housed at the University of North Texas, the Texas State Historical Association is one of the nation’s most dynamic regional history organizations. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, publication, and educational programs.
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