The Department of History faculty members are actively involved in personal and department-sponsored research projects. Some of the department-sponsered projects include: the Center for Texas Music History, our historic guidebook series, the Teaching American History Institute, World History Association of Texas, and the World History Review.
Center for Texas Music History
The Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University-San Marcos is a unique program focusing on the preservation and study of Texas and Southwestern music history. With an emphasis on how Texas music reflects the rich history and tremendous cultural diversity of the Southwest, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses, along with a variety of research and publishing projects all aimed at helping Americans better understand our unique and diverse cultural heritage through music.
Historic Guidebook Series
Students in the History Practicum course, offered under the direction of Drs. Gene Bourgeois and Frank de la Teja, have an opportunity to learn all facets of planning, researching, writing, editing, designing, publishing, and marketing guidebooks on selected historic places. The final products of the course, the guidebooks listed below, are then sold to the public to raise funds for History Department scholarships and projects.
Teaching American History Institute
In an effort to support social studies teachers, Hays Consolidated Independent School District and San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District has joined forces with the History Department at Texas State University to offer week long summer institutes devoted to content development and curriculum integration within the field of American History.
World History Review
The World History Review is an online journal which uses the latest desktop publishing software to allow scholars a place to publish their research findings.