News and Events
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Beloved University of Texas at Austin director of public affairs Robert Meckel, 67, died peacefully on August 1, 2016, at his home in Austin after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, ready with a joke for every occasion. He will be dearly missed.
Robert was born on September 29, 1948, in Hidalgo County, Texas, to Elmer and...Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:15pm
by Susanna Sharpe
Recipients of the LLILAS Benson Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges Summer Research Travel Fellowships have been escaping the Texas heat inside the cool, quiet Benson Collection. LLILAS Benson offers four such fellowships a year, funded by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education and dedicated specifically to supporting research at...Read More
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett has been chosen as the new director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. A faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin since 1990, she is a professor in the departments of History and Religious Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the...Read More
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Exhibition opens Thursday, September 8, 2016
Lecture, 4 PM: "Early Modern Law and the Invention of the World: Was the Pacific the Modern World’s Point of Greatest Divergence?” Fabio López Lázaro
Opening reception, 5–7 PM
Through a rich display of ancient maps, diaries, books, and royal decrees from the Spanish Crown, this exhibition at the Benson...Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:45pm to Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Historias/Viajes (Stories/Journeys) is a dual exhibition by visual artists Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson. The two artists have deep roots in Texas, and in this exhibition, their contrasting styles and subject matter share the commonality of exploring the bonds that tie all people together, bonds of family and family lore, bonds of humanity and shared loss. The exhibition...Read More
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:30am
Items from the David Adame Papers are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. Adame was a longtime member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60 in Houston and the Club Recreativo y Cultural México Bello (CMB), a Houston-area social club.
Born in Houston, Texas, in April...Read More
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Items from three collections relating to Benson and LLILAS history are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. This exhibition was assembled in conjunction with a retrospective event honoring Charles R. Hale, outgoing director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, who leaves his post at the end of the spring semester.
The Nettie Lee Benson...