Category Archives: History

SMU celebrates human rights heroes and the anniversary of its Civil Rights Pilgrimage on Thursday, April 10, 2014

SMU celebrates civil and human rights at two events on Thursday, April 10 – awarding the Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship to a veteran of the civil rights movement and the William K. McElvaney Peace and Justice Award … Continue reading

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Lance R. Blyth receives Weber-Clements prize for his examination of “communities of violence” in northern Mexico

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History Professor publishes article on the issue of Jews’ inclusion in a German national community during the Weimar period

Erin R. Hochman, “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Eine Republik: Großdeutsch Nationalism and Democratic Politics in the Weimar and First Austrian Republics,” German History 32, no. 1 (March 2014): 29-52. Here is a link to the abstract in case you need … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2014 Research Day Award Winners

SMU graduate and undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research. The goal of this event is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work … Continue reading

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The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Event- Feb., 25. 6pm Jones Hall of Meadows Museum Presented by Sabri Ates. When most people think of the World War I, they generally think of trench warfare on the Western Front in France. However, it has been estimated that … Continue reading

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Stanton Sharp Lecture Series

Event- February 12. 6 pm in McCord Auditorium “Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa” Presented by Mark Hunter, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, and … Continue reading

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The Presidents and Their Crises

Event- February 18-19 Time: The program begins the evening of Feb. 18 with a focus on John Kennedy, while the all-day seminar on Feb. 19 will examine Kennedy and 12 other presidents. Location: Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and SMU Crum … Continue reading

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“The Southwest Review”: The First One Hundred Years of Literary Excellence

The Southwest Review Editor-in-Chief Willard Spiegelman talks about its remarkable history on Jan. 22. READ MORE

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Freedom Riders’ film to kick off conversation series

Thursday, Jan 22. Dr. Dennis Simon, political science professor at Southern Methodist University, will lead a discussion: “Would Today’s Youth Get on the Bus?” READ MORE

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Why the iWatch will likely fail, by History professor Alexis McCrossen

The recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch has started a new wave of rumors about the much-anticipated iWatch, including the prediction by at least one research firm that Apple could sell as many as 10 million of the … Continue reading

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