SMU History Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 16, 2018 SMU, Faculty, Dedman School of Humanities, History, Kelly, Jill, PhD Congratulations to Jill E. Kelly, Assistant Professor in the William P. Clements Department of History, who recently received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award. Kelly will use the award to travel to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to conduct archival and oral history research from January through July 2019 for her second book project, “‘The Burden is Heavy, We Need the Men’: Gendered Knowledge in the 1959 Rebellions in South Africa.” The research examines the gendered nature of ethnicity and anti-apartheid resistance in 1950s South Africa. “I will visit private and public archives in the cities of Pietermaritzburg, Durban, and Johannesburg and start a new oral history project withinterviews [...]

By | 2018-05-16T08:10:11+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on SMU History Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Congratulations! Kenneth Martin selected as 2018 Humanity in Action Fellow

Humanity in Action Originally Posted: May 6, 2018 Humanity in Action has selected Southern Methodist University's Kenneth Martin for one of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. 67 students and recent graduates were selected for the 2018 Fellowship programs out of an extremely competitive pool of 564 applicants from universities and colleges across the United States. Martin will participate in the Warsaw Fellowship program. Martin will join Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance, with a goal of encouraging future leaders to be engaged citizens and responsible [...]

By | 2018-05-11T09:04:05+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, History, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Congratulations! Kenneth Martin selected as 2018 Humanity in Action Fellow

Watch: Jeff Engel, Center for Presidential History, discusses Iran nuclear deal

Fox4 Originally Posted: May 9, 2018 Dr. Jeff Engel, the director of SMU's Center for Presidential History, stops by Good Day to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump made a campaign promise and followed through. But how will it affect talks in North Korea? Will it have an impact on American business. Watch

By | 2018-05-09T12:37:20+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Watch: Jeff Engel, Center for Presidential History, discusses Iran nuclear deal

Event: May 7, Student Film Festival

Event Date: May 7, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium The students of KNW 2314: On the Edges of Empire would like to invite you to a film festival featuring student-produced films based on the photographs of India and Mexico from the DeGolyer Library at SMU. The film festival will also feature an award-winning film, Your Way Back to Me, by Austin-based director Alexandra Dietz. Dietz and the subject of the film, Dot Sheridan, will be present at the film festival for a Q&A following the film screening.

By | 2018-04-27T08:22:06+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: May 7, Student Film Festival

Dallas To Build Memorial To Lynching Of Allen Brooks

CBS DFW Originally Posted: April 26, 2017 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The noon hour along Dallas’ Main Street Thursday afternoon resembled the images of pedestrian hustle and bustle normally seen on the sidewalks of Manhattan or Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Large crowds of dog walking residents, joggers, tourists and Central Business District workers fill the walkways of Dallas’ center. “It’s really growing,” Gerald Britt shared, as he stood at a crosswalk at Main and Akard. Britt is part of a coalition of Dallas leaders who’ve urged the Dallas City Council to mark and recognize history at the Main and Akard intersection, albeit, violent and tragic history. “There were people here with wives, kids, and grandparents watching and approving the lynching of a Allen Brooks right here. He [...]

By | 2018-04-27T08:14:00+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Dallas To Build Memorial To Lynching Of Allen Brooks

Teaching America to Read Was the Perfect Life Mission for Barbara Bush

Fortune Magazine Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 Center For Presidential History Director, Jeff Engel lends expertise to Fortune Magazine on the legacy of Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday night at 92, is only the second first lady in American history to have both married and birthed a president. (Abigail Adams was the first.) But while that tidbit will inevitably make its way into the history books, her initiative to promote literacy is the core tenet of her legacy. First ladies often pick areas of policy to champion—and Bush chose literacy. She launched a literacy foundation in her name in 1989, the first year of her husband’s presidency. The goal of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is to ensure that every child, [...]

By | 2018-04-24T07:52:29+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Teaching America to Read Was the Perfect Life Mission for Barbara Bush

Listen: Jeffrey Engel, CPH, Unpacking The Confusing Signals We’re Getting from the Mueller Probe

WDET Originally Posted: April 11, 2018 We have become accustomed to the weekly news cycle being interrupted by the quarter turn of information about Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election. But this week saw a blockbuster emerge. FBI agents raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, the personal attorney of President Trump. The federal agents reportedly seized documents related to the president’s alleged affairs with two women, including Stormy Daniels. That raid is awfully close to the president himself, a fact which is reflected in Trump’s response. Trump sent an angry series of tweets practically accusing Mueller of treason. Barbara McQuade is former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and current law professor at the University of Michigan. She says though the FBI went to Cohen’s office for files related to alleged affairs [...]

By | 2018-04-17T09:26:56+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Listen: Jeffrey Engel, CPH, Unpacking The Confusing Signals We’re Getting from the Mueller Probe

Lawrence Wright Falls Out of Love With Texas

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: April 2018 issue The follow is a review by Andrew R. Graybill, chair of the history department and co-director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. Lawrence Wright had his road-to-Damascus moment in 1979 in Gruene, the quaint Hill Country town halfway between San Antonio and Austin. At the time, he was living in Georgia, writing for a regional magazine and freelancing for various national publications. Although the Oklahoma-born Wright had spent his teenage years in Dallas, where his father was a bank president, he’d escaped the state’s centripetal pull once he graduated from high school, in 1965, leaving first for college in New Orleans and then accepting a teaching position at the American University [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:16:17+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Lawrence Wright Falls Out of Love With Texas
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