Tag Archives: William P. Clements Department of History

Three SMU history scholars receive 2013-14 book prizes

Three SMU history scholars recently won prestigious awards for books honed during their time at the University. “These recognitions confirm that the Clements Department of History – through its graduate program and research institute ­– continues to lead the way in … Continue reading

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For the Record: Nov. 26, 2013

Azfar Moin, William P. Clements Department of History, Dedman College, has won two major awards this fall for his first book. The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (Columbia University Press) earned the American Academy of Religion’s 2013 award for Best … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU’s Andrew Graybill on KERA’s ‘Think’ Nov. 7, 2013

Andrew Graybill, associate professor of history and director of SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will discuss changing notions of racial identity in the West on KERA 90.1 FM Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Graybill will appear on “Think with Krys … Continue reading

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Good reading, good giving: SMU books for 2012

From art, history and religion to sweet Texas cuisine and fiction, SMU’s 2012 book roundup offers a wide selection to satisfy the readers in your life. Treat yourself or those on your gift list to one of the current titles … Continue reading

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Research: A field-changing view of divine kingship in Islam

In a new and potentially field-changing study, SMU historian Azfar Moin explores why Muslim sovereigns in the early modern era began to imitate the exalted nature of Sufi saints. Uncovering a startling but widespread phenomenon, Moin shows how the charismatic pull of … Continue reading

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SMU graduates honor Jeremy Adams with endowed professorship

Two SMU graduates are showing appreciation for a professor who made a lasting impact on their lives by establishing an endowed professorship in his honor. The $1.25 million gift from Stephen L. and Kathryn Hedges Arata of Dallas will create … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel named SMU’s Director of Presidential History Projects

Jeffrey A. Engel, an award-winning American history scholar, has been selected as SMU’s new director of Presidential History Projects and associate professor of presidential studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Engel will join SMU on July 1, 2012, … Continue reading

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Sunbelt prisons are focus of 2012 Clements Center Symposium

Declaring that today’s racially disproportionate rates of incarceration represent “a New Jim Crow,” scholar Michelle Alexander has argued that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” This assertion, and its exploration, provide the theme of the … Continue reading

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‘Contested Spaces’ key to 2010-11 Clements Center symposium on the early Americas

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