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An Interview with Sonia Kania about her book Vicente de Zaldivar’s Service to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600)

UTA: Vicente de Zaldivar’s Services to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600) by Sonia Kania. Dr. Sonia Kania is professor of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches courses in study of the Spanish language and linguistics. Dr. Kania is a collaborator in the Cibola Project, which is concerned with […]

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Opinion: What the 1836 Project Leaves Out in Its Version of Texas History

Texas Monthly: A popular joke in the Soviet Union went like this: “The future is certain. Only the past is unpredictable.” The quip poked fun at both the Communist party’s confidence that socialism would soon rule the world and the way that its leaders, such as Joseph Stalin, demanded frequent rewrites of history. Onetime allies of Stalin […]

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New Mexico’s Megafires Mark a Turning Point

Tom’s Dispatch Bill deBuys, is a former William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow, an environmentalist, conservationist, and writer. For People, Land, and the Forest Service BY WILLIAM DEBUYS Firefighters don’t normally allude to early English epics, but in a briefing on the massive Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire in northern New Mexico, a top field […]

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Clements Center fellow Brennan Rivas writes op ed on the history of gun violence.

Washington Post We’re not the first generation of Americans to confront a troubling and heartbreaking epidemic of gun violence. What is new today, though, is the rise of hopelessness and inaction that disempowers 21st-century Americans in ways that previous generations would neither recognize nor tolerate. The national post-mass shooting ritual of arguing about gun-control measures […]

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Born of Lakes and Plains, an interview with Clements fellow Anne F. Hyde

Clements Center director Andrew Graybill interviews Anne Hyde, former Clements fellow and author of Born of Lakes and Plains on New Books Network podcast. Listen: https://newbooksnetwork.com/born-of-lakes-and-plains

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Giving Day is March 22

March 22 is SMU Giving Day. For one day, if many Mustangs come from many different places to do many good things, together, we can shape a brighter future. https://bit.ly/gddedman Dedman College Opportunities Goal Description Department of Biological Sciences $5,000   The Department of Biological Sciences and its faculty provide insight into how life and […]

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Clements Fellow Anne Hyde’s new book reviewed in New York Times

New York Times An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families In “Born of Lakes and Plains,” Anne F. Hyde draws attention to the roles that intermarriage played in the development of the American West. BORN OF LAKES AND PLAINS Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West By Anne F. Hyde Illustrated. 442 pages. W.W. […]

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Dedman College Community Mixer: Friday, November 5th

Dedman College Community Mixer Date: Nov. 5, 2021 Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda and Dallas Hall Front Steps All Dedman College faculty, staff and students welcome. RSVP date extended : smu.edu/CommunityMixer.

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What’s So Great about The Great Plains?

Reviews in American History Originally Posted: September 2021 issue Clements Center director Andy Graybill finished a historiographical essay on Walter Prescott Webb’s The Great Plains (1931), which appeared in the September issue of Reviews in American History and will also as the introduction to a brand-new edition of Webb’s book due out in 2022 from […]

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In Memoriam – Joseph H. Staley

The Clements Center mourns the loss of our long-time Executive Board member and chair, Joseph H. Staley.  Joe was an active member of our board since 2005 and served as chair from 2013 to the present.  He gave both generously of his time and money.  Under Joe’s leadership, the board grew into a diverse group […]