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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Mixer

Date: Thurs. April 11, 2024 Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff welcome. Click here to RSVP by 6pm on Monday, April 8.

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Clements fellow featured in Modern American History

Clements fellow Sean Harvey’s article appeared in Modern American History this May. Sean began work on this essay which examines how labor unions in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands used racial stereotypes and Cold War paranoias to influence certification for those applying for a work visa to enter the U.S. while he was in residence during his […]

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Little Egypt remembered with permanent historical marker

Lake Highlands Advocate Dr. Clive Siegle, a professor at Richland College, received his PhD in history at SMU. If you’ve ever whizzed around White Rock Skate, taken a dip in the K.C. Pool or dropped off a car for repairs at Northlake Automotive, you’ve been directly in the bull’s eye of Dallas history. Thanks to […]

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Scholars fine-tune their research on Religion and the American West during conference at Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museum – On April 20-23, the Eiteljorg welcomed scholars from around the United States to our museum. The scholars participated in a symposium on the theme “Religion and the American West,” co-sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwestern Studies at Southern Methodist University, and the Eiteljorg. Located in Dallas, Texas, the Clements Center holds […]

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History shows moving manufacturing to North America isn’t a cure-all

Clement Center fellow Sean Harvey writes op-ed in Washington Post. Washington Post – Consumers may soon see the label “Made in China” replaced by a tag that reads “Made in Mexico.” The New York Times has reported on an increase in companies relocating their manufacturing operations from major industrial centers in Asia to industrial parks in […]

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SMU History alum Roberto Andrade writes for ESPN

ESPN– The Cowboys conflict: The cost of rooting for America’s Team play. By SMU alumnus Roberto Jose Andrade Franco HOURS BEFORE THE Dallas Cowboys host the Chicago Bears on a late October day, you can feel the hope. The sun shines on North Texas, after days of cold and rainy skies. The Cowboys have won […]

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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 […]