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Congratulations to SMU alumna Jenny Seman

Congratulations to Jenny Seman (SMU PhD, 2015) on the publication of her book, Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo (University of Texas Press, 2021).  The Clements Center is proud to have supported Jenny and her research. https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/seman-borderlands-curanderos

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Texas’s Most Famous Historian Looks Back at His Own, Legendary Life

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: February 2021 Andrew R. Graybill is a professor of history and the director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. This article originally appeared in the February 2021 issue of Texas Monthly with the headline “A Historian’s History.”  While working in the archives at the Dolph Briscoe Center […]

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Clements fellow wins Shapiro Book Prize

The Huntington Originally Posted: January 14, 2021 The Huntington names Clements fellow Benjamin Francis-Fallon the winner of inaugural Shapiro Book Prize for outstanding first monograph in American history and culture for his book, The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History. Congratulations Ben! For more information, see https://www.huntington.org/news/inaugural-shapiro-book-prize-winner-named

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Weber-Clements Book Prize Winner Announced – Maurice Crandall for These People Have Always Been a Republic

Clements Center Originally Posted: October 15, 2020 The 2019 Weber-Clements Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America is awarded to Maurice S. Crandall for his volume, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 (David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History, University of North Carolina […]

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Clements Fellow Sarah Pearsall’s Book, Polygamy: An Early American History, reviewed in The New York Review of Books.

The New York Review of Books Originally Posted: April 9, 2020 The Mormon leader Brigham Young had more than fifty wives. Many of them lived in adjacent homes, the Beehive House and the Lion House, in Salt Lake City, which Young founded in 1847 as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter […]

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Event: March 11, Insurgents’ Rights and Borderlands Rebellions

Date: March 11. 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:12 noon Contact: raelmore@smu.edu This talk by Clements Center fellow Eric Schlereth will explain why some U.S. citizens in the 1830s believed that they possessed “insurgents’ rights,” which gave them the right to expatriation & to pledge their allegiance to the government of their choice. Link for […]

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SMU historian Andrew R. Graybill is a newly elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters

Dallas Weekly Originally Posted: March 5, 2020 SMU historian Andrew R. Graybill and University alumna Regina Taylor, an actress and playwright, are newly elected members of the Texas Institute of Letters, an organization that celebrates Texas literature and recognizes distinguished literary achievement. Graybill and Taylor are among 19 new members to be inducted at the upcoming […]

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Cancelled: March 26, Weber-Clements Book Prize Award Talk – “Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American”

Date: March 26, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture and book signing Contact: raelmore@smu.edu Weber-Clements Book Prize winner Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert looks at the venerable tradition of Hopi foot races and long distance running at a time of great consequence for Hopi culture placing long distance runners in a larger context […]

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Cancelled: April 7, Monument and Memory in Texas History: From Sacred Site to Martial Symbol

Date: April 7, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture Contact: Ruth Ann Elmore Clements Senior Fellow Sam Haynes will examine the gendered dimensions of commemoration and memory, focusing on the ways in organizations & leaders used monuments to create their own distinct interpretations of the state’s heritage. Link for more information: […]

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Congratulations to Andrew R. Graybill

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