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Lance R. Blyth receives Weber-Clements prize for his examination of “communities of violence” in northern Mexico

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The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Event- Feb., 25. 6pm Jones Hall of Meadows Museum Presented by Sabri Ates. When most people think of the World War I, they generally think of trench warfare on the Western Front in France. However, it has been estimated that the per capita losses in the Ottoman and Empire and Persia were among the highest […]

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Stanton Sharp Lecture Series

Event- February 12. 6 pm in McCord Auditorium “Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa” Presented by Mark Hunter, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal READ […]

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“The Southwest Review”: The First One Hundred Years of Literary Excellence

The Southwest Review Editor-in-Chief Willard Spiegelman talks about its remarkable history on Jan. 22. READ MORE

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Why the iWatch will likely fail, by History professor Alexis McCrossen

The recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch has started a new wave of rumors about the much-anticipated iWatch, including the prediction by at least one research firm that Apple could sell as many as 10 million of the devices. But the history of wearable technology says otherwise — and in fact, I think […]

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History and Human Rights Experts Remember Nelson Mandela

DALLAS (SMU) — As the world commemorates the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), two SMU scholars of history and human rights offer their unique perspectives on his legacy. Mandela’s revolutionary work to end South Africa’s racial segregation system of apartheid led to his spending 27 years in prison beginning in 1963. After his 1990 release, he memorably noted, […]