Center for Presidential History


The Center for Presidential History seeks to publish the fruits of its labor, in collaboration with participating scholars and institutions from all over the world.  Below you will find information on the books for which the CPH has secured publishing contracts, as well as the conferences associated with these books.

The Four Freedoms: FDR’s Legacy of Liberty for the United States and the World (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

View information on the accompanying conference, hosted on November 7, 2013, including video of the event, featuring contributing authors Drs. Frank Costigliola (UConn), Linda Eads (SMU), Jeffrey Engel (SMU), Matthew Jones (London School of Economics), William Hitchcock (Virginia), and Tisa Wenger (Yale).

When Life Strikes the White House: Death, Scandal, Illness, and the Responsibilities of a President (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Register for this upcoming 2-day conference on February 18-19, 2014.  This conference is co-sponsored by SMU’s Center for Presidential History, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, and John Goodwin tower Center for Political Studies, as well as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Religion in Obama’s America: New Directions in the History of Religion and Politics in the United States (Harvard University Press, forthcoming)

This conference will be held at SMU on November 6, 2014.  To be notified about this event, and other CPH news, follow us on Facebook and click join our mailing list.