Past Symposia

Past Symposia


2014-2015 Food Across Borders: Production, Consumption, and Boundary Crossing in North America

Contract pending Rutgers University Press Melanie DuPuis, Matt Garcia, and Don Mitchell, eds.  Co-sponsored with the Comparative Border Studies Program at Arizona State University


Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States

University of California Press, February 2015.

Adam Arenson and Andrew R. Graybill, eds.

Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center


Uniting the Histories of Slavery in North America & its Borderlands

Forthcoming SAR Press

James F. Brooks and Bonnie Martin, eds.

Co-sponsored with the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe


Sunbelt Prisons and the Carceral State: New Frontiers of State Power, Resistance, and Racial Oppression

Contract pending University of North Carolina Press

Norwood Andrews and Robert T. Chase, eds.

Co-sponsored with the Center of the America West, University of Colorado


The Contested Spaces of Early America

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014

Juliana Barr and Edward Countryman, eds.

Co-sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania


On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest

University of California Press, 2012

David Wallace Adams and Crista Deluzio, eds.

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico and the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center


Sunbelt Rising
The Politics of Space, Place, and Region

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011

Darren Dochuk and Michelle Nickerson, eds.

Co-sponsored with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West


Indians & Energy: 
Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest

SAR Press, 2010

James F. Brooks and Sherry L. Smith, eds.

Co-sponsored with the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe


Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories

Duke University Press, 2010

Benjamin H. Johnson and Andrew R. Graybill, eds.

Co-sponsored with Department of History at Simon Fraser University


Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States-Mexico Borderlands

Duke University Press, 2009

Alexis McCrossen, ed.


The Political Culture of the New West

University Press of Kansas, 2008

Jeff Roche, ed.

With support from SMU’s John G. Tower Center for Political Studies


Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories

University of Illinois Press, 2008

John  R. Chavez and Vicki Ruiz, eds.


Continental Crossroads: 
Remapping U.S. - Mexico Borderlands History

Duke University Press, 2004

Samuel Truett and Elliott Young, eds.


Choice, Persuasion, and Coercion: Social Control on New Spain's North American Frontiers

University of New Mexico Press, 2005

Frank de la Teja and Ross Frank, eds.


The Future of the Southern Plains

University of Oklahoma Press, 2033

Sherry L. Smith, ed.


The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture

University of New Mexico Press, 2004

Hal Rothman, ed.


Zaldívar and the Cattle of Cíbola: Vicente de Zaldívar’s Expedition to the Buffalo Plains in 1598, the Spanish Texts

Clements Center for Southwest Studies, 1999

Jerry R. Craddock, ed., and  John H. R. Polt, trans.

Co-sponsored with Research Center for Romance Studies, University of California, Berkeley


Confluent Passions: Eanger Irving Couse's Collection of Historic Pueblo Pottery & Related Photographic Studies for Paintings 

Clements Center for Southwest Studies by the Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 1998

Philip Van Keuren, ed.

Co-sponsored with the Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU


The American Southwest -- Old Horizons, New Vistas

The Inaugural 1996 Annual Public Symposium

Opening remarks by Patricia Limerick.  Presenters:  Ramón Gutiérrez, Bill Goetzmann, and Bill Reese.

Accompanying the symposium was a special exhibit of the works of the Native American artist John Nieto.