Welcome to the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  Established in fall 1996, the Clements Center promotes research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.


The Western History Association and the Clements Center are pleased to announce the Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America Published in 2013!

The Clements Center is pleased to announce its research fellows for 2014-2015.

First book forthcoming in the David J. Weber Series in New Borderlands History!

Upcoming Events:

  • Monthly Talks:
    New time - 
    New place!
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  • Evening Talk:
    Juliana Barr &  
    Ed Countryman
    Contested Spaces of
    Early America

    October 22, 2014
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  • Annual Symposium:
    Food Across Borders
    Co-sponsored with the
    Center for Comparative
    Border Studies at
    Arizona State University
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  • 2015-16 International Symposium
    Violence in the US-Mexico
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