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 and public events associated with these books.
Based on the oral history work done by the Center for Presidential History in its Collective Memory Project, this publication is edited by four scholars including CPH Director Jeffrey Engel and Postdoctoral Fellow Timothy Andrews Sayle (now of the University of Toronto). There is an event in October 2019 for the publication of the book and website.
This publication started as a conference held at SMU in October 2016, hosted by SMU’s Center for Presidential History, and contains chapters by SMU's Edward Countryman and Postdoctoral Fellow Aaron Crawford.
Impeachment: An American History
edited by Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel
(Modern Library, 16 October 2018)
Center for Presidential History Director Jeffrey Engel was an author and editor of this publication which was the subject of an event hosted by the CPH in February 2019.
This upcoming publication started as a conference held at SMU on February 17, 2015, co-sponsored by SMU’s Center for Presidential History, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, and Meadows School of the Arts’ Divisions of Communication Studies and Journalism.
This book started as a conference held at SMU on February 18-19, 2014, 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.
This book stems from a conference held at SMU on November 6, 2014, in partnership with the Danforth Center for Religion and Politics at Washington University in Saint Louis. The conference was titled, "Religion and Politics in 21st Century America."
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).