The Stanton Sharp Lectures and Symposia are supported by a generous gift from Ruth Sharp Altshuler honoring her son Stanton Sharp. Inaugurated in 1991, the Sharp events bring to the SMU campus some of the nation's most distinguished scholars for lectures, discussions, and interaction with students, faculty and members of the community. The Sharp Endowment also enhances faculty research and teaching in the William P. Clements Department of History.
- Sharp Lecture with Charlotte Brooks in April 2021
- Sharp Lecture with Kimberly Hill in March 2021
- Sharp Lecture with Christy Thornton in Feb. 2021
- Sharp Lecture with Alan Mikhail in Nov. 2020