Clements Center Evening Lecture Series

During the academic year the Clements Center organizes evening lectures for members of the community, SMU faculty, staff, and students who are interested in topics related to the Texas, the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Presentations are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, often reporting on current research, recent publications, or new exhibitions 


Evening Lecture: Monday, October 25, 2021

Maurice Crandall, Dartmouth College
These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S. Mexico-Borderlands, 1598-1912
5:30 reception followed by 6 PM lecture and Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU

Evening Lecture: Thursday, November 11, 2021

Cameron Blevins, University of Colorado-Denver
Paper Trails: The U.S. Post and the Making of the American West
5:30 PM reception followed by 6 PM lecture and Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s Center for Presidential History

Annual Senior Fellow Lecture: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Priscilla Ybarra, Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
The Idea of Wilderness to Mexican Americans
5:30 reception followed by 6 PM lecture and Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU


Evening Lecture: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University
On Juneteenth
5:30 PM reception followed by 6 PM lecture and Q&A
Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee, 3300 Dyer St., SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s Center for Presidential History


Evening Lecture: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Christian Wallace, staff writer Texas Monthly
5:30 PM reception followed by 6 PM lecture and Q&A
Musings on Texas Culture and Politics
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University, SMU


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