Noon Lecture Series

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

Unless otherwise specified, these presentations are held on Wednesdays at noon in the Texana Room of Fondren Library Center, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane.  No registration necessary.


Noon Talk: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Austin Miller, PhD student, SMU Clements Department of History
Salt & Sand: Deep History in the Permian Basin
12 noon to 1 PM The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU 


Noon Talk: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Khalil Johnson, Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
12 noon to 1 PM
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU 


Noon Talk: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Max Flomen, Summerfield Roberts Fellow for the Study of Texas History
The Rebel Movement in Northern New Spain: Marronage, Infiltration, and Insurrection, 1650-1700
12 noon to 1 PM
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU


Noon Talk: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Laura Hooton, David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
Black Social Movements in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: The Story of Little Liberia
12 noon to 1 PM
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU