Clements Center Evening Lecture Series

During the academic year the Clements Center organizes evening lectures for SMU faculty, staff, students, as well as 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 


Evening Lecture: Thursday, September 7, 2023

Christina Snyder,  Penn State
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson
6 pm lecture and Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU

Evening Lecture: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Jim Schultz (Dallas Observer) & Will Evans (Deep Vellum Books)
The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU
Co-sponsored with the Friends of SMU’s Libraries


Evening Lecture: Monday, November 13, 3023

David Leonhardt, Pulitzer Prize Winner and writer with The New York Times
Ours Was the Shining Future
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s Center for Presidential History


Evening Lecture: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Darwin Payne
Covering the JFK Assassination
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s DeGolyer Library and Friends of SMU’s Libraries


Annual Senior Fellow Lecture: Thursday, January 25, 2024

Jennifer Holland, Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
Countryside of AIDS: Rural HIV Politics in Texas, 1981-2000
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU


Evening Talk: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska
In Search of Reconciliation on America’s Stolen Lands
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU
 

Evening Talk: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Natalia Molina, University of Southern California
The David J. Weber Book Prize Annual Lecture
A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU


Evening Talk: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Amanda Wunder, Lehman College
Spanish Fashion in the Age of Velasquez
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
Smith Auditorium, The Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., SMU


 


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