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Texas State to host
Second Annual Meeting of the
Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America

Interethnic Relations:
New Approaches to Old Debates

October 22-24, 2015

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THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY with author Jan Jarboe Russell
Reading  |  Presentation  |  Book Sale & Signing
Wittliff Gallery, 7th Floor Alkek Library 

The Train to Crystal City recounts the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Crystal City, Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated. Join author Jan Jarboe Russell for a discussion and reading from this best-selling nonfiction book. Hosted by Texas State’s Center for the Study of the Southwest and the Wittliff Collections.

Spring Exhibit to Highlight Desegregation at Texas State

“’Until Education is Unaware of Race’: The Path Toward Integration at Texas State University” is the title of a photo exhibit that will open on January 20, 2015, in Brazos Hall. The exhibit is the product of a graduate class taught by Dr. Lynn Denton, director of the university’s Public History program. Students in the class researched, wrote, designed, produced, and mounted the exhibit. The collaboration between the Center and the Public History program is part of their contribution to the 2014-2015 Common Experience theme, “Exploring Democracy’s Promise: From Segregation to Integration.”

Views from the Hill” Symposium Highlights Texas State History Alumni
January 31, 2015

Seven graduates of the History MA program who work in Texas history came together for a one-day symposium “Views from the Hill: History, Myth, and Memory in Texas,” to discuss the research on a broad range of regional topics.

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Texas Medieval Association Meeting to Consider the Southwest

One of the themes of the Texas Medieval Association’s 2015 annual conference is “The Medieval Southwest.” The meeting will take place at Texas State University, in San Marcos, October 16-18, 2015, and  abstracts and proposals are due to Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya (yb10@txstate.edu) by September 10, 2015. The call for papers may be found at http://www.modlang.txstate.edu/tema-cfp.



Texas Books in Review

is a quarterly publication that monitors the literary production of books from or about Texas, providing rich reviews about contemporary publications across diverse fields and genres.


Southwestern American Literature

is a biannual scholarly journal that includes literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and book reviews concerning the Greater Southwest.


Texas Crime Atlas

our inaugural publication by geographers Lawrence E. Estaville, Kristine Egan, and D. Kim Rossmo.

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