Digital Humanities Projects

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A Continent Divided: The U.S. - Mexico War

UT Arlington Library's Special Collections serves as the repository for one of the most comprehensive archives relating to the U.S. - Mexico War in either the United States or Mexico. The core of these holdings was acquired by Fort Worth attorney Jenkins Garrett, who in 1973 donated to UT Arlington his collection of more than 10,000 discrete items on Texas and the war with Mexico, including broadsides, sheet music, manuscripts, maps and graphic materials.

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Border Land: Interethnic Violence in Texas, 1821-1879

This project maps sites of conflict between Native Americans, Hispanos, African Americans, and Euro-Americans in Texas from the creation of the First Mexican Republic (1821) to the aftermath of the Civil War. Although work on the project is ongoing, it seeks to map all inter-ethnic violence in a region that was for many years one of the most diverse region of the North American continent.

Upcoming Events


Festival of Ideas



Join the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies for this seasons Festival of Ideas events! 

The events taking place will include:

  • "Why You Can't Understand Texas History without Native Americans"
    February 29th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. University Center: Concho Room.

  • 28th Annual Powwow
    March 2nd, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Mavericks Activity Center.

  • Keynote Speaker: David Treuer
    March 5th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Mavericks Activity Center: 2nd Floor.


For more details or if you have any questions, please contact

Recent research by Center Fellows

Paul Conrad -

Apache Diaspora

Apache Diaspora

Christopher Conway -

Heroes of the Borderlands

Heroes of the Borderlands

Sam Haynes -

Unsettled Land

Unsettled Land

Cristina Salinas -

Managed Migrations

Managed Migrations


Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities

Routledge Handbook Digital Environmental Humanities