In 2001, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected the Center to serve as the Southwest Regional Humanities Center, part of an initiative to establish such centers around the country. Although that initiative came to an end, the Center continues to participate in NEH activities and programs. The Center collaborates with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Research and Programming
Humanities Centers and Councils
Consortium of Southwest Centers
The Consortium of Southwest Centers is composed of a wide variety of institutions with a Southwest regional focus. Although they define the “Southwest” in slightly different ways, all of the institutions emphasize the transborder and multicultural nature of the region.
The Center for the Study of the Southwest collaborates with numerous organizations that provide helpful resources to students and researchers.
The Center for the Study of the Southwest promotes collaborations with all institutions that advance understanding of Southwestern humanities. The following organizations have established formal partnerships with the Center.
Cabeza de Vaca Resources
Windows to the Unknown: Cabeza de Vaca's Journey to the Southwest:
A joint project drawing from the resources from Texas State and The Witte Museum to present integrated public programming.
La Relación Digitization and Access Project
Digitized images and an English translation of the 1555 edition of La Relación produced by The Wittliff Collections.