The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies between 1450 and 1850. Unlike existing centers that focus on particular regions, the Institute aims to advance knowledge of the diverse societies in and around the Atlantic and Pacific basins.
The Huntington Library is among the nation’s most important centers for the study of the American West, with an unsurpassed collection of materials that span the full range of American western settlement, including the overland pioneer experience, the Gold Rush, and the development of Southern California.
The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.
The Bill Lane Center for the American West is dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America. The Center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University was established to further the advanced historical study of North American frontiers and borders, as well as the comparative study of the frontier experience throughout the world.
The Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico is an institution devoted to the study of the region spanning the vast Mexican territories that became part of the United States by 1853. The Center serves as an interdisciplinary organization that encourages conversations, collaborations and creative cooperation among various groups of people who are involved in southwest studies and regional projects.