The Center for Big Bend Studies, established by Sul Ross State University in
1987, supports and promotes archaeological and historical activities in the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend region of Texas and northern
The center provides educational opportunities to university students, the public, and outside researchers.
The Director William A. Cloud oversees the administration of the Center for Big Bend Studies and is aided in policy decisions
by the Advisory Council.
The Center for Big Bend Studies fosters interdisciplinary scholarship of the diverse prehistoric, historic, and modern cultures
of the borderlands region of the United States and Mexico, with emphasis on the area encompassed by Trans-Pecos Texas and north-central
The center is committed to the recovery, protection, and sharing of this region's rich cultural legacy through dynamic programs
of research, education, public outreach, and publication.
★ News Flash: The Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) is pleased to announce that a generous donor has
offered prize money for the best article submitted for publication in the 2014 Journal of Big Bend Studies.
The CBBS’s Editorial Board, Administrative Coordinator, and Director will judge the articles,
and the winning author will receive $500 in prize money. Articles will primarily be judged based on their
contribution to the history/prehistory of the region, although readability and writing style will also be considered.
Papers should be between 10 and 50 pages in length and follow the
Please call (432-837-8179) or email us if you have any questions.
The revised submission deadline for articles is May 1, 2014.