The September 2011 Special Issue (98:2) of the Journal of American History placed its focus on borderlands history with a collective title–“Margins to Mainstream: The Brave New World of Borderlands History.” It featured six articles: Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Over the next few months, NMSU will be hosting a lecture series entitled “Arriving in America: The Challenge of Immigrants and Minorities in Modern American History.” Of particular interest will be Anthony Mora’s lecture on January 31, 2012, “‘Americans Immigrate Constantly:’ Historic Ironies and Reversals that Made the Modern U.S.-Mexican Border.” Mora is the author of Border Dilemmas: Racial and National Uncertainties in New Mexico, 1848-1912. Also look out for David Gutierrez’s lecture on March 12 entitled, “The Suppression of Immigrants’ Rights and the Impending Crisis of Citizenship.” See here for details about time and venue as well as the full list of presenters which also includes, for example, whiteness studies scholar Matthew Jacobson.
Announcement from UT El Paso:
Opening Jan. 31: “Raramuri, The Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre” features the photography of local artist Diana Molina. The Raramuri are an indigenous people of Chihuahua, Mexico who have become world-renown for their prowess as ultra-distance runners. Based on Molina’s nearly 3 decades of collaboration with the Raramuri, the exhibition examines their culture of running and includes 33 examples of Molina’s award winning photography as well as more than 20 Raramuri artifacts collected by the artist. A public reception will be held on Feb. 9 and the exhibition will be available for public viewing through May 5, 2012.
Welcome to Borderlands History, an academic blog which we hope will promote discussion of issues surrounding the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as well as other borderlands regions.