Monthly Archives: February 2012

Public Lecture at New Mexico State University by Dr. Deena Gonzalez

“A Girl and her Guy: The Strange Case of Maria Francisca Baca, 1741”

Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6pm

by Dr. Deena Gonzalez (Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles). Continue reading

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“Migration Matters” series at SMU

Rupert Garcia, 1972

Migration Matters: An Interdisciplinary Program on Immigration at the U.S.-Mexico Border

This spring, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas is hosting a thought-provoking series that addresses prescient borderlands issues and features prominent people working in borderlands studies across a variety of disciplines, “Migration Matters: An Interdisciplinary Program on Immigration at the U.S.-Mexico Border.” The series began with an evening with Luis Alberto Urrea, the author of the newly released Queen of America, as well as five books banned by the Tucson Unified School District. (Check out the “Libro Traficante Website for more about Urrea’s banned books and more in Tucson.)

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Paul Theroux Offers Glimpse of Mexican Border at Los Dos Nogales

I suspect that may of us saw this piece in today’s New York Times — I thought it was a nice glimpse of the U.S.-Mexico Border today.  Conveys a sense of what’s been lost in recent years, especially since 9/11.


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Welcome Jennifer K. Seman!

We’re happy to announce that Jenny Seman is the newest addition to our blog crew. Jenny is a PhD candidate in American History at Southern Methodist University and has an interest in the history of women, gender, and spirituality in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Her dissertation work focuses on faith healing and curanderismo. She also serves as a graduate student representative on the Women’s and Gender Studies Council at SMU. Please join me in giving her a warm welcome!

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CFP: Theorizing Borders–Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013

Theorizing Borders — MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6 — ABSTRACTS DUE March 15 Continue reading

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Dare to Compare: Attempting Comparative Transnational and Borderlands History

Brenden Rensink, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney

I will just come out and say it – I want more borderlands historians to engage in comparative work, to integrate U.S.-Mexican, U.S.-Canadian and countless other transnational histories into new groundbreaking scholarship.  Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.

Transnational and borderlands history is complex.  It requires mastering historiographies, narratives, and archival materials from multiple political entities – historic empires and nation-states, contemporary international, national, state- or local-level polities – and potentially in multiple languages.  Fully integrating them together is complicated.  It is messy.  And that is why I love [and hate] it so much.  At an AHA panel honoring the late David J. Weber (Southern Methodist University), Professor Steven Hackel (UC-Riverside) shared a quote from Dr. Weber in which he Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing Borderlands Historiography

At the top of the page, you’ll see three tabs: 1930-1979 Borderlands Historiography, 2011 Borderlands Books and Articles, and 2012 Borderlands Books and Articles. The pages are in a very early stage with many gaps which we hope to fill little by little. Please take the time to help us out by adding references in the comments. Our hope is that by the combined efforts of borderlands historians, we will be able to put together a comprehensive set of lists on borderlands scholarship that can serve as a useful resource.

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Conference: February 25, 2012, The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History

On February 25, 2012, a symposium entitled The Significance of the Frontier in an Age of Transnational History will take place at the Huntington Library. See this page for further information.  Continue reading

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Museum Exhibit Opening: The Historic Guadalupe Mission Manso and Piro Communities of Ciudad Juárez

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology Presents

The Historic Guadalupe Mission Manso and Piro Communities

of Ciudad Juárez

February 25, 2012, 2:00 pm

Free Admission

 Dr. Terry Reynolds, retired NMSU University Museum Curator, presents her archival research on the history of the Manso and Piro communities that arose from the efforts of the Franciscan Missionaries beginning in the mid-1650s and continuing for over two centuries. The cultural and social differences between the Manso and Piro communities led them to adapt to Spanish rule in different ways. Neither community would survive their contact with Spanish settlers, but their respective demise also happened in different ways and at different times. Continue reading

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NMSU “Arriving in America” lecture series continues with Matthew Frye Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson (Yale University) will speak on “Race, Immigration, and Citizenship in the United States: The Irish Experience as Racial Odyssey” on Tuesday, February 7.

The lecture will begin at 7:30 pm, and will take place in the auditorium (room 101) at the College of Health and Social Services on the NMSU campus, near Jordan Road and University Avenue.

To reach this building, enter the NMSU campus on Jordan Road from University Avenue (near the Barnes and Noble bookstore). After you pass the bookstore, the College of Health and Social Services is to the right, at the far end of the parking area.

On Google Maps, it is identified as Memorial Tower (Health and Social Services).

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