Borderlands-Related Announcements–Lectures and CFP’s

1) NMSU has released the spring schedule for Latin America and Borders lecture series. 

Dr. Rodolfo Acosta, Ph.D.

New Mexico State University
4 pm, March 14, 2012
“Conspicuous Consumption and Drug-Trafficking: The Mexican Case”

Barbara Tenenbaum
Hispanic Division of the
Library of Congress
4 pm, April 4, 2012
“Vámonos: The Mexican Revolution in Sights and Sound at the Library of Congress”

Dr. Alberto Harambour
Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
4pm, April 12, 2012
“Borderland Sovereignties. Capital, State Making in Patagonia´s Triple Frontier”

Dr. Alvaro Martinez
Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas
4pm, April 18, 2012
“Transmigration and Insecurity on the Mexican-Central American Border”

Dr. Andrea Orzoff
New Mexico State University
4pm, April 25, 2012
“Mozart in the Andes: Nazi Refugees and Latin American Classical Music, 1933-1960”

Lectures are free and open to the public
Place: Nason House (1070 University Ave. directly across from FedEx/Kinko’s)

2) CFP: “Barriers and Boundaries”

Chronica Mundi wishes to feature papers explaining how man drew his space, his land, his world.

Manuscripts should be unpublished in any language and should not be under consideration for publication by any other journal. All material should not exceed 8,000 words, including references and notes. Include an abstract of not more than 250 words. Manuscripts can be written in Italian, English or Spanish.

Deadline for submission: May 31, 2012.

3) CFP: Echoes of Migrations: Memories and Representations of Migrants (19-21th Century)
Lisbon, November 8-9, 2012
Description: The conference Echoes of Migrations: Memories and Representations of Migrants (19-21th Century), organized by the Institute of Contemporary History (FCSH-UNL), aims to identify and compare the various models of representation associated with migration and the different types of actors involved in the making of the modern diaspora.

We seek answers to a number of questions: How are migrants’ narratives collectively reconstructedover time in the national memories of the host and origin countries? How are migrantsrepresented in monuments and museum exhibitions dedicated to issues of migration? How do literature and film portray immigration and emigration? The conference will focus on abroad chronological period (the late 19th century to the present), which covers mass migrations cycles, in order to examine the constructed representations of migratory phenomena in various socio-economic, political, and geographic settings. [see website for further details].

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2012

Items 2 & 3 courtesy of Juana of H-Borderlands.

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