Dear readers, for more than 12 months, the Borderlands History Blog has been frozen in amber, lacking new updates. That is about to change as the blog gets ready to turn 10 next spring; we’re going to be making some important changes to ensure it has another decade of success.
First, we’ve already begun by cleaning up and simplifying the layout. We’ve changed the picture in the masthead, which is a beautiful map depicting El Paso and the Franklin Mountains in 1886. We chose El Paso, because that’s where the idea for the blog was born at UTEP back in 2012.
Soon, we’ll be launching a new essay series Lina’s running with contributions from students at the University of Iowa. We’ll also be debuting a new site design for the blog.
In addition, we’ve got a few other big surprises still baking in the oven, which we’ll share once they’re ready.
Join us: as we get back to Borderlands History, browse the old posts, especially our classic book reviews and Borderlands History Interview Project items, which really helped define what we do at BHB.
More to come.