Author Archives: Jared T.

Panel on War and Militarization on the U.S.-Mexico Border, October 18, 2012, Texas Tech University

See the Facebook Event Page for further information.

The “Teaching Diversity Across the Curriculum: Open Teaching Concept 2012” initiative at Texas Tech University and Angelo State University will host a panel featuring Dr. Arnoldo De León and Dr. John Klingemann both of Angelo State University. De León is editor of War Along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities, and Klingemann is a contributor to the same. The panel will also feature Dr. Miguel A. Levario of Texas Tech University, author of the recently released Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy to discuss the historical context of today’s “hot topic” issues of immigration, border security, and violence. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Angelo State University, the Department of History at Texas Tech, the History Graduate Student Organization and the Center for Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at Texas Tech are sponsoring the event. Continue reading

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CFP: Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference, April 10-13, 2013

Can’t get enough of the Denver Grand Hyatt? You’re in luck!

Check the ABS website for more information.

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Seeking Panelists, Agricultural Borderlands — Ag History Banff 2013

From H-West:

Hi All,

I am looking to put together a *Borderlands Agriculture and Economy* panel for next year’s Agricultural History Society annual meeting in Banff.  I am interested in papers from any period of time and any place in the world, but which focus specifically on agriculture and economy in a borderland space.  Continue reading

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NMSU Lecture–Brandon Morgan, “Columbus, NM: A Study in the Creation of a Border Place Myth, 1888-1916,” October 11, 2012

Columbus, NM: A Study in the Creation of a Border Place Myth, 1888-1916

Brandon Morgan, PhD Candidate, University of New Mexico

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CFP: Southwestern Historical Association, New Orleans, March 27-30, 2013

Southwestern Historical Association


New Orleans, March 27-30, 2013

You are cordially invited to join the Southwestern Historical Association, in conjunction with the Southwestern Social Sciences Association, for our annual meeting in New Orleans, LA, March 27-30th. Faculty, independent scholars, public historians, and students may submit proposals for panels, papers or roundtable sessions in any area of history. Papers may also be submitted for awards honoring outstanding research and for publication in the Chronicle of Historical Studies. Continue reading

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CFP: New Mexico-Arizona Joint History Convention, April 18-21, 2013

April 18-21, 2013
Las Cruces Convention Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

The program committee invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of Arizona or New Mexico history for delivery at the New Mexico-Arizona Joint History Convention, which will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The format of the convention includes approximately twenty-four 75-minute sessions of three 20-minute presentations. We encourage both individual submissions and proposals for related topics that would comprise a complete session. Continue reading

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Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border Without ID–A 1950s Mormon Example

I got a kick out of an excerpt from a letter written by Hugh Nibley (1910-2005), a Mormon educational figure who taught at Brigham Young University for several decades (and a fairly prominent social critic in U. S. Mormon circles). In the letter, Nibley describes passing through Yellowstone National Park and into Canada after having left his wallet and identification at home in Utah. According to his account, Nibley passed because ubiquitous Mormon gatekeepers recognized him, and this was ID enough. In particular, I thought Nibley’s reference to family members as “notorious border-jumpers” interesting–perhaps a reference to family members involved in polygamy who left the United States in the late 19th century to settle in Canada to escape pursuing U. S. marshals. Continue reading

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CFP: The Episcopal Church on the Borderlands, San Antonio, Texas June 11-June 14, 2013

Our friends at the Religion in American History Blog posted the following CFP:

Call For Papers: The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Women’s History Project, and National Episcopal Historians and Archivists announce the 2013 Tri-History Conference theme, “The Episcopal Church on the Borderlands,” and issue a call for papers or panels that explore those places in the Southwest where different cultures and institutions have met in the Episcopal Church. Continue reading

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Is Borderlands History Just Turner and Parkman Without the Racism?

I read this fascinating post the other day from historian Ann Little. Among other points, the author discusses women’s history in borderlands literature. She writes:

I am so tired of reading “new” histories of the North American borderlands and “new” conceptualizations of “empire” that read  just like anything that Francis Parkman or Frederick Jackson Turner ever wrote, except minus the racism.  Now, that “minus the racism” part is important, don’t get me wrong.  But is it really an intervention for which modern historians should be congratulated when we assume that historical Native Americans were rational and had their own politics? Continue reading

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