H-Borderlands is dedicated to the history, culture, politics, and contemporary affairs of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands specifically, and comparative borderlands more broadly. The network will provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and those outside of academe to discuss issues pertinent to Borderlands Studies.

Recent Content

recent items of interest

Hi everyone,

Here are some items which may be of interest.

A book under contract is looking for two more transnational essays on Latin American frontiers:



The 2015 Irene Ledesma Prize is accepting applications.  The award is for a PhD student conducting research on women and gender in the North American West, so borderlands projects are eligible.

Conference: Remaking North American Sovereignty, July 30-August 1, 2015

Remaking North American Sovereignty: Towards a Continental History of State Transformation in the Mid-Nineteenth Century will be held from July 30 to August 1, 2015 at the Banff Center in Banff, Alberta. Taking place amidst the 150th anniversaries of Canadian Confederation (1867), the restoration of the Mexican Republic (1867), the end of the U.S. Civil War (1865), and wars between these states and indigenous nations, this conference considers these events from a transnational, continental perspective.