H-Borderlands is dedicated to Comparative Borderlands Study, with some emphasis on the history, culture, politics, and contemporary affairs of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands within the context of 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


We solicit proposals for an edited volume entitled Policing the North American Borderlands. This volume will trace the development of state regulation and policing practices along the US-Canada and US-Mexico borders, as well as their impacts on border people during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Although war and diplomacy established borders on paper, policing made boundaries into borders and in some cases barriers.  We seek papers that examine how policies and state apparatuses create and regulate national borders and how this impacts communities which cross internationa

more info on the UTEP borderlands history conference/CFP

Call for Papers: The Annual University of Texas at El Paso Borderlands History Conference Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community February 10-11, 2017, El Paso, Texas Submission deadline: September 16, 2016 Presented by the UTEP Department of History Keynote Speaker: Sonia Hernández (Texas A&M), author of Working Women into the Borderlands and Project Leader for the “Refusing to Forget” preservation and public history project The Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Borderlands list subscribers:

  • "Wobblies of the Partido Liberal Mexicano: Reenvisioning Internationalist and Transnational Movements through Mexican Lenses," by Devra Anne Weber.
  • "Grassroots Multiracialism: Imperial Valley Farm Labor and the Making of Popular Front California from Below," by Elizabeth E. Sine.