H-Borderlands is the H-Net home for global borderlands historians.  Originally a forum for scholars of the US-Mexico borderlands, it has grown to a wider community of researchers of continental and global border regions.  We welcome transnational historians and scholars in many different disciplines who study historical and contemporary borderlands and border issues.

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Call for Papers: Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung invite submissions for a three-day conference in Berlin on concepts of historical periodization in transregional perspective. The conference is convened by Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris, DHIP), Barbara Mittler (Heidelberger Centrum für Transkulturelle Studien, HCTS), and Pierre Monnet (Institut franco-allemand de sciences historiques et sociales, Frankfurt am Main). The conference will feature a keynote lecture on December 7th and several topical panel sessions on December 8th and 9th.

CFP: 100th Anniversary of the Bisbee Deportation

July 12, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Bisbee Deportation, when more than one thousand Arizona mine workers were rounded up by a citizens posse and marched for several miles to waiting railroad cattle cars, driven into the New Mexico desert and left there. The event occurred at the intersection of unique historical moments:  the presence of U.S.

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