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.

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.