Articles of interest in Journal of the West

The recent Journal of the West , 56.4. (Fall 2017) is a special issue on "Settler Colonialism and the American West," edited by Dr. Janne Lahti (University of Helsinki). It contains several articles that might be of interest to borderlands scholars. These include:

Janne Lahti, Introduction: What is Settler Colonialism and What It Has to Do with the American West?

Margaret D. Jacobs, Reproducing White Settlers and Eliminating Natives: Settler Colonialism, Gender, and Family History in the American West

Mar. 27 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

John Bezís-Selfa, Wheaton College
La Villanía Arizoniana: Disenfranchisement, Citizenship, and Defining the Body Politic in the Early 20th-Century US-Mexico Borderlands
Comment: Alex Keyssar, Harvard Kennedy School

Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.

2018 International Academic Conference on Organized Crime and Gender Call for Abstracts Now Open


Organized crime has generated significant interest in academic, policy and law enforcement circles, amid the spread of globalization and increasing transnational flows. Plenty of attention has also been paid to the emergence and development of organized criminal groups in specific locations around the world.

CfA: Summer School Companies crossing borders


Intensive 10-day programme on companies crossing borders; exploring various legal domains on the basis of a take-over case.


Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium


20 - 31 August  2018


Students with at least a degree of Bachelor in Laws or Economics or with similar competences (to be assessed on a case-by-case basis) are eligible for this summer school. Good command of English.

Course description

CfA: Summer School on Europe: Diversity and Migration


An intersciplinary programme studying Europe related diversity and migration issues through a mixture of theoretical, practical and empirical insights. 


Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium


25 June – 6 July 2018


Master students and final year Bachelor students who are interested in deepening their knowledge about Europe related diversity and migration issues. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Two Doctoral Fellowships ERC at the University of Neuchâtel (deadline: 22 April)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting two doctoral students for the ERC Project titled “Towards a Decentred History of the Middle East: Transborder Spaces, Circulations, ‘Frontier Effects’ and State Formation, 1920-1946(BORDER) funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Jordi Tejel.


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