A Call for Workshop Papers: “New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands”

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A Call for Workshop Papers:
“New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands”

March 16, 2018 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
While there are numerous academic conferences on various aspects of North American colonial history, none focuses exclusively on the Spanish Borderlands.  This gathering, therefore, seeks to bring together eight graduate students in the field of the Spanish Borderlands to bolster intellectual exchange and create community among graduate students and interested faculty working on similar or related topics.

Successful workshop presentation proposals should highlight new and emerging research on the Spanish Borderlands and focus on some aspect of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, or Florida from the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth century.  
Papers will be organized into 90-minute sessions composed of two 20-minute presentations derived from larger dissertation chapters.  Workshopping of the papers by participants and organizers will follow.  

Participants agree to submit a 12-15-page, footnoted paper by March 1, 2018.  

For full consideration, proposal, bibliography, and CV must be submitted by November 1st, 2017, to workshop chairs Alejandra Dubcovsky and Steven Hackel at alejandra.dubcovsky@ucr.edu.  Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words and include a separate two-page bibliography of primary and secondary sources.  The organizers will respond by November 21, 2017.  

Travel, lodging, and meals will be covered by the workshop sponsors, but participants will be strongly encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions. Organized with support from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute Seminar on Borderlands History, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, The Huntington Library, and the UC Riverside College of Humanities and Social Sciences.