CFP - The Southwest Seminar

Ignacio Martinez's picture
July 15, 2022
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Mexican History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies

Annual Meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America
Hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
November 4-6

Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 15, 2022

The Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America invites proposals for its 2022 annual meeting to be held November 4-6 in El Paso, Texas. The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the American Southwest dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. This year’s meeting will be hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso.

The Seminar’s annual meetings are conceived as welcoming and supportive venues to exchange ideas and to encourage collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and diverse research interests. From graduate students to senior faculty, the eight selected participants will present works in progress, including dissertation chapters, articles in development, or pieces of larger works. The papers, which should run no longer than 10,000 words, will be pre-circulated among the participants and will receive substantial and supportive commentary and discussion. While we strongly encourage submissions on various themes and subject areas, this year we are especially interested in works that focus on borderlands or utilize a borderlands related framework. For those selected to participate, the Seminar will cover local housing and meal expenses. The preeminent Latin American historian Professor Alejandro Cañeque from the University of Maryland will serve as Senior Discussant for the 2022 seminar.

The Southwest Seminar is supported by the California State University, Los Angeles, the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, the University of Arizona, University of California-San Diego, University of Texas-El Paso, University of Texas-San Antonio, and Utah Valley University.

Please send proposals consisting of an abstract (no longer than three hundred words) and an abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages) with the abstract and abbreviated CV, to We welcome English- and Spanish-language proposals from scholars at any career stage. For full consideration, proposals must be received by July 15, 2022.  For additional information, please contact the local host, Ignacio Martínez, ( and seminar organizer, R.A. Kashanipour (


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Ignacio Martinez (UT- El Paso)



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