THE INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGÍA E HISTORIA, THE ESCUELA DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES (UNIDAD SALTILLO) OF THE UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE COAHUILA, THE UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE NUEVO LEÓN, THE INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES HISTÓRICAS AND THE FACULTAD DE FILOSOFÍA Y LETRAS AT THE UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO, THE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL-UNIDAD NORESTE, THE CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS INTERCULTURALES DEL NORESTE AT THE UNIVERSIDAD REGIOMONTANA, THE COLEGIO DE LA FRONTERA NORTE, THE INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES HISTÓRICAS OF THE UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE TAMAULIPAS, AND THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE SOUTHWEST AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
VIII INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON NORTHEASTERN MEXICO AND TEXAS
Mobility, Conflict, and Frontiers
To be held November 21-23, 2019
At the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila
Despite the geographic and environmental diversity of Northeastern Mexico and Texas, numerous social, political, economic, and cultural processes have endowed the whole area with a distinct historical identity. Since time immemorial, the region has witnessed numerous movements of peoples of diverse ethnic and geographic origins, often resulting in conflict and violence, but also in episodes of coexistence and integration. The Rio Grande has served as the theoretical borderline between Mexico and the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. However, as it typically occurs in border regions, the borderline often becomes invisible in practice. Changing socioeconomic dynamics, both regional and global, constantly generate new challenges and opportunities to the dwellers of a frontier where political jurisdictions and laws are sometimes ignored, which in turn generates significant challenges to authorities and institutions. At the same time, people’s mobility and exchanges of all kinds entwine the whole borderlands region, contributing to enrich its vibrant cultural traditions. This international colloquium will explore all these processes, in the past and in the present, with a focus on the following themes:
- Sociopolitical processes
- Indigenous peoples
- Colonization and settlement
- Intercultural processes
- Educational processes
- Gender and sexuality
- Technology and communication
- Cultural, historical, and artistic heritage
- Subsistence and food culture
There will also be a roundtable on the “History and Contributions of Academic Institutions in Northeastern Mexico and Texas.”
Those interested in participating should submit a research abstract no longer than 1,000 characters, along with an updated CV of the same length, by June 21, 2019. A committee of scholars specialized in the region will select the best proposals and notify all applicants within three weeks of the submission deadline. The committee’s decision will be final. The papers should consist of original, unpublished work and represent a contribution in their field; they can be written in English or Spanish. Only one paper per person will be accepted.
Participants will have twenty minutes to present their work. For those reading their papers, a maximum length of eight double-spaced pages using 12-point Times New Roman characters is suggested.
Upon assessment by the organizing committee, some of the papers will be selected for peer-reviewed publication. Authors will be timely informed to prepare a longer essay.
Participants will take care of their transportation, lodging and per diem expenses
Please, send your proposals or requests for further information to: email@example.com
Unforeseen business will be resolved by the organizing committee.
Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Texas State University