CFP: “New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands" Graduate Workshop (March 11, 2022)

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2021
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Native American History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies

CFP for the 5th Annual Workshop:

New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands”


This workshop seeks to bring together advanced 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, Florida or related regions from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. 


Papers will be organized into one-hour sessions derived from larger dissertation chapters.  Workshopping of the papers by participants and organizers will follow. Participants agree to submit a 25–35 page, footnoted paper by February 25, 2022 and attend the all-day workshop on Friday March 11, 2022. 


For full consideration a proposal, bibliography, and CV must be submitted by November 1, 2021, to Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words and include a separate two-page bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Please put all materials in a single pdf/word document.  The organizers will respond by December 20, 2020. Email any questions to


The workshop will be held Friday March 11, 2022.


PLEASE NOTE: While we hope to meet in person, we will make sure to prioritize health and safety when making final arrangements for the conference.


Organized with generous support from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute Seminar on Borderlands History, The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, UC Riverside College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The Huntington Library.