CFP: “Connectivity Across Borders: Global Borderlands in Historical & Modern Perspective"

Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

“Connectivity Across Borders: Global Borderlands in Historical & Modern Perspective"

2nd Biennial Symposium of Texas A&M University-San Antonio's Global Borders &

Borderlands History Program

March 26-27, 2021

San Antonio, Texas

Call For Papers

Texas A&M University-San Antonio announces the second biennial symposium of its Global Borders and Borderlands History Program. The two-day symposium will consist of a Friday evening reception followed by a full day of panels on Saturday, with a lunchtime keynote address by historian Juliana Barr.

Rather than dividing people and cultures, borders and borderlands often have the power to unite those in their midst. Modes of connection include cultural and economic exchange, political and diplomatic cooperation, and patterns of migration. We welcome proposals dealing with the role of borders and borderlands in shaping global narratives of connectivity across time and place. To this interdisciplinary end, we seek submissions from scholars who share a common interest in borders and borderlands as a methodological approach and analytical framework.

The program committee requests both full panel and individual paper submissions. All submissions are due September 15, 2020 and should be emailed to: For individual paper submissions, submit a title and 300-word abstract, along with a 1-page C.V. For full panel submissions, submit a title and 300-word abstract, along with individual paper titles and abstracts, and a 1-page C.V. for each participant. Depending on the submissions received, there is a possibility for the publication of symposium papers in an edited volume with Texas A&M University Press.

The symposium will take place on the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus, with the generous support of the Office of the Provost and the Department of Communication, History and Philosophy.

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!

Western History Association

University of Kansas 

1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045