Seminar Leaders:
Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside
Steven Hackel, University of California, Riverside


7th Annual Workshop: New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands


Friday, March 15, 2024

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA

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.

EMSI will provide travel and accommodations for participants of the all-day workshop at the Huntington Library in California. Participants agree to submit a 25 to 35-page, footnoted paper by March 1, 2024, and attend the all-day workshop on Friday March 15, 2024.

For full consideration please submit a proposal, bibliography, and CV by November 15, 2023, to Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words and include a brief (not more than two-pages) bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Please put all materials in a single pdf/word document.  The organizers, Steve Hackel and Alejandra Dubcovsky, will respond by December 20, 2023.

For more information, contact Steven Hackel or Alejandra Dubcovsky.

Organized with generous support from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, and the UC Riverside Department of History.

Image: Mission San Gabriel, Estab. Sept. 8th, 1771. (recto). Photograph by Carleton Watkins. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.