Global Borders and Borderlands History Symposium
First Biennial Symposium of the Texas A&M University Global Borders and Borderlands History Program
April 19-20, 2019
Borders and borderlands have the unique power to simultaneously unite and divide the people living in and around them. Scholars studying all parts of the world recognize the importance of borders and borderlands not only in the geopolitical sense, but also as they impact economics, diplomacy, culture, society, and human identity. Through an emphasis on global borders and borderlands, TAMU-SA history faculty study the role of borders—and the complex "borderlands" they create—in shaping global historical narratives, with an aim toward the multidisciplinary integration of themes like gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, violence, environment, and material culture.