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History Professors Investigate Borderlands Around the Globe

UCSB History professors Verónica Castillo-Muñoz, Elizabeth Digeser, Ann Plane, and Gabriela Soto-Laveaga have chapters in a new edited volume, Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America, just published by University of Nebraska Press.

The volume was edited by UCSB professor John W.I. Lee and professor Michael North of the University of Greifswald, Germany.  Professor North was a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Chair in Modern German Studies at UCSB in 2010-2011.

The book description is below, and more information is available at the University of Nebraska Press web site.

Borderlands are complex spaces that can involve military, religious, economic, political, and cultural interactions—all of which may vary by region and over time. Gathering the voices of a diverse range of international scholars, Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America presents case studies from ancient to modern times, highlighting topics ranging from religious conflicts to medical frontiers to petty trade. Spanning geographical regions of Europe, the Baltics, North Africa, the American West, and Mexico, these essays shed new light on the complex processes of boundary construction, maintenance, and crossing, as well as on the importance of economic, political, social, ethnic, and religious interactions in the borderlands.