[URBANTH-L]CFP: LINEAE TERRARUM (International Borders Conference)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Jun 12 12:51:49 EDT 2005

 LINEAE TERRARUM (International Borders Conference)

Call for Papers
Lineae Terrarum
International Borders Conference

Papers are now being accepted for a special conference on Border Theory and
Border Issues. The event will be held in three proximate cities in the El
Paso (TX), Ciudad Juarez, Las Cruces (NM), March 27th-30th. Transportation
will be provided between venues.

Borders mean more than boundaries and are often the meeting points of
different peoples and cultures. Studying border issues requires attention to
interdisciplinary issues and approaches. In an age where globalization has
increased economic interactions and integration, increased the ability of
terrorists to operate transnationally, increased mobility of migrants, the
greater ease with which disease may spread globally, and the greater contact
of different cultures, we require both theory to explain the special
characteristics of border environments as well as deeper discussion of

The goal of this conference is to bring together scholarship on Border
Theory and Border Issues. The nature of the conference will be
interdisciplinary with the following themes highlighted:

Border Theory
Border Security
Commerce and Economic Integration
Mobility and Migration
Border Health Issues
Ethnic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries
Cross-Border Cooperation
Environmental Issues and Water Sharing
Future of Border Studies

The conference is open to Faculty from various disciplines, students, and
policy analysts.
It is also a goal to assemble a multi-volume, interdisciplinary publication
reflecting many of the papers presented.

Paper proposals are due on September 1, 2005, and should be about 100-150
words in length.
Please, visit our webpage for further information:

Tony Payan
Department of Political Science
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968

Email: lineaeterrarum at utep.edu
Visit the website at http://research.utep.edu/lineaeterrarum

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