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Journal of Borderlands Studies
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Resources for Borderlands Scholars

Welcome from President Dr. Martha Patricia Barraza de Anda

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Association for Borderlands Studies. The ABS is providing a platform for the exchange of ideas on border related issues in the broadest sense and it encourages debates both amongst scholars as well as within society. As the ABS aims to become a truly global association, the first ABS-World conference in Joensuu and St. Petersburg in June 2014 was the first milestone in this effort. Of course you are invited to join the association. Benefits include access to the Journal of Borderlands Studies and our online newsletter, La Frontera, and members are also encouraged to attend the annual ABS legacy conference held in conjunction with the Western Social Science Association. I look forward to seeing you next April at ABS 2017 in San Francisco!

Membership

Membership benefits include the Journal of Borderlands Studies, our online newsletter, La Fronterra. Members receive information about international borderlands conferences.
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JOURNAL Borderlands

Our primary publication is the Journal of Borderlands Studies, published three times a year. It has, for more than a decade, distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research.
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Conferences & Events

ABS Annual Meetings are held with the Western Social Science Association‘s annual conference. Next conference will be in April 13-16, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.
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Resources

ABS and CIBR have collaborated in the compilation of an extensive selected Borders Bibliography. The bibliography contains work on state borders, border regions, borderlands, governance...
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Recent News

09
JUN
2016

ABS Europe Conference 2016 Early Bird Registration now open!

Early Bird Registration is now open! ABS Europe Conference 2016: Differences and discontinuities in a “Europe without borders” 4-7 October 2016 University of Luxembourg in cooperation with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies...
30
MAR
2016

La Frontera 35:6 published

The newest issue of the ABS Newsletter La Frontera (Volume 35, Issue 6) has now been published. This, as well as the older issues, are available at: http://absborderlands.org/borderlands/newsletter-la-frontera/