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Journal of Borderlands Studies
The leading forum for borderlands research
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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 12-15, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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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

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Call for new editor for the JBS

The ABS is looking for a new editor of the association’s journal, the Journal of Borderlands Studies. Deadline for applications is 30 September 2017. See the detailed call here!
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Join us for the 2nd ABS World Conference

The University of Vienna is organizing the second ABS World conference Border-Making and its Consequences: Interpreting Evidence from the “post-Colonial” and “post-Imperial” 20th Century in Vienna and Budapest...