The Spanish frontier is often juxtaposed against the English frontier as a zone of "inclusion" as opposed to English "exclusion" of subject peoples. But, the broad category of "inclusion" masks a variety of ways in which Spaniards sought to control subjects and potential subjects. This conference marks the culmination of a year-long dialogue between scholars from Mexico, the U.S., and Spain, as each explores the nature of social control in the region he or she knows best, explaining how and why the institutions and practices in that region depart from or adhere to what are generally perceived as "norms" on the Spanish frontier. A book of essays will result from this conference. Participants include: David Weber, Ross Frank, Frank de la Teja, Juliana Barr, Jose Cuello, Susan Deeds, Gilbert Din, Jane Landers, Patricia Osante, James Sandos, Cecilia Sheridan, and Cynthia Radding.
SMU's new Meadows Museum of Art (http://www.smu.edu/meadowsmuseum) will be the venue for our conference. The museum houses one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.
David Weber, Director,
Clements Center for Southwest Studies,
Dallas Hall Room 356,
Southern Methodist University,
P.O. Box 750176, Dallas, TX 75275-0176.
Tel: 214-768-1233 Fax: 214-768-4129.
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