Borderlands Conference at A&M International Sat., Sept. 6

Texas A&M International University, in conjunction with the City of Laredo, will host a binational conference on the cultural landscape of the US - Mexico border on Saturday, September 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Bullock Hall.

The one-day conference, "Borderlands Landscapes: US - Mexico Border Conference on Urban Settlement Patterns and the Human Dimension," will feature presentations by scholars from the United States and Mexico.

Presentation topics include archaeology, historic preservation, architecture, environmental planning, social history, gender and class issues, demography, and identity.

Registration for the conference is $20 for the general public, $10 for students with valid student ID. Registration fee includes a box lunch.

For more information on the Borderlands Conference at A&M International Sept. 6, please contact Nina Nixon-Mendez, Conference Project Director and City of Laredo Historic Preservation Officer, at (956) 791-7441 or by email at planning@icsi.net.

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