SLV significance as a borderland is next topic for ASU Faculty Lecture series


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Colorado began at the crossroads of several nations, states, and empires. Nowhere in Colorado has this legacy endured more evidently than the south of the state where ancient Indo-Hispanic lifeways keep step with modern life. Recent scholarships have framed such places as "borderlands."

Adams State University Dr. Nick Saenz, professor of history, will address this topic at the next Faculty Lecture, Contextualizing the Borderlands of Southern Colorado, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in McDaniel Hall room 101.

This lecture will explore scholarship presented at the 2017 Borderlands of Southern Colorado Symposium and reflect upon the significance of the San Luis Valley as a borderland. Furthermore, it will consider how the borderlands concept alters the standard retelling of the region's history and what this narrative shift offers scholars, museum curators, and the general public.

All ASU Faculty Lectures in the series are free and open to the public. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Courtney Allen, assistant professor of counselor education, at 719-587-7888 or