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Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers will be the focus of a lecture series at NMSU

"Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers," a fall lecture series sponsored by New Mexico State University's Department of History, will begin with the first lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Physical Science Laboratory Auditorium on campus.

ensnyder, an associate professor of history at Brown University, will present "The Virgin Mary and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the Pre-Modern Spanish World."

Remensnyder is the author of "Remembering Kings Past: Monastic Foundation Legends in the Medieval Southern France." She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies and is currently writing a book on the Virgin Mary as a symbol of the conquest and conversion of non-Christians in medieval Spain and 16th-century Mexico.

Lectures will also be presented on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 and will feature historians James Brooks, Norman Naimark, Cheryl Martin and Elizabeth Horodowich. The lecture series is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call the NMSU history department at (505) 646-4601.