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History lecture series continues at New Mexico State University

"Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers," a fall lecture series sponsored by New Mexico State University's Department of History, continues with the second lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Milton Hall Room 171.

rooks, director of the School of American Research Press in Santa Fe, will present "Violence and Boundaries in the Southwest Borderlands." Cheryl Martin, a professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso, will present "Tierra Adentro: Colonial Mexico and its Northern Frontier."

Brooks' most recent book, "Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands," published in 2002, has been awarded six major historical prizes in 2003, including the Francis Parkman Prize, the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Bancroft Prize.

Martin has written several books on colonial Mexico, including "Governance and Society in Colonial Mexico: Chihuahua in the Eighteenth Century." She was also one of the editors of "Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico."

The last lecture of the "Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers" series will be presented on Nov. 13 and will feature historians Elizabeth Horodowich and Norman Naimark. 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 history department at New Mexico State at (505) 646-4601.