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ABS - Association For Borderland Studies

05
Apr
2024

ABS-28 Comparative Border Studies: Bordering, mobility, and cooperation in North American borders

04-05-2024 2:45 PM -4:15 PM
Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Xavier Oliveras

 

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Construcción de gobernanza para las movilidades humanas desde los actores locales: una aproximación desde la sociología
   - Maria Guadalupe Ortiz Gomez, Consejo Nacional de Ciencias Humanidades y Tecnologías - El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad San Cristobal

Cooperación transfronteriza en las fronteras norte y sur de Estados Unidos : un modelo comparativo de gestión multinivel
   - María J. Perez Espino, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

Asymmetry, Institutional Distance, and Wickedness in Crossborder Planning: Cascadia and Cali-Baja Regions
   - SERGIO PEÑA, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Cooperación transfronteriza en salud: el caso de los programas binacionales de vacunación
   - Hilda Garcia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

El proceso de fronterización y refronterización y su impacto en las dinámicas de movilidad transnacional y transfronteriza  
   - Pablo Wong-González, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD)
   - Francisco Lara-Valencia, Arizona State University

05
Apr
2024

ABS Networking

04-05-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

05
Apr
2024

ABS Networking

04-05-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

05
Apr
2024

ABS Networking

04-05-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

05
Apr
2024

ABS Networking

04-05-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Pecan

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

05
Apr
2024

ABS Business Meeting

04-05-2024 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace
05
Apr
2024

ABS Reception (for ABS members only)

04-05-2024 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Garden Terrace
05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

04-06-2024 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Regency ABC

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

06
Apr
2024

ABS-29 Border regions and cooperation

04-06-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Daniel Cobarrubias

 

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Cross-border spatial imaginaries and the paradox of the border. The case of Cali-Baja binational mega-region
   - Christophe Sohn, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Emerging Trends in Canada-US Cross-Border Governance at the Subnational Scale: Opportunities and Challenges
   - Jennifer Bettis, Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University

Cross Border Cooperations in Latin America
   - Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Climate Change, Uncertainties and Shared Aquifer Governance on North American Borders
   - Debora VanNijnatten, Wilfrid Laurier University