The inaugural Borderland Stories Conference was held on March 31, 2017 on the beautiful campus of historic Marygrove College, a part of Windsor-Detroit borderlands’ educational landscape since 1845. Papers were presented by students from the University of Windsor, Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. The War of 1812 was a topic explored by a number of papers. Ethnic identity on the part of African Americans on the underground railroad and Arab Americans and Arab Canadians in the borderlands were explored. Connections between identity and landscape were explored by historians and students of historical archaeology.

Panel Chairs:

  • Anne White-O’Hara, Department of History, Marygrove College
  • Karen Marrero, Wayne State University History Department
  • Shauna Huffaker, University of Windsor History Department
  • Guillaume Teasdale, University of Windsor History Department

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