Borderlands of Southern Colorado





June 20-26, 2021; June 27-July 3, 2021 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Eric Carpio


Borderlands of Southern Colorado is a place-based workshop in Colorado’s San Luis Valley illuminating the complex history of the American southwest through the intersection of geo-political, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious landscapes. Participants will learn from a diverse and highly-qualified team of History Colorado staff, scholars, mentors, and community members to examine how shifting historic borders and borderlands in the region have impacted individual and community identity, power and government, ecosystems and the economy, land and water, and religion and spirituality; and how these borderlands issues continue to resonate today.

Project Director(s)

Eric Carpio

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Eric Carpio; Michelle Pearson, Kimba Rael, Cythnia Stout; Aaron Abeyta, Derek Everett, Mary Mendoza, Fawn-Amber Montoya, Estevan Rael-Galvez, Karen Roybal, Nick Saenz, Patricia Trujillo 

Grantee Institution

History Colorado