Call For Papers
International Symposium: Los Caminos Reales de América
The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association
El Paso History Museum, El Paso, TX. USA, 27-29 September, 2013
(The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association) invites
interested scholars, specialists and academics to participate in an
international symposium: Los Caminos Reales de América which will be
held in the El Paso History Museum, El Paso, TX from 27-29 September,
Roman times, the concept of the Camino Real ( Royal Road ), originally a
military road maintained by the Crown, existed in the Iberian
Peninsular as an important instrument of commerce and control. As they
colonized the Americas , the Spaniards applied the concept of military
road to maintain control, administration and integration. In the
beginning, they made use of the indigenous communication system but the
introduction of new technology led them to develop new routes together
with new communities.
histories of the Caminos Reales are the histories of those that
travelled them as well as the impacts on their hinterlands. Due to
their specific antecedents and development, each Camino Real has a
distinct history which is a reflection of the mosaic that is America .
The overall goal of this symposium is the study and analysis of specific
cases which can be integrated in such a way as to provide the overall
patterns that govern the history of the American continent.
and abstracts for individual papers will be accepted from 1 December,
2012 to 15 February, 2013. Each submission should include each authors’
name and affiliation, email, mailing address, and a one-page résumé.
After reviewing all the submissions the Organizing Committee will send
letters of acceptance to the electronic addresses provided on 28
the moment, CARTA does not have the funds to support individual
participants, so everyone should expect to pay their own way. However,
CARTA will use the previously mentioned letters of acceptance and
résumés to apply for the appropriate support and funding.
facilitate public acceptance, the talks should be extemporaneous and
NOT read. The languages of the symposium are English and Spanish.
The texts of the talks will be published in both English and Spanish in The Chronicles of the Trail, CARTA’s quarterly journal.
For further information, please consult Dr. Troy Ainsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. R. B. Brown (email@example.com).