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Borders Past and Present. Materiality, Practices and Concepts

Dates:
  • Thu 06 Nov 2014 09.00 - 17.00
  • Fri 07 Nov 2014 09.00 - 15.30
  Add to Calendar 2014-11-06 9:00 2014-11-07 15:30 Europe/Paris Borders Past and Present. Materiality, Practices and Concepts

In recent years, the study of borders and boundaries has attracted the curiosity of scholars from different disciplines and informed a rich and diverse literature. With notable exceptions, most publications on the subject relate however strictly to their sub-field and discipline, paying only fleeting attention to the work produced in neighbouring disciplines. The aim of this workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the European University Institute and other European universities and research institutions who study borders and border-related phenomena from different perspectives. In four panels, anchored with the problems of unauthorised presences, border practices at sea, the construction of ‘otherness’, and border security, the invited speakers will reflect on the materials, practices and concepts that variably made and make the border in time and space. In bringing together a range of different approaches to the study of borders from the early modern period to the present day, and exposing practitioners in history, political science and law to recent research of neighbouring disciplines, this workshop hopes to create a dialogue which will raise new questions, stimulate new approaches and enrich a dynamic and important field of scholarship.

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

In recent years, the study of borders and boundaries has attracted the curiosity of scholars from different disciplines and informed a rich and diverse literature. With notable exceptions, most publications on the subject relate however strictly to their sub-field and discipline, paying only fleeting attention to the work produced in neighbouring disciplines. The aim of this workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the European University Institute and other European universities and research institutions who study borders and border-related phenomena from different perspectives. In four panels, anchored with the problems of unauthorised presences, border practices at sea, the construction of ‘otherness’, and border security, the invited speakers will reflect on the materials, practices and concepts that variably made and make the border in time and space. In bringing together a range of different approaches to the study of borders from the early modern period to the present day, and exposing practitioners in history, political science and law to recent research of neighbouring disciplines, this workshop hopes to create a dialogue which will raise new questions, stimulate new approaches and enrich a dynamic and important field of scholarship.


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Oliver Buxton-Dunn (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Luca Scholz (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail
Borders Workshop - Send a mail

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