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GERMAN-CFP-L April 2004

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CFP: Cross Borders - Histories, Theories, Identities - Pontypridd 12/04

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>Centre for Border Studies, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales,
>UK, Centre for Comparative European History, Free University of Berlin
>and Humboldt University of Berlin, Pontypridd, Wales
>02.12.2004-04.12.2004, Glamorgan Business Centre, University of
>Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
>Deadline: 30.04.2004
>
>CROSSING BORDERS
>HISTORIES, THEORIES AND IDENTITIES
>
>Interdisciplinary Conference
>
>Hosted by
>the Centre for Border Studies, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd,
>Wales, UK
>and
>the Centre for Comparative European History, Free University of Berlin
>and Humboldt University of Berlin
>
>Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th December, 2004
>
>at the Glamorgan Business Centre
>University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
>
>
>Call for Papers
>
>Borders often appear as fixed, quasi-permanent structures, physical
>embodiments of national evolution and international relations. Viewed in
>this sense, each has a distinct history, from the maritime margins of
>British Isles to the trenches, fortresses and battlefields which lie
>along the French-German border. Recent economic and cultural
>developments, however, are challenging these previously secure markers.
>What will be the fate of national borders in a world which promises the
>free exchange of goods and services, yet insists on the strict control
>of migrants, refugees and travellers?
>
>Under these new conditions, borders cease to be simple markers of
>national histories. New forms of border develop: dividing lines between
>languages, ethnic groups, in and outs, the static and the mobile. The
>experience of crossing a border has changed quality, no longer
>resembling a page from history book, but - arguably - taking on the form
>of a psychological or cultural event, perhaps better explained by a
>novelist than a historian.
>
>This conference aims to create a dialogue between historians and
>specialists in the new discipline of Border Studies and would like to
>discuss and compare theoretical and methdological appoaches to Border
>Studies. Plenary sessions will present contributions from the main
>disciplines associated with Border Studies - Political Science,
>Geography, History, Psychology, Anthropology - and reflect on the
>validity of the concept of borders as historical embodiments of power
>structures. Alternative models by which to understand borders will be
>debated. In turn, historians and cultural scientists will be asked to
>provide case studies of both the changing nature of borders and their
>changing representations. Plenary speakers at concluding sessions will
>draw together some provisional conclusions.
>
>Papers are invited on the following topics:
>
>- Border Studies: past, present and future
>- Border Studies: implications for the nation-state
>- Before and after borders: frontiers, marches and walls
>- Borders, wars and international conflicts
>- New borders? language, religion, ethnicity
>- Gendered Borders - Gendering Border Studies
>- `The Clash of civilisations'? - Previous models and present realities
>
>The organisers would also welcome papers on any other related topics.
>The paper proposal should not be longer than two pages.
>Please add your CV and your complete address.
>
>For further information or to offer a paper, please contact:
>
>Professor Chris Williams (University of Glamorgan): Email
><[log in to unmask]>
>
>The deadline for submission is: June 30, 2004.
>
>Organisers:
>Professor Chris Williams
>Dr. Sharif Gemie
>Centre for Border Studies
>School of Humanities
>University of Glamorgan
>Pontypridd
>CF37 1DL, Wales, United Kingdom
>http://www.glam.ac.uk/hass/research/border/
>
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>PD Dr. Arnd Bauerkaemper
>The Centre for Comparative European History
>Free University of Berlin
>Koserstr. 20
>14195 Berlin, Germany
>http://www.fu-berlin.de/zvge/
>
>Email: [log in to unmask]

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