News & Upcoming Events

MIS members’ meeting

The members of the Key Area will meet on 31 January 2017 to elaborate the future topics and main research focus. Furthermore they will discuss future events and cooperation in 2017.

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Association for Borderlands Studies Europe Conference 2016

Europe is in a crisis: the political and social events of recent years are increasingly suppressing the concept of a Europe without borders and are giving a renaissance to boundaries. These are not only territorial borders but also above all invisible boundaries that act as economic, social or cultural differences and discontinuities. Read the conference report and watch the video documentation now.

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Video documentation – Borderscapes

The interdisciplinary symposium ‘Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept’ was held on 8 and 9 April 2016 in conjunction with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies. The invited academics discussed the concept of the borderscape from theoretical and conceptual perspectives, and developed its potential for examining the border phenomenon. A video documentation is now available here.

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Student staff member hired

The Key Area MIS has been supported by Francesca Mildenberger since 16 November.
She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Luxemburg.  Besides her key task, which is the maintenance of the MIS website, she is also involved in public relations work and in preparing for and following up after events.

Conference – Diachronic Interculturality

Among studies in interculturality, perspectives taking into account the historical construction conditions of cultural otherness are still rare. However, if the temporal dimension is taken into account new fields of analysis are opened up that help better define the concept of interculturality. The conference focusses on this field in order to strengthen the connection between this largely cultural-studies-oriented research field and aesthetic and genuinely literary studies questions.