Association for Borderlands Studies Europe Conference 2016

The Association for Borderlands Studies Europe Conference 2016 was held at the University of Luxembourg from 4-7 October, organised in conjunction with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies. The guiding topic of ‘Differences and Discontinuities in a “Europe without borders’ was selected in 2014, but has not become any less relevant: the political and social events of recent years have pushed aside the idea of a Europe without borders and prompted a border revival.

Migration in the media: a comparative study of the European Saarlorlux border region

Elena Kreutzer’s lecture examines media discourse on migration in Saarland, Lorraine and Luxembourg. European migration and asylum policy between 1990 and 2010 serves as the starting point for a comparison of the different regions. Christophe Langenbrink of Luxemburger Wort will comment on the lecture as a representative of the media.

Dangerous memories? – Benjamin Stora and Alexis Jenni in conversation

French historian Benjamin Stora will be visiting Luxembourg on 14 June to discuss the difficulties of dealing with France’s colonial past with author Alexis Jenni. This public event will be held at 7 p.m. at Neumünster Abbey, and is being organised by the Institute Pierre Werner in collaboration with the Key Area MIS.

MIS Symposium 2016 – Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept

Following a workshop held in March 2015, the colloquium ‘Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept’ was held on 8 and 9 April 2016 at the University of Luxembourg. It was organised by the Key Area MIS in conjunction with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies. The aim of the colloquium was to examine the potential of the ‘borderscape’ concept for theoretical and programmatic debate, as well as for empirical analysis of border phenomena. A detailed account of the colloquium is available here.

Performance – Eduardo Vernazza’s Dancing Line

On 3 March 2016 at 7 p.m., a dance performance entitled “Eduardo Vernazza’s Dancing Line: Cosmopolitan Smuggler, Catalyst for new Forms” will be given at Banannefabrik in Bonnevoie. This MIS event is a collaboration with the Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L) organised by Nathalie Roelens, Serge Wolf and Laura Di Ronco.