Contemporary history of Luxembourg

Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe

15 December 2022 to 16 December 2022

Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe
The interdisciplinary conference centralises the temporal dimension of borders, borderlands, and border regions in and beyond 19th and 20th century Europe. Organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN).

Border studies is an interdisciplinary field of research in which existing scholarship has primarily been spatially oriented. The conference Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe sheds light on research that focuses on the temporality of borders. The conference connects leading researchers as well as established and early-stage researchers to present, share and discuss their research on borders, borderlands, and border regions in and beyond 19th and 20th century Europe.

The conference invites scholars whose research sheds light on the temporal dimension of borders by exploring border practices, border discourses, and analyses of border regimes and life at the border in Europe. We include papers that focus on topics that are related to identity, historical memory, minorities, cross-border experiences, cross-border cooperation, and regionalism. With this conference, we also highlight methodological and conceptual considerations of researching borders in and through time and space.

The conference is organised in a hybrid format by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) in collaboration with the Borders in Globalization (BiG), the UniGr Center for Border Studies and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The organisation and structure of the conference also profited from the collaboration with the interregional working group ‘Border Temporalities’ within the UniGR-Center for Border Studies. The working group has been established to shed light on the temporal and historical dimension of Border Studies and includes researchers from UniGR-CBS-partner universities. For more information on the working group and ongoing projects, please visit the website.

 

15-16 December 2022

Black Box, Maison des Sciences humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

and online

Please register if you want to participate in-person or online.

 

 

Keynote speakers:

Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

Title of Keynote: Of being stuck or moving on: border temporalities along the EU's external border in the Western Balkans

Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, PD Dr. phil., is a social anthropologist and works as a senior researcher at the interdisciplinary Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION at the European University Viadrina. Her research interests include migration, borders, temporality, social security, and family. She is particularly concerned with the countries of the former Yugoslavia and with Germany. Selected publications: “We are not Just the Border of Croatia; This is the Border of the European Union… ” The Croatian Borderland as “Double Periphery”, Journal of Borderlands Studies (2022), DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2022.2104340. Temporalities of Refugee Experience in Germany. Diversification of Asylum Rights and Proliferation of Internal Boundaries. Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo (2019), https://doi.org/10.4000/aam.2432. Migrating Borders and Moving Times. Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe. Edited together with Madeleine Hurd and Hastings Donnan, 2017: Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Alena Pfoser

Title of Keynote: Remembering as bordering: Using memory studies to understand border temporalities 

Dr Alena Pfoser is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK. Her main areas of expertise include memory in contested settings, heritage and tourism industries, borders and borderlands, and qualitative and arts-based methods. For her doctoral and postdoctoral projects, she conducted research on the Russian-Estonian borderland, exploring the interrelations and tensions between official and vernacular memories in two border towns as well as questions of spatial peripheralisation. This has resulted in several journal publications including on contestations over security and mobility, symbolic bordering processes and a conceptual article on memory and everyday borderwork. Her current project “Tourism as Memory-Making” (PI, 2019-2022), funded by a UK ESRC New Investigator Grant, examines Russian tourism to post-Soviet cities.

Alena's twitter handle is @alenapfoser

 

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly is a Professor of Public Administration, and the director of Borders in Globalization (BiG) and 21st century borders research projects at the University of Victoria, Canada. His research interests are comparative border and migration studies, policy governance as well as policy relevant research. He has published over 100 articles and book sections, and 12 books/sections of academic journals. A list of selected publications can be found on his university profile.

Programme

Thursday, 15 December

09.00    
 
Arrival and small breakfast
 
09.30
 
Welcome
 
09.45


 
Keynote: Of being stuck or moving on: border temporalities along the EU's external border in the Western Balkans
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, European University Viadrina
 
  Chair: Birte Wassenberg, University of Strasbourg and TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network)
 
10.30
 
Coffee break
 
10.45
 
Panel 1: Borders and the Elasticity of Time
 
  Chair: Birte Wassenberg, University of Strasbourg and TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network)
 
  Discussant: David Newman, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev in Israel
 
  War Borders: Spatial and Temporal Impact of the Shifting Border between Ukraine and its Russia-Occupied Territories
Lidia Kuzemska, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin
 
  Portuguese Border and it’s ‘micro-temporalities’: advances, retreats, and hesitations in the exercise of control
Mafalda Carapeto, University of Lisbon
 
  The timeless island. The impact of EU and national legislation and procedures on refugees’ temporalities in Lesvos
Luca Daminelli, University of Genoa, (and Marcella Cometti, University of Ferrara)
 
12.30











 

Lunch Break and Poster Session of Doctoral Researchers 

Energy Borderlands in Flux: the Example of the SaarLorLux Region
Alexandra Lampke, Saarland University and UniGR-Center for Border Studies

Borders in Northern Quebec’s “Wilderness”. From Colonial Dividing Lines to Postcolonial Links
Isis Luxenburger, Saarland University

Fun Fairs in Border Areas – A National, Transregional and Transnational History of the “Schueberfouer”
Véronique Faber, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg

A transregional community of faith? Luxembourgish Catholicism in the second half of the 19th Century
Maike Jung, Saarland University

14.00
 
Panel 2: Border-Making Processes: Changes over Time
 
  Chair: Christoph Brüll, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg
 
  Discussant: Birte Wassenberg, University of Strasbourg and TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network)
 
  Border Temporalities at the French-German Border (1871–1914). A Laboratory for Experimenting with Border Regimes
Benoit Vaillot, University of Toulouse, and associate researcher at University of Strasbourg
 
  Borders and Border Spaces in the South Caucasus: From the Second Half of the 19th Century up to the 1920s
Arpine Maniero, Collegium Carolinum e.V., Research Institute for the History of the Czech Lands and Slovakia
 
  (B)order-making, cross border transactions, and environment at the Russian-Finnish Border (early twentieth – early twenty first century)
Oksana Ermolaeva, Institute of Advanced Studies, New College Europe, Bucharest and Global Digital Fellow, Council for European Studies, Columbia University (2020–2021)
 
  (De)bordered Childhood Projects in flux. Borders, time, and the childcare arrangements of cross-border commuting parents
Sabine Bollig, University of Trier & Selina Behnke, University of Trier
 
16.00
 
Coffee break
 
16.30


 
Keynote: Remembering as bordering: Using memory studies to understand border temporalities
Alena Pfoser, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
 
  Chair: Andrea Wurm, Saarland University and UniGr-Center for Border Studies
 
17.15
 
Panel 3: Remembering as Bordering 
 
  Chair: Andrea Wurm, Saarland University and UniGr-Center for Border Studies
 
  Discussant: Alena Pfoser, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
 
  Revisiting Ballybogoin – lines, traces and tidemarks in the Irish borderlands
Dorte Jagetic Andersen, Centre for Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark
 
  Borders in Time and Space: At What Stage do Borders become Sacrosanct?
David Newman, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev in Israel
 
  Bordering Iberia, globalizing borders: topics for the enhancement of a transnational heritage
Pedro Albuquerque, University of Seville, Uniarq and Centre of Global Studies, Aberta University (and Francisco José García Fernández, University of Seville)
 
18.45
 
Closing of day one
 
19.30 Dinner for participants

Friday, 16 December

09.00    
 
Arrival and small breakfast
 
09.30

 
Keynote: Migration, Borders and Temporality
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria, Canada and Borders in Globalization
 
  Chair: Anne Thevenet, TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network)
 
10.15
 
Coffee break
 
10.45
 
Panel 4: Approaches to Border Temporalities
 
  Chair: Christian Wille, University of Luxembourg and UniGR-Center for Border Studies
 
  Discussant: Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, European University Viadrina
 
  Border crossing and “temporal otherness” in the Greater Region SaarLorLux. Residential migrants’ experiences of divergence 
Elisabeth Boesen, University of Luxembourg
 
  The Making of the No Man’s Land. Forced migration, border violence and spatial statelessness in East-Central Europe at the end of the 1930s
Michal Frankl, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences 
 
  Imagining Borders
Hannes Krämer, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen and Dominik Gerst, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen
 
12.30
 
Closing words
 
12.45 End of conference

 

 

 

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