Passport: Workgroup on the history of borders and migration
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025
Passport is the C²DH cross-sectional workgroup focusing on the contemporary history of borders, borderlands and migration. Researchers examine understandings and practices associated with the notions of bordering, debordering and rebordering over time, as well as the related consequences for transient space. Another central area of research is the changing movement and mobility of people throughout time and what this entails for policy-makers, borderland inhabitants and migrants. At the C²DH, research on borders, borderlands and migration is found within and across project work run by various department stakeholders including PIs, PhD candidates, other researchers and digital technology support staff. Passport was set up to establish and maintain communications between this network of individuals, whether their interest is tied to project deliverables or is more exploratory in nature. Workgroup activities include lectures, regular lunches, project team meetings, writing grant proposals and collaborating with researchers in both the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences and the University of the Greater Region’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Border Studies.