Border communities: microstudies on everyday life, politics and memory in European societies from 1945 to the present
« Border communities: microstudies on everyday life, politics and memory in European societies from 1945 to the present »
Vienna, 14-15 October 2010
The purpose of the workshop is to create a network of researchers working on border studies in Central and Eastern Europe with a view of a common publication project that would go to print by late 2011. The publication(s) will bring together the research findings generated within the project « Border Communities » conducted at LBI EHP since 2006 and other similarly focused projects conducted at other institutions.
The research on « Border Communities » at LBI EHP has produced material covering a broad scope of issues: from memories of WW2 to EU-accession, through perceptions of political events to the minutiae of everyday life at the border, the material and abstract significance of the border, to religious, ethnic, generational and gendered divisions and fusions. This workshop intends to zoom in on some of the issues and develop thematically focused articles/book chapters covering particular aspects of borders and border regimes within local communities. Although an historical perspective is central to the overall direction of the envisioned publication project, approaches from political science, anthropology, sociology, and cultural and gender studies are encouraged.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres (LBI EHP)
Nussdorfer Strasse 64, 4th floor.
A-1090 Vienna, Austria