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 organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) aims to shed light on research that focuses on the spatial as well as on the temporal dimension of borders, borderlands, and border regions. The conference seeks to connect 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 aim is to invite scholars whose research sheds light on the spatial and/or temporal dimension of borders by exploring border practices, border discourses, and analyses of border regimes and life at the border in Europe. We look for papers that focus on topics that are related, but not limited, to identity, historical memory, minorities, cross-border experiences, cross-border cooperation, and regionalism. With this conference, we also look forward to methodological and conceptual considerations of researching borders in and through time and space.