Representations and Politics of Borders and Borderlands in Eurasia: Past and Present
|Dates:||10 December 2013|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Venue opening hours:||10:00-18:30|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The goal of this workshop is to analyse processes of bordering in Eurasia and the mechanisms of representing borders in this area from the 19th to the 21st century; to compare various scientific and geopolitical discourses on the subject; and to examine the historical change brought about by these bordering practices. The analysis will be based on the comparison of several case studies, including: Soviet and Russian Central Asia, the independent successor states, Chinese Turkestan, Iran, and Turkey. These case studies aim to draw out the role of power; the key role of military, scientific and artistic elites; discourses of "natural" frontier; and diplomacy in border making processes.
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