The seminar puts a spotlight on exciting new research that brings sustained conceptual, analytical, and historical attention to the causes and consequences of constructing (or reconstructing) barriers and borders.
Each seminar consists of a conversation between two scholars. The introductions to the books discussed in this seminar will be pre-circulated among registered participants. Audio recordings of the events will be posted shortly after each event.
This is the first seminar in the series.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Border-Making: State-Building and Geopolitics
6pm CEST (Paris), 5pm BST (London), 12pm EST (New York)
Thomas Simpson (University of Cambridge)
The Frontier in British India: Space, Science, and Power in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.)
Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border (Princeton University Press, 2020)
Moderators: Franziska Exeler (Cambridge/FU Berlin), Kalyani Ramnath (Harvard)