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Narratives of adhesion vs. separation

The purpose of this workshop is to examine the narratives surrounding several cases of contested sovereignty in Europe through a cross-disciplinary lens. The workshop compares and contrasts two  competing narratives that arise whenever sovereignty is contested: One narrative focuses on adhesion, that is it emphasizes political union and territorial integrity over separatism. The competing narrative …

Bordering on disorder

Global borders are dynamic.  As a political phenomenon, borders are undergoing perpetual change:  the bordering process is an ongoing project, one that responds to a global and regional assortment of anthropogenic and naturogenic pressures.  Conflict, climate change, pandemics, trade, technology and migration patterns are just a few examples of the many stresses, often interrelated, to which borders are …

Digitalization of Memory in China

Digitalization transforms museums, theaters, cinemas, heritage sites, and other identity-creating stakeholders. They began providing streams and other online participation opportunities to stay in touch with visitors. Digitalization offers new modes of interaction and might impact shaping and curation memory. This workshop explores the digitalization of memory in China. Digitalization and datafication spread out much faster …