"B/ORDERS IN MOTION – Current challenges and future perspectives"

An international scientific conference hosted by the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

15 - 17 November 2018

location: Collegium Polonicum (Słubice) and European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder)

In 2018, the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION (https://www.borders-in-motion.de/) celebrates its fifth anniversary as host and hub for b/order-related research with an international conference. The conference offers a platform to consider current challenges and future perspectives of Border and Boundary Studies in theory and practice. The contributions of international and Viadrina-based researchers will add to an appraisal of ongoing and completed research projects hosted by the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION.

A basic theoretical challenge derives from the broad and metaphorical use of the terms “border” and “boundary”, each referring to a multiplicity of distinct issues and phenomena. The metaphorical use induced research activities applying the heuristic view from-the-border with regard to distinct phenomena in an impressing variety of topical research fields. In practical terms, Border & Boundary Studies seem to fall apart: A critical stance deciphers border and boundary making as a power relation and emphasizes effects of domination and exclusion. A more practically oriented stance emphasizes the ordering and “bridging” effects of borders and aims to contribute to more coherent border politics. Assuming that Border & Boundary Studies’ intellectual vitality and public attention and relevance arises from the continuous interplay and dialogue of these two lines of sight, the conference provides space for the encounter of researchers engaged in Border & Boundary Studies from a variety of proveniences.

Emanating from completed and ongoing research at the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION, the conference offers space for exchange and enhancement of conceptual and theoretical approaches and their application in empirical research. Six topical foci will inform the discussions: State Borders & Migration, Un/Making Borders and Boundaries, Language – Migration – Borders, The Gender Dimension of B/ORDERS IN MOTION, Borderless Labor – Labor across Borders, European Integration: Cross-border Cooperation & Technology. The questions of current challenges and future perspectives of the B/ORDERS IN MOTION agenda will be discussed at two round tables.

The conference is open to external guests!


Forschungswerkstatt für studentische Projekte, Abschlussarbeiten und Doktoranden mit Kaukasusbezug des Lehrstuhls Geschichte Aserbaidschans an der HU-Berlin

Die Forschungswerkstatt unter Leitung von Prof. E.-M. Auch geht in die dritte Runde und wird 26./27. Oktober 2018, in der Friedrichstr 191-193, Raum 5009 in Berlin stattfinden. Hier können studentische Projekte, Abschlussarbeiten und Arbeiten von Doktoranden mit Kaukasusbezug vorgestellt werden. Sie wird öffentlich sein und soll insbesondere auch der besseren interdisziplinären Vernetzung von Nachwuchskräften in Berlin/Brandenburg dienen, die zu "kaukasischen Themen" arbeiten. Es können sich alle Interessenten anmelden. Für Doktoranden des Lehrstuhls Geschichte Aserbaidschans ist die Teilnahme Pflicht.

Bitte entsprechende Bewerbungen bis zum 30. 09. 2018 an: auchevam@hu-berlin.de

Für eine Bewerbung werden benötigt:

- ein Abstract,

- ein Lebenslauf/ CV und

- ggf. eine Publikationsliste.



The University Question in Caucasia and Central Asia from the Middle of the 19th Century until the Foundation of the First Universities - Мюнхен, 18.10.

Pervye universitety v Zakavkaz'e i Tsentral'noy Azii byli osnovany okolo
100 let nazad: v 1918 godu v Tbilisi i Tashkente, v 1919 godu v Baku i
Erevane. Konferentsiya posvyashchena 100-letiyu institutsionalizatsii
vysshego obrazovaniya na periferii Rossiyskoy Imperii i stavit zadachu,
rassmotret' protsess vozniknoveniya universitetov v etich regionach v
sravnitel'noy perspektive.
Tsentral'naya tema konferentsii - rasprostranenie idei universiteta v
tech regionach Rossiyskoy Imperii, gde ne bylo vysshich uchebnych
zavedeniy, no kotorye, cherez uchëbu za granitsey ili v imperskich
universitetach, tem ne menee imeli kontakt s vysshim obrazovaniem.
Rassmatrivat'sya budut takzhe voprosy o deyatel'nosti natsional'nych
elit i tsentral'noy vlasti i rol' vedushchich deyateley v natsional'noy
i gosudarstvennoy obrazovatel'noy politike.

V ramkach konferentsii vydeleny sleduyushchie osnovnye tematicheskie
bloki:

1) Universitetskiy vopros
K kontsu XIX veka ideya universiteta i svyazannye s nim sotsial'nye
posledstviya byli predmetom obshchestvennogo obsuzhdeniya. Rech' shla ne
tol'ko o luchshem obrazovanii dlya yunoshestva, o razvitii nauki ili o
podgotovke vysokokvalifitsirovannych spetsialistov. Osnovanie
universitetov takzhe dolzhno bylo protivodeystvovat' tendentsiyam
emigratsii iz regionov. V pervoy sektsii budet rassmotren vopros pro
natsional'nye debaty o sozdanii universitetov, a takzhe rol'
universitetov kak obshchestvennych institutov v mnogoetnicheskich i
mnogokonfessional'nych regionach.

2) Universitet i gosudarstvo
Sozdanie universiteta bylo svyazano ne tol'ko s finansovymi i kadrovymi
trudnostyami. S tochki zreniya tsentral'noy vlasti sozdanie takogo
instituta na periferii imperii bylo opasnym, poskol'ku on mog stat'
katalizatorom natsional'nych ustremleniy. Universitety, sledovatel'no,
mogli stat' istokami tsentrobezhnych sil, kotorye, rukovodstvuyas' ideey
«konstitutsionnych svobod narodov», mogli destabilizirovat' zakonnoe
pravlenie. V etoy sektsii budut obsuzhdat'sya voprosy o vzaimodeystviy
mezhdu tsentrom i periferiey, a takzhe deystvie natsional'nych i
gosudarstvennych aktorov.

3) Osnovanie universitetov
V 1918-1920 godach v Zakavkaz'e byli sozdany pervye universitety, chotya
ich kontseptual'nye osnovy byli zalozheny eshchë v proshlom veke
natsional'nymi elitami.
Mnogie iz nich byli vypusknikami imperskich i evropeyskich universitetov
i vnesli svoy opyt i znaniya v razvitie universitetskich kontseptsiy. V
etom razdele budut rassmotreny konkretnye shagi i modeli,
kasayushchiesya osnovaniya i razvitiya universitetov.

Rabochie yazyki konferentsii: angliyskiy, nemetskiy, russkiy. Raschody
na proezd i prozhivanie oplachivayutsya organizatorami. Planiruetsya
publikatsiya dokladov v yubileynom sbornike.

Zayavki s tezisami dokladov (okolo 1 stranitsy), a takzhe kratkuyu
biografiyu na nemetskom, angliyskom ili russkom yazykach prinimayutsya
do 23 iyulya 2018 goda.

Kontakt:
Arpine Maniero
Collegium Carolinum e. V.
Hochstr. 8, 81669 München
arpine.maniero@collegium-carolinum.de


ADA UNIVERISTY 4th EU Summer School. EUROPEAN UNION AND FOREIGN POLICY IN GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT

A JOINT TWO-WEEK CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME  OF ADA UNIVERSITY -  CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN  EU STUDIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE PROGRAM (DAAD) AND  THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (ITALY) 

AIMS: Participants will gain insight into the main fields of action of the European Union (EU) and EU Foreign Policy. Special emphasis will be given to the geopolitical aspects of EU relations with neighboring countries and regional powers such as Turkey, Russia and Iran. The European Union’s strategic processes and challenges of both widening and deepening will be reflected by addressing economic, energy, social, political and cultural dimensions and their interlinkages. The programme will foster participants' interactive engagement by offering lectures, workshops and intensive debates.

The course offers detailed knowledge focusing on:

  • Understanding EU Foreign Policy on national, regional and global levels
  • EU interregional integration and its challenges
  • Present and future design of European Neighborhood and Eastern Partnership 
  • Internal and external perspectives on EU foreign affairs
  • EU strategy in response to global challenges 
  • EU Foreign Policy instruments in responding to conflicts and crises
  • Actual challenges of security, fiscal, economic, social and cultural policies
  • Azerbaijan at the crossroads of Europe and Asia

Target Groups of EU Summer School are local, foreign, graduate and undergraduate university students; researchers, professionals and individuals interested in EU related issues; civil servants dealing with EU Affairs.

Program fee is 100 Euros.

  • The program includes handout materials, lunch and coffee breaks for all participants.
  • The program fee does not include visa, flight and transportation fees. 

Importnat Note:  For limited number of international applicants and national applicants living outside of Baku region, accommodation will be provided on behalf of the ADA University.

Application:

Fill online application form

For questions, please contact us at ceeus@ada.edu.az

Eligibility:

Everyone above the age of 16 years can apply.

Important Dates:

The application deadline is 20 May 2018

The decisions will be announced on 25 May 2018

The program fee should be submitted by 10 June 2018

Course Information:

  • The Summer School programme is held in English
  • Certificates of Achievement from ADA University and partners will be given to all participants of the 4th EU Summer School

For more information regarding the EU Summer School follow our Facebook and Instagram page.