On May 4-6, 2018, the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz is hosting a student conference with the aim of gathering students from different disciplines and backgrounds to exchange their research from an interdisciplinary, interregional and transnational perspective. Due to contemporary developments, such as migration and flight movements as well as ensuing political debates that demand stricter border policies and surveillance, the topic of borders has recently (re-)gained political momentum. The term can refer to any dividing line, including national, political, and geographical borders as well as boundaries between ethnic, gender, national, class, or age identities.
Participation will be open to bachelor and master students from all backgrounds. PhD students are also invited to participate and will present on an extra panel. Possible fields of study may include, but are not limited to the humanities and social studies (e.g. cultural studies, history, sociology, political sciences, ethnology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, literary studies, archaeology, and art history). The working language at the conference will be English.
The deadline for submission is 4 February 2018 at 23:59.