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Transcending Borders – Redrawing Perspectives

Mittwoch, 02.05.2018

International & Interdisciplinary Student Conference

May 4-6, 2018, University of Graz


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 consequent political debates that demand stricter border policies and surveillance, the topic of borders has recently (re-)gained political momentum.


Keynote lectures are held by

Cheryl Lester (American Studies, University of Kansas) and Mirko Petrić (Cultural Sociology, University of Zadar).

Silvia Schultermandl (Department of American Studies, University of Graz) will present the Hostfilm Best Paper Award, sponsored by the ERASMUS+ Project Hospitality in Film.

Additionally, a roundtable discussion will gather the expertise of Roberta Maierhofer (Center for Inter‐American Studies, University of Graz), Romedio Schmitz‐Esser (Medieval History, University of Graz), Machteld Venken (Association of Borderlands Studies, University of Vienna) and Markus Wurzer (International Research Center for Cultural Studies Vienna, University of Graz) on the broader topic of the conference and it will also provide advice for student researchers on how to deal with borders within academia.

Location: Meerscheinschlössl, Festsaal (Mozartgasse 3, 8010 Graz)

For further information, please contact Marlene Fößl at marlene.foessl(at)uni-graz.at


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