19 de abril de 2018

CfP "Frontiers and Border Regions"

Beja (Tunisia): November 28, 29, 30 / 2018

The theme of "Frontiers and Border Regions" could be dealt with respecting the following axes:

1.  History of the border and border regions

-  Antiquity
-  Middle Ages
-  Modern Era
-  Contemporary Period

2.  Definition and types of boundaries

-  Territorial boundaries
-  Maritime borders
-  Heavenly borders
-  Natural borders
-  Artificial borders
-  Invisible borders
-  "Material" (e.g. South Africa under apartheid) or "immaterial" internal border (e.g. China)
-  Materialized borders: police stations, customs line, fortifications, walls)

3.  Fixing the border

-  Conquest
-  Colonization
-  Treaties
-  Self-determination
-  Plebiscite ...

4.  Border control

-  Formalities of passage
-  Police, gendarmes and other military, customs
-  Outsourcing border control
-  Expulsion
-  Extradition

5.  Disputes and border disputes

-  Land claims
-  Borders and identity incompatibilities
-  Espionage and sabotage
-  Water management
-  Military incursions
-  War and violence
-  Questions of refugees and the right of asylum
-  Negotiations

6.  Economics of the border

-  Landlocked properties in neighboring countries
-  Legal exchanges and smuggling
-  Free trade zones
-  Frontiers and taxation
-  Borders and frontier pioneers
-  Border regions and pastoral activities (e.g. Africa)

7.  Moving beyond the border

-   Modern means of communication, satellites, internet, telecommunications, social networks, virtual museums
-  Borders and public health
-  International institutions and cooperation
-  Territorial groupings
-  Linguistic borders, isoglosses, transitional and cross-border languages ...
-  Artistic borders, plastic arts, music
-  Border regions and heritage (tangible and intangible)
-  Border identities
-  Theories of the global state and universal citizenship
-  Frontiers and theology
-  Borders and globalization
-  Frontiers and migratory movements
-Front-line and free movement within sub-regional groups (e.g. ECOWAS) or supra-national "communities" (e.g. the European Union)
-   The position of the border as one of openness and dynamism, or as a factor of isolation and stagnation

Ÿ Important deadlines:

-  June 30, 2018: Deadline for submitting proposals to the following email address:
-   Participants will receive before July 10, 2018 responses to their proposals and information about the conference registration fees.
-  Deadline for sending the Final Text: November 15, 2018
-  11th International Symposium: November 28, 29, and 30, 2018 in Beja, TUNISIA

Ÿ Rules for submitting proposals:

-  Individual proposals: must be a new topic that has not already been published or presented at a scientific symposium.
-   Proposal: Give a detailed summary: at least one page (font: Times New Roman 12; page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced), with a detailed and up-to-date C.V.
-  The proposals can be in Arabic, English, French, or Spanish.
-  For abstracts in French or Spanish, a detailed English translation is mandatory (one page at a minimum; font: Times New Roman 12, page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced).
-   For summaries in Arabic, a detailed translation into English or French is mandatory (one page at a minimum: font: Times New Roman 12, page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced).
-  The conference proceedings will be published after evaluation by the Scientific Committee.