Call for Papers: Workshop 'Bordered Places & Bounded Times. Interdisciplinary perspectives on Turkey from Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Political Science', The British Institute at Ankara, 4-5 June 2013
Bordered places and bounded times: Reflexive approaches to understanding societies.
Interdisciplinary perspectives on Turkey from Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Political Science
British Institute at Ankara, June 4 & 5, 2013
Organizers: Dr Emma Baysal and Dr Leonidas Karakatsanis, British institute at Ankara (BIAA - http://www.biaa.ac.uk/home/)
Call for papers
Boundaries are a powerful defining feature in human society, they can separate, unite and catalyze change, they are an area of conflict, of friendship and of trade. Theorizing the role of borders, both in the past and present, and understanding the role that they played and continue to play in the construction of social identity is important across a wide range of academic disciplines.
At the same time, borders and boundaries can shape the field of scholarly work and research. They can appear as disciplinary divisions, separating spheres of expertise but also enabling innovative exchange and cooperation. Borders can also be time-related, representing the dilemmas arising from the distance between the text and the field, between our object of study and our representations of it.
In this workshop we would like to encourage interdisciplinary, mutually beneficial, dialogue with a broad perspective on border and boundary studies with a special focus on Turkey. Some of the key questions we aim to address are;
How do borders shape the object of our study?
How do borders and boundaries of the present challenge research?
What and where are the borders between past and present?
How can diachronic border dynamics be characterized?
How do borders help in understanding past social structures?
How can social practices reproduce or challenge borders?
How do symbolic and material, internal and external boundaries or borders intersect?
Papers will be 20 minutes in length.
Please send a title and an abstract of no more that 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 January 2013
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Dr. Emma Baysal and Dr. Leonidas Karakatsanis
British Institute at Ankara
Tahran Caddesi 24, Kavaklidere
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