Date limite de soumission : vendredi 7 février 2020
Le groupe de géographie historique de l’Instituto de Historiografía Julio Caro Baroja (Uni. Carlos III de Madrid) propose une session intitulée « Drawing the line. Theories and Practices of Boundary Delimitation in European and Colonial Territories (18th-20thCenturies) » dans le cadre du congrès international organisé par La Royal Geographical Society et l’Institute of Bristish Geographers à Londres du 1er au 4 septembre 2020 autour de : « Borders, Borderlands and Bordering ».
Les propositions, rédigées en anglais et dans la limite de 250 mots, sont à adresser à Paloma Puente Lozano ppuente chez hum.uc3m.es, jusqu’au 7 février inclus.
Convenors : Federico Ferretti (University College Dublin), Jacobo García-Álvarez and Paloma Puente-Lozano (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid).
Sponsorship : History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG)
The conveners will notify all authors of whether their paper can be accommodated in the sessions by February 12th, 2020.
« Recent geographical scholarship on territory, sovereignty and borders have pointed out the need for questioning and exposing in historical perspective a number of “myths” and “political fictions” embedded within modern state-making and its discursive and material makings. Within this theoretical framework, processes of boundary delimitation and demarcation have proved to be a particularly relevant locusfor examining the complex entanglements of modern conceptions and theories of territory, sovereignty and borders within practices of statehood. This session aims at analyzing the complexities and variety of theories and practices of boundary-making across Europe and colonial territories from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, and how they related to wider assumptions about sovereignty and statehood. We are especially interested in hearing about comparative methodologies and transnational approaches that allow for overcoming typical shortcomings of nation-centered historiographies, as well as in exploring the multiscalar nature of these processes of border-making and the heterogeneity of the actors involved in them. »
We welcome presentations that align with these themes in diverse ways. This might include, but is not limited to the following topics :
Cultures and traditions of delimitation and boundary-making across European or colonized/decolonized countries : variety of delimitation criteria, different organization and composition of boundary commissions, work dynamics and procedures in boundary-delimitation, etc.
The role of geographic descriptions, maps, land surveys and other types of geographical knowledge in boundary-making practices and theories.
Dynamics among actors involved in boundary-making (such as local communities, states representatives, technical experts) and the interplay of their conflicting territorial visions.
Historicaltransformations of state territoriality and sovereignty.
Conceptions of border, territory and sovereignty as displayed in demarcation processes.
Methodological and epistemic issues involved in doing research on the history of territory.
Du 1er au 4 septembre 2020 (Londres)
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