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global borders, borderlands


Borders and borderlands have the unique power to simultaneously unite and divide the people living in and around them. Scholars studying all parts of the world recognize the importance of borders and borderlands not only in the geopolitical sense, but also as they impact economics, diplomacy, culture, society, and human identity. The presenters at this symposium study the role of borders—and the complex "borderlands" they create—in shaping global historical narratives, with an aim toward the multidisciplinary integration of themes like gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, violence, environment, and material culture.


This is the program for the First Biennial Symposium of the Global Borders and Borderlands History Program.