Conferences organized by CBRS

New Borders in Europe?
Annual meeting in the Danish European Community Studies Association, 8-9 October, 2020
The conference is organized by the Centre for Border Region Studies, Department of Political Science and Public Management, on Alsion in Sønderborg, SDU. Keynote speaker: Olivier Thomas Kramsch, Center for Border Studies, Radboud University. More information here.

Danish-German Borderlands – Organizing and Renegotiating Space

Joint Conference of the University of Southern Denmark and Europa-Universität Flensburg
October 1-2, 2020, Sønderborg and Flensburg

The German-Danish border will be a focal point of attention for many public institutions this year, which marks the 100-year anniversary of the referendum that redrew the border between Denmark and Germany, thereby settling a longstanding territorial dispute between them. In the referendum, which was held in the German region of Schleswig, people voted either to remain on German ground, or to join Danish territory. The current border between Germany and Denmark is the outcome of this momentous event.

To commemorate the centennial of this historic referendum, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) are organizing a joint conference to share interdisciplinary perspectives on borderlands in general, and also on German-Danish borderlands, specifically. The organizing team invites researchers from both universities to submit proposal abstracts in either of these topical areas. In their contributions scholars are invited to explore historical and present-day processes of organization and (re)negotiation of space, with a special focus on the German-Danish borderlands.

The call is available here.

Nordic Perspectives on the Catalan Crisis

On March 4, 2019, we invited three Nordic experts to discuss the ongoing Catalan crisis:  Magni Arge (T), MP from the Danish Parliament; Helle Kettner Høeberg, journalist based in Barcelona, and Mark Friis Hau, researcher from Aarhus University. The event was organized by Associate Professor Jaume Castan Pinos. More information here.

Conference on the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, November 2017

Beyond doubt, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917 was one of the most defining events in the history of the 20th century. It has coined the past century and the consequences – including its myths – have remained noticeable until today. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Centre for Border Region Studies will be hosting an international conference in November 2017. It will deal primarily with the different histories of reception and resonances of this history-making year. The focus will lie on different national perceptions, interpretations and historiographic views of the “Red October” as well as its far-reaching consequences – especially in a European perspective. The conference is supported by the German Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship (Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur), whose emphasis for 2017 lies on“Communism: Utopia and Reality”. For more information about the conference, please contact Dr Katarzyna Stoklosa

Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) Conference, 2016

15th BRIT Conference. Cities, States and Borders: From the Local to the Global. Hamburg (Germany) – Sønderborg (Denmark) 17-20 May 2016.

Full program here.