Professor Laura L. Downs gives a lecture in the framework of the HEC Department Colloquia.

9 February 2022 – 5 pm, Via zoom  This paper briefly presents the main overarching themes and questions that drive the Sociobord ERC project. It then explores several thorny methodological challenges that have arisen along the way, grounding the discussion in concrete elements of the PI’s own research on the Northeastern Adriatic borderlands, 1890s-1950s To […]

Professor Machteld Venken’s book launch at villa Salviati on November 29, 2021

During her recent visit to the EUI, Sociobord member Professor Machteld Venken (Luxemburg University), shared her insights on the education of minors in European borderlands during the interwar period in an exciting talk that was based on her recently published and very well received book Peripheries at the Centre.   Machteld Venken’s book is available […]

Building social policies in a border context: the case of Belgian workers in Northern France, Dr. Claudine Marissal’s on-line lecture, December 13, 2021, 15.30

Sociobord member Claudine Marissal will feature as an invited speaker in FLUXUS’s lecture series on migration and borders in the Greater Region (The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Luxemburg University). In her lecture Dr. Marissal will explore tensions and negotiations between industrialists, trade unions and associations that defended the interests of migrants and […]

Sociobord member Professor John Paul Newman (Maynooth University) will share his research findings on the patterns of assistance in the Yugoslavian borderlands as part of the ongoing Sociobord lecture series, December 13, 2021, 10 am

For our third public talk in the Sociobord lecture series we welcome Professors Karolina Lendák-Kabók, Hanna Lindberg and John Paul Newman. Together, this multidisciplinary trio will discuss a forthcoming special issue of the European Review of History on which all three are collaborating. Co-edited by Profs Lendàk and Lindberg, this special issue explores past and […]

SOCIOBORD Lecture Series

First lecture Borderland Stories: The Meanings of Post-Imperial State-Building in Interwar Eastern Poland on Wednesday 3 November at 17:00 (CET), Via Zoom Speaker: Kathryn Ciancia (Associate Professor – Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)  

Laura Lee Downs launches ERC project Sociobord: An interview with Martha Snodgrass

Friday, 5 March 2021 saw the inaugural workshop of a new ERC project, Social politics in European borderlands, 1870s–1990s: A comparative and transnational study (SOCIOBORD). EUI Professor of History Laura Lee Downs, the project’s principal investigator, previews here some of the project’s most exciting features. Continue reading