Social Politics in European Borderlands lecture series 2

Borderland studies and welfare studies are two well-established multidisciplinary fields that have yet to really engage with one another. As its title suggests, our ERC project is predicated on bringing these two fields into direct dialogue with one another. Our lecture series seeks to launch such a dialogue by exploring new approaches to research on social welfare in culturally and ethnically diverse border regions. Nine scholars will present their own cutting-edge research alongside larger reflections on the legacies of empire in post-imperial borderlands, the role of local actors – primarily families and associations – in shaping welfare systems, how competition for local power affects the treatment of minorities, and the significance of borderlands for local, national and global histories.