The Border: a Source of Innovation

November, 4 to 7, 2014

The Border: a Source of Innovation - November, 4 to 7, 2014

The Border : a source of innovation

BRIT XIV Belgium-France

14th international conference BRIT (Border Regions In Transition)

The border, a source of innovation.

La frontière, source d’innovation

BRIT (Border Regions in Transition) is an international network of researchers and practitioners dealing with issues on borders. More details on BRIT and BRITXIV is given here.

The objective of this conference is, with a transdisciplinary approach (geography, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, history), to contribute to a collective reflection on innovations related to border and cross-border dynamics.

The decision to set BRIT next to the Franco-Belgian border in 2014 falls within the symbol. A century after the declaration of the Great War, the aim is to trace the evolution of the border between France and Belgium, which started from “front” border to end with « sewing » border. If it once represented a split between two territories, the border has now come to represent an element of welding these two territories. The field day will offer a contact with these concrete realities.

More information about BRIT XIV is to be found here.

This is the Brit XIV poster; please, print it and diffuse it: icone-pdf


The full paper has to be sent to before October, 15 to be included on the USB stick. More details on communication in practical terms.

new A detailed program is given here


new Registration is now open

Reduced prices until September 30, 2014

Agenda and places

November 4, 2014 : Arras (France)

November 5, 2014 : field day from France to Belgium

November 6, 2014 : Lille (France)

November 7, 2014 : Mons (Belgium)

In partnership with the Association for Borderlands Studies and

the Journal of Borderlands Studies


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