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.
Call for abstracts and papers
The list of sessions is given in call for papers.
Registration is now open
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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