Book launch: “Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders”
EEGA Postdoc Fellow Ekaterina Mikhailova will present her research on „Twin Cities Studies“ tomorrow (5 May). The event is followed by her fellowship in Leipzig next week and a presentation on “Withstanding the Strain? Cities along Russian Borders in a Comparative Perspective” within the framework of our EEGA colloquium.
The presentation of „Twin Cities Studies“ tomorrow is part of the hybrid book launch of “Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders” 5 May at 11:00 CET at the Konstanz University (room Y326) and via Zoom (Meeting ID: 987 5174 0552, Passcode: 808772).
The book launch will comprise three presentations by chapter authors – an overview of the phenomena and book’s theoretical framework and presentations of two case studies: so-called „eurocities“ on the Galician-Portuguese border, and Lomé, the capital of Togo, and the adjacent Ghanaian border town of Aflao. Case study presentations will shed light on relationships among twin citizens in Western Europe and West Africa and showcase how bilateral relations, broader geopolitical and economic integration projects, trade flows and institutional set-ups (or absence thereof) influence twin-city dynamics.
Please find more information on the programme and the speakers on the website of the Zukunftskolleg.