Workshop „More-than-human borderlands and mobilities in Central and Eastern Europe“

EEGA’s Research Area Coordinator Jonathan Everts (Research Area 1) together with our Affiliate Researchers Larissa Fleischmann, Kristine Beurskens and Bettina Bruns organise a workshop on More-than-human borderlands and mobilities in Central and Eastern Europe”, December 1-2, 2022 in Leipzig.

This workshop seeks to integrate our complex relations with viruses, animals, objects and technologies in the study of borders and mobilities. For this purpose, we suggest to look at borders as more-than-human compositions spanning a multitude of both human and nonhuman elements. We ask how borders and other spatial barriers filter, channel, or block (non)human mobilities in Central and Eastern Europe. We are also interested in how ‘unruly’ border crossings of all kinds of beings and matters co-constitute, challenge or subvert practices and infrastructures of border control. In the past years, posthumanist and more-than-human approaches have experienced a rise to prominence across the social sciences. This workshop explores the relevance of these perspectives for mobility and border studies.

The aim of the workshop is to unravel some of thecomplex and paradoxical more-than-human assemblages that come together in mobilities and bordering processes and to strengthen these emerging debates in exchange with researchers across Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information, please see the full text of the call.