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› 11th International Symposium in Tunisia: Frontiers and Border Regions

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Osnovne studije, Master studije
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Engleski, Francuski
Ekonomija, bankarstvo i finansije, Političke nauke, Sociologija, Istorija
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The Tunisian-Mediterranean Association for Historical, Social and Economic Studies and the Tunisian World Center for Studies, Research, and Development will organize on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November 2018 the 11th International Symposium on the theme: Borders and Border Regions.


The theme of "Frontiers and Border Regions" could be dealt with respecting the following axes:

1. History of the border and border regions

  • Antiquity
  • Middle Ages
  • Modern Era
  • Contemporary Period

2. Definition and types of boundaries

  • Territorial boundaries
  • Maritime borders
  • Heavenly borders
  • Natural borders
  • Artificial borders
  • Invisible borders
  • "Material" (e.g. South Africa under apartheid) or "immaterial" internal border (e.g. China)
  • Materialized borders: police stations, customs line, fortifications, walls)

3. Fixing the border

  • Conquest
  • Colonization
  • Treaties
  • Self-determination
  • Plebiscite ...

4. Border control

  • Formalities of passage
  • Police, gendarmes and other military, customs
  • Outsourcing border control
  • Expulsion
  • Extradition

5. Disputes and border disputes

  • Land claims
  • Borders and identity incompatibilities
  • Espionage and sabotage
  • Water management
  • Military incursions
  • War and violence
  • Questions of refugees and the right of asylum
  • Negotiations

6. Economics of the border

  • Landlocked properties in neighboring countries
  • Legal exchanges and smuggling
  • Free trade zones
  • Frontiers and taxation
  • Borders and frontier pioneers
  • Border regions and pastoral activities (e.g. Africa)

7. Moving beyond the border

  • Modern means of communication, satellites, internet, telecommunications, social networks, virtual museums
  • Borders and public health
  • International institutions and cooperation
  • Territorial groupings
  • Linguistic borders, isoglosses, transitional and cross-border languages ...
  • Artistic borders, plastic arts, music
  • Border regions and heritage (tangible and intangible)
  • Border identities
  • Theories of the global state and universal citizenship
  • Frontiers and theology
  • Borders and globalization
  • Frontiers and migratory movements
  • Front-line and free movement within sub-regional groups (e.g. ECOWAS) or supra-national "communities" (e.g. the European Union)
  • The position of the border as one of openness and dynamism, or as a factor of isolation and stagnation


Important deadlines

  • extended deadline July 10, 2018: Deadline for submitting proposals to the following email address:
  • Participants will receive before July 10, 2018 responses to their proposals and information about the conference registration fees.
  • Deadline for sending the Final Text: November 15, 2018
  • 11th International Symposium: November 28, 29, and 30, 2018 in Beja, TUNISIA


Rules for submitting proposals

  • Individual proposals: must be a new topic that has not already been published or presented at a scientific symposium.
  • Proposal: Give a detailed summary: at least one page (font: Times New Roman 12; page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced), with a detailed and up-to-date C.V.
  • The proposals can be in Arabic, English, French, or Spanish.
  • For abstracts in French or Spanish, a detailed English translation is mandatory (one page at a minimum; font: Times New Roman 12, page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced).
  • For summaries in Arabic, a detailed translation into English or French is mandatory (one page at a minimum: font: Times New Roman 12, page margins 2.5 cm, single-spaced).
  • The conference proceedings will be published after evaluation by the Scientific Committee.



More information about Symposium and Call for papers you can find here.


Registration form for Symposium is here.