Programme – Friday

Friday, November 25, 2016

9.30 Morning Coffee

10.00 Keynote speech

  • Bernhard Struck (University of St Andrews), Travels in Lotharingia OR What if…Napoleon had spoken Esperanto? A spatial, long-term analysis of the inner Empire and its legacies (including: zinc, code, and a small (very small) territory)

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Panel 4

Mapping borders – making phantom borders
Chair: Irina Marin (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)

  • Catherine Gibson (European University Institute), Mapping the ‘Phantom Borders’ of the Northern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1914-1920
  • Lili Zách (National University of Ireland, Galway), The significance of Central European border settlements in the work of the North-Eastern Boundary Bureau and the Boundary Commission in Ireland before 1925
  • Shay Rozen (University of Haifa), Israeli-Syrian border – the Baha’i’s aspect
  • Magnus Halsnes (University of Bergen), Consequences and legacies of the desert borders of Jordan, 1921–1965

13.30 Lunch (at the Venue)

15.00 Panel 5

Border rivers research: methodology and new approaches
Chair: Neja Blaj Hribar (Institute of Contemporary History, Ljubljana)

  • Drago Kladnik, Matija Zorn (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Border Rivers as a Global Feature
  • Mateja Breg Valjavec, Rok Ciglič, Matija Zorn (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Changing River Courses as Natural Geographical Delimiting Factors in Administrative Demarcation
  • Ramya Swayamprakash (Michigan State University), Drawing a Line on Water: The Administrative Legacy of the Detroit River Border
  • Matjaž Geršič (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Rivers as Borders in People’s Consciousness

17.00 Afternoon break

17.30 Panel 6

Administrative legacy and representations
Chair: Jernej Kosi (University of Ljubljana)

  • Vanni D’Alessio (University of Rijeka, University of Naples), Names, Legacies, Borders and Representations of Rijeka and the Upper Adriatic
  • Scott Moore (Eastern Connecticut State University), An Emperor by a Different Name: Patriotic Celebrations in Imperial and Republican Austria

18.30 Break

19.00 Dinner (Gostilna Šestica)