Barbarians, the Baltic, and Beyond: A Comparative Borderlands Conference

Barbarians, the Baltic, and Beyond: A Comparative Borderlands Conference

Monday, May 2 / 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Traditional research on borders and frontiers has typically emphasized the divisive influence of “hard” boundaries imposed by geography, politics, and economics. This conference seeks to widen the narrow conceptions of space underlying traditional work on borders by focusing on borderlands and frontier zones, spaces of interaction between different cultural groups. The conference pays particular attention to the experiences of people who live and act in borderland societies.

Sponsored by the IHC’s Ancient Borderlands RFG, the Baltic Borderlands International Research Training Group (University of Greifswald, Germany), the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program, the Dept. of History, UCSB College of Letters & Science, the UC Multi-Campus Research Group in Late Antiquity and the IHC.

Website: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/research/borderlands.html