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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Frontiers Materialities Workshop

26th October 2011, 12:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin's Hall

Details of the workshop programme below.  This is part of the Life of the Frontier sub-theme. 


12.00-1.00     Lunch - a buffet lunch will be provided

12.50-13.00   Brief introduction by Professor Richard Hingley (Archaeology).

1.00-1.30       Dr Edward Welch (School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University) France, Algeria and frontier states

1.30-2.00       Dr Sam Hillyard (School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University) The ebbs and flows of the village frontier: a case study of rural Norfolk.

2.00-2.30       Dr Ralf Ohlemüller (School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham Univeristy)  Pushing climatic frontiers through space and time

2.30-3.00       Dr Paul Denny (Biophysical Sciences Institute, Department of Chemistry, Durham University) Neglected tropical diseases: a global threat and a medical / social frontier 

3.00-3.30        Tea and biscuits

3.30-4.00        Dr Cherry Leonardi (Dept of History, Durham University) and Dr Matt Davies (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge) The materialities of state frontiers in South Sudan: the history and archaeology of the southermost Turco-Egyptian frontier

4.00-4.30        Dr John Donaldson (International Boarders Research Unit, Durham University) 'Boundary demarcation and the contextualisation of territory in colonial and postcolonial Africa' 

4.30-5.00        Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (Jean Monnet Chair in European Urban and Border Region Policy, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria) 'What is the life-cycle of frontiers' 

5.00-5.30       Discussion

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