Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Slawistik und Hungarologie

Workshop „Borders, materiality, significations“ am Institut für Slawistik 08.-09.04.2010

Organisation: Dr. Rozita Dimova, Prof. Christian Voß

How do borders become visible? What defines their materiality and how do borders cope with multiple significationsattached to them during and after radical regime changes?

The second meeting of the WG1 will continue to assess conceptual questions related to borders now by focusing on issues of materiality and multiple significations. The organizers will use the specificity of this meeting's location -- the city of Berlin -- to launch the discussion by addressing the cold war legacy and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, as well as the multiple sediments left by intersecting borders across different temporal and spatial axes in and beyond this city (e.g. East/West).

In this vein, we invite proposals that will examine material manifestations of borders in different contexts, production of meanings in areas where borders exist, as well as changes of borders' meanings as they shift or become redefined by particular social factors and processes.


Der Workshop ist Teil des Netzwerks “Remaking Eastern Borders in Europe” (, dem Christian Voß und seine Mitarbeiterinnen Rozita Dimova, Katharina Tyran und Ruža Tokić angehören. Das Netzwerk wird von der European Science Foundation für vier Jahre finanziert und thematisiert die Transformationsprozesse im Europäischen Osten.