Jagged Landscapes: Conceptualizing Borders and Boundaries in Human History
Another venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Borders have histories just as peoples do, and the history of Western borders is only one category among many. Eric Tagliacozzo will delineate conceptual approaches scholars have taken in examining borders. Drawing upon examples from Early Modern Europe, Ottoman Turkey, pre-modern China, the early Americas and particularly the recent morphogenesis of Southeast Asia, he will look at how these “lines in space” have appeared in different guises, in various global landscapes, and at varying points in history.
Eric Tagliacozzo is professor of history at Cornell University, where he teaches Southeast Asian Studies. In 2005, he published Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 and is currently finishing his new book The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, www.hkw.de