Vienna and Budapest, 10. – 14. July 2018
About the conference:
Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference 2018, is the world’s largest convention on borders and border-related issues. The second edition of this quadrennial event was organized by the University of Vienna and partners and was hosted in Vienna and Budapest from July 10th to 14th, 2018. The organizing theme is Border-Making and its Consequences: Interpreting Evidence from the “post-Colonial” and “post-Imperial” 20th Century. It united than 400 participants from around the world, including renowned scholars as well as students, spanning all fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Marta Verginella organized and chaired a panel entitled Italy: Comparing post-imperial borders in history and historiography: the cases of Austria, Italy and Yugoslavia
About the panel:
The panel addressed a complex topic that ought to be comparatively and transnationally observed for its interpretations differ greatly across various historiographic circles. Its aim is to pay attention to the deconstruction of the traditional nationalistic rhetoric, what is often a consequence of historical legacy of constructing national boundaries in multilingual and multi-ethnic areas.