Conference 2021

International Scientific Conference

New Challenges for Borderlands Studies: Regional, European and Global Perspectives

Opole, September 8-10 2021

Venue:
Institute of Political Science and Public Administration,
University of Opole,
Katowicka Street 89,
45-061 Opole, Poland

 

Submit your paper through the online application form

 

Organizer

Organizer:

University of Opole, Department of Regional Studies (Poland)

 

Partners:

University of Ostrava, Department of Human Geography and Regional Development (Czech Republic)

Border and Regional Studies Network (Central Europe)

Technical University in Liberec (Czech Republic)

Silesian University in Opava, Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy (Czech Republic)

University of Wrocław, The Centre for Regional and Borderlands Studies (Poland)

Aims and scope

Research areas covered by the conference:

Border policies and border regimes,

Borders and territoriality, history of borderlands,

Brexit and the new EU-UK borders,

COVID-19 and its impact on border flows,

Cross-border cooperation and integration,

International migration,

Multi-level governance, regional paradiplomacy,

National and ethnic minorities, ethnopolitics,

New approaches to border studies,

New regionalisms,

Problems that heed no borders,

Trans-border and regional identities: living, belonging and communicating amid two worlds.

Language of the conference:

All the participants are required to submit their abstracts, presentations, and papers in English. Discussion: English

Paper publishing:

Selected papers after positive reviews made by independent reviewers will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Conference program

List of panel sessions

 

8th Sep. 2021

14:00-18:00 registration of participants

18:00-18:30 opening ceremony

18:30-19:30 keynote lecture 1

20:00 historical guided tour through Opole city center

9th September 2021

09:00-11:00 panel session 1

11:00-11:15 coffee break

11:15-13:15 panel session 2

13:15-14:00 dinner

14:00-15:00 keynote lecture 2

15:00-16:30 panel session 3

16:30-17:00 coffee break

17:00-18:30 panel session 4

21:00 reception

10th September 2021

09:00-11:00 panel session 5

11:00-11:15 coffee break

11:15-13:15 panel session 6

13:30-14:00 closing keynote

14:00-15:00 dinner

International Scientific Committee

Head of Committee:

Elżbieta Opiłowska (University of Wrocław, Institute of Sociology, Poland)

 

Hynek Böhm (Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic)

Delia Pop-Flanja (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

Beata Halicka (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Jarosław Jańczak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland; European University Viadrina, Germany)

Martin Klatt (University of Southern Denmark)

Vincenc Kopeček (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Joanna Kurowska-Pysz (WSB University in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland)

Arne Niemann (Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany)

Lukáš Novotný (University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne, Czech Republic)

Gabriela Carmen Pascariu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)

Aldomar A. Rückert (Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil)

Andrea Schmidt (University of Pecs, Hungary)

Aleksandra Trzcielińska-Polus (University of Opole, Poland)

Lukáš Vomlela (Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic)

Danijela Vuković-Ćalasan (University of Montenegro)

Radosław Zenderowski (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland)

Keynote speakers

8th Sep. 2021: Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu, Finland)

Changing but not disappearing: The perseverance of borders and the progress of border studies

 

9th Sep. 2021: Sara Svensson (Halmstad University, Sweden; Central European University, Hungary)

Research uptake, policy applicability and stakeholder engagement: old and new challenges for border studies scholars

Important dates

1st February 2021 – opening call for panel sessions proposals;

31st March 2021 – deadline for submitting the panel sessions proposals by panel chairs

15th June 2021 – deadline for registration to the conference, submitting abstracts

15th July 2021 – deadline for conference fee payment

15th August 2021 – deadline for submitting papers

Conference fee

International scholars (EUR):

Participation in person:

regular:                                                                                                  150

discounted*:                                                                                         100

Participation online:                                                                               30

Scholars from Poland (PLN):

Participation in person:

regular:                                                                                                  600

discounted*:                                                                                         400

Participation online:                                                                              120

*for Ph.D. candidates, post-docs up to 5 years after completing the Ph.D. and panel chairs

 

We provide:

For those who participate in person:

participation in the conference, a book of abstracts, the possibility to submitting a paper to a peer-reviewed international journal, language assistance, and proofreading, refreshments during coffee breaks, two lunches, reception on Thursday, guidance during a tour, support in booking accommodation in Opole, transfer from and to Opole railway/bus stations.

For the online participants:

participation in the conference (through Zoom, Google Meet, or another platform), a book of abstracts, the possibility to submitting a paper to a peer-reviewed international journal, language assistance, and proofreading.

Accompanying events

Summer School Cross-border cooperation, migration and space in Central Europe (6-10 Sep. 2021)

The kick-off meeting of the Border and Regional Studies Network (10 Sep. 2021)

Presentation of project Support for the Research and Innovation Dimension of European Universities (EC Horizon 2020 grant)

Presentation of project Analysing Cross-border Co-operation in Visegrád Group countries (V4) (financed by Polish National Research Centre)

Contact and paper submission

Conference chair: Wojciech Opioła, Ph.D. wopiola@uni.opole.pl

Submitting paper proposals: online registration form