“Borders Are Understood as Real and Symbolic, Political and Social”

‘Borders’ is the overarching theme for a special series of talks by members of the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS). 

Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Director, Institute for Advanced Study and Professor, Department of History said: “Here, 'borders' are understood as real and symbolic, political and social, thereby embracing a broad variety of perspectives and approaches.”

Currently President of NetIAS, Al-Bagdadi added that the series is being launched as a proactive response to the current situation surrounding C-19 and to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. It is envisaged as showcasing the impact, quality and diversity of the research on borders in the broadest sense possible, conducted by fellows of member institutes.

“The Network is opening its doors to all those interested in the research conducted at our Institutes.”

The series of joint weekly lecturesThe European NetIAS Lectures—starting on June 4th, 2020, will feature renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, approaches, and thematic interests. Delivered online, participation is open to students, researchers, and anyone interested in the latest international research and new thinking on borders. 

The first series of talks is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, and begins with an online lecture from ISA UniBo on June 4 2020 at 4pm. Online lectures from the IAS of Paris, Helsinki, Aarhus, Delmenhorst, Budapest and Konstanz will fill in the weekly summer programme until July 16. 

Lectures can be accessed via open link: European Netias lecture on ZOOM. For further information, please visit the web-site of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna or IAS CEU.

25 Institutes from 17 European countries participate in the Network, operating on the basis of a Europe-wide geographical distribution on common principles of freedom of research and knowledge sharing.