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Workshop on Informal Trade and Cross-Border Integration, Niamey, 7.12.2012

09.11.2012 -

A workshop on Informal Trade and Cross-Border Integration is organized at the University of Niamey, Niger, on the 7th of December 2012. The workshop will present some preliminary results from the research project CROSSTRADE funded by the National Research Fund of Luxembourg (FNR). Organizers: CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg, University of Niamey, University of Bordeaux. See programme below (in French).

2013 PhD Winter School

12.10.2012 -

The 2013 ABORNE PhD Winter School will be organised in cooperation with Gaston Berger University in the city of Saint-Louis, Senegal from January 9th to 12th, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is 02 November 2012. The call for applications can be found on the ABORNE Science Meetings page.

CFP 2013 Association for Borderlands Studies meeting

25.09.2012 -

Dear ABORNE members, We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the annual meeting of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS), a multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the study of borders all over the world. This coming spring 2013, the conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado in the United States. See: The ABS annual meeting is always held in conjunction with the Western Social Science Association’s annual conference (WSSA). This sharing of resources lowers the costs for both associations. For this reason, you must be a current member of the ABS for 2013 as well as pay the WSSA conference registration fee, in order to attend. Questions? Contact Victor Konrad, ABS 2013 Conference Chair, at or the ABS Executive Secretary .

CfP 2013 Relocating Borders: a comparative approach, 11-13 January 2013, Berlin

19.05.2012 -

See webpage for full text The deadline for applications is 31 May 2012. Keynote speakers: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo) Caren Kaplan (UC Davis) Saskia Sassen (Columbia) and for a special session on Berlin, Daniel Libeskind, designer of the Berlin Jewish Museum and master planner for the design of the post-9/11 World Trade Center. Conference Topics: 1. European Tidemarks 2. Money, Trade and Finance 3. Genders and Sexualities 4. Techniques and Technologies 5. Laws, Documents, Bureaucracies 6. Beliefs, Faiths and Religions 7. Architectures, Things and Objects 8. Places, Spaces and Locations 9. Histories and Futures 10. Travels and Crossings

CfP: NEBOCO conference 6.-8.12. 2012 in Oldenburg

16.05.2012 -

Call for Papers: New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below? International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December 2012 Location: Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany Organizers: EMMIR Consortium Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Georg-August University Göttingen University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa The deadline for abstract submission (300 words max) is 15 June 2012. Please specify to which section you would like your paper to be considered or if you want to present your project in the workshops for graduates and postgraduates. Your abstract together with a short biographical note should be sent to The deadline for submitting papers is 30 October 2012. Please submit only unpublished papers which could be published in an edited book. Further information