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CfP: On Borders and Boundaries: German-Czech Conference for Young Researchers

We kindly invite you to apply for our international conference: On Borders and Boundaries: German-Czech Conference for Young Researchers, from 28th to 29th April 2022 in Munich.

28.04.2022 – 29.04.2022

Organizing Institutions:

Chair for East and Southeast European History (LMU, Munich), Institute of International Studies (Charles University, Prague), Munich Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Junge Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde Regionalgruppe München


April 28th -29th, 2022


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich


Even though state borders in Europe in times of Schengen, Erasmus and EU-roaming seem less and less important to a lot of young people, borders and boundaries nevertheless are key factors of our discourses. Regardless of the external frontiers of the EU, discursive boundaries of what can (or cannot) be said or even limits of CO2 emission – borders, boundaries, frontiers and limits are relevant in many different contexts and guide our perception of the world. Even the state borders within the EU have attained a new relevance due to the Covid-19 pandemic which no one expected two years ago.

The conference is hosted in Munich. We invite young scholars (students of Master’s programs or doctoral students) from the Czech Republic and Germany to engage in interdisciplinary discussion on the issue of borders and boundaries. We explicitly welcome presentations from different fields of study (history, language & literature, political and social sciences, cultural studies etc.) Individual presentations (15-20 min) will be integrated into panels and shall also be commented upon by advanced researchers. A publication of the conference proceedings is envisioned in the DigiOst book series. The Working language of the conference is English. All expenses for travel, board and lodging will be covered for the participants presenting a paper (conditional to the approval of funding). The conference will take place according to the extant rules regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Should an in-person event not be possible, the conference will take place online.


To apply for the conference, please send abstracts of your proposed presentation (max. 400 words) to the organizing team at by January 31st. Notifications of acceptance will be provided by February 7th. Please prepare then your presentation including a paper (max. 4.000 words) to be handed in by April 1st to give the commentators enough time to prepare their remarks.