(Un-)Natural Borders of European Integration: Concepts and Methods on the Border

19 juni 2024 08:45 till 15:00 Seminarium

Welcome to a workshop hosted by the Advanced Study Group (UN-)NATURAL BORDERS: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the boundaries of European integration at the Pufendorf IAS.

The workshop will be held in English and is free of charge and will include meals (at the Pufendorf IAS). It is also possible to join the workshop via zoom. Please register no later than the 14 June by sending an e-mail, which also clarifies if you are going to attend on zoom or not,  to: marja-liisa.oberg@jur.lu.se 


08.45-09.00  Arrival                      

09.00-09.15  Welcome address: ‘Grappling with borders, boundaries, and integration: an overview of the Advanced Study Group’ 
Marja-Liisa Öberg (Faculty of Law, Lund University) and Rhiannon Pugh (CIRCLE and LTH, Lund University)

09.15-09.30 Presentation of participants 

09.30-10.45 Key concepts on the border 

‘Territoriality’Estelle Everard (University of Luxenbourg and University College London)

‘Legal space’ Marja-Liisa Öberg (Faculty of Law, LU)

‘Home’  Henrietta Zeffert (University College Cork)

‘Technoscene’ Han Somsen (Faculty of Law, LU and Tilburg University)

‘Eco-diction’Floor Fleurke (Tilburg University)

10.45-11.15  Coffee break

11.15-12.00  Roundtable discussion

12.00-13.00   Lunch at Pufendorf

13.00-14.00   Methods on the border 

‘Research as a bordering process’ William Kutz (Centre for Oresund Bordeland Studies, LU)

‘Comparative methods’  Rhiannon Pugh (CIRCLE and LTH, LU)

‘Transdisciplinarity’ – Ian Manners (Department of Political Science, LU)

14.00-14.45  Roundtable discussion

14.45-15.00  Closing remarks
Marja-Liisa Öberg and Rhiannon Pugh

15.00-15.15 Coffee

15.30-          Afterwork at the pub Inferno for those who would like to join (at personal expence) 


The Advanced Study Group (UN-)NATURAL BORDERS: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the boundaries of European integration gathers a group of scholars across a variety of disciplines to explore how the social construction of ‘European integration’ interacts with the natural realm via the articulation of borders. The Advanced Study Group addresses questions on both how natural conditions determine the features and boundaries of European integration, and how the concept of ‘European integration’ in turn impacts upon and shapes the natural environment. In this workshop, we aim to bring together a wider network of scholars across social and natural sciences and beyond for discussions around a selection of ‘key concepts on the border’ and ‘methods on the border’. In doing so, we aim to expand the theme of the Advanced Study Group by bridging further disciplinary boundaries, identifying occurrences of integration-nature interactions in practice, and exploring the range of methods available for studying these interactions.

Read more about the ASG on the Pufendorf IAS website

Om händelsen:

19 juni 2024 08:45 till 15:00

Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3 i Lund

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