Geschichte Osteuropas und Südosteuropas




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

28.-29. April 2022, 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


Ota Konrád (Praha), Felix Jeschke (Munich), Matthias Melcher (Munich)


April 28 th -29th, 2022


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (DZ 001 - Thursday, C 022 - Friday)


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 welcome young scholars (students of Mas-ter’s programs or doctoral students) from the Czech Republic and Germany to engage in interdisciplinary discussion on the issue of borders and boundaries. Individual presentations (15-20 min) will be integrated into panels and are 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.

University students and the interested public are cordially invited to the talks and ensuing discussions.

The conference is funded by the Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency.