Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2017, 10:00 - 16:00 iCal

Himalayan Borderlands in Transition

Himalayan Borderlands in Transition

Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde, Bereich Tibetologie
Spitalgassse 2, Hof 2, Eingang 2.7, Seminarraum 1, 1090 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

As recent research in the field of “Borderland Studies” has shown, borderlands are not only marginal and peripheral zones but can be seen as zones of special interaction, potentials and conflict. Focusing on the extended Himalayan region, the purpose of this workshop is to discuss the diversity of methodological and theoretical concepts concerning the perception of “borderlands“ as it is used in different disciplines with background in area studies, cultural, political and social sciences.

Through various case-studies the contributions will illustrate the diversity of human and institutional responses to the transformative changes in the Himalayan borderlands. The Topics presented include, e.g, transformations in cultural and religious practices, ethnic mobilization, conflict, marginalization, and environmental concerns across multiple spatial and temporal scales.




Ute Wallenböck
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Sinologie