Colonial Cities and Border Regions in the Long 19th Century in Inter-imperial und Intra-imperial Comparisons

Start date: 26. September 2022

End date: 29. September 2022

Location: Herder Institute, Marburg


Summer School of the Herder Institute, September 26-29, 2022

Colonial cities, especially port cities, as well as border regions between empires have historically played a decisive role in the perception of colonial rule. They formed key transitional spaces in political, social, cultural, economic, administrative, military and religious conflicts and can be regarded as having held particularly prominent hinge positions with respect to the mobility—in some cases the limited mobility—of people, animals, goods, ideas, epidemics and much more.

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The Summer School is organized by PD Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute) and Prof. Dr. Benedikt Stuchtey (Professor für Neuere Geschichte at Philipps University Marburg). More Information: