Fourth Cátedra Friedrich Katz Conference: Walking Through Walls, Transgressing Frontiers


Border Regimes and Phantom Borders in North America and Central Europe since 1848 University of Vienna October 18 and 19, 2018

This conference, a joint venture by the University of Chicago and the University of Vienna, takes place in Vienna in October 2018. As the fourth Cátedra Katz it will focus on one of the core research interests of late Mexicanist Friedrich Katz. Extending Katz’s original focus on Mexico’s northern frontier as a transnational space, we will discuss issues of labor migration, economy, and border regimes. Our debates will tackle topics stretching from current controversies about bordering empires in the northern hemisphere (EU, USA) back to changes to the political maps of North America and Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century. Eventually, border regimes related to global migration flows will offer theoretical and juridical glimpses of the Twentieth and the Twenty-first Centuries.

Complete Programme of the Conference here.