The notion of space has become more prominent across the social sciences in recent years. Contestation, by comparison, has always been a central issue. Our specific regional focus on Eastern Europe allows us to link the discussions about space and contestation. What kind of spaces are contested, and by whom? At what particular moments does the contestation of space materialise, and how does it evolve over time?
The annual ZOiS Conference presents research on the relationship between state and society shaping contestation, on the public spaces of secular and religious claims, and on mapping and living with contested borders.
The conference will conclude with a keynote by Professor Mark Beissinger (Princeton University) on “The Urban Advantage in Revolution and the Struggle for Control of Public Space”.
5.00-7.00 pm PechaKucha Night for Graduate Students
9.00 am Registration
9.30 am Welcome
11.15–11.45 am Coffee break
11.45 am–1.15 pm
1.15–2.00 pm Lunch
Parallel Discussion Sessions: Contested Borders
3.30–4.00 pm Coffee break
Panel Discussion: Contestation and the Concepts of Space and Time
7.00–9.00 pm Reception