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UNC-Chapel Hill and King??s College London

October 21-22, 2011
Borderlands as Physical Reality: Producing Place in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
London, King's College London, United Kingdom
Borderlands assumed a particular significance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Industrialization, the development of the modern city, faster means of communication, the further spread of imperialism and the rise of the modern nation-state meant that borderlands came to encompass and divide more people than before. Increased mobility enhanced the visibility and experience of national borderlands, while administrative developments ??? in local and regional government, for example ??? made and unmade intra-state boundaries. The expansion of continental and maritime empires created and destroyed boundaries, for the colonizer as well as the colonized, and did much to foster the idea of the borderland as frontier (in North America, for instance). Overseas trade, the technology and experience of war, exploration and the impress of Enlightenment-generated scientific readings of landscape also left their marks???both real and imagined???on locales around the world. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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