Call for Papers — Doctoral-Workshop: "Spaces of security" (21. - 22.2.2019)
Organiser: Institute of Bavarian and Regional History (IBG) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
The explicit and implicit promise of protection from insecurity serves as a basis for the establishment of families, communities, religious groups, nations, economic groups, and other entities. Therefore, historical, sociological, and politological research is becoming increasingly interested in the topics of security and insecurity. Among other aspects of security history it has become apparent that spatial reference is integral to security discourse. However, this spatial aspect of security history has not yet been sufficiently explored within historical research. These approaches and perspectives are particularly attractive for regional history, where the focus on the local and regional spaces of interaction make protagonists and their competence- and relationship- networks apparent. The establishment of secure real or abstract spaces through preventive actions and controlling measures is the result of negotiations between various levels of governance – both of state and non-governmental players.
Hence, the workshop aims to exploit the merit of regional history methods and perspectives for four security-related matters in various epochs: politics and organisation of the community, environment and nature, social and economic prosperity, as well as health care, and preventive measures in general. Of pecial interest are the spatial attributions of and within these topics. Both contributions regarding intraregional comparisons and studies concerning regional and local phenomenon will be beneficial to the discussion of the topic. The workshop will provide PhD students with the chance to present their research on security-/insecurity-topics. Moreover, it will give the opportunity to discuss the benefits of the historical security research for regional history.
Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze (Philipps-University Marburg) will be giving an introductory evening lecture on the 21st of February 2019.
Organiser is the Institute of Bavarian and Regional History (IBG) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU).story studies in Bavaria. Its research is characterised by analysing the European integration of Bavarian history, using interdisciplinary approaches and the cooperation with several Munich-based extramural research institutions. An emphasis is put on the close collaboration in research and education with the Bavarian archives. The studies cover all periods from the Early Middle Ages until present time. The IBG enables scholarly dialogue among others through regular doctoral workshops, organised by the PhD candidates.