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Summer School 2021 "Borders and Migration in Digital Times"

3rd Summer School of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Topic: "Borders and Migration in Digital Times"

August 16 – 28, 2021
European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

The Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION invites master and post-graduate students including Ph.D.-candidates tor the two-week international summer school “Borders and Migration in Digital Times”.


Thematic focus of the summer school
The summer school “Borders and Migration in Digital Times” offers 20 international students an opportunity to explore how policies and practices of border demarcation and migration management are influenced and changed by the availability and use of digital technologies. This thematic focus corresponds with the dual observation that, on the one hand, the management and control of migration as well as the protection of state borders against irregular migration are increasingly supported by digital infrastructures. These new coordination and control instruments partially replace and relocate traditional forms of state-run border practices linked to geo-political spaces. On the other hand, migrants apply digital devices in order to pass state borders, to build transnational networks, and to stay in contact with family and acquaintances living at a distance. But even after migrants have crossed a state border, the digital dimension of migration management facilitates new boundaries and categorization methods as well as opportunities for migrants and their integration. In this summer school, we want to generate a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relevance and use of digital technologies in multilevel processes which reshape the notion and location of the border itself and the way in which migration is dealt with and managed.


For more detailed information, please visit Summerschool 2021 - B/ORDERS IN MOTION

If you have any questions, please contact:
PD Dr. Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION