Partition Machine: The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne 100 Years Later

Partition Machine: The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne 100 Years Later

Social Sciences Hub; ARC Public
Date: Thursday 10 August 2023 - Friday 11 August 2023
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre
Category: Conferences, Public lectures

The media and policy spaces are riddled with calls for new partitions, as in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, or the reignition of tensions by the unravelling of old ones, like in post-Brexit Northern Ireland, and Kashmir. How did we get here? What insights could we draw from partitions’ brutal past, their lived experiences, and their shared intellectual genealogies to understand them in contemporary times?

Partition Machine is a two-day conference at the University of Glasgow on the centennial of the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne to examine how the Treaty was the genesis of the norm for territorial divisions as a “solution” to protracted political violence in the world. The conference shall foreground new research on territorial divisions, their travelogues, and worldmaking influence in order to better understand the world that partitions have made in the short twentieth century.

Please go to our eventbrite page for details on the speakers and the full two day programme.

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