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Online International Conference “Urbanization and Settlement Network as Nodes of Connectivity in Afro-Eurasian Frontier Zones (300 BCE-300 CE)”
Online | University of Freiburg
23—24th Sep 2021
In this conference, we examine the interrelationships between settlement and urbanism, on the one hand, and political and economic development, on the other, within frontier zones. Following the work of Elton (1996) and Parker (2006), we conceptualize frontier regions as broad zones where multiple boundaries of different types (ecological, political, cultural, religious, etc.) overlap. We explore how the meeting of difference in frontiers — flexible, fluctuating spaces with access to various cultural and social