Universität Wien

290113 SE Seminar Human Geography/ Regional Geography: Borders and Issues of Border Demarcation (2018S)

in spatial sciences - focus on Asia

6.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German



• MI, 07.03.2018, 10:00-11:30, Konferenzraum, NIG, 5. Stock, C0520
• MO, 14.05.2018, 10:00-12:00, Konferenzraum, NIG, 5. Stock, C0520
• MO, 18.06.2018, 10:00-17:00, Konferenzraum, NIG, 5. Stock, C0520
• DI, 19.06.2018, 10:00-12.30 sowie 14.30-18.30, Konferenzzimmer, NIG, 5. Stock, C0520
• MI, 20.06.2018, 13:00-16:30, Konferenzraum, NIG, 5. Stock, C0520


Aims, contents and method of the course

Borders determine the "own" versus the "other", create identity, but also demarcation. Creating or transcending boundaries is deeply rooted in people's thinking and actions. The concepts of space and boundaries are very diverse; living spaces are created through definitions of boundaries; conversely, boundaries determine spatial entities such as states or regions. The topic was occupied for a long time by political geography and geopolitics, before it became a post-disciplinary and multiscalar field of research today. The aim of this seminar is to elaborate theory-based practical examples of different levels of scale in Asia, analyzing the causes, duration, barriers, conflicts of demarcations and attempts to overcome them.

Assessment and permitted materials

written paper and presentation, participation in discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Ability to critically reflect important concepts of space and boundaries and their anchoring in political geography. Ability to analyze theory-based causes, duration, barriers, boundaries and attempts to overcome them using practical examples from Asia.

Examination topics

presentation and discussion

Reading list

wird im Zuge der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-SE) (MG-S6-SE) (L2-b4, L2-b-zSE) (L2-d-zSE) (MA UF GW 02)

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