Kyle Gardner and Zachary Leonard, doctoral students of history, and John D. Kelly, professor of anthropology, have organized a two-day conference, "Lines of Control: Rethinking Borders and Borderlands." James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale, will deliver the keynote address. The conference will be on March 2 and 3, 2017, in the Classics Building, room 110, 1010 East 59th Street.

The conference brings together a range of scholars whose work focuses on historical and anthropological dimensions of the spatial periphery of South Asia. In particular, the conference aims to "re-territorialize" the border as a concrete element in the development of colonial and postcolonial South Asia, roughly 1800 to the present day.

Thursday, March 2, 4:30–6 PM, Keynote Address

James C. Scott is the author of Seeing Like a State (1998) and The Art of Not Being Governed (2009).

Friday, March 3, 8:30 AM–6:45 PM

9–9:15        Welcome
9:15–11        Panel 1: The Northwest
11:15–1         Panel 2: The Northeast
2–3:45        Panel 3: Internal and Political Borders
4–6             Panel 4: Conceptual, Scientific, and Natural Borders
6:15–6:45   Concluding Remarks

Receptions will follow the keynote address and at the conclusion of the conference.

The organizers thank the following for their generous support:
the Department of History, the Committee on Southern Asian Studies,
the Department of Anthropology, the Nicholson Center for British Studies,
and the University of Chicago Graduate Council.

If you need assistance attending the conference,
contact chicagofrontiers[at]gmail[dot]com in advance.