Borders in Modern Asia Series

The Borders in Modern Asia speaker series convenes a series of invited speakers and roundtable discussions to examine the making and unmaking of borders in modern Asia. At a time when the policing and reinforcement of borders is everywhere on the rise, the seminar series examines both the weight and the porousness of national and regional boundaries in Asia, drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives and emphasizing Asia’s many inter-regional arenas.

This seminar series is convened by Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History. 


Past Seminars 

Spring 2022

Nirupama Rao The Fractured Himalaya


Fall 2021 

Sana Aiyar, Kalyani RamnathGitanjali Surendran Archives of the Indian Ocean

Sumitra Thoidingjam Sarong Revolution: The Myanmar Coup, Militarization, and Gendered Resistance in the Borderlands of Asia

Raphaëlle Khan Decolonisation, Post-imperial Spaces, and the Making of Human Rights   



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