Partition Machine: The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne 100 Years Later

Thu 10 - Fri 11 Aug 2023, 09:00 - 17:00

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Black and white photo of the signing of the Treaty Of Lausanne In 1923 Eight men in suits are leaning over a table on which documents are laid out. .
Advanced Research Centre, Seminar Room 237, University of Glasgow

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More information about this event can be found at the Partition Machine website.

Partitions are everywhere. Calls for new partitions emanate from the media and policy spaces, as in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq; and discuss 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 can 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 will 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 20th century.

Conference convenor:
Dr Jayita Sarkar
, University of Glasgow

Speakers across the two-day conference include:

Professor Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr Debjani Bhattacharyya, University of Zurich

Dr Oli Charbonneau, University of Glasgow

Professor Michael Charney, SOAS

Dr Hannah-Louise Clark, University of Glasgow

Professor Faisal Devji, University of Oxford

Dr Arie Dubnov, George Washington University

Dr Sarah Dunstan, University of Glasgow

Dr Darragh Gannon, Georgetown University/Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Laura Robson, Pennsylvania State University

Dr Jonathan Saha, Durham University

Professor Glenda Sluga, European University Institute

Dr Benjamin Thomas White, University of Glasgow

Dr Akhila Yechury, University of St Andrews

Professor Peter Jackson, University of Glasgow

Professor Ali Ansari, University of St Andrews

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, University of Glasgow

Professor Willem Van Schendel, University of Amsterdam

Professor Charles Maier, Harvard University

Dr Conor Mulvagh, University College Dublin

Dr Ali Raza, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Dr Philip Grobien, University of St Andrews

Dr Faiz Ahmed, Brown University

Dr Ozan Ozavci, University of Utrecht

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