Talking Borders

100 students will meet 100 border scholars in order to discuss their perceptions of borders.

borders, Habsburger monarchy, discussion

The project overview

Area of Science: Humanities
Location: Vienna, Austria
Used Devices: without PC/Mobile
Activities of citizen scientists: sharing ideas, observing, collecting
Suitable for: Youngsters and adults
Project duration: 01.04.2018 - 31.03.2019

Project objective

The project asks: (1) what do borders mean to border scholars? (2) What do borders mean to young adults from the (ex-) Habsburg area? And: (3) what new knowledge does a global encounter between non-trained and trained border experts reveal? The experiment will gather 100 face to face dialogues about the meaning of borders. The project will also host a global digital café for 100 working days on a webpage, where parts of the 100 dialogues are posted and commented on through chatting. This page will report how scientific knowledge on the global meaning(s) of borders is generated in a cumulative collective learning experience.

What happens with the contributions of Citizen Scientists?

The contributions will be archived at the University of Vienna. The project organisers consider applying for follow-up funding.

Participating and supporting institutions


Machteld Venken, PhD

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