African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) receives funding

The European Science Foundation funds ABORNE with 505'000 Euros.

Main applicant was Dr Gregor Dobler of the Department of Social Anthropology. ABORNE is an interdisciplinary network of researchers interested in all aspects of international borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. The emphasis is largely on borderlands as physical spaces and social spheres, but the network is also concerned with regional flows of people and goods as well as economic processes that may be located at some distance from the geographical border.


University of Basel
Centre for African Studies
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CH-4051 Basel
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