Focusing on (everyday) life in borderlands and across territorial boundaries, this seminar explores the constitution and change of power relations, territoriality, subjectivity, mobility, governance and statehood as manifested in borderlands between the late imperial 19th and the 21st centuries. The topic is approached through a variety of materials, including borderlands theory and the latest academic research on borders, frontiers, and boundaries, policy documents, popular accounts and films/documentary sources. The seminar draws from different examples, empires and nation-states alike. Geographically, it focuses on (Eastern) Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Students are strongly encouraged to engage with the topic prior to the seminar’s start and come to class with a suggestion which borderland they find intriguing and would like to understand more about.