The ESF exploratory workshop “Borders through time and space: towards an ontology” will take place on the 29th-31st of October, 2014, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
It is funded by the European Science Foundation.
On this website, you’ll find:
- a presentation of the rationale and methodology of the workshop
- the programme
- working papers
The objective of the workshop is to contribute to a better understanding of bordering processes in a long-term perspective and at different institutional and geographical scales, through the exploration of a trans-disciplinary modelling approach and the proposal of a common ontology.
The methodology of the workshop consists in combining: a) specific case studies, from social sciences, chosen with the aim of covering a broad variety of borders types; b) tools to elaborate an ontology of borders, relying both on classical conceptual analysis (philosophy) and semantic modelling (knowledge engineering & representation). The aim of the workshop is to pave the way for further transdisciplinary work.