„Roads to Peace? Infrastructures, Peace, and Conflict“ – Jahrestagung 2022

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Roads to Peace? Infrastructures, Peace, and Conflict

2022 Annual Conference of the German Association for Historical Peace and Conflict Research

June 1415, 2022

All times UTC.


June 14, 2022

1:00 PM 1:15 PM


Jan Hansen (University of Southern California, Los Angeles) and Christoph Laucht (Swansea
University): Roads to Peace? Infrastructures, Peace, and Conflict

1:15 PM 2:30 PM

Panel 1: Transnational Flows and the Politics of Development

Anja Westermann (University of Paderborn): A thin line The United Nations and the Struggle
for Water Resource Development

S. Waqar H. Zaidi (Lahore University of Management Sciences): Development Through Civil
Aviation: US Technical Assistance for Asian Airlines, 19551970

Chair: Daniel Marc Segesser (University of Bern)

2:45 PM 4:30 PM

Panel 2: Infrastructure and Mobilization for War/Conflict

Mitterand M. Okorie (Rhodes University, Grahamstown): Blockade without end? Conflict and
Infrastructure deficit in South Eastern Nigeria

Daniel Marc Segesser (University of Bern): Preparing for War by Fostering Alpine Winter
Tourism: Herman Czant and His Ideas on Infrastructure for Fighting in High Altitude

Christoph Laucht (Swansea University): Infrastructure, Space, Symbolic Power: The Kiel Canal as
Trade Route, Threat Zone and Defence Area, 18951955

Chair: Tomás Irish (Swansea University)

5:00 PM 6:00 PM


Kenny R. Cupers (Basel University): Designing Mobility in the Postcolony

Chair: Jan Hansen (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

June 15, 2022

1:00 PM 2:45 PM

Panel 3: Roads and State Formation

Oscar Aponte (City University of New York): Colombianizing the Amazon Rainforest: Road
Building and State Formation during and after the ColombiaPerú Conflict, 19321940

Efrat Hildesheim (Technion Israel Institute of Technology): On Borderoadscape: The
Landscape of Israel’s Highway 90 and the Eastern Border

Viliebeinuo Medom (Indian Institute of Technology): Connections that Disconnect: Imperialism,
Nationalism and Naga Conflict in South Asia

Chair: Hilary Orange (Swansea University)

2:45 PM 4:00 PM

Panel 4: Infrastructures and the Search for Order in the Global North

Robert Kindler (Free University, Berlin): Dealing with the Reds: German Plans for Change
through Trade after World War I

Isis Luxenburger (Saarland University): The Railroad Keeps the Town Alive: Infrastructure,
Conflict and Order in the Canadian North

Chair: Daniel Stahl (University of Jena)

4:30 PM 5:45 PM

Panel 5: Infrastructure and Nation Building in Africa

Dominic Davies (City University of London): Infrastructural Monumentalism: From the Capeto
Cairo Railway to Rhodes Must Fall

Biruk Terrefe (Oxford University) and Harry Verhoeven (Columbia University): The Road Not
Taken: Infrastructure, Climate and the (Dis)Integration of Political Communities in The Horn of

Chair: Frederik Schulze (Bielefeld University)

5:45 PM 6:00 PM


Chair: Christoph Laucht (Swansea University)


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