On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018, a two-day international conference was held in University College Dublin, Ireland, examining comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to partition and border studies. 2020 marks the centenary of the 1920 Government of Ireland Act which legislated for a two-state solution to the Irish question. Nationally, this conference prefaced this event by considering the wider history and contexts of partition. Internationally, the conference provided a forum in which scholars can come together in a focused manner to explore their differing approaches to this pivotal issue in the history of the modern world.
Jointly organised by University College Dublin and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, this conference brought together scholars working on aspects of partition and border studies from multiple disciplines. The conference aimed to consider multiple geographical regions and time periods drawing parallels through a targeted analysis of the phenomenon of partition in history and society.