Re-Mapping Sovereignty Conference

Re-Mapping Sovereignty Conference, May 26-27, 2022

Diagrametic Sketch Map of Cooch behar district showing enclaves. Date unknown.


Due to Stanford's campus opening to the public, we are excited to announce that registrants of the Re-Mapping Sovereignty Conference may attend the conference either in-person or virtually via Zoom. Please note that physical attendance is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, in compliance with Stanford University COVID procedures. All of the talks will be recorded and available a few weeks after the conference.

In-Person Registration

Panels Zoom Registration

Keynote Registration

Proposed Panels and Speakers

Panel I


Concepts and Frameworks

Moderator: Kären Wigen

 Jordan Branch

Reconceptualizing the State and its Alternatives:

Ideas, infrastructures, representations

 Franck Billé

Scattered, Distorted, Voluminous:

On Cartographic Representation in Political Geography

Panel II


Sovereignty’s Counter-Maps

Moderator: Martin Lewis

 Peter Bol Maps for Failed States 
 Munkh-Erdene Lhamsuren From People to Territory: Sovereignty Transformed?



Barbara Mundy Indigenous Sovereignty Out of Time

Panel III


Shared Landscapes in Early Modern Eurasia          

Moderator: Abby Rumsey 

 Ali Yaycioglu  

Claiming Space, Sharing Place:

Economy of Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

 Valerie Kivelson Sovereignty and Indeterminacy in Siberia in the 17th-early 18th Centuries

Panel IV


Borders and their Discontents

Moderator: Marie Price

 Guntram Herb Erasing the Other: Maps, bordering, and sovereignty
 Alec Murphy  

Sovereignty Challenges at Interstate Borders:

Where and How History Matters

Panel V


Visualizing fragmented polities 

Moderator:  William Rankin

 Fabian Drixler Fractal Feudalism and Perspectival Sovereignty in Tokugawa Japan
 Luca Scholz Condominium: Mapping Joint Dominion in the Holy Roman Empire

Final Comments


 Martin Lewis What is at Stake?