Confined bodies, banned citizens, isolating reclusion and bordering orders: migration and space during COVID-19 crisis   Borders nowadays are no longer perceived in their mere administrative definition and geopolitical denotation, but in their fervid nexus deployed in structures and layers of geographical, psychological, political, societal, economic, health, security, anthropological multifaceted meanings. Blurred and mobile spaces within perpetual spatial configurations and transformations undergoing turbulent societal and cultural behaviorist shifts are demarking and denoting our daily relation to place and territory. Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, and the consequent  the border configurations taking place in the past years, and since the more recent refugee and migrants influx crisis in Europe, borders are being continuously shaped and defined as highly porous, liquid, shifting, slippery, uncertain, unstable and overheated (non)places of passage, transit, exchange, but also of exaggerated controlling mechanisms, smugglings or trafficking or transborder criminal practices, proliferation and spreading of diseases (namely the current COVID-19 crisis). These phenomena have utterly deteriorated the nominal state of security deployed in larger border – zones and turned borders into zones of suspicion and threat. Borders have become, hence, closed inhabiting territories for blocked migrants, refugees, homeless, stateless people, sans-papiers, but also infected passengers or blocked people in quarantines. Therefore, border studies are becoming now a dynamic and open discipline which tackles various aspects of border dwelling and prohibitions of free circulation of people, goods, commodities. As in war times, the fluidity, or rather the reconfiguration and the transformation of space in forms that often shape a no man’s land, or an impossible land, or a prohibited land, lead us to explore the spatial glitches and unsocial demarcations which perhaps recall former systems or future structures and – yet – turn to be artistically relevant, because the nutrition of the conflict, as a collision and friction in the transgressive border-zone, could be explored as a stimulating factor of questioning, progress and creation inside humanity. We invite scholars from different countries and disciplines (Anthropology, Ethnology, Sociology, Psychology, Economic and Political Sciences, Security Studies, Health Studies, Literature and similar social and humanistic disciplines) to submit their entries and manuscripts, with the special focus on:   Exile and onthological uncertainty Loss of home versus loss of territory Transborder crime, smuggling of migrants, trafficking in human beings Exile, war, expatriation, expulsion Refugees influx and asylum seekers Confined bodies, forbidden crossings, banned citizens Acceptances, suspicion and denial of entry Memory and space, oblivion and non-space Border inhabitants, daily cross-border communities Unusual migrations, daily cross-border exchanges Diseases, uncertainty, mistrust, fear Distancing as a bordering space Black lists of countries and forbidden travels within the EU space   Deadline for Title and Abstract submission is 15 January 2021. Deadline for papers submission is 01 May 2021. Articles submission is online: Author guidelines and other details are published on EthnoAnthropoZoom Website: