[UK] Symposium Revisiting Yugoslavia in the shadow of the present: Continuities and discontinuities

We are pleased to invite you to attend South East European Studies at Oxford’s (SEESOX) upcoming symposium entitled „Revisiting Yugoslavia in the shadow of the present: Continuities and discontinuities“, which will take place on 23 November 2017 at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

Yugoslavia existed for 70 years, survived many existential crises, and played a considerable role in the history of the 20th century. Now it no longer exists and several independent states have emerged. But seeing the end of Yugoslavia as a permanent rupture means forgetting that countries are more than their physical and institutional setup.… Read the rest

[CHE] Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period

Cities on the Move:
Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period
(Third Balkan Visual Meeting)

14 –16 September 2017
University of Basel, Alte Universität, Rheinsprung 7/9, seminar room (201)

Yugoslavia and Turkey are two nation states that emerged at the end of World War I out of the remains of the Ottoman (and in case of Yugoslavia, partly of the Habsburg) Empire. One was a monarchy founded in December 1918, with the former King of Serbia becoming the King of a ‘three-named nation’ of South-Slavs.… Read the rest

[SLO] ‘Into the Unknown. Visions and Utopias in the Danube-Carpathian Region in 1917 and Beyond’, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10–12 May 2017

International and Interdisciplinary Conference:

Into the Unknown. Visions and Utopias in the Danube-Carpathian Region in 1917 and Beyond

Ljubljana, 10–12 May 2017


Department of German with Dutch and Swedish, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana

Department of Translation, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana

Institute for German Culture and History of Southeastern Europe at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

10:30–11:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. Dr. Branka Kalenić Ramšak, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana

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[FRA] Populism in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century

Populism in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century

11-12 May 2017
EHESS – Room M. et D. Lombard – 96 boulevard Raspail – 75006 Paris, France

Since the 1990s, several political movements qualified as “populist” have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe, drawing the attention of political scientists. If we want to understand why these movements exercise such attraction and why they are so relentless in this space, it is necessary to cross the study of current politics with the analysis of long term developments.… Read the rest

[UK] Clientelism, Patronage, Accommodation: Austro-Hungarian, French, and Romanian Business Elites in post-WWI Greater Romania

Mar 07, 2017 06:00 PM
Location: Room 432, UCL SSEES

Máté Rigó (European University Institute)

It is often claimed that the Romanian economy in the aftermath of the First World War was characterized and sustained by a general climate of ethnic nationalism.

The rhetoric of economic protectionism that swept Southeastern and East-Central Europe after 1918 would seem to buttress such an interpretation, yet actual business practices suggest that the picture was not so straightforward. While a Romanian economist lamented in the early 1920s: “Industry and commerce remain the last bastions which the bayonet of the Romanian peasant has been unable to conquer,” it is clear that there were many instances of cooperation and accommodation among Romanian political elites and minority economic elites.… Read the rest

[UK] Rethinking Modern Europe

Rethinking Modern Europe

Sponsored by Lord Tugendhat

Venue: Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesdays 17:30

Convenors: Dr. Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths); Dr. Celia Donert (Liverpool); Dr. Alex Drace-Francis (Amsterdam); Dr. Simon Jackson (Birmingham); Philippa Hetherington (UCL); Astrid Swenson (Brunel); Professor Lucy Riall (EUI Florence); Professor Jan Rüger (Birkbeck); Dr. Christian Goeschel (Manchester)

Spring Term 2017
Date Seminar details
22 February
Rethinking the Origins and Meaning of the Genocide Concept
Dirk Moses (University of Sydney), Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths University of London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR
8 March
How to write the History of Europe in an age of Global History
Richard Evans (University of Cambridge), Jan Rüger (Birkbeck University of London)
The Court Room, First Floor
22 March
The Austro-Hungarian Empire in the Legal History of Decolonization
Natasha Wheatley (University of Sydney), Philippa Hetherington (University College London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR
Summer Term 2017
Date Seminar details
3 May
Writing International Jewish History
Jaclyn Granick (University of Oxford), Abigail Green (University of Oxford), Nathan Kurz (Birkbeck, University of London / Pears Institute)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR
15 May
Roundtable on French Elections
Sonia Delesalle-Stolper (UK correspondent for Liberation), Sue Collard (University of Sussex), Sudhir Hazareesingh (University of Oxford), Imen Neffati (University of Sheffield), Simon Jackson (University of Birmingham), Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR
7 June
The Habsburg Empire.
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[UK] Debating the Histories of Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Literature(s)

Workshop organized by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, to be held 24 and 25 June 2017.

Workshop aims

The workshop is intended as a forum for the preparation of a volume of essays on debates arising from the history of Yugoslav literature(s) in the 20th century, and on ways in which those issues are revised and reformulated in the post-Yugoslav cultural space. Participants will engage together to produce a collection of essays as a coherent response to these issues.… Read the rest

[UK] Memory, nationalism and masculinities: Male survivors of sexual violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Memory, nationalism and masculinities:
Male survivors of sexual violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Dr Heleen Touquet
1 February 2017, 12:30 to 14:00 p.m.
Jordanstown campus,
21D51 Seminar Room, Dalriada House

Dr. Heleen Touquet is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium and a research associate at the Centre d’Etudes de Conflits et Crises Internationaux at the Universite de Louvain La Neuve. She has published extensively on post ethnic mobilisation and reconciliation in journals such as Europe-Asia Studies, East-European Politics and Societies, Nationalities Papers, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism and others.… Read the rest

[UK] 22nd Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide: Justice, Education and Commemoration

7th March 10.30-16.00

St Antony’s College, Oxford

2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide- the worst atrocity committed on European soil since the Second World War. As part of a host of commemorative events, Remembering Srebrenica are proud to be holding an international academic conference, the only one of its kind in the UK, titled:

22nd Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide: Justice, Education and Commemoration

By investigating ideas surrounding justice, education and commemoration, our panels, comprised of global experts in their field, will probe how the UK and the wider international community can learn the lessons from Srebrenica.… Read the rest

[UK] UCL, SSEES Spring Term South-East European Studies Seminar Series

Please join us at UCL, SSEES for the Spring term South-East European Studies Seminar Series:

10 January – Dr. Julija Sardelic, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Liverpool
“The Refugee Crisis and its Impact on Marginalized Minorities along the Western Balkan Route”

3 February – Dr. Catherine Baker, Lecturer, University of Hull
Book Launch: “20th Century Gender History of Eastern Europe in the 21st Century”

21 February – Dr. Alex Drace-Francis, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
“From Confrontation to Impersonation: Romanian Strategies for Dealing with the English, 1825-1900”

7 March – Dr.… Read the rest

[FRA] Islam in the Balkans. Research perspectives 30 years after ‘L’islam balkanique’.

 Islam in the Balkans. Research perspectives 30 years after ‘L’islam balkanique’. Workshop in memory of Alexandre Popovic (1931-2014)
15-16December 2016 EHESS

Organised by Xavier Bougarel (CNRS, CETOBAC), Nathalie Clayer (CNRS-EHESS, CETOBAC), Fabio Giomi (CNRS, CETOBAC)

link: http://cetobac.ehess.fr/index.php?1807

When Alexandre Popovic published his book L’islam balkanique in 1986, the Muslim populations of south-eastern Europe were still a little explored and exotic research topic. The secularisation policies put in place by the Communist regimes seemed to confirm that adherence to Islam was superficial and on the decline.
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[CRO] Call for applications: Post/graduate course “Divided Societies XX: Memory Wars”

7 – 14 May 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The legacy of violent conflict is at the forefront of contemporary politics in many divided societies where struggles over the past contribute to the regular renewal of tension. On its twentieth anniversary the Divided Societies course examines the memory wars that have become an increasingly important focus of contention in recent decades. It pays particular attention to the Balkans, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine, three regions where conflict seemed to have been resolved by peace settlements in the early 1990s but where the past continues to contribute to crises in the present.… Read the rest

[UK] Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica:The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment (Book launch)

Start: Nov 15, 2016 06:00 PM
End: Nov 15, 2016 08:00 PM

Location: Room 432, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street

The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito's Yugoslavia

Josip Broz Tito’s reshaped Yugoslav state became an influential pivot between East and West during the Cold War. Here, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica re-assesses struggles over the country’s economic model from the Second World War, through the Tito–Stalin split of 1948, to the slow opening to the world market in the 1950s and 1960s. Relying on new archival evidence, he outlines the contradictions between Tito’s commitment to building a competition state and fashioning a participatory economy.

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[NLD] Thinking Through the Future of Memory

Inaugural Conference of the Memory Studies Association

Amsterdam, December 3-5, 2016

Memory studies is currently undergoing rapid expansion and is receiving growing recognition in academic and policy circles. However, concerns are being raised that the field’s expansion has not been matched by concomitant advances in theoretical groundwork, methodological sophistication and professional organization. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to think through the theoretical, methodological and professional challenges faced by memory studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and practice.… Read the rest

[UK] Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe

Thursday January 19th 2017

Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe

A One-Day Conference launching Volume 29, Studies in Polish Jewry

(Littman Library of Jewish Civilization).

Organised by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Co-organised and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Cultural Institute, London.

To be held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, London

Prior booking only through Eventbrite

Early registration is strongly advised

General Admission £15

Student concessions £10

Booking charges apply

https://writingjewishhistory.eventbrite.co.uk… Read the rest