The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is an interdisciplinary forum for teaching and research on Southeastern Europe. In addition to a comprehensive teaching program and research projects, the centre also regularly organizes events for an academic and a general audience on Southeastern Europe.

NEWS

New History of Yugoslavia

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia just published a new history of Yugoslavia entitled "Yugoslavia from a Historical Perspective", based on contributions from scholars across the post-Yugoslav space. The publication is the result of a project devoted to exploring the Yugoslav past in its complexity and multi-faceted nature. In addition a website devoted to the topic offers further articles and analysis.
Florian Bieber served as one of the members of the academic advisory board

Video: Hader, Politik, Balkan

Einen prominenten Gastvortragenden dürften wir am Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien der Uni Graz am Mittwoch, den 21. Juni 2017 bei einer Ringvorlesung begrüßen: Kabarettist und Schauspieler Josef Hader sprach zu den Themen Hader, Politik und Balkan und schloß damit die Vortragsreihe, die sich in diesem Semester dem Schwerpunkt "Theater und Gesellschaft in Südosteuropa“ gewidmet hat.
Anbei die Videoaufnahme http://gams.uni-graz.at/fedora/get/podcast:pug-zentrumsuedosteuropa/bdef...

Improving Science Communication in the Western Balkans

The Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) will implement a project titled "Current Practices of Science Communication in Western Balkan Countries and their Impacts" supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation project PERFORM. Science communication is a key element of any research system. Good science communication is of benefit to the individual researcher, for the community of researchers, their institutions, policy and decision makers, and the wider public.

EVENTS

Governing through Intervention: Subjectivity and resistance in agricultural government in Serbia

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21 Nov 2017 - 13:00
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SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

This PhD project is concerned with contributing to a better understanding of non-military international interventions and unpacking processes usually labelled as development or democracy promotion.

Silence in memories of political violence of the Turkish revolutionaries: a moral value or a traumatic sign?

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28 Nov 2017 - 13:00
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SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

Turkish Leftist revolutionaries were harshly oppressed following the 1980-1983 military coup, and their memories of political violence are today codified in collective commemorations, protests and political mythologies.

The Role of External Actors as “Discursive Antagonists” in Nationalist-Authoritarian Populist Discourse: A Comparative Analysis of Hungary and Turkey

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9 Jan 2018 - 13:00
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SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

This seminar will explore the role that external actors – such as the EU, but also crucially the United States or even “the West” in a very general sense – play as “discursive antagonists” in the Turkish and Hungarian “alt right” (in these cases, far right Eurasianist) movements through alternati