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.


BiEPAG presentation in Vienna: European Integration of the Balkans – New Realities

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group policy paper and recommendations were presented on 29 October at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vienna by Hedvig Morvai, Florian Bieber, and Milan Nič. Kristof Bender (ESI) and Jan Kickert (Political Director, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs) served as discussant.

CfP: Fringe Politics in Southeastern Europe II – Conservative Social Movements and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Southeast Europe

The relationship between state and society in Southeastern Europe has undergone a recent phase of intense restructuring, with protest politics and new waves of social movements from the political margins questioning the status quo and shaking up entrenched political systems.

New Publication: "Football and Society" - Special Issue of "Südosteuropa"

Dario Brentin, Armina Galijas, and Hrvoje Paic act as guest editors for the current thematic issue of “Südosteuropa” on "Football and Society" and have provided for a fascinating reading of (post-)Yugoslav football stories. Beyond this, the current issue features "Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis" from Kosovo, Turkey, Moldova, and Macedonia, illustrating the extents to which Southeast European societies are affected by the events in neighbouring Ukraine.

Ulf Brunnbauer: Editorial 93-94

Football and Society


Workshop: The Sources of Populism in the Balkans

30 Oct 2014 - 13:00 to 31 Oct 2014 - 21:00
Hotel Kaj, Marija Bistrica, Croatia

The Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Zagreb, are organizing a two day workshop in Marija Bistrica to explore the diversity of sources for political populism in the Balkans.

Our side, their side and all those places in-between: boundary-work and identity-formation in post-war Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

4 Nov 2014 - 13:00
RESOWI, Universitätsstraße 15, SR 15.33 Bauteil B, 3. OG

Based on qualitative research in the city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina, this talk will explore the ways city dwellers in a divided city negotiate the terrain of their ethnic and other social identities within the urban context and the ways they tell the stories about who they are in relation t

Between class and nation. Working class communities in 1980s Serbia and Montenegro

11 Nov 2014 - 13:00
RESOWI, Universitätsstraße 15, SR 15.33 Bauteil B, 3. OG

This FWF funded project explores working class communities in Serbia and Montenegro during the 1980s in an attempt to generate new insights on interactions between social class and ethno-nationalism and about the agency of working people in the conditions of late Yugoslav socialism.

Conference: Histories of 1914. Debates and Use of the Origins of World War One in Southeastern Europe, Graz, 20-22.11.2014

20 Nov 2014 - 15:30 to 22 Nov 2014 - 17:00
Resowi, Universitätsstraße 15, Bauteil A, 2.OG, SZ 15.21

Thursday, 20.11.2014

15.30 Conference Opening

Christa Neuper
(Rector of the University of Graz, Austria)

Lukas Meyer, tbc
(Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Graz, Austria)