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.


CfA: Visiting Fellows at CSEES

The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2015-6. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the center for a period of one semester (4 months, either October-January or March-June). Visiting fellows are expected to present their work in a research seminar, discuss their research informally with members of the center and contribute a working paper to the center’s working paper series.

CfP: The Eurovision Song Contest at 60: Gender and Geopolitics in Contemporary Europe (Special issue of Contemporary Southeastern Europe)

In the last two decades or so, issues of gender at Eurovision have become increasingly visible. Often these have related to the (stated or perceived) sexuality, gender identity or gender expression of performers, but also to a broader notion the contest is an affirmation of camp and queer, which certain host cities and broadcasters have even integrated into the hosting of the event (for instance in Sweden and Denmark).

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.


Flexibility of Favors - Rethinking Informality and Care in Post-Yugoslav Contexts

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

This seminar explores how veze, semi-formal relations in former Yugoslav countries, have been interpreted in social theory and in everyday life in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Why was Milosevic betrayed? - Explaining the Behavior of the Military and Security Forces in the Revolutionary Situation

11 Dec 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Mozartgasse 3, HS 23.03, Erdgeschoss

In the Bulldozer Revolution in Serbia, one of the critical moments was when it became clear that the notorious security forces – called “Red Berets” – decided to take sides with the people rather than the dictator and not to use force against the demonstrators.