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.
10.6.-11.6.2016 / Discussion and Presentation Program:
Laura Kromjak: Memories of Bosnian Diaspora in USA
Martina Hermann: Rusyns, Slovenians, Croats in Camps in WWI
Igor Štiks: Limits of Academic Activism: From Critique to Action
Marija Martinović: Video Activism as a Performative Political Practice of the Women's Movements in Postsocialist Serbia
Pierre Bourdieu: Homo Academicus / Selected Chapter: Presented by Laura Kromjak
Since 2015, more than a million of refugees made their way from the war-torn Middle East to central and northern Europe through the countries of Southeast Europe. Some stayed, and probably more are expected to come. Unforeseen as it was, this movement of people seems to be shaking the very foundations of the European Union, from mutual solidarity and ever-deeper integration to the enlargement process. The case of Southeast Europe is a particularly salient, as it was here that many of the big issues related to migration crystallize.
At the centre of this Diskussionsforum will be the contributions of the latest volume in the series Junge Türkeiforschung in Deutschland. The book is based on a workshop that brought together young researchers working on the political, social and cultural developments in the republic of Turkey.
In this project the question is central how 20-35 year old Muslim women in Sarajevo position themselves in the situation of post-socialism with regards to Islam and Europe. Two identity features that are often constructed as oppositional – „Muslim“ and „European”
EU enlargement was long hailed as the EU’s most successful foreign policy tool, enabling it to project ‘transformative power’ in its neighbourhood and to foster lasting political and economic change among candidate countries.