The lecture series “historical and current developments in Southeastern Europe and the Near East” draws on the lecture series “Southeastern Europe—Historical Anthropology” which were held between 2003 and 2008 and invited international scholars to talks and workshops in Graz. The current series seeks to highlight current international research at the University Graz by inviting an interdisciplinary mixture of renown scholars to Graz. It thus seeks to encourage academic exchange , to provide younger researchers in Graz with the opportunity to discuss cutting edge scholarship and to anchor Graz as a centre for research on Southeastern Europe. The lecture series is co-organised by the Centre for Southeast European Studies, the Centre for the Study of Balkan Societies and Cultures and the Centre for Southeast European History.
As individuals and as a society we are defined by how we remember our past experiences. Our memories influence the way we perceive our present and imagine our future. Remembering Yugoslavia has been a big challenge in new national states that emerged after the Yugoslav break-up.
Dino Mustafić was born on 6 July 1969 in Sarajevo. He is a graduate of the Department of Direction at Sarajevo's Academy of Performing Arts, and holds a second degree from the Department of General Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy.
The study of visual culture of the Balkans represents a new interdisciplinary field in humanistic studies of Southeast Europe. It brings together scientists from different fields - art historians, historians, anthropologists, film researchers, literary historians.