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.
Marija Bistrica (Hotel Kaj), Croatia. 30.-31. October 2014
The Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Zagreb,invite abstract submissions for a two day workshop in Marija Bistrica (an hour north of Zagreb in Zagorje) toexplore the diversity of sources for political populism in the Balkans.
Deadline 31 March 2014
The University of Graz is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies.
This two year MA programme is conducted as a joint degree between four partner universities (Graz, Belgrade, Skopje and Zagreb) and the fourth generation commences in Graz in October 2014.
ViCe, the interdisciplinary PhD programme Visual Culture at the University of Graz, encourages ethnographic study of social movements with a focus on, but not restricted to cities in south-eastern Europe. A team of three or four PhD students will be supported in applying for a shared DOCteam grant at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Eligible are young researchers who are exploring this field, prepared to work in an interdisciplinary team and wish to direct attention to visual aspects of protest.
The politics of protest and dissent have become a more visible part of state-society relations in Southeastern Europe (SEE), especially in the wake of the global economic crisis. To date, existing social science research largely ignores domestic political agency, particularly outside institutionalised state and non-state arenas. First and foremost, fringe political movements in SEE, when challenging the status quo, are often equated with ‘radicalism’ or ‘extremism’, and thus, a threat that the state should address or oppose.
Florian Bieber (Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien) & Barbara Derler (SOEGA)
Karl Kaser: Andere Blicke. Religion und visuelle Kulturen auf dem Balkan und im Nahen Osten. Wien [u.a.]: Böhlau 2013.