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.


2nd CfA: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies. Graz and Belgrade

Deadline: 14 June 2017

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) are pleased to announce the 2nd call for applications for the remaining places for the academic year 2017/2018 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies ( &

Save Central European University / How to help

The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.
These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.

The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy

New BiEPAG Policy Brief on the state of Democracy in the Western Balkans has just been launched. The state of democracy and freedom has been backsliding or stagnating in the countries of the Western Balkans over the past decade.There is no single turning point for the entire region, but the downward spiral began a decade ago, and accelerated with the economic crisis in 2008 and multiple crises within the EU that distracted the Union from enlargement.

Theater and Society in Southeast Europe

This lecture series will explore the topic of theatre in the context of social transformation in Southeastern Europe. It will investigate the relationship between theatre, politics and society by way of historical, sociological, literary and political science approaches, focusing on the diverse ideological structures, aesthetics and historical-political functions of theatre in contemporary Southeastern Europe.

Doktoratsnetwerk CESEENET

Die Fakultät für Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften unterstützt den Südosteuropaschwerpunkt der KFU durch die Mitgliedschaft in Netzwerk CESEENET. CESEENET ist ein Zusammenschluss von wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten in Süd- und Osteuropa und konzentriert sich auf einen Austausch und die Vernetzung zwischen den beteiligten Universitäten im Rahmen der Doktoratsausbildung und in Hinsicht auf Forschungsaktivitäten. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Georg Schneider vertritt die Universität als Mitglied des Executive Board von CESEENET.


Visual history and Digital Humanities in the Balkans: The Visual Archive Southeastern Europe

27 Apr 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Resowi, LS 15.03

The visual turn in Southeastern European history and anthropology is deeply intertwined with the emergence of Digital Humanities in the Balkan countries.

Theatre - City - Crisis: Examples from Serbia in the 1990s

3 May 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Schubertstr. 51, HS 31.11

The 1990s was a period of acute social crisis marked by armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and, at the same time, a period of major transformation of the production system in the performing arts throughout the post-socialist realm. It argues for a more refined understanding