Brownbag Seminars: Current Research on Southeastern Europe

Brownbag seminars are organised by the Centre for Southeast European Studies together with the Centre for Southeast European History regularly since 2011. The seminars provide a forum for scholars at the university and visiting fellows to present their current research projects and discuss them with others in an informal setting.

History in the Court of Law: Legal Rehabilitation as a Mirror and an Instrument of Politics of Memory in Croatia and Serbia

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Date: 
16 Jan 2018 - 13:00
Location: 
Resowi-Zentrum, SR 15.48, Bauteil D, 4.OG

This research project examines the intertwinement of history, memory, and law in the wider context of politics of memory on the Second World War and socialist Yugoslavia in contemporary Serbia and Croatia.

The Role of External Actors as “Discursive Antagonists” in Nationalist-Authoritarian Populist Discourse: A Comparative Analysis of Hungary and Turkey

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Date: 
9 Jan 2018 - 13:00
Location: 
SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

This seminar will explore the role that external actors – such as the EU, but also crucially the United States or even “the West” in a very general sense – play as “discursive antagonists” in the Turkish and Hungarian “alt right” (in these cases, far right Eurasianist) movements through alternati

Silence in memories of political violence of the Turkish revolutionaries: a moral value or a traumatic sign?

Speaker(s): 
Date: 
28 Nov 2017 - 13:00
Location: 
SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

Turkish Leftist revolutionaries were harshly oppressed following the 1980-1983 military coup, and their memories of political violence are today codified in collective commemorations, protests and political mythologies.

Governing through Intervention: Subjectivity and resistance in agricultural government in Serbia

Speaker(s): 
Date: 
21 Nov 2017 - 13:00
Location: 
SR 15.33, RESOWI, B

This PhD project is concerned with contributing to a better understanding of non-military international interventions and unpacking processes usually labelled as development or democracy promotion.

The Rise of Grassroots Authoritarianism? Political Attitudes and Perceptions in Western Balkans

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Date: 
24 Oct 2017 - 13:00
Location: 
Resowi, SR 15.33, tract B, 3rd floor

The region of Western Balkans went through a substantial decline in democracy during the last decade, one that brings about serious threats including authoritarian entrenchment, renewed ethnic conflict and decline in support for the EU (BiEPAG, 2017).

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