Conferences and Workshops

The Centre for Southeast European Studies organizes regular conferences and workshops , including the Southeast European Dialogues (SEED), a conference series devoted to promote an active high-level scholarly dialogue on topics of key importance for Southeastern Europe. The first SEED conference was held in November 2011 on “Debating the End of Yugoslavia”.

CfP: ASN European Conference: Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty, 4-6 July 2018, University of Graz, Austria

4 Jul 2018 - 09:00 to 6 Jul 2018 - 18:00

The University of Graz, in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), is pleased to announce the joint conference, "Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty" which will be held from 4 to 6 July, 2018 in Graz, Austria.

Reconsidering the Turkish State

22 Jan 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Harrachgasse 23, SR 38.21

The state as a juridico-political arrangement of power has never ceased to attract the attention of scholars of modern Turkey.

Program: Islands of Memory

31 Aug 2017 - 17:00 to 1 Sep 2017 - 17:30
Stari Grad, Hvar

Islands of Memory
Workshop, Stari Grad (Hvar)

31.08. – 02.09.1017

Day 1: Movie Screening and Discusssion (Hotel Arkada, Stari Grad)

17.00-18.00 Movie: Vila Münz
Discussion with director Naum Panovski (Poiesis Theatre Project, New York)

Beyond neo-Ottomanism 
From ‘centre-peripheries’ to zones of friction

28 Jun 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00
Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Harrachgasse 23, SR 38.21


8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction
Florian Bieber, CSEES
Kerem Öktem, CSEES

8:45 – 9:30 David Henig, University of Kent/ CSEES
Books, Houses, Genealogies: Situating Neo-Ottomanism within Terrains of Exchange

The Crisis of Democracy and Social Engagement in Southeast Europe

29 May 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Resowi, SR 15.34

Crisis of democracy spreads both in societies with long traditions of liberal de­ mocracy (embedded democracies) and in those in which a functional de­ mocracy has only existed fora short while.

Politics from Below? Ethnicity, Conflict and Governance at the Local Level

24 May 2017 - 14:00 to 18:30
Resowi, SZ 15.22, part G, 2nd floor, Universitätsstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Local governance has become an essential building block of not only conflict management processes in post-conflict environments, but also democratisation, reinforced by civil society’s increasing role in the decision-making process. In fact, there is a growing conviction

(Re)Thinking Yugoslav Internationalism – Cold War Global Entanglements and their Legacies

29 Sep 2016 - 16:00 to 1 Oct 2016 - 19:00
Meerscheinschlössl/Festsaal, Mozartgasse 3, Graz

For more than forty years, Yugoslavia was one of the most internationalist and outward looking of all socialist countries in Europe, playing leading roles in various trans-national initiatives – principally as central participant within the Non-Aligned Movement – that sought to remake existing ge

Fissures on the edges: Central & South Eastern Europe and European crises

15 Jul 2016 - 16:15 to 16 Jul 2016 - 18:00
Resowi, LS 15.03 (015CEG0058), Universitätsstraße 15 Bauteil C, Groundfloor

In times of crisis, accountability of states to their citizens has been as pressing a matter as ever. Have the internal dynamics in workings of the new member states and in the states of the Western Balkans had an impact on the coherence of democratic regimes across the region?


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