Lecture Series: Historical and Current Developments in Southeastern Europe and the Near East

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.

„The Power Over Memory is the Power Over Identity”: The Memory in post-Yugoslav Theater

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14 Jun 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Schubertstr. 51, HS 31.11

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.

Image of the Migrant Worker: Visualising the Bantoukhd from Ottoman Armenia in late 19th century Constantinople

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Date: 
8 Jun 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Resowi, LS 15.03

The bantoukhd (migrant worker) was the main pre-occupation of Ottoman Armenian intellectu-al elites throughout the second half of the nineteenth century.

Visual Culture of the Balkans in the Regional and Global Context

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Date: 
18 May 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Resowi, LS 15.03

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.

Stage as a Politics

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Date: 
17 May 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Schubertstr. 51, HS 31.11

Mirjana Karanović made her screen debut in 1980 film Petrijin venac ("Petrija's Wreath"), earning accolades for her portrayal of an illiterate Serbian woman. She is best known to international audience by her portrayal of the mother in the 1985 film When Father Was Away on Business.

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

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Date: 
3 May 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
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

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

Date: 
27 Apr 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
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.

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