CfP: Skopje, 11.-12.01.2019

We are looking forward to the third KEAC-BSR-conference by which we seek to open the floor for “Knowledge Exchange in Academic Cultures through Migration between and within Europe and the Black Sea Region (until WWI and its Aftermaths)“. The conference will take place at the Institute of National History in Skopje on 11.-12. January 2019. You may download the full CfP here or take a look at it under https://blacksearegion.eu/cfp-skopje2019/. We are looking forward to your proposals (Deadline for submitting an abstract: 30.09.2018).

CfP: Bucharest, 11.-12.10.2018

Just having concluded our IHU-Conference we would like to point to the next KEAC-BSR-event on “Regional, National, and Local Identities in Central Europe and the Black Sea Region in the last 100 Years”, taking place at “Nicolae Iorga” Institute for History, Bucharest, on 11.-12. October 2018. More details and the full CfP can be found here: https://blacksearegion.eu/bucharest2018/

IHU-Conference, Day 2

We’re off to a second day at IHU Thessaloniki with Martina Baleva’s keynote on “Future’s in the Balkans. The Visual Invention of a Region.”

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The visual discovery of the Balkans by the ‘West’ can be traced back as early as the 17th century when some of the first depictions of the region appeared like in the richly illustrated travel account by Salomon Schweigger (1608). But the actual process of the visual invention of the Balkans intensified in the early 19th century simultaneously with the political, scientific, and economic penetration into the region. And it seems that this process has been lasting till today or at least until the celebrated exhibition “Blood & Honey. Future’s in the Balkans” (2003). The lecture tries to trace the ways in which the Balkans was invented through art and visual media and to shed light on the big names and main aspects in this process.