New Publication

While we were forced to cancel our workshop of the same name due to the global spread of Covid-19 in March, a special issue of the journal “Contemporary Southeastern Europe” (7/2), edited by Karl Kaser and Dominik Gutmeyr, now gives an introduction to “Visual representations of femininities and masculinities: The Balkans and South Caucasus in the digital age”. The five contributions by Karl Kaser, Eirini Tsichla, Elza Ibroscheva, Hasan Gürkan and Zumrud Jalilova Hutton explore the increasing polarization of the visual representation of gender roles, of femininities and of masculinities in the region. The editors hope to raise attention to an interdisciplinary field that has not yet received sufficient scholarly recognition.

KEAC-BSR-Special on

For anyone reading Romanian and interested in a few of the many different aspects of knowledge exchange and our project’s research, we have five teasers to offer on with Claudia-Florentina Dobre writing about the Soviet past in today’s Armenia, Liviu Iancu’s take on exchange about archaeological experience in Azerbaijan, Maria Mateoniu-Micu giving an insight on church, state and society in Soviet Armenia, Dominik Gutmeyr pointing out the potential of research on photography in imperial Baku and Antoine Heemeryck on Russia between conservatism and cosmopolitanism.

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Virtual Conference (24.04.)

Our next (fifth overall but first virtual) conference on “Knowledge and Ideological Frontlines. Europe and the Black Sea Region after World War II” will take place this Friday (24.04.) on the online platform of SWU Blagoevgrad. If you’re interested in joining the online debates, please contact us under and we’ll provide you with all technical information. We’re starting at 9:00 (Eastern European Time). Stay safe!

Program: Knowledge and Ideological Frontlines

We are happy to provide you with the program of our upcoming conference on “Knowledge and Ideological Frontlines. Europe and the Black Sea Region after World War II”. Given the present situation of Covid-19 spreading all across the continent, we are currently also looking into alternative ways of exchanging ideas if the developments in the next few weeks does not allow us to come together at SW-University Blagoevgrad after all.

Workshop Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the spread of Covid-19 we are forced to cancel the workshop “Visual Representations of Femininities and Masculinities: The Balkans and South Caucasus in the Digital Age” which was supposed to take place at University of Graz this week. We are looking into alternative forms of presenting the intriguing research upon which this workshop would have been based. Stay tuned.