The Balkans as Europe, 1821 – 1914

Friday, 27 May 2011, 2:00pm - Saturday, 28 May 2011, 6:30pm, IWM library


Conference Program

Thursday, 26 May 2011
6:00 pm Ivo Banac, Yale University
The Liberation Trajectory of the Balkan National Revolutions
Keynote Lecture
Friday, 27 May 2011
Session One: Projecting
Comment: Ivan Krastev, IWM, Vienna; Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
2:00 pm Timothy Snyder, Yale University
Dessislava Lilova, South-Western University Neofit Rilsky, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Shared Homeland versus Ethnic Homeland:
the Bulgarian Visions of the Balkans in the19th Century
Session Two: Establishing
Comment: Maria Todorova, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
4:30 pm Diana Mishkova, Center of Advanced Studies and University of Sofia
Political Transfer in the 19th Century: A View from the Balkans
Josip Vrande?i?, University of Split
Minuccio Minucci and the Rise of Uskok Mythology
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Session Three: Belonging
10:00 am Comment: Maria Todorova, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Alison Frank, Harvard University
The Strange, Sad Case of Maria Illi?:
Slavery and Conversion in the 19th Century Balkans
Constantin Iordachi, CEU Budapest
Securitizing Minorities: Nation-Building and the Jewish Question in
Romania and Serbia, 1821-1919
Session Four: Comparing
Comment: Timothy Snyder, Yale University
1:00 pm Dominique K. Reill, University of Miami
Balkan Initiatives to Make Europe:
The Case of Mid-19th-Century Dalmatia
Felicia Rosu, National University of Ireland
History-Making and Nation-Writing:
Poles and Hungarians in Romanian Historiography before WW I
Session Five: Recalling
Comment: Venelin Ganev, Miami University of Ohio
4:00 pm Tanja Petrovic, Slovenian Academy of Science, Ljubljana; University of Nova Gorica
Balkan Legacy of the 19th Century and Post-Yugoslav Societies
in the Context of the EU Accession
Thanos Veremis, University of Athens
Nationalism and its Balkan Mutations
6:00 pm End of Conference

With generous support of
Robert Bosch Stiftung