Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference Summer 2023

Conferences and Workshops

The Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference is a bi-annual event at the Institute for Human Sciences that allows the Junior Fellows to present their work and research in a day-long conference. A traditional semester-closing celebration of the talented young researchers that is as old as the Institute itself, and is always organized by the Junior Fellows themselves. Usually, it includes Senior Fellows, Staff members, and Alumni, among others, as commentators and discussants.

The full conference program can be found either here as a PDF or by scrolling down.


09:15 - 09:30
Opening remarks by Ayşe Çağlar 

Panel 1: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Western Balkans and Global Influences
Chair: Daryna Korkach

09:30 - 10:10
Tijana Koprivica (via Zoom) Yugoslav Illustrated Poetry Books in the Light of Intermediality Theory and Picture Theory
Commentator: Clemena Antonova

10:10 - 10:50
Una Blagojevic Marxist Humanism in Yugoslavia: European Humanism and Its Crisis
Commentator: Yannis Ktenas

10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 - 11:50
Ivana Rudinac Chinese Development Assistance in Western Balkan: Does It Undermine Good Governance?
Commentator: Ivan Vejvoda

11:50 - 12:30
Deniz Güvensoy “Bos-poros": The Bridge as the Aporetic Threshold
Commentator: Ayşe Çağlar

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

Panel 2: Ukrainian Society: Between Dynamic Context and Subtle Tensions
Chair: Una Blagojevic

13:30 - 14:10
Olena Yermakova Ukrainian Migration Into Poland: Fieldwork-Based Reflections After Full-Scale War
Commentator: Volha Biziukova

14:10 - 14:50
Daryna Korkach Verka Serduchka in Her Early Years: Between National Independence and Female Empowerment
Commentator: Olga Shparaga

14:50 - 15:10 Coffee break 

Panel 3: Disciplinary Encounters in the Era of Pandemic and Digital Humanism
Chair: Yannis Ktenas

15:10 - 15:50
Marika Grasso Digital Humanism and Care: What Digital Humanism Is Made Of?
Commentator: James Cartlidge

15:50 - 16:30 
Sérgio Barbosa Doing Digital Ethnography to Investigate Whatsappers
Commentator: Deniz Güvensoy

16:30 - 16:40 Coffee break

16:40 - 17:20
Yannis Ktenas Value Polytheism During the Pandemic
Commentator: Mischa Gabowitsch

17:20 - 17:30 Closing remarks by Ludger Hagedorn

19:00 Exchange and get-together during the soft opening of the exhibition Bearing Witness to War at Bildraum Studio/Anker Brotfabrik