Anthropology in/of South Eastern Europe


Anthropology in/of South Eastern Europe

A group for anthropologists interested in this part of the world and from researchers from there

Members: 140
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2016

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invitation to AAA panel

Started by monica vasile Nov 9, 2011.


Started by Urednik Bogisic Jun 13, 2010.

Call for Papers, Conferences, etc. 8 Replies

Started by Stéphane Voell. Last reply by Andreas Hemming Mar 29, 2010.

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Comment by Jonathan H. Harwell on July 9, 2009 at 5:36pm
Hi, I was a teacher in Albania, 1994-96, and recently spent a week there to experience some of the changes. (Hint: Skype, Facebook, texting!)
Comment by Luka Rejec on June 28, 2009 at 9:34am
Regions have porous borders anyway ... just look at the example of emigrant communities of Balkan* origin all over Europe, from all different periods. From the medieval Albanian communities in southern Italy, the Uskoks of Slovenia, the Croats of north-west Hungary, etc. etc.

We can just keep in mind that borders are approximations of the inter-subjective construction that is any region.

*shorter than writing South-East-European and looks better than SEE-nian.
Comment by Stéphane Voell on June 18, 2009 at 4:27pm
The basic idea to create this group was that I saw numerous groups emerging in AOC with regional foci. But the region where I did research was not represented. Another one would possibly have created the group hours or days later. Perhaps, as being the “creator” of this group, I have a certain responsibility to start the discussion in the group, but I do not want to discuss a topic simply to start any discussion.

The activities in the group may be:
- Regional (e.g. countries) and thematic forums: discussing concrete topics like on traditional law in the Albanian highlands or civil society (just to mention two topics which do interest me)
- Announcements: Events/Call for Papers/Conferences, e.g. the CfP Andreas posted recently would fit perfectly in our group
- Network for researchers who work on (or are interested in) SE Europe: building up new contacts by browsing the group members
-->Invite other anthropologists you may know, who are interested in SE Europe! Anyone is free to open forums and discussions in this group. I will start a forum shortly.
Comment by Hülya Demirdirek on June 18, 2009 at 8:20am
Thanks Stéphane. I think it is nice that it keep its marginal position. If somebodyelse protests you can reconsider. Are you planning to start any activity?I have been observing the activities since late May. It seems good to have smaller ambitions for very concrete tasks. I see that I am not able to take part in substantial debates. It really is difficult to follow a comprehensive debate. I am amazed that some manages their time so well. When there is discussion, it is good to have chance to follow it though. But as for material, event, info exchange I am sure you can activate us. We can also have short exchanges. To me OAC is staring to be a meeting place with multiple floors. Some floors have library, others pub to see old friends etc. One also knows that there will be a seminar at one point. I would like to hang out and see groups live in a non-frantic way. I hope you can lead in that direction. Thanks
Comment by Stéphane Voell on June 17, 2009 at 10:46am
Welcome Hülya! Of course it is OK to join the group. But what would you say: should I color Moldova also in green (light green, grey-green)? ;)
Comment by Hülya Demirdirek on June 17, 2009 at 12:28am
Well, Moldova is always in between. When I need to follow temporary migrants from Moldova to Turkey on the bus I have to drive through some of the "green" areas in your map. That is why I think it is ok that I become a member of this group! ;-)

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