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Conference: South East European Dialogues - Debating the End of Yugoslavia, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, 4-6 November 2011‏

South East European Dialogues: Debating the End of Yugoslavia

Centre for Southeast European Studies
Karl-Franzens-University Graz

4-6 November 2011


The Centre for Southeast European Studies is organizing the international conference 'Debating the End of Yugoslavia' from 4-6 November 2011.

2011 is the 20th anniversary of the disintegration of Yugoslavia, providing for an opportunity to reflect on this event which not only shaped the region, but also Europe at large.

The conference constitutes the most important academic event on this occasion this year. Instead of discussing the dissolution again, the conference is taking an innovative approach. On the first and second day, (4 & 5.11.) eye witnesses remember and reflect on the dissolution of Yugoslavia. This includes politicians, journalists, diplomats and other personalities from public life. The recollections of eye witnesses are commented by scholars, who provide a background and open a discussion. On the second and third day (5 & 6.11.), some 35 leading historians, sociologists, lawyers, anthropologists, political scientists and economists from former Yugoslavia, the rest of Europe and North America discuss the state of scholarly debate.

The conference is thus not just a conference on the dissolution of Yugoslavia, but also aims at identifying new directions for research. In addition to the interdisciplinary perspectives, the conference also brings together senior scholars with younger researchers and provides for a dialogue on these issues between scholars from former Yugoslavia.

During the conference, the university museum will host an exhibition of the Design Studio Trio (Sarajevo), which has designed iconic posters, magazine covers and ads over the past 20 years.

Programme (pdf file)


How to participate:

Conference packages for registrations until 25.10.2011:

1.3 days incl. coffee breaks- 50 EUR
2.2 days incl. coffee breaks – 40 EUR
3.1 day incl. coffee breaks – 30 EUR
4.Students and employees of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz incl. coffee breaks– 20 EUR

For registration after 25.10.2011 and at the conference itself:

3 days incl. coffee breaks - 70 EUR
2 days incl. coffee breaks – 60 EUR
1 day incl. coffee breaks – 40 EUR
Students and employees of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz incl. coffee breaks – 30 EUR

Online payment:

Registration form:

Further information

Kompetenzzentrum Südosteuropa/Center for Southeast European Studies
Sekretariat Prof. Bieber
Universitätsstr. 15/K3 A-8010 Graz
Tel: +43 (0)316 380 - 6823