Dr Valentina Živković, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan studies, SASA, participated in an international scholarhly conference Congreso internacional: Antes del orientalismo: Las "imagenes" del Islam en la Peninsula Iberica (siglos XV-XVII) y sus conexiones mediteraneas which was held on the 18th and 19th of May, 2017 in Madrid (Spain), by the Departimento de Historia del Arte u de la Facultad de Geografia e Historia de la UNED with the support of Fundacion BBVA a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales. During the conference, in which more than 30 researchers took part, V. Živković presented a paper on the topic of: Il feroce stuolo a dio nemico - Hayreeddin Barbarossa and the veneration of Cattro's civic patron saints. The papers will be published in the themed volume of Sharq al Andalus magazine.

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Dušan Fundić MA, research assistant of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the conference „Scientific critique and peer reviews“. The conference was organized by the Institute for Recent History of Serbia and held on May 17, 2017 in Belgrade. Dušan Fundić gave a presentation titled "Balcanica: challenges and difficulties of editing scientific paper in foreign language".

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Vladimir V. Mihajlović PhD, research assistant of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the international conference “Scientiae 2017” held April 19—22 2017 in Padua (Italy), where he presented the paper “Enyclopedia Danubica: L. F. Marsigli and rediscovering of Southeastern Europe.” The conference that brought delegates from entire Europe, and other continents alike, was organized by the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World (Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geogradiche e dell'Antichità) of the University of Padua.

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The Institute for Balkan Studies held a roundtable devoted to the study of the similarities and differences of the occupation system in Serbia and Belgium during the Great War on April 11, 2017. The round table was held by: Prof. Lawrence van Ipersel from the University of Leuven, Dr. Bogdan Trifunović, director of the City library in Čačak, Dr. Ljubinka Škodrić from the Archives of Serbia and Dr. Vojislav Pavlović, deputy director of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA. The participants of this roundtable found during the exchange of different views and opinions that there are significant similarities in the occupational systems in Serbia and Belgium, but also that research on the civil society under occupation is much more developed in Belgium than in Serbia. The possibility of organizing a European project dedicated to the history of the occupation during the Great War was discussed, in which it would be necessary to include Romanian, Polish and Russian counterparts.

Dr Sara Zanni, fellow of the Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research & Innovation, Marie Skłodowska – Curie at the Ausonius Institute, Université Bordeaux Montaigne held an interesting lecture "RecRoad - Reconstructing the paths of the Roman travelers from Aquileia to Singidunum". The lecture is held within the framework of the long term cooperation between the Institute for Balkan Studies and the Ausonius Institute, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, which is currently ranked as the best French institution in the field of archaeology.

Vladimir V. Mihajlović, research assistant of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the fifth annual conference "Serbian Archaeology between Theory and Facts" held on 1st and 2nd April 2017. The theme of this year's conference – organized by the Center for Theoretical Archaeology of Faculty of Philosophy of Belgrade University – was archaeology between artifacts and ecofacts. Vladimir V. Mihajlović presented a paper titled "Back to the roots: artifacts vs. ecofacts in the light of the work of antiquarians".


At the international scientific workshop “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V” that took place between 20 and 24 of March in Kiel, Germany, Dr Dragana Filipović, research associate at the Institute for Balkan Studies, gave a talk entitled "Exploiting the Vinča site – examples of public use and abuse of archaeological heritage in Serbia" (co-authored with Prof. Nenad Tasić and Mr Milorad Ignjatović); she also presented a poster on "Neolithic cohesion and post-Neolithic ‘dispersed sociality’ in the central Balkans: insights from environmental archaeology" (co-authored with MA Jelena Bulatović and Dr Miroslav Marić).

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Dear friends, we regret to inform you that Nikola Tasić (1932-2017) has passed away, prominent Serbian archaeologist, academician and long-standing director, as well as one of the founders of the Institute for Balkan Studies, SASA. His impressive scholarly results will remain his legacy, while younger scholars who were continually supported by Tasić, as well as his numerous colleagues and friends will keep him in their memory.

The second lecture of the series Ad fontes online, which offers a number of presentations from international experts on digital processing of sources for medieval history, was held on March 16th by Dr Georg Vogeler (University of Graz) on „Doing digital diplomatics in images, diplomatic discourse and indexing“. The event is organised by the Institute for Balkan Studies in cooperation with the Centre for Theory of History in frames of the international project Community as Opportunity: The creative archives’ and users’ network.

The opening ceremony of the international exhibition "Грађански живот Срба и Румуна у Банату – Viațа urbană a sârbilor și românilor din Banat" was held at the University Library in Timisoara on March 9 2017. Co-author of this exibition is Dr. Aleksandra Đurić Milovanović, research fellow of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA (together with Dr. Mircea Maran and Dr. Adam Simona). The exibition was officially opened with speaches of anthropologist prof. Dr. Smaranda Vultur and historian prof. Dr. Miodrag Milin. This bilingual exhibition shows the urban life of Serbs in Timisoara and Romanians in Vrsac and Pancevo, at the end of the 19th and during the first decades of the 20th century.