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Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, held a visiting lecture on May 21st  2019 at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. On the invitation of Dr. Marko Vekovic within the course “Religious Communities in Serbia”, Dr. Djurić Milovanović lecture was entitled “Contemporary Protestantism in Serbia: Challenges of Pluralism”.

Mirjana Mirić, research associate at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, gave a talk entitled Balkan linguistic features in Timok and Lužnica vernacular. The lecture was organized by the Young Linguists Society, on 14th May 2019, in the Science club of the Center for the promotion of science in Belgrade.

Mirjana Mirić, research associate at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated at the international scientific conference Digital Humanities and Slavic Cultural Heritage with the paper entitled The effects of areal parameters on the future marker grammaticalization and complementizer „da“ omission in Timok and Lužnica vernaculars.The conference took place on 6th and 7th May 2019 in Belgrade, and it was organized by the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.

 

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At the invitation of the Center for Baltic and East European Research at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Annemarie Sorescu Marinković, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the workshop State, Roma Population and Forms of Social Resistance and Integration in South-east Europe, organized on May 15, 2019, by the Center in collaboration with the Institute of South East European Studies of the Romanian Academy. Annemarie Sorescu Marinković gave a talk entitled Roma Bear Trainers in Eastern Europe at the Turn of the 21st Century: To Be or Not to Be Tamed. The workshop was attended by researchers from Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, Serbia and Sweden.

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Marija Mandić, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part at the 24th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities – ASN, 2-4 May 2019, at The Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Marija presented a co-authored paper (with Krisztina Rácz) „In Search of (Unequal) Symmetries: Remembering Hungarian as the Language of the Social Environment in Socialist Yugoslavia“.

 

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Marija Mandić, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part at the international scientific conference „Spaces In Between (Köztes terek / Spaţii intermediare)“, organiazed at the University of Transylvania, Miercura Ciuc / Csikszereda (Romania), 26 – 27  April 2019. Marija presented two co-authored papers (with Aleksandar Krel) „Multilingualism in Ethnic Mimicry: Language Use of the Banat German Speakers in the Aftermath of World War II“ and (with Krisztina Rácz) „Language of the Social Environment in the Context of Habsburg Educational Policy“.

 

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Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, held a visiting lecture on April 19th 2019 at the Faculty of Letters, Theology and History at the West University of Timisoara (Romania). Dr. Djurić Milovanović lecture was entitled “Studying Religious Minorities and Eastern Europe and the Role of Interreligious Dialogue” and organized for MA studies program Literature and Culture: Romanian Contexts, European Contexts.  

Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated at the regional meeting of religious studies scholars organized by Regional Religious Studies Network at the Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) which took place on April 11th – 13h 2019. Dr. Djurić Milovanović participated at the panel discussion „Položaj in vloga religije in njenega preučevanja v sodobni družbi“. Event gathered leading religious studies scholars, sociologists and anthropologists of religion from Slovenia, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.  

Dr Valentina Živković, a fellow of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, participated in the international scholarly conference Visual Representations of Healthy and Diseased Bodies in the Early Modern Period (1450–1750) in Munich (28–30 March 2019) by invitation from the Conference Chair, Dr Michael Stolberg, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Wurzburg, and presented her paper “Plague Imagery and Reactions to the Plague in Istria: the Church of St. Roch in Draguć”. The purpose of the conference was to establish a dialogue between art historians and science historians in order to rid the approach to the subject of looking at “disease” from a hindsight perspective and to call attention to the need to analyse the written and visual sources in terms of Galen’s theory of medicine. The conference was a continuation of the work started in Italy in December 2017, when the Monash University Prato Centre had organised a conference on Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy.      

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Svetlana Ćirković, senior research associate, and Mirjana Mirić, research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated at the scientific conference XLVIII Международнaя филологическaя научная конференция with the contributions entitled Use of the Evaluative Dative Reflexive 'si' in the Timok and Lužnica Vernaculars in Eastern Serbia (Ćirković) and Areal analysis of the complementizer da omission in the Prizren-Timok dialectal area of the Serbian language (Mirić). The conference took place from March 17th to 28th 2019 in Saint Petersburg (Russia). It was organized by the Faculty of Pholology, Saint Petersburg’s State University, and gathered numerous scholars from Russia and other European countries.  

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