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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 monasterium.net: 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.

The second lecture of the series Ad Fontes online, organised by the Institute for Balkan Studies in cooperation with the Centre for Theory of History in frames of the international project CO:OP, was held on March 10th at the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy by Dr Žarko Vujošević on „Digital diplomatics – theories and experiences by the example of the Monasterium portal” (in Serbian).

Dr Vladimir P. Petrović, Senior Research Associate of the Institute for Balkans Studies of SASA, took part at the international scientific conference: 43rd edition of International Symposium of Archaeology and History In Memoriаm Constantini Daicoviciu in Caransebeş, Romania from 21 – 24 February 2017. He was the moderator of the Section I and he presented the plenary paper entitled: Cohors I Cretum between Upper Moesia and Dacia.

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The first lecture of the series “Ad fontes online” was held by Johan Ahlfeldt (University of Lund, Sweden) on March 3rd at the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy on “Historical Geography in the Digital Age: connecting sources and literature to interactive maps“.

Institute for Balkan Studies in cooperation with Centre for Theory of History invites to the lecture series “Ad fontes online”, which offers a number of presentations from international experts on digital processing of sources for medieval history. The event is organised in frames of the project Community as Opportunity: The creative archives’ and users’ network.

Dr. Vojislav G. Pavlović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated in the international conference Mobilisation, démobilisation, remobilisation dans l'Europe sud-orientale pendant la Grande guerre, which was held from the 25th of February and was organised by the regional centre of francophonie of the University in Bucharest. On this occassion Dr.Pavlovic presented a paper entitled: Mobilisation d'une société en guerre, la Serbie face à l'Autriche-Hongrie août-décembre 1914.

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Institute for Balkan Studies has released the 47th issue of its annual BALCANICA

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BALCANICA 47

At the invitation of the University College Cork, Study of Religions Department, Dr Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, research fellow of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, visited Ireland from February 6th until February 9th 2017. On Tuesday, February 7th Dr Djuric Milovanović gave the first lecture entitled The Regulation of Minority Religions in Yugoslavia: the case of Double Minorities for the research team of the international project - Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: ‘Hidden Galleries’ in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe (European Research Council, no. 677355). On Wednesday, February 8th she gave a second lecture under the title (In)visible Migrants: the Nazarene Emigration to North America during Communism in Yugoslavia, hosted by the Study of Religions Department - postgraduate seminar. In collaboration with Dr. James Kapaló, principal investigator on the ‘Hidden Galleries’, Dr Djurić Milovanović had consultations with PhD students on the project. Also, several future visits are scheduled as part of this collaboration.