Annemarie Sorescu Marinković, PhD, senior research fellow of the Institute for Balkan Studies, took part in the Fifth World Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their Non- Dominant Varieties, held in Mainz between 13-16 July 2017. The conference was organized by the University “Johannes Gutenberg” in Mainz. Annemarie Sorescu Marinković, together with Monica Huţanu from the University of Belgrade, delivered an oral presentation entitled Non-dominant varieties of Romanian in Serbia: the case of funeral inscriptions in Vojvodina and Eastern Serbia. The conference was attended by linguists and sociolinguists from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and the two researchers from Belgrade were invited to become members of the working group on pluricentric languages, as specialists for Romanian.

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Dusan T. BatakovicWe are extremely sad to announce that our director, Dušan T. Bataković, passed away on June 27, 2017. Prof. Bataković was a Serbian historian, diplomat and the director of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA. He will be remembered by his numerous scholarly works, enthusiasm, dedication and vision in leading our Institute.

Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, PhD, research fellow of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA and Jovana Koludžija, MA, research assistant, participated at the international conference Patrimoniu și patrimonializare  held from June 22nd to 23rd 2017 in Arad (Romania). Dr Djurić Milovanović presented the paper entitled “Migration of Religious Communities and Tangible Heritage” and MA Kolundžija presented the paper “The Legacy of the Painter Stefan Tenecki in the Eparchy of Srem”. The conference gathered scholars from Hungary, Romania and Serbia. Conference papers will be published next year in a collective volume.

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In the context of the 5 year long project titled Observer l’Observance Diffusion. réseaux et influences des réformes régulières en Europe (fin XIVe – première moitié du XVIe siècle) at the Ecole française de Rome, the first international conference was held on the 9th and 10th of June in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Dr Valentina Zivkovic, senior research associate at the Institute for Balkan Studies, SASA, as a board member of the Observer l’Observance project, attended the conference and presided the session regarding the historiography of visual arts and the reformed music of the mendicant orders in the late Middle Ages.

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Dr Vladimir P. Petrović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies of SASA participated at the International Scientific Conference: Viae Romanae / Roman Roads: New evidence – new perspectives held in Zurich, Switzerland, from 31 May to 3 June 2017. Dr Petrović gave the lecture entitled: Some considerations about the Roman road network in central Balkan provinces.

The Conference was organized by the Universität Zürich, Historisches Seminar and Prof. Dr Anne Kolb.

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At the invitation of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the director of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, Dr. Dušan T. Bataković and research fellow Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović visited Israel from 26th until 31st of May 2017. They participated at the international scientific conference Christian Renewal Movements in the Global South in the 20th and 21st centuries: religious, social and political transformations. Dr. Bataković chaired the session Global Flows, Dialogue and Internationalization of Christianity, while Dr. Djurić Milovanović presented a paper entitled From South-east European Nazarenes to the Apostolic Christian Church: Migration and Transformation of one Christian Renewal Movement in the Global South. The international conference was organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities. During the visit in Jerusalem, Dr. Bataković met with the acting director of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute Dr. Nissim Otmazgin with whom he signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two institutions in the field of migration and religious studies research.

Annemarie Sorescu Marinković, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the third workshop of the project Télévisions et nations en semi-périphérie européenne: comment constituer une identité nationale par la télévision (1958-1980), held in Bucharest (Romania) between May 24-26, 2017. Researchers from Belgium, Bulgaria and Romania took part in the workshop, and the organizers were Le Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales and the University of Bucharest. Annemarie Sorescu Marinković presented her research on transborder television and on the influence of the Yugoslav television in western Romania in the 1980’s.

In City Hall of Niš on 22 May 2017, was signed the text of the Statement of Intent for the establishment and registration of the Foundation “Naissus”. It is the first step towards the establishment of the Foundation, which will be dedicated to the research, protection and promotion of cultural, historical and archaeological heritage of the city of Niš (Roman Naissus) and its territory.

The document was signed by: Institute for Balkan Studies of SASA, City of Niš, SASA Branch in Niš and the Archaeological institute in Belgrade.

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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