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The book Austria–Hungary and the Emergence of Albania (1896–1914) is jointly published by the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences, and Arts and CLIO Publishing House. The author is Dušan Fundić, Research Associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies. This study offers the analysis of Austria–Hungary’s policies towards the emergence of the Albanian state within the research framework of great powers’ role in nation-building processes. Particularly important subjects in this study are the research of Albania’s strategic importance for Austria-Hungary’s foreign policy, the relations between the Dual Monarchy’s consuls and the local power-holders, the role of Austro-Hungarian Albanologists in the reshaping of the Albanian nationalist discourse, and the Austria-Hungary’s decisive involvement in the emergence of the Albanian state itself.

Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the international symposium of the Science and Research Centre Koper (Slovenia) on 19 April 2021. Dr. Djurić Milovanović presented a co-authored paper with Dr. Jadranka Đorđević Crnobrnja (Institute for Ethnography SASA), entitled Challenges and Possibilities of Interreligious Dialogue at the Local Level: The Case of Bayram Sofra in Belgrade.

Dunja Radojević, Resеаrcher of the Institute of the Balkan Studies participated in the XIII Scientific Conference of Young Philologists of Serbia Contemporary Research of Language and Literature, organized by the Faculty of Philology and Arts of Kragujevac, on 10 April 2021. The title of exposure was Communication misunderstandings caused by the deficit of cultural knowledge in the situations of Russian-Serbian bilingualism.

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Dr. Igor Vukadinović, Research Assistant at the Institute for Balkan studies of SASA, participated in the international scientific conference "The rise of education across European regions in the last two centuries", which is realized online from January to May 2021. The conference is organized by the University of Groningen and the Italian Centre for Research on History of Education. On April 13, Dr. Igor Vukadinović presented his research on educational expansion in Socialist Serbia after the Second World War.

Dragana Djurić, Research Associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated in the international scientific conference Animals and Religion, which was organized online (on April 7–8, 2021) by The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies and the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (Helsinki). Dr. Djurić presented her paper Animal sacrifice in ritual practice of the Balkan Slavs.

Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, senior research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, took part in the international closing conference of the European Research Council Project: Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: ‘Hidden Galleries’ in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe” on 18-19 March 2021. The conference was organised by University College Cork (Ireland). Dr. Djurić Milovanović presented a paper entitled: Religious Minorities Experiences and Contested Memories in Socialist Yugoslavia: Understanding the Concept of “borders in motion”.

Svetlana Ćirković, senior research associate, and Mirjana Mirić, research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated at the international scientific conference Empirical approaches to linguistic variation: The Balkans and beyond with the contributions entitled Non-pronominal use of the dative clitic si in Timok vernaculars: syntactic patterns (Svetlana Ćirković) and Variation in the nominal declension in Timok vernaculars (Mirjana Mirić, co-authored with Maja Miličević-Petrović). The conference took place online, on 11-12 March 2021. It was hosted by the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

 

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https://www.slav.uzh.ch/de/Aktuelles/EALV-Workshop-2021/Programme.html

Svetlana Ćirković, senior research associate, and Mirjana Mirić, research associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, participated at the international scientific conference Internationalisms in Slavic as a window into the architecture of grammar (INTERNATIONAL/INTERSLAVIC 2020/2021) with the contributions entitled Serbian loan-verbs adaptation in the Gurbet Romani in Eastern Serbia (Ćirković and Mirić) and Modal verbs, aspectual verbs and future tense construction in the South-Slavic Lužnica vernacular: the lack of inflection and the complementizer da omission (Mirić). The conference took place online, on 24–26 February 2021. It was hosted by the University of Graz (Austria).

 

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Institute for Balkan Studies has released the 51th issue of its annual BALCANICA

 

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BALCANICA 51

The 52st Annual  Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention was held on November 5-8 and 14-15, 2020, and its theme was “Anxiety and Rebellion”. Marija Mandić, research associate, took part at the panel “Rebelion against the Monoglot Standard” on November 15th, when she presented the paper “Translanguaging in the Schools of Vojvodina”.

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