Joint research on bilateral DAAD project

13. Mar 2023.

Between March 5th and 11th 2023, the German and Serbian teams of the bilateral project “Semiotic landscapes of multilingual border regions” carried out joint field research in a few settlements of Vojvodina encompassed by the project, worked in several archives in Serbia and had a final working meeting at the Institute for Balkan Studies in Belgrade. The partners of the project are the Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The project explores the multilingual character of border regions of Central and South-Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Banat region, looking into the different semiotic resources that shape the borderland, and combining several areas of scholarly interest.

The members of the Serbian team who took part in the research are: Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković (project director), Svetlana Ćirković, Mirjana Mirić, Anđelija Miladinović and Rastko Lompar. The members of the German team who joined their Serbian colleagues for a fruitful research week in Serbia are: Valeska Bopp-Filimonov (project director), Carl Bethke, Victoria Popović, Jorina Fenner, and their students Rebekah Manlove and Nemanja Novakov.

The project is financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), within the program of scientific and technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany, for the period 2022-2023.