Programme 2018-19

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Seminar Convenor Prof Dejan Djokić

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required unless stated.

Programme of Events 2018/19

Autumn term

Yanni Kotsonis (NYU)

‘Black, Greek, and Imperial: Greekness, Race, and Religion in the Revolutionary Age, 1797-1830’ (organised jointly with the Rethinking Modern Europe seminar, Institute of Historical Research:

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: RHB 144

Screening of ‘The Legend of the Ugly King’, dir. Hüseyin Tabak (Austria, 2018), 122 mins

Winner: Beyond the Borders Festival prize for best historical documentary, 2018

Synopsis: A young filmmaker sets out to explore the eventful life of the famous Kurdish director, actor, and revolutionary Yilmaz Güney, who achieved international attention by films like Yol (Palme d'Or, 1982) or Sürü (Golden Leopard, 1978). Full details.  

In collaboration with Beyond the Borders: International Documentary Festival, Hellenic History Foundation and Institute of Historical Research, London

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Curzon Goldsmiths
Tickets: £5 student / £7 adults (Tickets may be purchased directly through Curzon Goldsmiths.

Global Yugoslavia: New research on Yugoslavia in transnational

‘Global Yugoslavia: New research on Yugoslavia in transnational, comparative and global perspectives, 1918-2018’, a half-day conference funded byPast&Present, Rethinking Modern Europe seminar (IHR) and CSB.

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Time: 1.30-7.00pm
Venue: RHB 309
Convener: Dejan Djokić

The conference is organised to coincide with the centenary of the formation of Yugoslavia. Nine academics at different career stages working on the history of Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav region will present their latest research. The papers have been written especially for the event and will benefit from, and contribute to, a range of methodological and disciplinary approaches. Key research questions underpinning the conference include: can we understand the history of Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav region without situating it in a wider, transnational and perhaps even global context? Yugoslavia is usually perceived as unique (or perhaps uniquely unstable) case, an exception that confirms the rule, but does the latest research confirm or challenge such assumptions? What are the current main trends in the historiography of former-Yugoslavia and how do they relate to broader historiographical debates? In other words, how effectively do historians of Yugoslavia speak to scholars working in fields such as global history, transnational history, modern European history, history of the empire, the Holocaust, Cold War, communist and post-communist studies, race and ethnicity, and transitional justice? Free entry, but please register to attend. Full details.

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