Programme 2012-13


All events are free and open to public. No registration required. For additional information, please contact the Centre AdministratorNevenka Martin (

Autumn term

Wednesday, 31 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Roehampton)
‘Ilegalja: An anthropology of the pre-1999-war Albanian militant organisation of resistance in Kosovo and its contemporary legacies’
Chair: Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths)

Wednesday, 14 November, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Holden Room (Room 103), Senate House
Cathie Carmichael (UEA)
‘Imagining Bosnia without Serbs: The Ustaša, the Drina border and exile in Spain’
(Joint CSB/’Rethinking modern Europe’ Institute of Historical Research seminar event)
Chair: Dejan Djokić

Thursday, 22 November, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building
‘The Arhai Project’ – talk and performance by Jovana Backović and Adrian Lever of the London-based Arhai duo. Arhai perform a unique fusion of contemporary electronic music with folk influences from both the UK and the Balkans. The event will mark the 3rd ‘birthday’ of the CSB.
Introduction: Dejan Djokić

Spring term

Wednesday, 20 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Cinema (Small Hall), Richard Hoggart Building
Dejan Jović (Chief analyst, Office of the President of Croatia)
‘Croatia, the EU and the Western Balkans’
Chair: Dejan Djokić

Wednesday, 27 February, 5:00-7:30, Cinema (Small Hall)Richard Hoggart Building
Screening of Uspomene 677 - a documentary film which shows the continuing painful legacy of the Bosnian war through the recounting of memories of two generations of Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs trying to come to terms with their experiences. Q&A with Mirko Pincelli, director, and Enrico Tessarin, producer
Chair: Jasna Dragović-Soso (Goldsmiths)

Wednesday, 13 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Staff Dining Room, Richard Hoggart Building
‘Revisiting Ruritania’– discussion to mark the publication of the paperback edition of Vesna Goldsworthy’s seminal study Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination (1998/2013). Speakers include journalist and author Neal Ascherson, Michael Dwyer of Hurst & Co. Publishers, and Vesna Goldsworthy.
Introduction: Dejan Djokić

Tuesday, 19 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 251, Richard Hoggart Building
Irina Livezeanu (University of Pittsburgh)
'How Can One Write East European History Now?'
Discussant: Alex Drace-Francis (Amsterdam)
Chair: Dejan Djokić

Programme 2016-17


Autumn term

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 5.30-7pm

Venue: RHB 143

Carolin Leutloff-Grandits (Graz) 'Cross-border marriages between citizens of Kosovo and Western Europe: Discourses, aspirations and realities' Chair: Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths)


Spring Term

Wednesday 25 January 2017, 5.30-7pm

Venue: RHB 304a

Tanja Petrović (Slovenian Academy, Ljubljana)

'Military service in socialist Yugoslavia and post-Yugoslav male subjectivities'

Chair: Dejan Djokić


Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5-6.30pm

Venue: RHB 143

Anastasia Stouraiti (Goldsmiths)

'War and religion in the early modern Mediterranean: the Ottoman siege of Corfu (1716)'

(The presentation is part of the Department of History Research Seminar)

Chair: Dejan Djokić


Thursday 16 March 2017, 6-7.30pm

Venue: Humboldt University Berlin

Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths)

'Serbia in History: early 21st century reflections'

(Public lecture, co-sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin & Dept of History, Goldsmiths).

Chair: Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University)