Programme 2010/11


Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm (unless otherwise stated)

Venue: Room 274, Richard Hoggart Building (unless otherwise stated)

Autumn term

Tuesday 19 October 2010 
Vjeran Pavlaković (University of Rijeka)
‘Red Stars, Black Shirts: Croatia’s Commemorative Culture and Contested Histories of the Second World War’

Tuesday 26 October
Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan)
‘The Right to be a Refugee: Displaced Persons in Venezia Giulia after the Second World War’

Wednesday 10 November
Antonio D’Alessandri (Roma Tre University)
‘The “Eastern Question” and France: Nationalism, Revolution and Exile after 1848-49’
Venue: Germany Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 6BT 
The event is hosted by the ‘Rethinking Modern Europe’ IHR seminar. Details:

Tuesday 16 November
Peter Mackridge (University of Oxford)
‘Language and National Identity among the Greeks and the South Slavs, 1800 to 2000’

Tuesday 30 November 2010 
Book launch: Stefanos Katsikas (ed.), Shifting Identities: Bulgaria and Europe (Anthem Press, 2010). Speakers: Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE), Stefanos Katsikas (Goldsmiths) and Vassilis Monastiriotis (LSE).
Venue: Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 186-188 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HL
The event is organised jointly by the Bulgarian Embassy and the Goldsmiths Balkans Centre

Spring term

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths)
‘Mapping the Nation in New Europe: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and
Slovenes at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920’
Discussant: Alan Sharp (University of Ulster)
The event marks the publication of Dejan Djokić, Pašić and Trumbić: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Haus, 2010), and is co-organised with Haus Publishing

Tuesday 25 January 2011 
Alex Drace-Francis (University of Liverpool)
‘The History Forgotten by Historians: Cultures of Autobiography in Modern Romania'

Thursday 3 February 2011 - 1pm RHB 306
Jo Shaw and Igor Stiks (University of Edinburgh)
'EU integration and citizenship struggles in Post-Yugoslav States'

Tuesday 15 February 2011 
Alice Forbess (Goldsmiths)
‘Founding Fathers: On the Resurrection of Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Kosovo, Montenegro and Herzegovina’

Tuesday 1st March 2011
Ana Ljubojević (Goldsmiths/University of Lucca)
‘Is Peace Not Just Enough? Transitional Justice and Dealing with the Past in Croatia and Serbia’

Wednesday 9 March 2011
Venue: RHB 256
Richard Clogg (University of Oxford)
‘Defining the Diaspora: The Case of the Greeks’
Event organised jointly with the ‘Rethinking Modern Europe’ IHR seminar,

Tuesday 15 March 2011
Xavier Bougarel (CNRS, Paris)
‘The Political Uses of the Term “Genocide”: The Case of Socialist Yugoslavia’