Programme 2011/12


All events are free and open to public. No registration required. For additional information, please contact the seminar convener Dr Dejan Djokić (

Autumn term

Wednesday, 19 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building
Conversations about Djilas: A panel discussion commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Milovan Djilas (1911-1995), Yugoslav revolutionary, dissident, and writer.

Pat Loughrey (Warden, Goldsmiths), Welcome & Introduction
Sumantra Bose (LSE), 'The Wider Significance of Djilas' Critique of Authoritarianism'
Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths), 'Djilas as a Historian and as a Source'
Jasna Dragović-Soso (Goldsmiths), 'What Dissidence Meant in Socialist Yugoslavia: The Case of Milovan Djilas'
Vesna Goldsworthy (Kingston), 'Djilas as Will and Representation'
Stevan K. Pavlowitch (Southampton), 'Remembering Djilas'

Wednesday, 23 November, 7.00 - 9.00pm, TW1.U8, Tower One, Clement's Inn, LSE
'The Long Road Through Balkan History' (2010)
Documentary film screening and Q&A with the film makers (chaired by Dr Dejan Djokic)
Co-organised by Research on South Eastern Europe (LSE), London School of Economics, and Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, University of London.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come first served basis.
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Spring term

Wednesday, 1 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 274, Richard Hoggart Building
Anastasia Stouraiti (Goldsmiths), 'Marvels of the Levant: Wonder and Empire in Early Modern Venice'

Wednesday, 22 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building
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Discussant: Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay (Goldsmiths)
Chair: Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths)

Wednesday, 14 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, ST274, Stewart House, 2nd floor (32, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN)
Mark Cornwall (Southampton) & Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University, Berlin), 'Shifting Allegiances Among the Nationalities in the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires'
Chair: Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths)
Jointly sponsored by the IHR ‘Rethinking Modern Europe’ seminar and Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of the Balkans.

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