Ph.D. candidate at Humboldt University researching Greek-Serbian relations in the 1990s and the notion of a “traditional friendship”. Her interests lie in tracing stories and travelling the Balkans.

#001: Traditional Friends and Orthodox Brothers”: Greek-Serbian Friendship in the 1990s between Discourse and Praxis
Photo Southeast PassageNIKOS PAPADOGIANNIS
Teaching Fellow at the School of History at the University of St. Andrews:  His research interests include the history of travel, consumption, youth cultures, gender, migration, emotions and European identities. He enjoys travelling and is a huge fan of chocolate and whisky.
#002: Left-wing Youth Politics, Leisure and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981
Assistant Professor at the Institute for Eastern European History at the University of Vienna. His research areas include the history of culture and religion in Ottoman South Eastern Europe, historiography and media history. He currently explores the legal and cultural history of corruption in the late 18th century.
#004: Bringing the Social into the Intellectual – Orthodox Historiography in the Ottoman Balkans
Researcher at the CETOBAC, CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France. He focuses on the social, cultural and gender history of Southeastern Europe between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, primarily in the Yugoslav space. Fabio comes from Lucca, he lives in Paris and prefers bosanska kafa to espresso.
#005: Islam, Gender and Civil Society in post-Ottoman Bosnia and Yugoslavia (1878-1941)
#015: “ISLAM IN THE BALKANS” – Paris, 15-16.12.2016: Conference Report


Ph.D. candidate at the Humboldt University Berlin His research areas cover the Latin American and the European dictatorships in the second half of the 20th century as well as World War II. In particular, he is interested in dynamics of violence and the construction of gender. He likes travelling and loves playing his acoustic guitar. You can contact him at .
#007: Torture Centers in Greece and Argentina during the Military Dictatorships
Research associate at the Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Born in Titograd (present Podgorica, Montenegro), now resides in Belgrade. Srdjan’s research interests include memory cultures, public space and socialist heritage in South-East Europe. His other interests mostly include seeing friends and family, and prolonged coffee sipping.
#008: Street and Place (re)Naming and Public Memorialization in Former Yugoslav Countries
picture_danaDANA DOLGHIN
PhD Candidate at the School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture of the University of Amsterdam (personal page under construction). Born in Bucharest, she has also worked in the museum and curatorial field prior to starting her PhD, both at home and abroad. Her background lies in history, cultural studies and critical theory and values their intersection in both research and analysis of contemporary contexts.
#009: Beyond the Obligation to Remember: Silence, Transnationalism and Memory Culture in Romania



foto_nicoleNICOLE IMMIG

Nicole Immig is a postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. She is interested in Historical Migrations in the Balkans, Visual History, Heritage Studies and the Cultural History of World War One  in South Eastern Europe. She loves travelling, hiking tours in the Balkan mountains and long coffee talks.

#010: Muslims in Greece between Empire and Nation State: The Case of Thessaly and Arta, 1878-1897



zamola-foto-website-nov-2011FERNANDO ZAMOLA

Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Chair of South-East European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His research interests include the history of Austria-Hungary, nationalism and international relations, and state creation as a problem of international history. He enjoys skiing, walking in the mountains, cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

#011: The Croatian Question in the Late Habsburg Empire and the road to a Yugoslav state



parusheva-profileDOBRINKA PARUSHEVA

Associate Professor in Theory and History of Culture at the University of Plovdiv, and Senior Research Fellow in Southeast European History at the Institute of Balkan Studies in Sofia. Her research interests lie in the field of social history (including social history of politics), visual studies (images of the Other, of violence, and war), and heritage studies (cultural landscapes). She loves visiting new places and taking pictures, and equally enjoys black coffee, white wine and jazz.

#012: National political elites in the late 19th and early 20th century Balkans




Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His publications include studies on the Late Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean, state institutions and reform processes, and relations between the (post-)Ottoman world and Europe.

#013: The return of the Near East? A perspective on the Arab World, Turkey and Southeast Europe




Ph.D. degree in Slavic Studies at the University of Turin.  She is the author of “Con ventiquattromila baci. L’influenza della cultura di massa italiana in Jugoslavia (1955-1965)”, a monograph about the influence of Italian popular culture on Yugoslavia. Francesca is currently working on a project related to the Adriatic route of East European asylum seekers in Cold War Europe. She feels at home in the former Yugoslavia and regards pop culture as a meaningful perspective to investigate historical processes.

#014: Italian pop culture in Yugoslavia: Transfers and encounters across the Adriatic, 1950s-1960s




Ph.D. Candidate at the CETOBaC/EHESS in Paris. Her doctoral research focuses on the categorization of outsiders through the case of populations of Albanian origin in Turkey in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Karachi, she grew up in Istanbul before moving to Paris. Rumor has it that she is searching a lead to trace immigrants to Middle-Earth, in order to reveal their so far hidden contributions in the concoction of the legendary wines of Esgaroth.

#016: Balkan migrants in Turkey: Naturalization, identifications, and associations




PhD in History from Uppsala University (Sweden) and is a historian of early modern and modern Southeast Europe. Her first monograph, “Im Namen der Nation. Der politische Aufwertungsprozess der Muslime im sozialistischen Jugoslawien”, explored the politics of a Muslim nation-building in a socialist state. Her second book (forthcoming in 2017) deals with continuities and ruptures of religiousity and its social practices among Catholics in Bohemia, after the break-up of the Habsburg  Monarchy. Iva’s current project analyzes the transimperial transition between the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungary in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on forest management.

#017: Muslim nation-building in Socialist Yugoslavia




Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS et membre titulaire du Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC) de l’EHESS à Paris.  Spécialiste de l’Empire Ottoman au XIXe et XXe siècles, il est l’auteur d’une biographie d’Abdülhamid II et de nombreux ouvrages sur les nationalismes ottomans et turcs.

#018: Les Jeunes Turcs: Sauver l’Empire et créer la Nation




Research associate at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam and working on a project related to voluntary work and voluntarism in East Central Europe in the last two decades of the 20th century.  Ana is also co-editing a forthcoming collective volume tentatively entitled  “Socialism as Sinnwelt. Representations of Social Order and Transformation of Authority in East Central Europe after 1945”.

#019: A New Town in Socialist Yugoslavia in comparative perspective




Assistant professor at the History Department of Stanford University. His main field of interest is the study of transformations and crises of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and early 19th centuries in the broader context of transition from early-modern to modern world. Ali is the author of a monograph on this topic entitled Partners of the Empire: Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford University Press, 2016).

#020: Space, wealth, and power in the Ottoman Empire



Postdoctoral fellow at the CETOBAC – EHESS. She obtained her PhD in social anthropology at the Université Paris Ouest in september 2015. Her research interests focus on transnational mobility, material culture in and around domestic spaces, and transportation studies. Born and raised in Paris from Moroccan and Corsican origins, she is also an engraving artist and one of the co-founder of the independant journal Panthère Première, whose first issue will be published in September 2017.

#021: On the road with Romanian migrants and traders




PhD student in Comparative Political Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and in Balkan Studies at the University of Ljubljana.  The focus of her research is within memory studies, issues of (Yugo)nostalgia and (post)Yugoslav societies. She also works as a freelance consultant and expert in higher education and education field, leading her own research and consulting agency “Nomade”.

#022: A look at Vučić’s Serbia and the emergence of new social movements




Graduate student at EHESS Paris, translator and journalist for the web media Le Courrier des Balkans. She is interested in exploring the political dimension of cultural practices in the Balkans, focusing on youth, popular culture and political activism. She is currently co-directing with Astrea Pejović the documentary film “Non-Working Class Hero”, a picture of the youth in Serbia based on the hip-hop collective Bombe Devedesetih.

#022: A look at Vučić’s Serbia and the emergence of new social movements




Post-doctoral researcher at Paris Dauphine University. She is one of the coordinators of the research project “Spaces, networks and transfers. The reconfiguration of politics in Turkey”. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science in Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in October 2016. Currently, Her research interests include sociology of political regimes, labour studies, industrial relations, and public policy.

#023: Turkish labor unions under AKP rule



Professor of Turkish Studies at the University of Leiden. He has published widely on the period of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey from the point of view of social, economic, and political history. Professor Zürcher is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

#024: Kemalism and the making of modern Turkey