Balkan Circle

The Balkan Circle is a weekly seminar where lectures, presentations, exhibits, or open interactive dialogues will focus on any (and all) aspects of historical, political, economic, social and cultural phenomena in the (so-called) Balkans. The seminar is free and open to the public and will be held every Friday during the semester from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm.


Fall 2021 Schedule

September 3 • Vasiliki Neofotistos
Remembering the Past, Constructing the Present: History and Albanian Identity in North Macedonia

September 10 • Jovo Miladinovic
The Political and The Material: Ottoman-Habsburg Dispute over the Menschenmaterial in the post-Ottoman territories of the Kingdom of Serbia and Montenegro (1916-1917)

September 17 • Raul Carstocea
Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania

September 24 • Keith Wagner
Mimicking the Metropolis: Parisianization as a Path to Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle Bucharest

October 1 • Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni
Legitimization vs. Delegitimization of Terror: Controversies on Transitional Justice and Communist Past in Albania

October 8 • Dominique Kirchner Reill
The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire

October 15 • Theodora Dragostinova 
The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene

October 22 • Nuri Tahir
The Impact of European Integration on the Rights of Minorities in Bulgaria and in Greece

October 29 • Jason Roberts
Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto

November 5 • Vladimir Kulić
Exhibiting Yugoslavia

November 12 • Kiril Avramov
Raiders of the Past: Revisiting Department XIV of the First Main Directorate of Bulgarian State Security's Controversial Legacy

December 3 • Dan Draghia
A Contentious Politics Perspective on the Romanian Workers Movement at the beginning of the 20th Century (1905-1921)

Dial-In Information

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Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Policy & Law, World & Culture, Social Justice


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Alumni, General Public




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