on partnership with 

Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia

MIRAS- Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, Baku, Azerbaijan

Institute for Advanced Studies, Koszeg, Hungary

Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

7th International Conference

 “Ohrid –Vodici, 2019”

- Ohrid, 17-19 January 2019


Call for papers

Identities, Cultural Heritage and Tourism as important Elements of the Contemporary Everyday life and Global Processes Figures

 We are living in a Runway World!On the one hand, we have identity politics and on the other, we have apolitical apathy. Those who are concerned about the global problems mentioned above and who perceive the government as being ill equipped to deal with these new global risks, have gravitated towards New Social Movements such as the green movement. At the more radical end of these movements, one’s whole lifestyle, one’s whole being and identity is oriented towards addressing global problems, at the local and international level, through protesting globally and acting locally.For someone following a traditional practice, questions don’t have to be asked about alternatives. Tradition provides a framework for action that can go largely unquestioned, tradition gives stability, and the ability to construct a self-identity against a stable background.Globalization brings this to an end as local cultures and traditions are exposed to new cultures and ideas, which often means that traditional ways of acting come to be questioned. As a result of globalization, societies and cultures go through a process of detraditionalisation, where day to day life becomes less and less informed by ‘tradition for the sake of tradition’.

We are also living in an Era of Migrations, and an Era of Liquid Modernity. Contemporary migration is a complex and multiple process and the movements of people often are not unidirectional – migrants could continually move between different places. All the more so as contemporary modes of communication and transport across the borders enabled them to work and live in different countries, keeping in touch with those left behind as never before. Uncertainty in society requires most individuals to constantly engage in ‘identity construction’, but he also points out that the wealthy and powerful are the ones both creating and benefiting from an unstable, rapidly changing world, and that these people are much more able to defend themselves against the negative consequences of living in a runaway world.It is a kind of chaotic continuation of modernity, where a person can shift from one social position to another in a fluid manner. Nomadism becomes a general trait of the 'liquid modern' man as he flows through his own life like a tourist, changing places, jobs, spouses, values and sometimes more—such as political or sexual orientation—excluding himself from traditional networks of support, while also freeing himself from the restrictions or requirements those networks impose.

 Several factors made tourism to be particularly relevant for the state and private economy, cultural heritage, identity and even for the global processes. Tourism is tackling the human societies. People, in almost every society somehow are touch with a tourism. Places of a certain destination, that are very interesting for the scholars and researchers, are more and more open toward to tourists, especially after the globalization of the  World Economy and international networks for traveling and transportations are improved. At the same time tourism is a catalyst for economic development and socio-political changes, processes that are on a focus of interest of many anthropologist, political scientists, sociologist and of course ecologists and people who are dealing with sustainable development and environment protection. 


We invite scholars, PhD and MA students, researchers and practitioners in anthropology/ethnology, political science, economy, tourism sciences, media, archaeology, history, art, history of art, philology, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, architecture, museology, archiving, audio-visual arts, information sciences/ technologies, geography, sociology, psychology and all related fields to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues related to cultural heritage, economy, tourism, media, cultural identities, migration, diaspora, inter-cultural relations, multiculturalism etc.


Rubin Zemon Ph.D. (University Euro-Balkan) Skopje, Macedonia

Ferenc Mislivetz Ph.D. (Institute for Advanced Studies) Koszeg, Hungary

Fariz Khalili Ph.D. (MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage) Baku, Azerbaijan

Victor Shnirelman Ph.D. (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Science)

Osman Kunduracı Ph. D.,
 (Selcuk University) Konya, Turkey 

Boris Manov Ph.D. (St. NeophilRilski University), Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 

KubilayAkman Ph.D. (Usak University) Usak, Turkey

Ahmet Aytac Ph.D. (Selcuk University) Konya, Turkey

Aleksandar Manasievski Ph.D. (Euro- Balkan University), Macedonia

Ivaylo Markov Ph.D., (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – Bulgarian Academcy of Science) Sofia, Bulgaria

Meli Shopi Ph.D. (University of Elbasan), Elbasan, Albania

Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. (Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology), Skopje, Macedonia

Dushka Matevska Ph.D. (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius), Skopje, Macedonia

Jasminka Simic Ph.D. (Radio-Television of Serbia), Belgrade, Serbia

Nadzyea Cherepan Ph.D.candidate(European Humanities University), Vilnius, Lithuania

Dejan Metodijeski Ph.D. (University GoceDelchev, Stip), Skopje, Macedonia


Deadline for Application : 17 December 2018

Notification of Acceptance Decisions: 24 December 2018

Registration : 9 January 2019

Conference : 17-19 January 2019



The Conference is open to individual submissions for papers and proposals for panels. All applications for papers and panels must be sent to the e-mail: ,by 17 December 2018. The papers accepted upon the assessment of the Program Board will be notified via email by 24 December 2018. Application for papers should content:

• Title of the paper/panel or poster

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 300 words for individual papers, including the main argument and conclusions

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 500 words for panel proposals, including abstracts of panel papers

• Name and title of the author/s of the paper

• Short bio of the author(s) of the paper, not more than one paragraph

• E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the author(s) of the paper.

• Size for poster has to be 50x75 cm



Conference language is both Macedonian and English.


All registered participants will be presented a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference.


All abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as a conference booklet.


The conference will be held in Ohrid (or Struga), Macedonia. Information about the exact premises will be given lather.


Conference will begin on 17 January 2019 and end on 19 January 2019.

On 17 January 2019, publication (Conference proceedings) from the 6th Conference Vodici-Ohrid, “Diaspora, Transnationalism, Transculturalism and Inter-Cultural communications as new forms of social capital”will be promoted and disseminated.



There are 2 types of conference fees:

1. Standard type of fee for amount of EUR 130

Standard conference fee include: accommodation for 2 nights (Bad & Breakfast), registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, lunch and dinner, snacks, Conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

2. Reduced type of fee for amount of EUR 60

Reduced conference fee include: Registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, snacks and conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

Fee for posters is 30 EUR.


Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. Organizing committee will organize accommodation and will cover accommodation costs for participants that will choose Standard type of registration fee. Detailed information on accommodation will be provided to the participants after their abstracts are accepted.


Participants will be responsible for paying their travel expenses.


The Conference website will be updated regularly for the participants and attendants.



University Euro-Balkan

Skopje, Macedonia



Contact persons:

Sanja Angelovska

mobile/viber: +389 78356072


Organization Committee

Sanja Angelovska

Zoran Vitorovic

Verica Dzijanovska

Vahid Memed

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