• ”Dialectical interdependencies of theory and practice in feminism: Exploring the issues of gender, transition, and the balkans
June 19th – June 30th 2011 in Ohrid, Macedonia

Summer school director:Prof. Dr. Katerina Kolozova, Department for Gender Studies and Dean of the Institute
“Euro-Balkan” Institute’s Department of Gender Studies within the framework of the Regional Network for Gender and Women’s Studies in Southeastern Europe is announcing the summer school “Dialectical Interdependencies of Theory and Practice in Feminism: Exploring the Issues of Gender, Transition and the Balkans”, to be held 19-30 of June 2011 in Ohrid, Macedonia. The summer school will focus on the question of transition in the Balkans, discourses of Balkanization, and the issues of gender scholarship and activism in the region.

Prof. Dr. Marina Grzinic, Institute of Philosophy at the Scientific and Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art; Prof. Dr. Nina Power, Roehampton University, London; Prof. Dr. Jasmina Husanovic, University of Tuzla, Sarajevo; Prof. Dr. Katerina Kolozova, Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research “Euro-Balkan” - Skopje and other renowned scholars from the region of Southeast Europe.
  • “NON-INVASIVE FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY: Systematic surveys, geophysics, remote sensing” 

19th June to 3th  July, Ohrid, Macedonia 

Course Director: Prof. Božidar Slapšak, PhD, Archaeological Research  Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Assoc. Prof. Predrag Novaković, PhD (co-director), Archaeological Research  Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana 

The Summer School aims at teaching and training postgraduates and young professionals in archaeology in techniques of non-invasive field archaeology (basic and advanced), as well as integration of non-invasive methods in the framework of landscape archaeology. In that regard, the general topics of the School will be related to: philosophy and theory of non-invasive archaeology, non-invasive archaeology and landscape archaeology, spatial and landscape studies in archaeology, geographic information systems and non-invasive archaeology. The lectures of the courses will also include methodology of: systematic surface surveys, structural and architectural surveys, surveying in challenging landscapes (mountains, forests, underwater), geophysical prospection, as well as airborne and satellite remote sensing. Lecturers of the courses will be eminent professors, experts from the Universities of Ljubljana, Vienna, Zagreb, possibly also from the Universities in Nederland and UK.

Professors of the School:  

Prof. Božidar Slapšak, PhD/ (University of Ljubljana)

Assoc. Prof. Predrag Novaković, PhD/ (University of Ljubljana)

Prof. John Bintliff, PhD/ (Univesity of Leiden)

Assoc. Prof. Boris Olujić, PhD/ (University of Zagreb)

Assoc. Prof. Bojan Djurić, PhD / (University of Ljubljana)

Lecturer Chriss Gaffney, PhD / (University of Bradford)

Assist. Prof. Dimitrij Mlekuž, PhD/ (Institute of Heritage Protection of Slovenia, Ljubljana)

Lecturer Darja Grosman / (University of Ljubljana)

Assist. Prof. Andrej Gaspari, PhD / (Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Ljubljana)

Damjan Donev, PhD Cand. / (University of Leiden)


  • “Interdisciplinary Summer School in Macedonian Cultural Identities”

19th June to 3th  July, Ohrid, Macedonia 

Course Director: Prof. Elizabeta Sheleva, PhD

In the context of the actual situation and artificially generated issues with the constitutional name of our country, the language, as well as the identity of Macedonian population, it is necessary to think of a seriously conceived and scholarly established inquiry of all the relevant elements related to the expression “Macedonian cultural identity” not as an exclusive feature of the dominant ethnicity in the Republic of Macedonia, rather as a historical category reflecting the cultural existence of Macedonians through the centuries, today reflecting itself in the political and social actuality. The analysis of the binary categories, such are: the Slavship and the Antique tradition, the national consensus and the multi-ethnical character of the modern state, the deeply rooted orthodox tradition and the respect for the confessional freedom of the population, the national treasury of cultural legacy and the multicultural concept of ethnical cohabitation, created a great deal of confusion at open debates and other subjective forms of discussion and generated negative results reflected in the escalation of the inter-ethnical and inter-religious dialog in the Republic of Macedonia. In that regard, the aim of the School is the professional and scientific analysis of the: historical categories, socio-ethnical and confessional components, language and linguistic forms, cultural traditions and artistic creativity, which should determine and define the components of Macedonian cultural identity as an unity of historical memory, collective awareness and creative potential of the entire population of contemporary Macedonian state.

Resource persons:

Prof. Péter Krasztev, PhD

Prof. Elizabeta Sheleva, PhD

Prof. Metin Izeti, PhD

Prof. Nebojsa Vilić, PhD 



The Diverse Survival Strategies of Jewish and Roma Communities in Macedonia: From Resistance to Memorialization

International Ohrid Summer University 2011 with the support of Task force for international cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF)

September 26th - October 3rd, 2011, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Director of the Summer School: Ass. Prof. Dr. Sofija Grandakovska

The central interest of the School is focused on opening up the discussion about the memorialisation of the Holocaust experience in Macedonia, and in particular focusing for the first time on Roma people as victims of genocidal violence, by taking the Holocaust as an important factor in the formation of Macedonia’s historic and socio-cultural past. The presence of the Jewish narrative in Macedonia will be compared to the scarce but important data on Roma people among other minority groups - victims of the Holocaust (homosexuals, disabled people, etc.). By promoting the memorialisation of Jewish and Roma experiences in a comparative perspective from the Macedonian context and their “strategies of survival”, in this Summer School we take as a starting point an attempt to further thematise and raise awareness of the systemic violence of the Holocaust through inter-disciplinary academic discussion.

Resource persons: Prof. Sofija Grandakovska (“Euro-Balkan” Institute, Skopje), Prof. Michael Stewart (University College of London, UK), Prof. Krinka Vidaković-Petrov (Institute of Literature and Arts, Belgrade)

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