The Slavic Connexion

Balkan Circle

Balkan Circle

The Balkan Circle is a weekly seminar hosted by Dr. Mary C. Neuburger and Dr. Kiril Avramov for the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin. The seminar features lectures, presentations, exhibits, or open interactive dialogues that 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 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm CDT online.

To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP on the CREEES Facebook page: Alternatively, you can RSVP via the links below for each talk (just click on the name of the speaker whom you want to hear). We hope you can join!

September 4
Dimitar Bechev
Rival Power: Russia's Challenge to the West in the Balkans

September 11
Ruslan Trad
Under the Radar: Hezbollah on the Balkans

September 18
Vladislav Beronja
Fragments of Utopia: Imaginary Archives in Dubravka Ugrešić’s Fiction

September 25
Jeremy Kasper
Kosovo: U.S. Bureaucracies Adaptation to Conduct Post-Combat Operations in a Dynamic Multi-National Environment

October 2
Maša Kolanović
New Moral and Affective Economy of Capitalism on the Ruins of Yugoslav Socialism: Three Cultural Patterns

October 9
Stefka Kuneva
Residential -Defensive Towers in the Balkans from the Ottoman Era

October 16
Michael Kiel
Report from internship at the Balkan Civil Society Development Network in Skopje

October 23
Charalampos Minasidis
"Come See Swords and Yatagans / and Quite a Few Bulgarian Heads": Constructing a Greek anti-Bulgarian Culture of War during the War Decade of 1912-22

October 30
Milena Ðorđević-Kisačanin

November 6
Jasmin Mujanovic
De Facto End of European Enlargement in the WB and the Effects of that on Regional and Continental Politics

November 13
Nita Luci

November 20
Sunnie Rucker-Chang