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[eccr] 'After Yugoslavia' conference

Fri Mar 14 12:49:04 GMT 2003

>After Yugoslavia: Antagonism and Identity Revisited
>29 - 31 March 2003: University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K.
>This conference builds upon issues raised in August 1992 at a Kent
>conference entitled "Issues of Identity in Contemporary `Yugoslavia':
>Antagonism and the Construction of Community". That conference drew together
>anthropologists, sociologists, historians, constitutional lawyers and other
>scholars to discuss contemporary nationalist mobilizations in Yugoslavia.
>Thirty four academics (twenty of whom came from 'then Yugoslavia') presented
>papers concerned with identity formations and transformations in the
>contexts of modernization, federation, the collapse of existing socialism,
>and the rearticulation of ethnic nationalisms1. The conference provided
>perhaps the last forum within which academics of what rapidly became 'Former
>Yugoslavia' were able to meet and openly discuss the political, social, and
>cultural forces dismembering the state they had shared.
>A decade later many of those same scholars - augmented by a number of other
>voices from the region - will reconvene at Kent to resume and advance that
>dialogue2. Papers will discuss the developments of the past ten years, the
>trajectories likely to be followed into the future, and their implications
>not only for social, political, cultural and economic interactions but also
>for academic work on and in the region. With at least twenty of the planned
>speakers having presented papers at the earlier conference, a degree of
>reflexivity will be introduced into the presentations and the debates they
>will engender. Participants will reflect not only on the changes which have
>affected the region in the past decade but also the changes that decade has
>effected in their own thinking.
>The conference will run from 13:00 on Saturday the 29th until 16:00 on
>Monday the 31st. Registration - which provides for attendance and coffee -
>will be £10 for one day (£5 for students) or £20 for the entire conference
>(£10 for students). Those wishing to register should send contact details
>and a cheque made out to UNIKENT - AFTER YUGOSLAVIA to the organiser, Glenn
>Bowman at the Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2
>Information on bed and breakfast accommodation is available through the
>Canterbury tourist office --
> -- although conference
>attendees wishing to stay in less expensive on-campus accommodation (£19.50
>a night, available Saturday through Monday) can arrange this through Patrick
>Bradley at (P.S.Bradley /at/ . Meals will be available on campus.
>Persons pre-registering can join the conference speakers for a banquet at
>the new Canterbury "Goods Shed" (see
>6950 ) on the Sunday evening. This will cost £29.50 and a separate cheque
>made out as above should be sent to Glenn Bowman.
>Please direct all inquiries to Glenn Bowman at (glb /at/

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University Brussels
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