Sep 25, Prep Day
Venue: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Kraljice Natalije 45
17.00-20.00 Seminar with Rogers Brubaker on the book “Grounds for Difference”
Moderation: Jelena Vasiljević, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
Participants: Dino Abazović (Faculty of Political Sciences, Sarajevo), Ivan Đorđević (Institute of Ethnography, SASA), Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc (Institute for Culture and Memory Studies, Ljubljana), Jovo Bakić (Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade), Ljubica Spaskovska (University of Exeter), Marko Kovačević (Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade), Tamara Petrović Trifunović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade), Viktor Koska (Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb)
Sep 26, Day 1
Conference Venue: Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Studentski trg 5
09.00-09.15 Registration
09.15-09.30Welcome address – PLENARY ROOM
Petar Bojanić, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
Coordinators of the project “Figuring out the Enemy: Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations”
Aleksandar Pavlović, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade, Rigels Halili, Center for Eastern European Studies, Warsaw
09.30-10.30 Keynote lecture – PLENARY ROOM
Rogers Brubaker, University of California
Religious Dimensions of Political Conflict and Violence
Chair: Jelena Vasiljević, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
10.30-11.00Coffee break – LOWER LOBBY
11.00-12.30Session I
Panel 1: Revisiting the theories of the nationPanel 2: (Inter)national vs. (inter)state: is nation-state going to history?Panel 3: Gendering Serbian-Albanian relations
Chair: Aleksandar Matković (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)Chair: Srđan Prodanović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)Chair: Jelena Ćeriman (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)
Vladimir Gvozden and Alpar Lošonc (University of Novi Sad) How to think nation as a community?Zeynep Selen Artan-Bayhan (City University of New York) Boundaries of Turkish ethno-national identity: immigrant Imaginations in the United StatesElife Krasniqi (Karl Franzens University of Graz) Gender and Nation: competing loyalties in socialism and post-war period in Kosovo
Robert Gallagher (American University of Science & Technology, Beirut) εὖ ζῆν and nationalismElli Ponomareva (European University at St. Petersburg) Armenia’s trans-border nationalism: diaspora identity construction and the Karabakh conflictAdriana Zaharijević (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade) Sisterhood in Dispossession: The Case of Serbia and Kosovo
Daniel Rosenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Ernest Renan's What is a Nation? ReconsideredStefan Aleksić (University of Belgrade) Nation of refugees: inventing a nation or reinventing belonging Armanda Hysa (Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, Tirana) Theorizing ethnically mixed intimate relations in the Balkans: the case of Albanian – Serbian mixed marriages

G. M. Tamás (Central European University, Budapest) Nation, Race, Ethnie and Class: The Problem Revisited
12.30-13.30 Lunch break – LOWER LOBBY
13.30-14.30Plenary presentations – PLENARY ROOM
Florian Bieber, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
After Ethnicity? Persistence of and challenges to the ethnicity paradigm in the Balkans
Chair: Aleksandar Pavlović, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
14.30-16.00 Session II
Panel 4: Nations and international relations Panel 5: Europe, nations and symbolic geography
Chair: Olga Nikolić (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade) Chair: Rigels Halili (Center for Eastern European Studies, Warsaw)
Luca Lattanzi (University of Padova) The crisis of national states and the deterritorialization of enmity in Carl Schmitt’s international thoughtTamara Pavasovic Trost (University of Ljubljana) Belonging to Europe: understanding the complex symbolic geographies of Europe in everyday Serbian discourse
H. Hande Orhon Özdağ (Beykent University, İstanbul) Conflicting effects of globalization on nation states of the core and the peripherySanja Lazarević-Radak (Institute for Balkan Studies, Belgrade) and Andrej Mitić (University of Niš) Symbolic geography and anthropomorphization of a nation: the Ottoman Empire and Turkey in English and American travelogues (1840-1921)
Marko Kovačević (University of Belgrade) Bringing in Bibó: understanding identities and reality of small post-Yugoslav statesMadlen Nikolova (Central European University, Budapest) “Europe” and its constitutive Other: а case study of a trial against "foreign" Islam in Bulgaria
Mariusz Węgrzyn (University of Gdansk) Indispensable nation - respect for the rights of nations as an indispensable prerequisite for respect of human rights, the world order and international security
17.00-19.00 Panel discussion “Future without enmity: Serbian-Albanian relations in perspective”
Venue: Dorcol Platz, Dobračina 59b
Moderation: Gazela Pudar Draško, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
Tanja Miščević, Chief Negotiator for Negotiations on Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union

Odeta Barbullushi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Albania
Florian Bieber, Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Agron Bajrami, Chief Editor of Koha Ditore, Prishtina
Borko Stefanović, Former Chief Negotiator of the Serbia and Kosovo* negotiation process
19.00 Reception with presentation of a trailer for a documentary on Serbian-Albanian relations
Sep 27, Day 2
Conference Venue: Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Studentski trg 5
09.30-10.30Plenary presentations – PLENARY ROOM
Reinhard Mehring, The College of Education in Heidelberg
Carl Schmitts Freund-Feind-Unterscheidung heute?
Chair: Željko Radinković, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
10.30-12.30 Session III
Panel 6: Nationalism and risks Panel 7: Nationalism and the urban space
Chair: Vedran Džihić, CAS SEE, Rijeka Chair: Igor Cvejić, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
Aleksandar Fatić (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade) Is Jihadi terrorism a longing for organic identityDenis S. Ermolin (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Saint-Petersburg) Komšiluk in Pristina: between memory and locality
Robert Pichler (Humboldt University Berlin) Macedonian Muslims between national emancipation and the rise of religious fundamentalismAna Ljubojevic and Mia Jerman (University of Zagreb) "Town monument", then and now: memories of the 1990s and social production of identities in Dubrovnik
Andrej Pezelj (University of Nova Gorica) Violence and emancipatory role of the stateSrđan Atanasovski (Institute of Musicology, Belgrade) Sonic ecologies of urban segregation: Serbian-Albanian relations and producing “the Other” on the street rallies
Marjan Gjurovski (Faculty of Security, Skopje) and Dragan Djukanovic (Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade) Risks of social identity – the case of the Republic of Macedonia Aneta Strzemżalska (European University at Saint Petersburg) Formal and informal nationalism: jazz performances in Azerbaijan
Stefan Milutinović (University of Belgrade) and Ana Veljković (University of Glasgow) The European crisis through the lenses of the refugee crisis: are migrations from the Middle East strengthening nationalism in Europe?
12.30-13.00Coffee break
13.00-14.00Plenary presentations – PLENARY ROOM
Nuria Sánchez Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid
Politics of Peoplehood: the Birth of a New Nation?
Chair: Adriana Zaharijević, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
14.00-15.00Lunch Break
15.00-16.00Plenary presentation – MALA SALA
Montserrat Guibernau, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Identity, Belonging and Nationalism
Chair: Gazela Pudar Draško, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
16.00-17.30Session IV
Panel 8: (Post-)YU states and nationalismsPanel 9: Real socialism and national question(s)Panel 10: Ethnographies of a Nation
Chair: Milan Miljković, Institute for Literature and Arts, BelgradeChair: Ana Sivački (University of Belgrade)Chair: Aleksandar Pavlović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)
Adin Crnkić (University of Ljubljana) Constructing Bosniak nationalism: historical institutionalist perspectiveErcan Gündoğan (Cyprus International University) A Critical re-evaluation of Lenin’s and Stalin’s conceptions of national question and self-determination right of nations and peopleKrisztina Rácz (University of Ljubljana) Constructing and destructing the national: discourses and practices of ethnicity among Hungarian youth in Vojvodina
Ivan Ejub Kostić (University of Belgrade) From a religious to a national movement: a case study of the Young MuslimsRastislav Dinić (University of Niš) New, yet unapproachable states: Cavell on America, Makavejev on YugoslaviaJohn William Day ( Bilkent University, Ankara) Living Turkish nationalism: theoretical and ethnographic reflections from Kurdish Turkey
Dario Brentin (Centre for Southeast European Studies, Graz) “The sporting men have no country!”: sport as a channel for inter-ethnic understanding in the post-Yugoslav space?Marjan Ivković, Tamara Petrović Trifinović and Srđan Prodanović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade) From Social Justice to Identity: Systemic Legitimation of Yugoslav Socialism in Kosovo ProtestsAndrej Kubiček (University of Belgrade) Roma nation: escaping pariah people's stigma?
Ozan Erözden (MEF University, Istanbul) Civic nationalism, universalism and war crimes: the case of Croatian Social Democrat Party (SDP)Ana Petrov (Singidunum University, Belgrade) “Whoever doesn’t listen to the song will listen to the storm”: politics of nationalism and Yugoslav popular musicInis Shkreli (European University of Tirana) Exploring collective identity and everyday life of Serbian-Montenegrin minority in Shkodra
18.30 – 20.30 Panel discussion: The return of the national borders and the rise of extremism in Europe
Venue: The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Movie Theatre, 6 Kolarčeva Street
Moderator: Adriana Zaharijević, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
Rigels Halili, Center for Eastern European Studies, University of Warsaw
G. M. Tamás, Central European University, Budapest
Jovo Bakić, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Ljubica Spasovska, University of Exeter
Nebojša Vladisavljević, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
Monserrat Guibernau, University of Cambridge
Sep 28, Day 3
Conference Venue: llija M. Kolarac Foundation, Studentski trg 5
09.30-10.30Plenary presentation – MALA SALA
Gazela Pudar Draško, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
Enmity in the intellectual world: what do they stand for?
Chair: Marjan Ivković, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
10.30-12.00Session V
Panel 11: National identity formation: Us and ThemPanel 12: Nation and politics in education and academia
Chair: Miloš Ćipranić (University of Belgrade)Chair: Srđan Atanasovski, (Musicology Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Mark Hau (Aarhus University) “Catalan is whoever wants to feel Catalan”: narrative cultivations of self among Catalan nationalistsÇağatay Çoker, Gonca Nebioğlu, Ogeday Çoker and Yakup Azak (Istanbul University) Nationalist and gender discourse in textbooks of highschool education in Turkey
Lucas Álvarez Canga (University of Oviedo) Enmity in nationalism: Spain as a key element of Catalan identity and nationalism Aleksandra Ilić Rajković and Jovan Miljković (University of Belgrade) Replacing pencil by the rifle: the discourse of the nation and textbooks in Serbia before the Balkan wars
Roland Gjoni (University College Dublin) A different kind of us: national identity dynamics between Albania and KosovoAna Dević (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena) Ottomanism and neo-Ottomanism in the building of the “Serbian national corpus”: Turkey as the recurrent focus of Serbian and Bosnian academia
Vedran Džihić (University of Vienna, CAS SEE, Rijeka) Persistance of ethno-politics in Bosnia&Herzegovina: adaptability and performativity of ethno-nationalism
12.00-12.30Coffee break
12.30-14.00Session VI

Panel 13: Memory studies and memory politicsPanel 14: Postsocialism: competing discourses and narrative regimes
Chair: Mark Lošonc (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)Chair: Tamara Petrović Trifunović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)
Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc (Institute for Culture and Memory Studies, Ljubljana) Public memory from ethno-national marker to subversive political activismDiana T. Kudaibergenova (University of Cambridge) Nationalising regimes and the study of power fields as nationalisms post-1989
Jelena Đureinović (Justus Liebig University Giessen) Does studying national memory still matter? the transcultural turn in memory studies and the post-Yugoslav spaceDana Dolghin (University of Amsterdam) Cosmopolitanism and the “nation”: liberal constructions of collective memory
Naum Trajanovski (Central European University, Budapest) “Closely observed narrative”: The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle and the shift of the historical paradigms in post-socialist Republic of MacedoniaAlena Minchenia (Lund University) Nation as an affective object: the nationalist opposition constructing “Belarus”
Olof Bortz (Stockholm University) Raul Hilberg, the Holocaust and German national identityVlad Bujdei-Tebeica (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest) Nationalism and neoliberalism: the Romanian economic crisis of 2008

14.00-15.00Lunch Break
15.00-16.30Session VII

Panel 15: Cyber-nations: Media and the InternetPanel 16: A (too) long nineteenth century in the Balkans
Chair: Marjan Ivković (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade)Chair: Vladan Jovanović, Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade
Rene Mäe (Tallinn University) Globalization, postsocialism and nation branding: a discourse-theoretical reading of e-EstoniaDarin Stephanov (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies) Images of the own group and the “Other” in Bulgarian popular songs from the mid-nineteenth century to the Balkan Wars (1912-13)
Lada Stevanović (Institute of Ethnography, Belgrade) Cyber Yugoslavia: the state of Cyborg citizensStefan Detchev (South-West University of Blagoeavgrad) Borders between Serbs and Bulgarians - five “laboratories” of national identity
Valentin Nicolescu (Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest) Contested origins and national identity (re)construction: how the Dacians are conquering the cyberspaceMiloš Vojinović (Institute for Balkan Studies, Belgrade) Nationalism of Young Bosnia
Irina Dushakova (Institute of Cultural Heritage, Chisinau) Nation and symbolic geography: a case of Moldovan MediaAleksandar Pavlović (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade) From national emancipation to imperialism: the Balkan Wars in the writings of the Serbian left

16.30-17.00 – Closing session and the presentation of certificate

Technical information 

The official language of the conference is English.

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

The book of abstracts will be published.

Conference organisers will provide lunch and refreshments during the conference program. Participants are kindly requested to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements.