CAS SEE FELLOWS PANEL IN VIENNA

The second day of the Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy Symposium held at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien hosted a panel with the 4th generation of CAS-SEE Fellows. CAS-SEE Director Petar Bojanic provided Input on the subject of Europe, Refugees, Hospitality, Destitution. The 6th panel of the Symposium, entitled Towards a new research agenda: Debate and exchange

Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy

The first panel of the Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy Symposium held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, entitled (Not) Learning from history, part I: Yugoslav refugee crisis – how Europe dealt with it from left to right, moderated by Vedran Džihić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka, oiip, Vienna) included the presentations of Zoran Slavinić

On Mothers and Daughters with Mira Furlan

The upcoming January premiere of the Autumn Sonata by Ingmar Bergman at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka was a great motive for another collaboration of scientific and art institutions in Rijeka. This time, the theme of engagement was a contemplation on the specifics and challenges of a complex mother – daughter

SEMINAR WITH FLORIAN BIEBER AND CAS SEE FELLOWS

Following his lecture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, professor Florian Bieber, Ph.D. held a seminar on the subject of current political developments in the U.S. and Europe and the complex life of academia, in dialogue with the fourth generation of CAS SEE Fellows at the University of Rijeka.

Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa

The “Wall”: Ontology, Politics, Culture “In my presentation I’ve shared with colleagues and participants the current stages of my research project. I divided the presentation into three parts, namely the three point of views of my approach to the issue of the wall. The first one is an ontological point, and I consider it the

FLORIAN BIEBER

Crisis of Democracy in Southeastern Europe A lecture by Folrian Bieber, Ph.D., entitled “Crisis of Democracy in Southeastern Europe”, was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The lecture was organized by Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe in cooperation with Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka.

ANDREW HODGES

Social Inequalities on the Urban Periphery? Vocational Education, Ultras’ Participation and Cultures of Resistance in the Classroom This project seeks to analyse processes of class production as manifest through educational ‘sorting’ mechanisms alongside passive/active forms of resistance present amongst pupils enrolled in vocational education (strukovne škole) on the urban periphery of Zagreb. The aim is to make

AKTIONSTAGE: REFUGEES – MIGRATION – DEMOCRACY

While most European states are not able to create humane conditions for those who have fled war zone sin the Near East in recent years, the dedication of Europe’s civil society proves that solidarity is alive and that the vision of a democratic Europe will not be abandoned. Community action – whether in smaller communities

AUTUMN 2016 CAS SEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Center for Advanced Studies Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Autumn 2016 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards at the University of Rijeka. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research and creative work in the fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the

Philosophy and Architecture: Inequality in the City

The «Philosophy and Architecture: Inequality in the City» course took place at the IUC in Dubrovnik and engaged its participants in topics related to the political and urban implications of social injustice in cities from the 19th to the 24th of September. Almost thirty participants from eight countries contributed to the course by providing culturally

What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?

The panel discussion: “What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?” was the last event of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” Rijeka summer school and was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Rijeka) on Friday, September 16th, 2016. The discussion was led by Felix Henkel (FES

“Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia” round table

The “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia” round table took place at the Rijeka City Hall on September 14th, 2016, as a part of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” summer school program, organised in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb, University Paris

PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING

The “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” photo exhibition provides an intersectional approach to poverty and gender issues and presents us with photographs that were made as a result of a research project in the rural parts of Serbia and Kosovo. Jelena Ceriman, Milos Kosovac (CELAP) and Kristina Smoljanovic (Center for Advanced Studies, University of Rijeka) presented

SUMMER SCHOOL OPENING

The Rethinking Politics of Diversity CAS SEE summer school started today with opening session led by Julija Sardelic, Gazela Pudar Drasko, Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos and Adriana Zaharijevic. Lectures by Julija Sardelić and Caroline Schultz followed in the morning and the afternoon sessions and the day will end with an opening of the “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender”

Round Table “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia”

As a part of the CAS SEE Summer School program, the Round table Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, starting at 5.30 pm at the City Hall (Korzo 16) in Rijeka. The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph

PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING: “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender”

The photo exhibition opening will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016, starting at 5:00 pm at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Main hall) on the University Campus, Sveučilišna avenija 4, Rijeka. The “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” exhibition is a part of a Summer School “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” program and will be open in its whole duration, September 12th –

CAS SEE Summer school Programme

RETHINKING POLITICS OF DIVERSITY RIJEKA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, FACULTY FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Sveučilišna avenija 2, IV Floor; Room 401, Rijeka September 12th – September 16th 2016 Organized by: Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka In cooperation with: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

2016-2017 CAS SEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research or creative work in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Balkans. Fellows will

COURSE / PHILOSOPHY AND ARCHITECTURE

Course description: The course includes perspectives of social and political philosophers and architects on the issue of social inequality in cities and intimately related issues such as people’s quality of life and wellbeing. The assumed notion of cities contains an institutional component (a jurisdiction issue), a spatial component (an architectural issue of housing, density of

History Rijeka Seminars – Riječki SeminaRi

The History Rijeka Seminars – Riječki SeminaRi are jointly organized by the Department of History (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. The first seminar was held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Department of Art History

ALFREDO SASSO

From the crisis to a “Third Yugoslavia”. The political project of Ante Marković and the Alliance of Reformist Forces In the extensive literature on the crisis and the dissolution of the Second Yugoslavia, the role of the so-called “alternatives”, grounding on a democratic and progressive view of the Yugoslav state, has been understudied. My research

Call for Application: Rijeka Summer School – RETHINKING DIVERSITY POLITICS IN EUROPE

12-18 September, 2016, Rijeka (Croatia) organized by CAS SEE, UNIRI in cooperation with Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka,  Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis This summer school should provide space for recasting frameworks of “diversity politics” and “diversity discourses” in Europe. In light of recent events, we would

CAS SEE Fellowship application: Autumn 2016

New Call for the CAS SEE Fellowship Program is opened. Following the implementation of the previous three generations of CAS SEE Fellows starting in 2014-15 and 2015-2016, CAS SEE is announcing a new annual call for Fellowships for the autumn 2016. This call is organized along selected thematic foci (see bellow) but also offer the

Fellowship application: 2016-2017

Call for the CAS SEE Fellowship programme in the 2016-2017 academic year is opened. Documents and information CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Overview: Autumn 2016-Overview-Fellowship-Program-CAS-SEE download Fellowship Programme: Autumn 2016-Fellowship-Program-CAS-SEE download Ethics-for-Researchers: Ethics-for-Researchers download EC-Code-of-conduct-recruitment: EC-Code-of-conduct-recruitment download Guest Fellows’ Charter: Guest Fellows’ charter download Application Form: http://www.cas.uniri.hr/ For questions and information please email: cas@cas.uniri.hr

Call for Application: PHILOSOPHY AND ARCHITECTURE Course in Dubrovnik

Social Inequalities and Cities is a CAS SEE course that will take place at IUC Dubrovnik from 19th to 23rd September 2016. Course directors: Snjezana Prijic Samarzija, CAS SEE – University of Rijeka, Petar Bojanic, CAS SEE – University of Rijeka, University of Belgrade, Avner de Shalit, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jonatan Wolff, University College London, Joerg Gleiter, Technical

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Studies’ “Refugees, Migrants and Cosmo-Politics” Conference in Bucharest

Petar Bojanic (CAS SEE, Belgrade Institute for Philosphy and Social Theory) gave a keynote lecture On Counter-Institution. Europe, Refuge, Hospitality, Destitution (Chair: Dan Lazea), on June 4th at the Refugees, Migrants and Cosmo-Politics Conference in Bucharest, organized by the New Europe

VISIT TO THE CITY OF CRES AND THE RENAISSANCE MOISE PALACE

Within the 4th International Conference PLAYING BY THE RULES: Institutions in Action: The Nature and the Role of Institutions in the Real World the representatives of the University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies and distinguished partners from the Institute for the Danube Region, Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna)

SIGNING OF THE AGREEMENT OF COOPERATION between the University of Georgia (INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION) and University of Rijeka (CAS SEE)

University of Rijeka (Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe) and University of Georgia (Institute of Higher Education) signed a cooperation agreement towards the objective of a joint enforcement of academic programs and scientific research activities in the domain of development of institutions of science and higher education. This agreement has been signed in the course of the

Round Table „The Role of Institutions – Experiences and Prospects“ and Opening Reception

With the round table on the subject of “The Role of Institutions – Experiences and Prospects”, which took place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Hotel Jadran in Rijeka, the 4th International Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, PLAYING BY THE RULES. Institutions in Action: The Nature and the Role of Institutions

IGOR ŠTIKS AT THE „WRITER AND CITIZEN“ DISCUSSION

The 11th session of the Writer and Citizen series (“Pisac i građanin”) will hoast writer and activist Igor Štiks. Discussion led by Željka Horvat Čeč will be held on Saturday, May 28, at the book cafe Dnevni boravak (Ciottina 12A) in Rijeka. This talk will question the position of a citizen and what happens when this position shifts in that of a foreigner or

Round Table “The Role of Institutions – Experiences and Prospects” and Opening Reception

 In the past forty years we have been witnessing a decline of public institutions in various areas. First, decline of institutions of welfare state. Second, decline of democratic institutions. There has been much talk recently of democratic deficit, particularly at EU level. Many public institutions that provided public

Institutions in Action: The Nature and the Role of Institutions in the Real World

Political, social, economic, and legal institutions exert a great impact on the lives of individuals as social beings, as well as on those individuals’ own understanding of themselves, their potentialities, and aspirations. In big societies, institutions also offer information regarding what others do or tend to do. Still, in the last thirty years, both in

Social and epistemic (in)justice

Plenary Presentation “Social and Epistemic (In)justice” – Professor Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, (Director of CAS SEE, University of Rijeka) at the 4th International Conference of the Group for Social Engagement Studies, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, The Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy and Center for Advanced Studies, University in Rijeka Social Justice:

Social Justice in the Regional Perspective: Inequalities in the Western Balkans

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory organised the Round table ‘Social Justice in the Regional Perspective: Inequalities in the Western Balkans’ as a part of the International Conference ‘Social Justice: New Perspectives, New Horizons’. It aimed to provide the space for discussion on the current trends and socio-political process that contribute to increasing social inequalities in

Kick-off Seminar of the “Gender in the Changing Society” project

Kick-off Seminar of the Impulse – The New Cooperation Programme for Higher Education project “Gender in the Changing Society” which took place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade. Project leader: University of Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems), Department for Migration and Globalization. Project partners: Centre for Refugee and IDP studies, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of

CAS-SEE Fellows Panel in Belgrade

CAS-SEE Fellows presented at the “Social Justice: New Perspectives, New Horizons” Conference in Belgrade (May, 4-6 2016). Chair: Sanja Milutinović Bojanić Dane Taleski, Dragan Tevdovski, Trajche Panov and Viktor Dimovski Socially Impoverish and Entrap: A Strategy to Maintain a Hybrid Regime? Some theories of democratization argue that quality of democracy and social equality are interrelated.

CAS-SEE Fellows at the “Social Justice: New Perspectives, New Horizons” Conference in Belgrade

Current CAS-SEE Fellows will participate in the upcoming 4th International conference of the Group for Social Engagement Studies, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, The Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy and Center for Advanced Studies, 

NURI ALI TAHIR

Controlling the Borders of “Borderless” Europe in the Age of Migration Recent international developments and the flow of people towards Europe made borders again a strong component of the European integration. Different reactions by European Institutions and EU member states showed that the classical idea of borders being marker of a territory and special identity

VLADIMIR UNKOVSKI-KORICA

City Partnerships as Détente from Below? Twinning Bologna and Zagreb This talk discusses a project, a work in progress, jointly developed by Dr Eloisa Betti and Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, about the twinning of Bologna and Zagreb in the Cold War. Town twinning in the interwar period of the twentieth century has been called ‘Locarno from

Summer School Equality and Citizenship III – 2016

The Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe, the University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Rijeka are organizing a summer school on equality and citizenship from June 6th to June 10th, 2016, in Rijeka (Croatia). The summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format

DANE TALESKI

From Armed Boots to Polished Suits:  A Precarious Predicament for Peacebuilding and Democratization? “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” – Gerald Seymour, Harry’s Game, 1975 In many of contemporary intrastate conflicts, armed groups transit to politics when the conflict ends. For example, Shin Feinn in Northern Ireland, UCK in Kosovo, NLA in Macedonia,

MATE NIKOLA TOKIĆ

“Za dom spremni!” Transnationalism, Diaspora Politics and Croatian Separatist Terrorism. Of the myriad terrorist organizations that emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s, those supporting the destruction of socialist Yugoslavia and the establishment of an independent Croatia were among the most active.  In one ten year period, Croatian separatists committed no fewer than 52 noteworthy

Generation In-Between. The Children of the Balkan Wars: Getting to Know a Crucial Generation for Europe

As a result of the Generation on the Move workshop that took place at the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe (CAS SEE), at the University of Rijeka on October 9 – 10, 2015, a book entitled Generation In-Between. The Children of the Balkan Wars: Getting to Know a Crucial Generation for Europe was published and is now available in

“The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir

Rijeka, March 17, 2016 Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe and Center for Women’s Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Rijeka) held a book promotion following the publication of the first Croatian translation of The Second Sex by French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in edition of Naklada Ljevak. On this occasion, founding of the

Jörg H. Gleiter

Architecture and Philosophy: Nietzsche, Décadence and the Physiology of Architecture On 19th February, 2016, Jörg H. Gleiter, Professor and the Head of the department of Architectural Theory, but also the managing director of the Institute of Architecture of Technische Universität Berlin, held a lecture organized by CAS SEE at the University of Rijeka. In April 1888, in a

JÖRG H. GLEITER in conversation with CAS SEE Fellows

 Architecture and Anthropocene On the occasion of Prof. Gleiter’s visit to Rijeka, on 21st February, 2016, and after assisting at his lecture the previous day, CAS SEE Fellows had the opportunity to engage in a rather controversial discussion on Anthropocene, or more precisely, conceptual and epistemological issues of anthropogenic transformations of the earth’s land, oceans,

Spring 2016 CAS SEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2016 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research or creative work in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Balkans. Fellows will

GIULIA CARABELLI

The Ties That (un)Bind: Affect and Organisation in the Bosnia-Herzegovina Protests, 2014 “In this lecture, I will discuss the results of my research on the 2014 mass protests in Bosnia Herzegovina. Overall, I am interested in accounting for the production and articulation of these spaces of rebellion by considering their ‘affective atmospheres’, which means that

VERA TRIPODI

The Metaphysis of Gender. Not Simply a Woman (or a Man). Is a metaphysically sound objectivist account of sexed identity possible? Do gender categories exist because we recognize real distinctions in the world or because we agree to use gender terms while according to them categorical force? In this paper, I defend a non-realistic view

FRANCESCO MARONE

The Structure and Dynamics of Migrant Smuggling from Libya to Italy Migration and, in particular, irregular migration from North Africa and the Middle East represents one of the most relevant and demanding challenges that the European Union (EU) has to address in our age. In the last two decades, the Mediterranean Sea has become  the 

ALEKSANDRA DJURASOVIC

Rethinking large-scale development projects in Belgrade and Zagreb There is one general question that motivated this research: To what extent global economic restructuring and neoliberalization influence urban planning processes in transitional cities? The main aim of this research is to look into the process of urban transformation in two different institutional contexts in order to deepen

PIRO REXHEPI

Unmapping Islam in Eastern Europe: Periodization and Muslim Subjectivities in the Balkans This article challenges the fixed spatial and temporal disconguities of the borders between East/West and Europe/Islam that contribute to the physical and discursive partition of Balkan Muslims from the larger Muslim world. It examines the works of twentieth century Islamic scholars and activists, particularly

CALL FOR APPLICATION: PLAYING BY THE RULES

Institutions in Action: The Nature and the Role of Institutions in the Real World Place:  University of Rijeka, Croatia Organizer: Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka: LabOnt – Department of Philosophy, University of Torino Date:     May 27-28 2016 Deadline for applications: 31 March 2016 Political, social, economic, and legal institutions exert

JULIJA SARDELIĆ

ACTS OF CITIZENSHIP FROM THE MARGINS: THE POSITION AND AGENCY OF IRREGULARIZED ROMANI MINORITIES IN POST-YUGOSLAV SPACE In her presentation, Julija Sardelić maps recent transformations in the position of Romani minorities caused by the disintegration of former Socialist Yugoslavia, the subsequent military conflicts, and the establishment of new post-Yugoslav states. She argues that Romani minorities have not been only the targets of physical violence conducted mostly by

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS: spring 2016

The CAS SEE Fellowship 2016-2017 Call for application will be published by the end of May 2016.   New Call for the CAS SEE Fellowship programme is opened. Following the implementation of the First and Second Generation of CAS SEE Fellows in the academic year 2014-15 and the automne semester 2015, CAS SEE is announcing a

Erhard Busek, Shalini Randeria, Hedvig Morvai and Giuseppe Mastruzzo with CAS SEE Fellows

Working seminars with Erhard Busek (Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe) and Shalini Randeria (Rector of the IWM, Vienna) and CAS SEE Fellows took place on Tuesday, 24 November at the Sveučilišni odjeli building (Room 804). On that occasion Piro Rexhepi, Julija Sardelic, Giulia Carabelli, Aleksandra Djurasovic, Jeremy Walton and Francesco

Shalini Randeria

Fragmented Sovereignties in an Era of Globalisation: Challenges for Cunning States and Citizens On 24th November, 2015, Shalini Randeria, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, held a lecture organized by Center for Advanced Studies in collaboration with Department for Cultural Studies, (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Rijeka. “Two parallel developments

HOW TO ACT TOGETHER? FROM COLLECTIVE ENGAGEMENT TO PROTEST

3rd International conference of the Group for Social Engagement Studies, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory Center for Advanced Studies in Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE), University of Rijeka How to Act together: From Collective Engagement to Protest Belgrade, November 19-21, 2015 The conference explored the broad issue of action – in its various sociological and

FRAGILE INFRASTRUCTURES OF TOGETHERNESS

CAS SEE Fellows Panel in Belgrade Chair: Sanja Milutinović Bojanić (CAS SEE, Rijeka)   Aleksandra Djurasovic Center for Advanced Studies in Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE), University of Rijeka “Oh, we could be together, if only the things weren’t so complicated”: Complexity Factor in the Late Post-Socialist Transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina The paper analyzes planning

CAS SEE Fellows at the conference “How to Act Together”

Fragile Infrastructures of Togetherness Saturday, November 21, House of Culture, Faculty of Media and Communication, Belgrade Chair: Sanja Milutinović Bojanić, CAS SEE, Rijeka Aleksandra Djurasovic: “Oh, we could be together, if only the things weren’t so complicated”: Complexity Factor in the Late Post-Socialist Transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina Giulia Carabelli: Affects That Bond and Disband: On the

Avner de Shalit

Lecture: 3rd November 2015 ‘Inequality in the city -What’s wrong with how it is measured?’ If cities are different political and social entities than states, perhaps we should think about inequality in the city differently from the way we think about inequality in the state. Inequality in the city is currently measured by applying the

Jeremy Walton

Times and Spaces of Islam across Turkey, the Balkans, and Southeast Europe In his presentation, Jeremy Walton forges a panoramic perspective on Islam across the variegated geography of Turkey and southeast Europe. Rather than a direct focus on questions of Muslim politics or theology, he is concerned with the distinctive histories, temporalities, places and spatial practices that situate

THE FELLOWS 2015/2016

This year, the Center for Advanced Studies – Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE) invited seven Fellows from four different countries. In the below you can see our current Fellows.    Giulia Carabelli (London – Great Britain) Project – title: The Ties That (un) Bind: Affect and Organization in the Bosnia-Herzegovina Protests, 2014 Giulia holds a PhD in

Workshop “Generation on the move Children of the 90s in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia”

Workshop Program: Generation On The Move Description: The 1990s had a long lasting impact on the children and youth of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, that can be seen nearly a quarter of a century after the outbreak of the Yugoslav wars. The experiences as well as the social and political view points of this

Authoritarianism On The Rise: A New Global Competitor For Democracy

POLITICAL SYMPOSIUM in collaboration with EUROPEAN FORUM ALPBACH 2015 31.08.2015, 13:30-16:00, Alpbach HAUPTSCHULE In Eastern And South Eastern Europe, In The Caucasus, In Asia And In Latin America, We Are Witnessing The Resurgence Of Authoritarian Regimes, Be They “Old-Fashioned” Ones Adjusting To Global Circumstances Or Newly Emerging Forms Of Such Governments. Authoritarian Rule Seems To Be

Symposium “Lubitsch in Rijeka”

“Lubitsch in Rijeka” is a one day symposium held on July 3rd 2015, and is organized by CAS SEE in collaboration with Art-kino Croatia and Slovenska kinoteka. The participants of the symposium are a philosopher and honorary fellow of CAS SEE, Alenka Zupančić Žerdin, a fellow of CAS SEE, Aaron Schuster, Marin Lukanović  (University of Rijeka) and Sanja Milutinović Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka). The Panel Chair is Jelena

Aaron Schuster

How to Research Like a Dog: Kafka’s New Science This seminar will consist in a close reading of Kafka’s short story “Investigations of a Dog.” In this story we are presented with a brilliant and sometimes hilarious parody of scientific research and the norms that govern the production of knowledge, what Lacan called the “University discourse.” And

Seminar: Wolfgang Merkel in dialogue with CAS SEE Fellows

Goethe Institut, Belgrade – June 26, 2015  Capitalism and Democracy – Debating various dimensions and variations of an uneasy Marriage As Wolfgang Merkel argues democracy and capitalism are two highly contested models following different logics: “Unequally distributed property rights on the one hand, equal civic and political rights on the other; profit-oriented trade within capitalism

CAS SEE Fellows at the conference “Thinking beyond Capitalism”

New Perspectives on Debt and Economy Friday, June 26, House of Culture, Faculty of Media and Communication, Belgrade Panel Chair: Sanja Milutinović Bojanić Two Historians in Front of the Economic Crisis of 2007-2008: E. Hobsbawm and T. Judt Between Marxism and the Legacies of the 20th Century – Marco Bresciani Is Capitalism in Our Genes? Competition,

Across the National Borders: Making and Remaking the Multicultural Adriatic Area

We are happy to invite you to the CAS SEE Workshop organised by CAS SEE Fellows, Marco Abram, Marco Bresciani, Jan Mus and Francesca Rolandi from the History Department of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka. The workshop is dedicated to the new researches and approaches of the Upper Adriatic history and it will take place on June 10th from 9h15 to 13h30 at the Faculty for Humanities and

Marco Abram

“A bastion of Brotherhood and Unity”? Socialist Yugoslavism and national identities in post-war Rijeka In the last years international historiography has devoted more attention to the history of Yugoslavism, nevertheless the role of a new Yugoslav identity in the building of Tito’s socialist federation after 1945 is still a matter of debate among scholars. Inspired by

Prof. dr. Tomoji Onozuka

Internationality and Simultaneity of Popular Music: Experiences of the Japanese Labour and Socialist Movements in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries We often hear that there is no border in [the world of] music, but we know much about national, and particularly local characteristics of popular music. How popular music could come across local,

Marco Bresciani

In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire. Postwar crisis, National Conflicts and New Fascist Order. In the last two decades an increasing bibliography has focused on fascism in new ways, by shifting from a typological to a conceptual perspective and at the same time by developing transnational comparative approaches. However, the historical accounts of the

Mariagrazia Portera

Evolutionary Aesthetics. A bridging discipline between the life and human sciences In the last few years an increasing number of academic disciplines within the human sciences have turned to evolutionary theory to find explanations for various aspects of human behaviour (“Evolutionary Ethics”, “Evolutionary Epistemology”, “Evolutionary Linguistics”). The inquiry into the nature of aesthetics, aesthetic attitude

Marcello Barison

Types of Spaces. Philosophy of Architecture. Among the most promising conceptual articulations that constitute the contemporary philosophical debate, a prominent place is undoubtedly occupied by the intersection between philosophy and architectural theory. To date, though, there is no general philosophical approach that problematizes the architectural practice as such, developing an actual philosophy of architecture that,

Summer School Equality and Citizenship II – 2015

The Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe, the University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Rijeka, are organizing a summer school on equality and citizenship on June 29th – July 3rd, 2015, in Rijeka (Croatia). The summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching

JAN MUŚ

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ETHNOPOLITICS. STUDY OF DEPENDENCY. Contemporary research approaches to ethnicity tend to perceive them through prisms of either political and institutional frameworks, widely understood protection or abuses of human (and minority) rights, or cultural and anthropological issues. This research project proposes a less popular approach that combines ethnicity with economy and in this sense refers to

La grande Trieste

CAS fellows took their first trip in the region on March 16th to Trieste. They visited the exhibition La grande Trieste 1891 – 1914. Rittrato di una citta, that is being held in the museum Salone degli incanti in the city center. In many ways, Trieste is too “vast” a city to be summarized in a

Tamara Caraus

The East European Dissidence in a Transnational Perspective Globalization and the post-2008 financial crisis have generated modes of opposition and dissent, be they dissent from global political-economic systems, opposition to international institutions or to local political regimes, and we are witnessing the emergence of a new type of global politics – the politics of dissent

Interviews, Inauguration of the European Studies, 2014

As a result of the conference held in October 2014, CAS SEE published the booklet of interviews edited by Snježana Prijić Samaržija (Director, CAS SEE, Rijeka) and Hrvoje Marušić (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia) with Vesna Pusić, Vedran Mornar, Pero Lučin, Jo Shaw and Erhard Busek. The booklet can

The Fellows 2014/2015

The Fellows 2014/2015 This year, the Center for Advanced Studies in Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE) invited eight Fellows from eight different countries. In below you can see our Fellows.                                                      

2014-2015 CAS SEE Fellowship recipients

The Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research or creative work in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Balkans. Fellows will

What Makes New Forms of Authoritarianism so Attractive? – Rethinking the Shades between Authoritarian and Democratic Rule

The famous slogan “the end of history” proved to be a historical misjudgment. Instead of linear progress towards liberal democracies we are confronted with new setbacks of democratization, emergence of grey-zone regimes between democracy and authoritarianism and new and supposedly attractive forms of authoritarianism. Classical authoritarianism seeks for absolute obedience, is directed against individual freedom

Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman Tuesday, June 10th 2014. Aula Magna of the University of Rijeka, at 19.00.