Rijeka Industrial Heritage – Education for Tourist Guides

University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe and Center for Industrial Heritage organized an education for tourist guides, which took place on November 28 -29, 2018 in RiHub, a newly opened creative hub in the center of Rijeka. University of Rijeka is working alongside the City of Rijeka and Rijeka Tourist Board in a program and infrastructure development project “Touristic

Call for Papers: “Rules without Words: Inquiries into Non-linguistic Normativities”

Special Issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind Deadline for paper submission: March 13th, 2019 The issue will be published by December 2019 Call for Papers: In the common thinking, rules are often considered linguistic entities. However, forms of normativity not necessarily connected with verbal or written language emerge in the social reality. A number of normative

CAS SEE Fellowship application: Spring/Summer 2019 -Autumn/Winter 2019-2020

Following the implementation of the previous generations of CAS SEE Fellows starting in 2014, CAS SEE is announcing a new annual Call for Fellowships for Spring/Summer 2019 and Autumn/Winter 2019/2020. This call is organized along selected thematic foci, and the applicants are expected to explicitly select the focus which would fit their research among the

The rise of nationalism in Europe: causes, effects, and comparison between Western and Eastern Europe

1st International Conference of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka SEE ‘Academia in Dialogue’ Series The rise of nationalism in Europe: causes, effects, and comparison between Western and Eastern Europe Podgorica, 8-9 October 2018 PROGRAM October

Closing of the Summer school of Innovative interpretation of industrial heritage

The press conference and the official closing of the Summer School of Innovative Interpretation of Industrial Heritage program was held on Friday, September 28th, at the Delta Lab in Rijeka. The Summer school is a part of the “Touristic Valorisation of Representative Monuments of Rijeka’s Industrial Heritage” program, and on this subject, the program was

Summer School of Innovative Interpretation of Industrial Heritage

Summer School of Innovative Interpretation of Industrial Heritage, organized by Center for Industrial Heritage and Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe of University of Rijeka in cooperation with Culture Hub Croatia and European Heritage Volunteers, started on Monday, 17th of September with the volunteers’ visit to the City of Rijeka, where they were welcomed

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Notation, Algorithm, Criticism: Towards a Critical Epistemology of Architecture

Venue and date: IUC, Dubrovnik, September 17-22, 2018 Course description: In modernity, there is no place for architecture without critical reflection, just as modern culture without cultural criticism is no better than the barbarism it has replaced (Schnädelbach). Critique is necessary of any activity, be it artistic, political, or scientific. In 1976, it was the „crisis

Industrial Heritage Interpretation Conference

Center for Industrial Heritage and Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe at the University of Rijeka in collaboration with the Culture Hub Croatia and European Heritage Volunteers invite you to the “Industrial Heritage Interpretation” Conference September 18, 2018 at the Delta Lab (Delta 5, 51000 Rijeka) 09.00 – 14.00 | Morning Session 09.00 – 10:30

Round Table “In Tribute to Saba Mahmood” with Judith Butler

Round Table with Judith Butler “In Tribute to Saba Mahmood” took place at the Art-kino Croatia in Rijeka on June 20th 2018,  within the summer school “Critique of Violence Now: from Thinking to Acting against Violence” program. The round table discussion, entitled In Tribute to Saba Mahmood, was dedicated to the recently deceased anthropologist from the

III. Rijeka SeminaRi

Rijeka Summer Research Seminars in History & Culture Dates: July 11-12, 2018 Organizers: CAS SEE & Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka event organized with CEASCRO (Rijeka) & the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) DAY 1  – History of Psychiatry and Mental Diseases Wednesday, 11. 7.

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“Critique of Violence Now. From Thinking to Acting Against Violence” with Judith Butler

The CAS SEE 2018 Summer School “Critique of Violence Now. From Thinking to Acting Against Violence” (June 18 – 22, 2018) opened with at inaugural lecture by Judith Butler, entitled “Interpreting Non-Violence”. The event took place at the Croatian National Theater “Ivan pl. Zajc” in Rijeka on Monday, June 18th 2018. During the lecture Butler

Fashion Week Spring 2018 – Food: Policies & Innovations

Fashion Week Spring 2018 – Food: Policies & Innovations gathered, for the first time in Croatia, the representatives of the European parliament, Croatian government, the civil sector, scientific community, media, architecture and activism in a two-day discussion on the growing economic, ecological, social and urban problem of Europe – food waste, donation and production. Organizers

The fourth ICCTP Conference “The Critique of Violence Now”

We are pleased to announce the fourth conference of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) to be held at Rijeka, Croatia on June 16-19, 2018 on the topic of “The Critique of Violence Now”. The conference will take place at the Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka, and will

Fashion Week Spring 2018

Fashion Week Spring 2018 is organized in collaboration with CeKaDe (Center for the Culture of Dialogue) and Food Network, and its central theme is food. Researchers, politicians, business representatives, philosophers, architects and activists will – for the first time in Croatia – have chance to thoroughly discuss the developing a food network with the future

Public Lecture by Judith Butler: “Interpreting Non-Violence”

Venue: Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka Date and time: June 18th 2018 at 6 p.m. This year’s Summer School opens with a public lecture by Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley), entitled “Interpreting Non-Violence.” The lecture will be held on Monday, June 18th 2018, at 6.00 p.m. at the Croatian National Theatre ‘Ivan

Summer School Program: “Critique of Violence Now: from Thinking to Acting against Violence”

University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies Southeast Europe (UNIRI CAS SEE) In cooperation with The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory University of Belgrade Supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zagreb, National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Goethe Institute Zagreb, Erste Foundation, European Fund for the Balkans, French Institute Croatia, Consulato generale d’Italia – Fiume, City

Program of the “Equality and Citizenship” Summer School

The Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy are organizing the 5th edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer school from June 25th – 29th, 2018 in Rijeka, Croatia. Summer school program and

Filip Milačić

The Emergence of Identity Politics Cleavage and its Effect on Social Movements Seminar was held at the University of Rijeka on May 11, 2018. “Numerous European societies are currently dealing with great socio-political changes that are strongly affecting their political systems and their democracies in general. I argue that this has been to a great

Tiziano Toracca

Metamorphosis of Labour. The Movement for a Basic Income in the Light of the Modern Paradigm of Labour Seminar held at the University of Rijeka on May 11, 2018. “In my talk I will discuss a social and political movement active at an international level, which engages in developing a new paradigm of welfare through

Barbara Turk Niskač

“Life is all about work”: Growing food as lifestyle politics in Slovenia Seminar was held at the University of Rijeka on May 11, 2018.   “In a global drive towards lowering production costs and maximise profits run by corporations and market institutions (Steel 2009), many agree that the global food systems need rethinking (Grasseni 2014).

Daniela Brasil

Emancipatory Learning: Reframing Situatedness and the new Cartographies of Belonging  Seminar was held at the University of Rijeka on May 10, 2018.   “In this paper we will discuss the first part of The Emancipatory Learning Project, a long-term art-based-research-journey I have embarked within decolonial (Mignolo, Souza Santos, do Mar Castro Varela, Spivak, Vasquez) and

Polona Sitar

Reclaiming Menstruation: Menstrual Social Movements, Feminist-Spiritualist Menstrual Activism and The Red Tent Seminar was held at the University of Rijeka on May 10, 2018.   “In this paper we will try to understand global menstrual movements as new forms of social engagement, especially in which way they are challenging and changing the existing social order

Francesca Forlè

Rythmòs in Acting Together. A Tool to Improve Stability and to Orient Power Hierarchies Seminar was held at the University of Rijeka on May 10, 2018.  “The main aim of the present talk is to argue that the theoretical notion of rythmòs (Piana 1991, Zhok 2012) can be crucial in the analysis of shared agency

Rules without Words #2

The seventh, Summer 2018, generation of CAS SEE Fellows continues investigations into non-verbal normativity. This year’s seminar is reflective of the diversity of themes which may gather under the umbrella of “rules without words”, with Fellows tackling issues of requiredness, unlearning and Laibach. The language of the lectures and the discussion is English. The seminar

CAS SEE Fellows at the „Engagement for Social Change: Moving beyond Resistance“ conference

The current, 7th generation of CAS SEE fellows participated in the „Engagement for Social Change: Moving beyond Resistance“ conference held in Belgrade, 19-21 April, 2018. Francesca Forle presented her paper „Rythmòs in Acting Together. A Tool to Improve Stability and Orient Power Hierarchies“ at the “Thinking of Engagement” panel of the first day, together with Olga

Critique of Violence Now: From Thinking to Acting against Violence

2018 CAS SEE Summer School Rijeka, June 18 – 22, 2018 Guest lecturers: Judith Butler (Berkeley University) Hervé Le Brass (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Peter Fenves (Northwestern University) Alexis Nuselovici-Nouss (University of Aix-Marseille, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme) Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr University Bochum) Marc Crepon (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris)   Rationale and

“Peace and Conflicts – Present and Future Challenges” Conference

The conference Peace and Conflicts – Present and Future Challenges (April 16 – 17, 2018)  is set to be held at the University in Rijeka (Campus) within the organizational framework of the University of Rijeka, Peace Research Institute, Oslo; International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen; Center for Peace Studies, Zagreb; and CeKaDe, Rijeka;

Call for Applications: “Transitional Justice & Memory Politics” Summer School

Venue: Cres, Croatia Date: July 1-12, 2018 How to apply? Applications have started for the 2018 edition of the Cres  Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory, a unique,  two-week immersion into how diverse societies around the world deal with past abuses and conflicts. The Cres Summer School offers participants a timely, intensive and multidisciplinary

5 YEARS OF CAS SEE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA

The 5th anniversary of the Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe at the University of Rijeka was held at the at the Rectorate’s Aula Magna on Monday, March 26, 2018. On the occasion, Madam Rector, Prof. Snježana Prijić – Samaržja, Director od CAS SEE opened the event with presentation of the Center’s establishment

Call for Papers: “The rise of nationalism in Europe: Causes, Effects, and Comparison Between Western and Eastern Europe”

Conference dates: October 8-9, 2018 Venue: Podgorica, Montenegro Guest lecturers: Wolfgang Merkel, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany Joakim Ekman, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden Zsolt Enyedi, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Daniele Conversi, University of the Basque Country and Ikerbasque, Spain Daphne Halikiopoulou, University of Reading, Great Britain Jelena Džankić, European University Institute, Florence, Italy Rastko Močnik, University of

Call for Applications: The 5th Edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer School

The Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy are organizing the 5th edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer school from June 25th – 29th, 2018 in Rijeka, Croatia. The Summer school does

5 Years of CAS SEE at the University of Rijeka

Date: March 19, 2018 Venue: Aula Magna, University of Rijeka Rectorate Address: Trg braće Mažuranića 10, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia Center for Advanced Studies was established on March 13, 2013 at the University of Rijeka. In its five years long course of action, the Center is performing scientific and research activities in the fields of Social

Spring 2018 CAS SEE Fellowship Recipients

The Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) was pleased to host the recipients of the Spring 2018 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards at the University of Rijeka, for the first working meeting. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research and creative work in the fields of the humanities

RULES WITHOUT WORDS

An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Non-Verbal Normativity Date and Venue: February 8, 2018 at Društvo arhitekata Rijeka (DAR) Organization: CAS SEE & DAR Non-verbal normativity surrounds us. In design and architecture practices, the visual communication and the built environment transmit rules and shape behaviour in a variety of, arguably, understudied ways. Signalization, political and lifestyle propaganda

Olimpia Giuliana Loddo

How to understand the normative nature of a picture? “Pictures have often been considered as means of representation or as forms of expression. However, an agent can use pictures for different goals (Mitchell, Nyíri) and more specifically, pictures can have a normative sense (Lorini). The expression ‘normative sense’ is vague and it hides different possible

Davide Pala

Experts, Good Citizens, Democratic Public Debates and Global Warming “Among climate experts there is an overwhelming consensus that (i) global warming is occurring, that (ii) this fact is alarming and that (iii) humans are causally responsible for it. Despite this, 16% of American citizens deny that (i) global warming is occurring, 48% of them question

CARLO BURELLI

The Pure Normativity of Realism “In this paper, I investigate the question of whether realism can provide a substantive normative standard to evaluate institutions. While classical realists focus on the individual dimension of political actors and their freedoms and responsibilities, many contemporary realists adopt broadly liberal values for political institutions. Drawing from discussions about the

GERRIT WEGENER

How Long is Now? “Thinking about architecture, we are confronted with the heritage of former generations as well the questions of how to understand, act on, act with and further develop these structures and how to create today a vision of and for the future. My vision of an interaction with the existing building stock

MILORAD KAPETANOVIC

Legalising informal construction in Rijeka “This presentation is an extension of the original research proposal which dealt with individual informal construction and its legalization process in the light of European Capital of Culture. Through it, I aimed to get better insight in Rijeka as a case of relatively high construction regulation, in historical terms and compared to the rest

Natasha Jankovic

Architectural terRI(s)tories[1]: mapping the process of city transformation [1] Architectural stories about Rijeka’s territory “Architecture represents one of the possible ways of how territory can be marked, but it is also a permanent trace of the process of its development. As a built form it is a sign in the ground, while as an idea it represents a trace of various approaches

MONICA CANO ABADIA

The Re-Radicalization of Critical Thinking. Toward a Global Social Justice with Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti “The research project The Re-Radicalization of Critical Thinking: Toward a Global Social Justice intends to carry out a diffractive reading on Rosi Braidotti and Judith Butler. A diffractive reading is a methodology that tries to read important insights though one

2018-2019 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 2018/2019 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

Fellows at the “TESTIMONY. POETRY. LANGUAGE.” Conference

The conference investigated the concept of testimony, notably war testimony, from different perspectives, i.e., literature, philosophy, sociology and political activism. The first day of the conference and a roundtable on the third day were entirely devoted to the analysis of the holocaust poet Paul Celan through the contributions of Sue Vice, Pajari Räsänen, Matthew Boswell

FASHION WEEK WINTER 2017

Fashion Week is a seasonal showcase of the Sweet and Salt flagship, which is a part of a project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, presenting us with themes, concepts, works, plans and cooperative developments connected to the understanding and designing the future city through the context of Rijeka and the S&S territory. This

Fashion Week Winter 2017

Fashion Week is the seasonal showcase of Sweet&Salt flagship, which is part of the Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020 project, presenting the themes, concepts, works, plans and cooperative developments connected to the understanding and designing the future city through the context of Rijeka and the S&S territory. The themes of this year’s program are the

“Race, Nation, Class’: Ambiguous Identities” international seminar with CAS SEE fellows

The coming year will mark three decades since the publication of Immanuel Wallerstein’s and Etienne Balibar’s seminal work Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. The book, characterized by a specific ”dialogical” structure, has become influential in the study of racism and in the interdisciplinary school of cultural studies. The publication of the work was preceded by

„Science and Culture: Trieste & Rijeka 2020“: University of Trieste and University of Rijeka

The Science and Culture: Trieste & Rijeka 2020: University of Trieste and University of Rijeka working meeting was held at the University of Rijeka on Monday, December 4, 2017 with representatives of both universities. In 2020, Rijeka will carry the title of European Capital of Culture alongside Trieste carrying the title of European Capital of

Testimony. Poetry. Language. Conference

Organizers: Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade; The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade and Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka Time and venue: Belgrade, 14 – 16. 12. 2017 Witnessing is a participative act, testifying is an act of speech with multiple addressees at one time, at the least

Fellows at the “Cultures in Translation” Conference in Belgrade

CAS SEE Fellows have participated in the international Conference Cultures in Translation: a Paradigm for Europe / Culture in traduzione: un paradigmna per l’Europa / Kulture u prevodu: paradigma za Evropu, which took place 18-19 October 2017 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade.               Following a fruitful exchange

Lecture and Seminar with Tamar Meisels and Margaret Moore in Belgrade

Targeted Killing with Drones? Old Arguments, New Technologies Public Lecture by Tamar Meisels (Tel Aviv University) Tamar Meisels is a professor of Political Theory in the department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. She earned her D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University in 2001. Her primary research and teaching interests include liberal nationalism, territorial rights,

Conference “Cultures in translation: a paradigm for Europe”

Culture in traduzione: un paradigma per l’Europa | Kulture u prijevodu: paradigma za Europu  Date: 18-19 October 2017, Belgrade Venue: Italian Culture Institute in Belgrade Languages: English, Italian and Serbian Translation: Simultaneous PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME: Day 1  |  18 October 2017 9.00-10.00 | Registration of participants and welcome coffee 10.00-10.30 | Opening lecture ⌑ Petar Bojanic, IFDT (10 min) ⌑ Davide

FEMINIST SELF-DEFENCE WORKSHOPS

The Center for Advanced Studies has initiated a feminist self-defence workshop organized in collaboration with the Center for Women’s Studies (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), taking place at the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka. The course will last until the end of the winter semester with guidance of current CAS

AUTUMN 2017 CAS SEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Autumn 2017 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

BOOKS, PAPERS AND REVIEWS PUBLISHED BY CAS SEE FELLOWS

CAS SEE fellows have published or are about to publish an impressive list of publications in the period between 2015 and 2017: Benli, A. E. (2016) Implementing global taxes on natural resources: A social choice approach. Diacritica Vol. 30, No. 2 (pp. 15-32) Carabelli, G. (2015) Review of the book The Political Economy of Divided

Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture

Following last year’s course «Philosophy and Architecture: Inequality in the City» which 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, this year’s summer school’s  focus was on the double bind of architecture as a material practice and as

Summer school “Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture”

Program Co-directors: Snjezana Prijic Samarzija, University of Rijeka Jörg H. Gleiter, Technical University Berlin Petar Bojanic, University of Belgrade / CAS SEE University of Rijeka Vladan Djokic, University of Belgrade Focal Theme: Throughout the history of philosophy, architecture has been widely referred to as a metaphor for conscious action and logical construction. For Aristotle the

Back to the future – Livable life between nostalgia and utopia

As hundreds of representatives of civil society from Western Balkan countries assembled in Trieste for the Civil Society Forum, CAS co-organized a kick-off event which included the screening of the documentary “Trieste, Yugoslavia” and a lively debate themed “Back to the future – Livable life between nostalgia and utopia”. Introduced by Franz Karl Prueller of the ERSTE Foundation

Gruia Bădescu

Sites of memory and the criminalization of authoritarian pasts: Interrogating Goli Otok in a regional and transnational frame. “A repertoire of transitional justice practices has been mobilized in the last decades in states that experienced various incarnations of authoritarian regimes, from Latin America to Central and Eastern Europe. From trials to incriminating reports, from lustration

II Ad-Ri SeminaRi

History&Culture Research Seminar-Ri(jeka) 2017 A CAS SEE Event. Conception FFRi History & Cultural Studies List of the Discussants (in bold paper presenters and organizers) Gruia Badescu (CAS, Rijeka), Carla Konta (Università di Trieste), Sarah Czerny (Filozofski Fakultet, Rijeka), Neža Čebron Lipovec (Univerza na Primorskem, Koper), Vanni D’Alessio (Filozofski Fakultet, Rijeka, Università di Napoli), Franko Dota

Civil Society Forum Trieste of the Western Balkans Summit Series

Screening of the documentary “Trieste, Yugoslavia” Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 Venue: Revoltella Museum Gallery of Modern Art, Via Armando Diaz 27, Trieste 18.00 – 18.30 | Welcome speech Franz Karl Prueller, ERSTE Foundation Branka Panic, European Fund for the Balkans 18.30 – 20.30 | Screening of the documentary movie: “Trieste, Yugoslavia” Discussion: „Back to the future

Equality and Citizenship IV – Summer School Rijeka 2017.

  Venue: Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Campus, Sveučilišna avenija 4, Room 401 program July  3rd, 2017 9.00 – 9.15 / Welcoming address by the members of the Organization board, the academic and the public authorities Tom Douglas Symposium 9.15 – 10.45 / Tom Douglas – The ‘Mere

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE WEST / THE END OF HISTORY 25 YEARS LATER

PUBLIC LECTURE by Professor Francis Fukuyama Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Stanford University Date: 04 July 2017 / 19.30 – 22.00 Venue: Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo Moderation: Asim Mujkić, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo Participants in the discussion: Petar Bojanić – Institute

Call for papers: Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR)

Special issue on ‘European Union and Challenges of Cultural Policies: Critical Perspectives’ Guest editors: Jaka Primorac, Aleksandra Uzelac and Paško Bilić, Department for Culture and Communication, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia Vol. 24 No. 83 (2018) The Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR) now accepts contributions for its special thematic issue with

Building strategies in art and culture (post)graduate student initiatives

An intensive workshop on (self)organizing and management in culture Date: Rijeka, June 26 – 28, 2017, each day from 11.00 to 16.00, including two short breaks Venue: APURI (Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka), Room A209, Slavka Krautzeka bb, 51000 Rijeka Workshop hosts: dr. Peter Purg, School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Danica Bojić,

“THE NEW LEFT” SUMMER SCHOOL

Organizers: FES DIALOGUE SOE & CAS SEE Venue: Rijeka University Campus, Faculty for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Sveučilišna avenija 4, IV Floor; Room 401, Rijeka Dates: June 11th – 17th 2017 Rationale and Background for the Summer School: The region of Southeast Europe is facing significant political and economic challenges which creates worrying distrust in the very basics

MARIJA OTT FRANOLIĆ

READ, THINK, FEEL, ACT: Can reading literature be a path to becoming empathic and critical individuals, ready for social change? “Fiction enhances our vocabulary and imagination, gives us tools to describe and understand our lives, to make sense of the world. Reading fiction also offers readers a way to identify with the characters and imagine

GREGOR MODER

Truth in Politics According to Spinoza, rights of individuals or groups are identical to their physical or psychical capabilities. If contemporary theory, including its Marxist variations, Althusser and Foucault, explains political and social relations as the relations of power and domination, of ideology and hegemony, then one could say that it follows the premises of

Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture

11 – 15 September / Between Intellectual and Sensory Reason: Towards an Epistemology of Architecture Course Description Throughout the history of philosophy, architecture has been widely referred to as a metaphor for conscious action and logical construction. For Aristotle the work of the master builder served as a metaphor for his philosophy of action, while Nietzsche

SOCIAL ONTOLOGY SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA

The 19th edition of the International Conference Contemporary philosophical issues: Social Ontology Symposium at the University of Rijeka was officially opened with a welcome address by the newly elected University of Rijeka Chancellor, professor Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, followed by opening remarks by the CAS-SEE and Institute for Social Theory (University of Belgrade) director, professor Petar Bojanić.    

SOCIAL ONTOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

SOCIAL ONTOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

19th Edition of the International Conference  Contemporary Philosophical Issues Date: May 22-23, 2017 Conference Venue: Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Campus, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka Organizer: Department of Philosophy, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences; Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka; Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, PhD

MAREK SZILVASI

Does it matter for excluded Roma whether water is public or private? Case study of Slovenia “Access to water especially in geographic regions threatened by water scarcity, have been increasingly elevated to the centre of the attention of governments, international community, and businesses across the world. Many political leaders and CEOs of multinational corporations have

MATEJA KURIR

Architecture as Ideology: the perspectives of critical theory (Benjamin and Adorno). An attempt “The ideological attunement of architecture will be the key focus of the lecture, where the work of two promi-nent philosophers of critical theory on the topic of architecture, namely Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, will be outlined.

SEMINAR WITH ROBERT D. KAPLAN 

Robert D. Kaplan visited Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe on April 21, 2017 and gave a talk about how technology is making geography and geopolitics smaller, more anxious and claustrophobic, so that all of Eurasia is coming together as a single conflict system, even while Europe divides from within. Precisely because globalization leads to integration,

NATASHA SARDZOSKA

Mapping of spatial memory in limitrophe cities: border-landscapes and border-bodies “My project draws on limitrophe cities and interzones within border-zones landscapes and deserted places where abandon, detachment, twisted memory and emotional representation shape the place as liminal and as ontologically uncertain. I argue border passages, which are today spaces deprived from meaning, or rather Phantomgrenzen,

Call for papers – John Searle Symposium

19th Edition of the International Conference Contemporary Philosophical Issues Place:  University of Rijeka, Croatia Organizers:  Department of Philosophy, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences; Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka; Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy; PhD programme “Contemporaneity and philosophy”, LabOnt, University of Torino; Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University

CAS SEE FELLOWS INAUGURATION

The Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka organized the 5th Fellows Inauguration at the University Campus Akvarij caffé on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Fellows will stay and work at the CAS SEE premises in the following ten months divided in two terms (Spring and Autumn 2017/2018) and present their research to the representatives of

2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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

ANTON MARKOČ

Are There Genuine Reasons Against Intending Harm?   “Are bad intentions wrongs per se? In other words, are there normative reasons against intending harm and other bad effects which are not derived from reasons against harming or bringing those effects? The defenders of the Doctrine of Double Effect and all those who subscribe to the thesis

DEANA JOVANOVIĆ

The thermodynamics of “muljavine i pizdarije”: state, infrastructure and moral economy of district heating in Bor (Serbia) and Rijeka (Croatia) “In this seminar I provided an anthropological perspective on how citizens in two post-Yugoslav industrial towns – Bor (Serbia) and Rijeka (Croatia) – encounter and negotiate district heating. I explored how moral economy and neoliberal

Rastko Močnik

Fascisms: Historical, Neo-, and Post- “Public discourses now usually describe the new anti-liberal and anti-globalist politics as “populist”. The term is problematic in many ways. It is pronounced from aloof and entails the suggestion that politics is a matter of expertise, not to be soiled by the people. Consequently, the implied position of uttering contradicts

Carlos González Villa

The Slovene Reaction to the European Migrant Crisis: Class and Ideology at the edge of Schengen “The European response to the 2015 migrant crisis was initially featured by warm welcome expressions from the European elites. However, it quickly evolved into the enhancement of extremist positions and the ‘Fortress Europe’ pretension. The opposition to the limited

Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture

FASHION WEEK – WINTER 2016 Fashion week – Winter 2016 is a seasonal event which took place on December 19 – 20, 2016, at the OKC Palach in Rijeka. The Winter 2016 pilot edition presented us with a two day display of the basic themes and concepts of the Sweet & Salt Flagship, including the

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

Philosophy and Architecture: Social Inequalities and Cities

Social Inequalities and Cities is a CAS SEE course that took 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 University

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

Seminar “How to Research Like a Dog: Kafka’s New Science”

Aaron Schuster July 2nd, 2015 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 indeed, if there

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.

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Call for the CAS SEE Fellowship programme in the 2019-2020 academic year is opened. Documents and information CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Overview: download Fellowship Programme: download Ethics-for-Researchers: download EC-Code-of-conduct-recruitment: download Guest Fellows’ Charter: download Application Form: http://www.cas.uniri.hr/ For questions and information please email: cas@cas.uniri.hr