Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Seminar Series:

Balkan Circle

The Balkan Circle is a weekly seminar where lectures, presentations, exhibits, or open interactive dialogues will focus on any (and all) aspects of historical, political, economic, social and cultural phenomena in the (so-called) Balkans. The seminar is free and open to the public and will be held every Friday from 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm in BUR 231.


February 7   

Dr. Mary Neuburger

Ingredients of Change: Food and Transformation in Bulgarian History


February 21

Michael Jurković

Filming Yugoslavia: The Films of Dušan Makavejev and Emir Kusturica


February 28

Dr. Vladislav Beronja

Fragments of Utopia: Imaginary Archives in Dubravka Ugrešić’s Fiction


March 6

Dr. Chelsi West Ohueri



March 13

Dr. Caterina Preda

Nostalgia entrepreneurs in Romania and the communist ”experience”: a transnational phenomenon?


March 27

Dr. Dan Draghia

Protest in Romania after the EU Accession


April 3

Dr. Maša Kolanović

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


April 10

Charalampos Minasidis

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


April 17

Dr. Iskren Ivanov

The Orthodox Inquisition of Alexander Dugin in action: hunting and burning heretics in Bulgaria


April 24

Jeremy Kasper



May 1

Dr. Kiril Avramov

Specifics of Balkan Disinformation and Conspiratorial Ideation


May 8

Dr. Jason Roberts and Dr. Andrew Parker

Romanian Classical Music Performance