Konitsa International Summer School in “Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans”
The Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, member of the “The Border Crossings Network” (https://www.border-crossings.eu/), is among the University Departments that organize on an annual basis the Konitsa International Summer School in “Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans” (https://www.border-crossings.eu/konitsa).
The Konitsa Summer School offers a full academic programme with an emphasis on theoretical and methodological issues in Sociocultural Anthropology. Boundaries, border crossings and boundary construction processes in SE Europe constitute the core topics that are explored during the School.
Moreover, the School’s programme includes courses discussing the current political and economic conditions in SE Europe. The relationship between data gathering and data analysis and the writing of ethnography are discussed as intellectual, methodological and epistemological tools for the conduct of the fieldwork practice. A special ethnographic focus on environmental history and cultural ecology which explores issues related to the border area complements a rich and advanced curriculum.
The participants carry out short fieldwork projects in Greece, Albania and North Macedonia, and become acquainted with the border area. The results of this research activity are published by the German publishing house LIT in the BCN’s international publication series, entitled “Balkan Border Crossings: Proceedings from the Konitsa Summer School” (https://www.border-crossings.eu/publications/konitsa-summer-school-proceedings).
Summer school Salonika or Macedonian Front. A forgotten front of the Great War 1915-1918
August 28th –Sept 3rd 2016
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies co-organizing with French School of Athens
In 2016 a summer school was held in Thessaloniki. The subject was "Salonica or Macedonian Front. A forgoten front of the Great War 1915-1918 (August 28th- September 3rd 2016) and it was co-organized with French School of Athens
20 participants (post-graduate students and Ph.D candidates) coming from five countries (France, USA, Serbia, Turkey,Greece).
1. Tasos Anastasiadis, Associate Professor Mac Guill University Canada
2. Emmanuelle Cronier, Associate Professor, Université de Picardie – Jules Verne France
3. Stratos Dordanas, Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia
4. Frédéric Guelton, former director SHAT / Mission du Centenaire
5. Léna Korma, École française d’Athènes
6. Elli Lemonidou Assistant professor University of Patras
7. Anne Rasmussen, Professor University of Strasbourg
8. Vlasis Vlasidis, Assistant Professor University of Macedonia