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European Regional Master's Degree in
Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Call for applications A.Y. 2011-2012: deadline 7 September 2011, 17.00 h

The European Regional Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe (ERMA) is an intensive one-year Master programme established through the joint efforts of the participating universities and coordinated by the Universities of Sarajevo and Bologna. At present it is in its tenth year of implementation. The Programme is co-financed by the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the academic year 2011/2012 ERMA shall be implemented as a double degree programme: one diploma will be issued by the University of Sarajevo and one by the University of Bologna.

The Master Programme bears 60 ECTS and...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2023 08:32
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MASTER OF ARTS Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES)

MIREES call for applications for the academic year 2011-2012 is open!

The international Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), conferred by the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), the Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, the Corvinus University of Budapest, and the Saint-Petersburg State University. The program is jointly carried out with the cooperation of the University of Ljubljana.

MIREES is an innovative graduate programme, taught entirely in English , unique in Italy and Europe, devoted to students that have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Agricultural or Cultural studies at large, and would now like to acquire a specialized, in-depth knowledge of the Post-socialist Countries in transition, the new EU member States after the Enlargements of 2004 and 2007, as well as the New East-European Neighbour Countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2023 11:25
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JSEE calls for contributions

Submit an Article or a Book Review to Southeastern Europe!

We are particularly interested in contributions from a range of contexts and perspectives – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, cultural studies – which deal with the region from a national, regional or international perspective.

Articles should begin with an abstract, include up to eight keywords, and should not normally exceed 9,000 words.Book Reviews (800-1,000 words) can also be broadened into Review Essays (2,000 words) from the comparison of two or more books on the same topic or from the same author.

Any manuscript submitted for publication...

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2023 09:34
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The Serbs: Nurtured By Defeat

July 2011 | #13

by: David B. Kanin
Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University
pp: 47
ISSN: 2038-632X


There are worse things than defeat. If a community has the opportunity to inspect its setbacks its conqueror has stopped short of wiping out the vanquished group's memory and collective existence. If the defeated are a mobile community they might literally look for greener pastures. Sedentary winners and losers, on the other hand, remain in contact, and their paired experiences of victory and defeat affect future actions on both sides.

The Serbs are among those who have developed their identity by moving from defeat to defeat. Enemies have failed to (or refrained from) destroying them, inundating them with non-Serbian settlers, or banishing them to a destructive exile. The iconic battle of Kosovo Polje in 1389 remains an appropriate starting point for a discussion of Serbia's relationship to defeat, but the evolution of songs and memories adapted to the task of honing a Herderian nation, not the battle itself, informs the construction of collective defeat. The peripatetic remains of "Tsar" Lazar, continuing references to his heavenly kingdom, and mass commemorative rallies at the battlefield in 1889 and 1989 remain central, contemporary, touchstones. Serb poets and politicians folded defeats of the 18th and 19th centuries into the Kosovo memory. Nevertheless...

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2023 14:41
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17th CEI International Summer School
"Beyond Enlargement.
The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood"

List of the students selected to take part to this year's Summer School

We are pleased to announce that the following are the students selected to participate in the current CEI International Summer School which will be held in Faenza.

At the end of August a course for this year's summer school will be set up at its website at where enrolled students will access/download additional resources available for the classes and receive information about the Summer School. Access to the above-mentioned course resources will be restricted only to enrolled students.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 September 2023 19:28

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PECOB's call for papers

The Scientific Board of PECOB announces an open call for papers to be published with ISSN 2038-632X

Interested contributors may deal with any topic focusing on the political, economic, historical, social or cultural aspects of a specific country or region covered by PECOB.

Potential contributors must submit a short abstract (200-300 words) and the full text, which can be in English as well as any language from the countries covered by PECOB.

Upcoming deadlines for submitting proposals are:

January 31st, 2011
June 30th, 2011
November 30th, 2011

All texts must comply with PECOB Submission Guidelines (

All proposals, texts and questions should be submitted to Ms Aurora Domeniconi, PECOB Coordinator, at:

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