Wind of Change? Academic and Artistic Perspectives on Experiences of Change in Southeast Europe

(Press release of the Southeast Europe Association)

2.-6.10.2023 | Tutzing
International Academic Week 2023
Southeast Europe Association

The International Academic Week is the Southeast Europe Association’s (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft – SOG) annual key event to bring together early-career researchers (MA/ PhD/ Post-Doc levels) and experienced scholars from all over Europe and beyond to present and discuss their research on the region. As always, it will take place in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung at the beautiful Lake Starnberg in Tutzing from 2 - 6 October 2023.

This year’s conference is hosted by Prof. Dr. Daniel Göler (University of Bamberg) and Prof. Dr. Eckehard Pistrick (Gustav Mahler Private University for Music, Klagenfurt), The International Academic Week 2023 will focus on central as well as supposedly marginal aspects of recent change in Southeast Europe – from large-scale infrastructures to the individual - through selected themes from society, space, the arts, and culture.

Change and transformation will be traced along three dimensions: 

  • Paths of transition:  bringing into focus the political, economic, and social implications of change,
  • Perception and (embodied) experience of transformation: addressing the micro level of the individual or collective,
  • Reproduction and reflection of experienced transformation in media, music, and the visual arts: opening up a perspective on the rhetoric and practice of change

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