The 10th International

Border Crossings Network Students'' Conference

April 26-29,2012

Yeditepe University


Istanbul-Turkey

Yeditepe University - Department of Anthropology

and

Border Crossing Network


(Re)Searching Europe:

Narrating the Past, Making the Present and Imagining

The Future

In the face of new economic and political developments in Europe and theEuropean Union, we hope that the 10th International "Border Crossings" Student Conference will shed light on some of the most "hot" political agendas of our era and will contribute to the ongoing discussions of the "crisis" on a local, national, supra-national, and global levels.

Reflecting on Giddens''s notion of "loss of ontological security "''a characteristic of post modernity *the conference will explore the multiple cultural strategies by which people cope with this modern predicament. In this general situation of crisis there seem to be two Europes: the one developed with a few leading states and the other with many undeveloped countries who face the fear of economic, political and social disintegration. So, the title is quite indicative since we are situated at a point where Europe and European boundaries are to be questioned and thus in a way "searched". The current situation seems like "Europe and the people without
Europe", who struggle to find their own paths, employ their pasts in the present, sustain images of cultural distinctiveness and struggle for a better future.

Conference subtopics:
* Local, regional, national and European identities
* Migration and transnational networks
* Globalisation, economy, political and social tensions and transformations
* Consumption and commodities in motion
* Tourism, cultural heritage and revalorizations ot traditions
* Between tradition, modernity and vice X''ersa
* Reflections on space, place and time making
* Remembering, forgetting and using the past as a point ot reference
* Being "There:" Methodological and ethkral issues raised in tieldivork
* Minorities and maintaining images o( cultural distinctiveness
* Politicizing everyday lite: eating, drinking, dancing
* The Other and the image ot the Other
* Hardship and poverty
* Gender identities
 
Organizing Institutions:
Border Crossings Network
Department ot Anthropology, Yeditepe University. Istanbul
Department ot History and Ethnology. Democritus University ot Thrace
Department ot History and Archaeology, University ot loannina
Institute ot Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty ot Natural Sciences and Mathematics. St Cy rill and Methodious University, Skopje
Dept. ot Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University ot Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Department ot Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty ot Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Department oi Ethnology, Sv Kliment Ohridski University. Sofia
Department ot Anthropology, New Bulgarian University. Sofia
National School ot Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest
Department ot Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. University of Zadar. Zadar
Department ot Balkans Studies. University ot Western Macedonia. Fiorina
 
Organizing Committee:
Professor Dr. Vassllis Nitsİakos, University of loartnina, loannina
Professor Dr. Hande Birkalan Gedik. Yedilepe University, Department of Anthropology.İstanbul
Assist. Prof. Georgios Agelopoulos. University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki
Dr. Aliki Angelidou, Panteion University, Athens
Dr. Vassilis Dalkavoukis, Democritus University of Thrace
Kostas Mantzos. PhD candidate. Dept. of History and Archaeology, Univ. of loannina Research associate. TCDI (Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals)
Dr. loannis Manos. University of Western Macedonia. Fiorina
Dr. Vasiliki Krawa. Democritus University of Thrace

Students involved in the organization:
Ayşe Hilal Tuztaş M. A.. Ph.D. Student. Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University Istanbul
Sanem Kulak-Gökce M. A., Ph. IX Student. Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University Istanbul
Georgia Kitsaki, Postgraduate student. Dept. of History and Archaeology, University of loannina
Polina Gioltzoglou, BA in International and European Studies. University of Macedonia,Thessaloniki
İzlem Özdeğirmenci, Ph.D. Student. Department of Yeditepe University, Anthropology.Istanbul
Anna Zadrozna, Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Selda Adiller M.A., Ph.D Student, Department of Sociology, Ankara University
Christoph Beeh. M. A. Student, European Studies, Bilgi University, Istanbul and University of Viadrtna Frankfurt (Oder).
 
Academic Committee:
Prof. Vassilis Nitsiakos, Dept. of History and Archaeology, Univ. of loannina
Prof. Hande Birkalan Gedik, Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Prof. Dr. Nedret Kuran Burcoglu. Vice Rector Yeditepe University
Prof. Dr. Akile Gtlrsoy, Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Prof. Vintila Mihailescu, National School of Political Studies and Administration,Bucharest
Prof. Rajko Mursic, Dept. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana
Prof. Efi Voutira, Dept. of Balkan. Slavic and Oriental Studies University of Macedonia,Thessaloniki
Dr. Ljupco Risteski, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, St Cyrill and Methodious University. Skopje
Dr. Slobodan Naumovic, Dept. of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Dr. Bojan Zikic. Dept. of Ethnology and Anthropology. Faculty of Philosophy. University of Belgrade.
Dr. Georgios Agelopoulos. Dept. of Balkan. Slavic and Oriental Studies University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki
Dr. Ilia Iliev, Dept. of Ethnology. University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia
Dr. Evgenia Blagoeva, Department of Anthropology, New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Dr. Deema Kanefl, Centre lor Russian and East European Studies. University of Birmingham
Dr. Margarita Karamihova, Ethnographic Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Dr. Armanda Kodra, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Study of Arts, Tirana
Dr. Rozita Dimova, Free University. Berlin
Dr. llin.i )akimovska. Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, St Cyrill and Methodious University, Skopje
Dr. Snjezana Zoril. Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. University of Zadar, Croatia
Dr. Eleftheria Dellsou. Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessalv, Volos
Dr. Aliki Angelidou, Dept. of Social Anthropology. Panteion University, Athens
Dr. Panagiotis Panopoulos, Dept. of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean, Mytilini
Dr. Marilena Papachristophorou, Dept. of History and Archaeology, Univ. of loannina
Dr. Viorghos Tsimouris, Dep. of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens Danijela Bin. Dept. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. University of Zadar
Kostas Mantzos, Dept. of History and Archaeology. Univ. of loannina - TCD1 (Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals)
Dr. Vassilis Dalkavoukis. Dept. of History and Ethnology. Democritus University of Thrace
Dr. loannis Manos, Dept. of Balkan Studies. University of Western Macedonia, Fiorina
Dr. Vasiliki Krawa, Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace
 

* Conference Announcement (Adobe Pdf File)

* For detailed information about the conference as a spectator participation: Ayşe Hilal TuztaşThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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