Posted on behalf of Jolanta Sujecka
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies "Artes Liberales"
University of Warsaw
Chair of Komisja Bałkanistyki Historycznej i Kulturoznawczej przy MKS
The interdisciplinary Commission of Balkan Historical and Cultural Studies is affiliated with the International Committee of Slavists (ICS). Its international membership consists of an anthropologist, an historian of ideas, an historian of literature, linguists and an historian of culture. Our first research project is The Image of Russia in the Balkans. Semantics. Ideologems. Mythologems. Historical and Cultural Contacts and Connections.
The outcomes of our research will be published in a series of edited volumes. The first volume entitled The Semantics of Russia in the Balkans will be published in 2010 by the Warsaw University Press. It contains contributions in Polish and English by researchers from Poland (Jolanta Sujecka, Kazimierz Jurczak, Maciej Falski, Adam Kola), Greece (Aleksandra Ioannidou), Bulgaria (Nikolay Aretov), Macedonia (Valentina Mironska-Hristova), Albania (Rigels Halili) and Russia/Czech Republic (Marija Kuglerova). The second volume - The Image of Russia in the Balkans - will feature contributions by researchers from Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Serbia and is scheduled to appear in English in 2013. In preparation of the second volume the Commission of Balkan Historical and Cultural Studies is planning a work session.