Monday, January 4, 2010


On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Balkan Studies in Torun (Poland), the Institute of Slavic Philology of the University of Torun organizes an international conference entitled CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE WITHIN THE BALKAN KEG: LANGUAGE – CULTURE – LITERATURE - HISTORY. The conference will take place in Torun on 2-4 December 2010 and will focus on theoretical and practical aspects of Balkan studies in the areas of convergence/divergence in language/literature/art, new approaches to Balkan studies, dialectology, new/unknown Balkan features, small ethnolects, Balkan conditioned problems of national identity, the image of Europe in the Balkans, translation from/into Balkan languages, teaching of Balkan languages, lexicology and lexicography of Balkan languages.

Conference languages are English and all Balkan languages. However speakers will be asked to deliver in advance English translation of the paper which will be distributed to all participants.

Conference fee: 400zł/100Euro

(Fee covers: conference materials, 2 nights in a hotel, reception)

Organization committee:

Viara Maldjieva
Irena Sawicka
Adam Kola
Anna Korytowska

Mailing address:


Instytut Filologii Słowiańskiej
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika
Ul. Podmurna 9/11
87-100 Toruń, PL

Participants are asked to submit by 30 May 2010 the title of the paper, key words and a short summary of the paper (in any of the conference languages). Participants will be notified whether the paper has been accepted by 30 June 2010.

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