Sunday, October 23, 2022

AIESEE National Committee of the Republic of North Macedonia - XIII Congress of South-East European Studies



AIESEE National Committee of the Republic of North Macedonia 


XIIIth Congress of South-East European Studies 


Skopje, 28.09.2022 


Dear Colleagues,


We were kindly asked by the AIESEE Secretariat to inform you that the XIIIth Congress of South-East European Studies on the topic: “Communication and Exchange: South-Eastern Europe within Global Social, Political and Cultural Processes” will be held in 2024, instead of 2023. 

The congress will be held in Skopje, from 15 to 19 September 2024, in the premises of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The official working languages of the 13th AIESEE Congress are English and French.

Members and associates of the national AIESEE committees are invited to the congress, as well as other researchers interested in the proposed topic, and young researchers and PhD students. Please, send the titles and abstracts of your contributions, including a short CV, to the following address by 1 October 2023. Please indicate the session of the congress in which you wish to participate. The organizers will notify you whether your proposal has been accepted not later than 1 November 2023.

            Enclosed you will find the 20 sessions of the congress and some additional information about the congress registration.




            Acad. Dragi Gjorgiev












XIIIth Congress of South-East European Studies 


Communication and Exchange: 

South-Eastern Europe within Global Social, Political and Cultural Processes

Skopje, 15-19 September 2024



1.     Cultural exchange from the antiquity and middle ages up to modern times

2.     Transport communications through the history

3.     Economic relations and trade exchange 

4.     Science and knowledge exchange in the South-Eastern Europe

5.     Role of emigrants in establishing social, political and cultural links 

6.     Intelligentsia and academic elite in/from South-Eastern Europe

7.     Literary and translation production in the transfer of knowledge and ideas

8.     Linguistic interferences in/with South-Eastern Europe

9.     Exchange of ideas between national movements in the South-Eastern Europe and beyond

10.  Identity in South-Eastern Europe in historical retrospective

11.  Concepts of violence in the social, political and cultural processes

12.  Ways and methods of knowledge distribution

13.  Interactions and contradictions between science and religions 

14.  Scientific exchange and institutional building in South-Eastern Europe

15.  Communication and exchange through visualisation: archives, museums, photography, cinematography, print in South-Eastern Europe

16.  Historiography and memory in the social and cultural processes of South-Eastern Europe

17.  Knowledge transfer through traveling: the role of voyagers, ambassadors and missionaries in global communication

18.  Role of women in the cultural and academic processes in South-Eastern Europe

19.  Diaspora communities in/from South-Eastern Europe

20.  Religious networks – historical discourse









Registration fee


The amount of the registration fee varies according to the date of the payment: 

-       85 EUR by 15 January 2024; 

-       105 EUR by 28 February 2024; 

-       125 EUR from 1 March 2024 till the beginning of the Congress. 


PhD students providing supporting documents have special fee rates: 

-       45 EUR by 15 January 2024; 

-       55 EUR by 28 February 2024; 

-       65 EUR from 1 March 2024 till the beginning of the Congress. 


The registration fees payment details, as well as other information related to the congress will be available on the congress website:

For additional information you can contact Mr. Goce Aleksoski from the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, on email:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022




To support graduate student scholarship and international participation in the field of Southeast European Studies, the Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA) has established the SEESA Travel Grants to subsidize travel costs for the presentation of papers at international, national, regional, or state conferences. In 2023, the grants will be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students for presentation of work on topics related to Southeast European Studies at conferences in any field – including, but not limited to, history, linguistics, literature, anthropology, the arts, social and political science, and folklore.

SEESA plans to fund, on a competitive basis, at least 2 awards of $500 each.

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in Southeast European Studies or a related field.

Students may receive only one SEESA Graduate Student Travel Grant over the course of their studies.

Applicants should submit an abstract of the paper of no fewer than 500 words, proof that the abstract has been accepted, a C.V., a short bibliography of their paper, and proof of student status as an email attachment to Bavjola Shatro []. Author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be provided below the title of the paper.

Applicants who cannot submit proof of acceptance of their abstracts by March 10th because the conference where they plan to present has later deadlines for sending acceptance notifications, should contact SEESA’s Committee for Travel Grants at the email address given above before submitting their application in order to be given the necessary instructions to complete and submit their application for the SEESA Travel Grants.

The applications will be evaluated by SEESA’s Committee for Travel Grants. The quality of writing of the abstract as well as its content will be considered.

Questions about the grants may be directed to Bavjola Shatro.

Application Submission Deadline: March 10, 2023

Acceptance Notification Date: March 30, 2023

Monday, August 8, 2022

Religion and Human Rights in Post-Communism

 Special issue of Religions


The collapse of the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union ushered in a complete overhaul of life in those countries. Self-declared atheistic regimes made way to incipient democracies that have struggled not only to accommodate diversity in all its forms, including freedom of religion, but also to recognize and respect the fundamental human rights of all citizens. The link between organized religion and human rights has been examined in-depth in some countries and areas of life more than in others, leading to a patchy/ inconsistent understanding of post-communist developments regarding religion and human rights. This is the reason why we are seeking contributions that would shed new light on neglected aspects of religion and human rights in post-communist countries.


Contributions can investigate one country, event, right or several. They can be case or comparative studies in nature, relying on theoretical and methodological perspectives drawn from disciplines like history, political science, religious studies, sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary approaches. Manuscripts, up to 8,000 words in length, will undergo a double-blind peer-review process before being accepted for publication.


Contributors should signal their interest in participating in this special issue of Religions by sending a 500-word abstract and a short bio to the co-editors of the special issue by October 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting the manuscript is March 1, 2023. We anticipate that peer-reviewing will take up to two months. Publication of the special issue is scheduled for June 1, 2023.


We look forward to receiving your contributions.


Dr. Lavinia Stan ( & Dr. Ines Muzaku (

Guest Editors

Tuesday, May 10, 2022





There have been awarded the prizes for the best papers authored by students who presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore, which took place at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, USA, on April 7-10, 2022.

The winner of the First Prize, SEESA 2022 is: Ms. Rexhina Ndoci, Phd Student,
 Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University.

The Second Prize is awarded to Mr. Clayton Marr, PhD student in Linguistics, The Ohio State University.

On behalf of SEESA, the Committee for the SEESA Prize 2022 congratulates the awardees on their achievement.