Fourth year in a row we are organising a three-day summer workshop for PhD students. In 2015 the topic was The History of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia, in 2016 Yugoslav Socialism: Similarities and Exceptionalities, while in 2017 the title was A New Man for the Socialist Society. All workshops were organised within the project Making of the Socialist Man. Croatian Society and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (led by Dr. Igor Duda, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, supported by HRZZ), while the first two workshops were also a part of the multilateral cooperation initiated from Berlin. This year program is cooperating with the project Anniversary Year 2018 in the Historical and Societal Debate in the PostYugoslav Area (led by Professor Dr. Hannes Grandits, Humboldt University of Berlin, supported by DAAD), thanks to which scholars from the universities and institutes in Belgrade, Berlin, Koper, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zagreb and Pula will be able to participate in the workshop, while some will also deliver lectures. In recent years there was an excellent response by applicants, so apart from the above mentioned cities the workshop gathered participants from Florence, Giessen, Glasgow, Graz, Hamburg, Iaşi, Munich, Nottingham, Paris, Potsdam, Regensburg and Sofia.
Committee hopes the workshop will again attract PhD students in the field of history, as well as in other fields of humanities and social sciences. The objective is to gather participants with interest in socialist Yugoslavia and other socialist countries, enable the exchange of knowledge and ideas, as well as participation in lively discussions. The program would like to enhance networking and exchange among young researchers and map new research trends, especially at the level of PhD studies.
As a part of the project, whose focus is on historical and societal debates about important jubilees, the semicentennial of student protests in Yugoslavia offers a possibility for the review of origins and consequences of 1968 in Yugoslav and global context. The events of turbulent student 1968 had transnational character, which in Yugoslavia manifested in incorporation of elements both from the East and West, as well as from the Third-World countries. The questions of internationalism, solidarity, youth (counter)culture, the (New) Left, gender and sexuality, and radical art, all found its expression in Yugoslavia, sometimes as a reaction on international tendencies, or as a reflection of long-term changes in the Yugoslav society. The goal of the workshop is to underline the complexity of global processes of the 1968 phenomenon, but also to comprehend the sixties as a crucial decade for transformation of the Yugoslav society on all levels: ideological and political, economic and social, cultural and everyday level. Therefore, program is also interested in the consequences of the sixties in the upcoming decades, as well as placing Yugoslavia in European and global context, particularly welcoming multidisciplinary and comparative approach.
The filled application form needs to be sent to email@example.com by May 15, 2018. The form includes the abstract (max. 200 words) and a short biographical note (max. 200 words). By July 15 the elected applicants are expected to send a paper (max. 1,800 words), based on their dissertation or another research, to the same address. The workshop languages for both the application form and the paper are Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Slovene, Macedonian or English. Based on the paper, each presentation at the workshop should last up to 15 minutes. It will be followed by a discussion. A certificate will be issued to PhD students confirming their participation and the value of 2 ECTS credits.
Participants are expected to arrive to Pula by late afternoon of Wednesday, August 29, when the workshop starts. The programme ends by noon on Saturday. The workshop venue is the Faculty of Humanities/Filozofski fakultet (Ivan Matetić Ronjgov Street 1). As organisers, for around ten participants program is able to cover the cost of the first dinner (Wednesday) and two lunches (Thursday, Friday), as well as the accommodation (three nights) at the new student dorm in the close neighbourhood of the Faculty. The participants are expected to organise the travel to Pula and cover its cost, hopefully with the support of their universities or other sources.
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