Conf/CfP - Terrorism, Migrations, Refugees. Contemporary Challenges to Cultural Heritage and Identities, Economy, Tourism and Media, 17-19 January 2016, Macedonia

Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015

Deadline: Dec 14, 2015

Event Dates: from Jan 17, 2016 12:00 to Jan 19, 2016 12:00

Terrorism is considered to be one of the greatest problems of the modern society. It is an obstacle on the way to development of the world as a global society. It became an occurrence, concept, thought and term which has entered the everyday life of the contemporary human been. Simultaneously with human progress in the technical, material and cultural respect, terrorism is also developing, only at a faster pace. Terrorism is constantly changing in its forms, contents, types and shapes of organizing, ways of activity and technical implementation. A question is posed (justified and with fear): have we entered the era of terrorism?!

Besides the terrorism, our modern society has to respond to new challenges of extensive migration processes. We are living in a "era of migrations". According to Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller the rise of international migration is one of the most important phenomena of the latter 20th and early 21st century. During the last five decades, the amount of international migration has grown enormously, from 82 million in 1975 to 175 million in the year 2000 and 232 million in 2013, which represents 3 % of the world’s population. In recent years, migratory movements have become an issue which has been studied by diverse scholarly disciplines and approaches. While macro approaches focus on the stream of population, political and economic restrictions and possibilities of influence over migrations, humanities and social scientists direct the attention to the micro- and mezzo-level of analysis, where the family and household are among the main units of analysis.

Military conflicts, political, environmental and socio-economic crisis in Middle East, North Africa and Europe facilitated “refugee tsunami” in these regions. The issues of security, provision of material needs and psychological support for refugees have become the priorities in contemporary agendas.. Refugee identities are complex and formed not only by internal feelings, beliefs, ethnic and cultural traditions, but also by external factors, such as resettlement practices, forced migrant policies, cultural traditions and the economic, political and social conditions of their new host country. As a result of displacement refugees undergo a complicated process of identity reformulation.

Terrorism, migration and refugee flows are contemporary challenges in all part of our life. Researching, analyzing and exchanging of knowledge among the scholars and experts about the influence of these challenges on the identities, cultural heritage, economic development, tourism and media, particularly, interdisciplinary or holistically is very urgent task. Bearing in mind that a lot cultural heritage monuments and cities are destroyed, some of cultural, religious, ethnic and other identities are bases for undertaking violation and terrorist acts, the role of media are extremely important on spreading the xenophobia or tolerance, meetings of scholars and experts in this period for discussing and exchanging of knowledge is with high priority. Under such circumstances, economic development and tourism should be considered and analyzed from the perspective of abovementioned contemporary challenges.


We invite scholars, PhD and MA students, researchers and practitioners in anthropology/ethnology, political science, economy, tourism sciences, media, archaeology, history, art, history of art, philology, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, architecture, museology, archiving, audio-visual arts, information sciences/ technologies, geography, sociology, psychology and all related fields to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues related to cultural heritage, economy, tourism, media, cultural identities, terrorism, migration, refugees etc.

Deadline for Application : 14 December 2015

Notification of Acceptance Decisions: 21 December 2015

Registration : 9 January 2016

Conference : 17-19 January 2016


The Conference is open to individual submissions for papers and proposals for panels. All applications for papers and panels must be sent to the e-mail: ,by 14 December 2015. The papers accepted upon the assessment of the Program Board will be notified via email by 21 December 2015. Application for papers should content:

• Title of the paper/panel or poster

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 300 words for individual papers, including the main argument and conclusions

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 500 words for panel proposals, including abstracts of panel papers

• Name and title of the author/s of the paper

• Short bio of the author(s) of the paper, not more than one paragraph

• E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the author(s) of the paper.

• Size for poster has to be 50x75 cm


Conference language is both Macedonian and English.


All registered participants will be presented a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference.


All abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as a conference booklet.


The conference will be held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Information about the exact premises will be given lather.


Conference will begin on 17 January 2016 and end on 19 January 2016.

On 17 January 2016, publication (Conference proceedings) from the 3rd Conference of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Media will be promoted and disseminated.


There are 2 types of conference fees:

1. Standard type of fee for amount of EUR 130

Standard conference fee include: accommodation for 2 nights (Bad & Breakfast), registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, lunch and dinner, snacks, Conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

2. Reduced type of fee for amount of EUR 60

Reduced conference fee include: Registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, snacks and conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

Fee for posters is 30 EUR.


Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. Organizing committee will organize accommodation and will cover accommodation costs for participants that will choose Standard type of registration fee. Detailed information on accommodation will be provided to the participants after their abstracts are accepted.


Participants will be responsible for paying their travel expenses.


Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia


Contact persons:

Rubin Zemon Ph.D. - chair of the Program Board

Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. – Chair of the Organizing Committee


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