The Centre for the Study of the Balkans at Goldsmiths (University of London) concentrates on research interests in the Balkans and engages in activities in order to promote cross cultural and creative thinking on the study of the region. The centre holds regular Balkan-related events – from music performances to film screenings and discussions.
Events taking place in the forthcoming months are as follows:
Wednesday, 20 February, 17:30 – 19.00 (Small Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building)
Talk by Dejan Jović (Chief analyst in the Office of the President of Croatia) ‘Croatia, the EU and the Western Balkans’
Wednesday, 27 February, 17:00-19:30 (Small Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building)
Screening of Uspomene 677 – a documentary which showcases the legacies of the Bosnian war, through the experiences and recounts of two generations of Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs. The number 677 represents the number of detention camps set up in Bosnia during the war. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Director Mirko Pincelli and Producer Enrico Tessarin
Wednesday, 13 March, 17:30 – 19:00 (Staff Dining Room, Richard Hoggart Building)
‘Revisiting Ruritania’– discussion marking the publication of the paperback edition of Vesna Goldsworthy’s study Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination. The book analyses Western stereotypes on the Balkan region. Speakers include author Vesna Goldsworthy and journalist Neil Ascherson.
Uspomene 677 Trailer