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Centre for South-East European Studies 

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Through a varied series of events (study days, seminars, briefings, conferences) we promote knowledge and discussion of South-East Europe and also play host to the Alexander Nash Albanian Studies Programme.

Our activities are supported by the SSEES Library, whose holdings on South-East Europe comprise some 50,000 volumes including, notably, the Moses Gaster collection of old Romanian books, the collection bequeathed by Sir Arthur Evans, the Seton-Watson archive, and the wartime archive of King Zog of Albania.

Venue: Room 431, UCL SSEES Building, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

Time: 18:00 unless otherwise stated

Convener: Dr Bojan Aleksov
Administrator: Sasha Aleksić


2013-14 Spring Term Programme

11 March
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

The Majority Starts Here - a film on youth and legacy of conflicts in the Balkans

18 March
Howard Tucker, Head of Mission at United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Bosnia and Herzegovina - the continuing effects of the Balkans armed conflict on its society

31 March
Radan Kanev, (Bulgarian centre-right politician) and Dr. Dimitar Bechev, (head of the Sofia office of the ECFR)

A Debate on The Crisis of Democracy in Europe: Russia and Us

28 April
Igor Duda, University of Pula, The Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism

Shopping abroad and socialist Yugoslavia: a necessity or a whim?

 5 June
Twentieth Century Bulgarian Writers and Intellectuals working in London

A lecture by Dr Ognyan Kovachev (Sofia University) and the London premiere screening of "Silenced: Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder" (2012)

13 June (All day event)
Third Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe

In cooperation with the Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, and LSEE-Research on South East Europe, European Institute, LSE


Past Events

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Spring Term 2013

Albania: Pre-electoral Landscape

HE Nicholas Cannon (British Ambassador to Albania) talks about the Albanian Parliamentary elections due to be held on 23 June 2013.

Organised by the Anglo-Albanian Association under auspices of the Centre for South-East European Studies and the Alexander Nash Fellow for Albanian Studies.

A wine reception will follow, courtesy of the Anglo-Albanian Association.

15 May 2013

Spring Term 2008

The 'Urban' and 'Rural' in Present-Day Bulgaria

Two-day workshop investigating current developments in Bulgaria, from an interdisciplinary (but primarily anthropological) perspective, mainly through the prism of urban-rural relations. It will look at the ways in which the 'urban' and 'rural' have been reconfigured after 1989, both in social and economic, as well as political, ideological and cultural terms. It will analyse the ways in which these changes affect realities in cities and the countryside now Bulgaria has become part of the EU.

The convenors gratefully acknowledge the support of CEELBAS, the British Academy, the Bulgarian Embassy, and the Centre for South-East European Studies.

29-30 May 2008