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February 12, 2024

Announcment of the Symposium Program

International Symposium on Balkan Periodicals: The Trajectory of Islamic Thought, 1918-1945

The symposium, in which 42 researchers from 8 different countries will examine over 30 different periodicals published between 1918 and 1945, will be held in Skopje, North Macedonia, between 24-25 February 2024.

The Balkan Periodicals Project aims to examine contemporary Muslim (Bosniak, Turkish, and Albanian) thought in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania) through periodicals (magazines and newspapers) on a weekly basis. This legacy will be studied in three different periods: 1918–1945, 1946–1990, and 1990–2018. The periodicals in which Islamic thought was expressed, produced, and discussed during these periods will be analyzed in detail. Throughout these periods, Muslims transitioned into minority status, underwent nation-building processes, and experienced fragmentation. Subsequently, they began to reintegrate into public life post-1990s, leading to the emergence of numerous sub-identities and cultures. This evolution was further shaped by interactions with the European Union and the Islamic world in the 2000s.

The project is implemented by the Balkan Studies Foundation and supported by the Skopje Foundation and Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities.

Symposium program:

http://balkanfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Balkan-Periodicals-Program-1.pdf

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