"(Mis)managing and (mis)understanding diversity in Macedonia"

Workshops, conferences 2010

  • Date: Nov 22, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
"(Mis)managing and (mis)understanding diversity in Macedonia"
Workshop with Emilija Simoska (Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje), Makedonka Mitrova (Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje) and Goran Janev (MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity).

For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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- by invitation only -

The workshop will explore the past and present political arrangements and adjustments to the Macedonian multiethnic, multilinguistic, multifaith population. In many ways the Republic of Macedonia is a product of the dissolution of much larger and more complex political entities and still carries many features from the Ottoman and Yugoslav (first monarchic, later socialist) past. It is a society squeezed between the remnants of the pre-modern fuzzy and meshed identities, loyalties, allegiances and the requirements of modernity for neat, unambiguously defined communities, territories, concepts. From three different academic disciplines – sociology, anthropology and history – the speakers will tackle the difficult task of clarifying the disputed, denied, and challenged emergence of the Macedonan nation-state. How is diversity managed and understood today and what are the lessons of the Macedonian case for other complex societies? This question should serve as open invitation for fruitful discussion.

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