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Applications for the Balkan Periodicals Academy: Islam, State and Society in Balkans, 1918-1945 are now open

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Applications for the Balkan Periodicals Academy: Islam, State and Society in Balkans, 1918-1945 are now open


Start Date: 06/05/2024 - 10:00:00
End Date: 17/05/2024

Balkan Periodicals Academy: Islam, State and Society in Balkans, 1918-1945

Our Balkan Periodicals Project aims to examine contemporary (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) (weekly). This legacy will be studying in three different periods: 1918–1945, 1946–1990, and 1990–2018, and the periodicals in which Islamic thought was expressed, produced, and discussed in these periods will be analyzed in detail.  

The project consists of four stages. First of all, it is to reveal the inventory of all periodicals in which thought has found a channel within 100 years, to digitize all periodicals in this inventory as much as possible, to protect the heritage of thought and culture, to prepare the ground for current researchers and future generations to conduct research under the most favorable conditions, and finally to record the formation, development, and breakage stages of these channels by conducting oral history studies with the owners, chief writers, managers, and writers of periodicals.

Balkan Periodicals Academy aims to share and interact with the data obtained within the context of the project, the structure, themes and discussions of Islamic thought with relevant or potential individuals, groups and institutions. Consisting of 8 seminars and five sessions, the academy not only creates a framework for Islam, thought, society and periodicals in the Balkans, but also provides a basis for the literary life and thought practices of Muslim societies that turned into nation states and minorities.  

Modul 1: Periodicals Thought and Islam in Balkans

  • Islam, State and Society in Balkans, 1918-1945, Dr. Sevba Abdula, (Turkish)  21-22 May 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 17:00-19:00
  • Periodicals and Thought, Dr. Ahmet Köroğlu(Turkish), 21-22 May 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 19:00-21:00

Modul 2: Islamic Periodicals in land of minority Turks: Bulgaria and Greece

  • Islamic Thought in Bulgaria: Periodicals, 1918-1945, Vedat Ahmed, (Turkish), 28-29 May 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 17:00-19:00
  • Islamic Thought in Greece: Periodicals, 1918-1945, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamdi Çilingir (Turkish), 28-29 May 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 19:00-21:00

Modul 3Islamic Periodicals in Bosnia-Hercegovina

  • Islam, State and Society in Bosnia-Hercegovina,1918-1945, Dr. Hana Younis(Bosnian), 04-05 June 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 17:00-19:00

Modul 4: Islamic Periodicals in Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia

  • Periodicals, Islam and Society, 1918-1945, Enisa Alomerović Hubanić(Bosnian), 04-05 June 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 19:00-21:00

Modul 5: Islamic Periodicals  in lands of Albanians

  • Islam, State and Society in Lands of Albanian, 1918-1945, Dr. Besnik Emini, (Albanian), 11-12 June 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 17:00-19:00
  • Periodicals in Albania: Islamic Thought, 1918-1945, Dr. Fation Shabani-Dr. Besir Neziri, (Albanian), 11-12 June 2024, Tuesday-Wednesday, 19:00-21:00


Applications: 06-17 May 2024

Seminars: 21 May – 12 June 2024

Seminars will be held online.

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Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as graduates, are eligible to apply.