Doppeltagung (Regensburg, Marburg):

Bilder und Sprachen von Not, Gewalt und Mobilisierung. Das östliche Europa nach 1918 in medialen Repräsentationen

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1. Tagung: Der Nachkrieg
IOS Regensburg 12.–13. April 2018

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Current Issue

Vol 65 No 2 (2017)

Sabine Rutar is guest editor of this issue’s thematic section focusing on “The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate“.

It is likely that the authors of this special issue have accomplished something never before seen, for rarely if ever has a similarly comparative overview been provided of the historiographical state of the art and concomitant scholarly and public debates pertaining to the Second World War in Southeastern Europe. Following Sabine Rutar’s introductory overview, gathered here are detailed analyses by Milan Ristović of the historiography of the German occupying forces in the Balkans, and by Paolo Fonzi of the Italians; Marija Vulesica deals with the Holocaust in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, while Nadège Ragaru examines its effects in Bulgaria and Bulgarian-occupied Macedonia. Polymeris Voglis and Ioannis Nioutsikos provide the state of the historiographical art and the public debate for Greece; Slovenia is considered by Nevenka Troha; Gentiana Kera looks at Albania, while Moldova receives close attention from Svetlana Suveica.

Compellingly, all authors reveals how, since the political changes of the 1990s, things have not automatically evolved towards comprehensive improvement in comparison with the preceding era. This special issue’s central aim is therefore to provide a foundation on which may be built further differentiation of perspectives and agendas for research designed to do greater justice to the complex, multidimensional, and often parallel social dynamics triggered in the region by the global conflagration of 1939-1945. The authors all make quite clear that the current societies in Southeastern Europe continue to be permeated by questions of what the Second World War meant. Black-and-white narratives, simple yet a-historical ‘truths’ have been put forward in the service of sociopolitical interests, and have contributed to sharpening existing divisive lines. Among matters at stake are identities, memory politics and commemorative structures; how historical studies have been (re-)institutionalized; and how individuals and societies relate to others, from both domestic and international perspectives.

Beyond the special section, the issue features a „Spotlight“ on the Central European University in Budapest, which Balázs Trencsényi coordinated together with Alfred J. Rieber, Constantin Iordachi, and Adela Hîncu.

The issue is accessible online at De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

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Special Section: Household Strategies in Southeast European Societies in Times of Crises (Guest Editor: Predrag Cvetičanin)

Special Section: Urban Anthropology (Guest Editor: Ger Duijzings)

Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society is an English-language, multidisciplinary journal for the exploration of critical societal issues and processes related to southeastern Europe after the systemic changes of 1989/90. It serves as a forum for current work in Southeast and East European Studies, including Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Contemporary History, Economics, Anthropology, Law Studies, Gender Studies as well as Cultural Studies. All manuscripts are subject to a process of double-blind peer-reviewing. The journal welcomes comparative perspectives towards adjacent regions as well as analyses and theoretical issues with implications for other world areas. In addition, it features a book review section (accessible also online at Its geographical scope is the area that lies between the eastern Adriatic, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.
The contributions to Sudosteuropa are indexed in the bibliography IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur), the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA), the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) and the Sociological Abstracts (SA). They are further listed in the database World Affairs Online and in the International Relations and Area Studies Gateway (IREON).

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Sabine Rutar (Regensburg), Editor-in-Chief
Ger Duijzings (Regensburg)
Wim van Meurs (Nijmegen)

Editorial Office:
Augusta Dimou
Olga Popova (Economics Section Editor)
Joanna Wiesler (Assistenz)
Wim van Meurs (Review Editor)

Editorial Board:
Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen)
Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford)
Florian Bieber (Graz)
Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC)
Xavier Bougarel (Paris)
Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg)
Marie-Janine Calic (München)
Nina Caspersen (York)
András Inotai (Budapest)
Stef Jansen (Manchester)
Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg)
Deema Kaneff (Birmingham)
Denisa Kostovicova (London)
Ivan Krastev (Sofia)
Mladen Lazić (Belgrade)
Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen)
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Berlin/Bukarest)
Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka)
Nadège Ragaru (Paris)
Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim)
Solveig Richter (Erfurt)
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth)
Milica Uvalic (Perugia)