Final Programme

Balkan Worlds IV
The ‘Great Ideas’ of the Balkans (18th – 20th c.)

Organized by the
Dept. of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia
in collaboration with
Association Internationale d’ Études du Sud-Est Européen and Laboratory of History of the Department
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, November 29th - December 1st , 2018

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Registration: 17.00-17.30

17.30-17.50

Ceremonial Hall (ground level)

Greetings
Prof. A. Katranidis, Rector of the University of Macedonia
Prof. K. Tsitselikis, Dean of the School of Economic and Regional Studies
Prof. D. Papapanagos, President of the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies

17.50-18.10
Introduction
Dimitris Stamatopoulos,Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki
“The Great Ideas as reflections of the Imperial Nationalisms”
18.10-18.50
Keynote speech
John Breuilly,Professor, London School of Economics
“The rise and fall of pan-nationalisms, c.1870-1950”
18.50-20.50
Round Table (in Greek with parallel translation in English)
“Round Table dedicated to the Anniversary of the 30 years from the publication of Elli Skopetea’s, The Model Kingdom and the Megali Idea, Athens 1988”
“On Modern Historiography: Reflections, Ruptures and Continuities”
Ioannis Hassiotis,Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Basil Gounaris,Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Christina Koulouri,Professor, Panteion University
Vemund Aarbake,Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Co-ordinator: Dimitris Stamatopoulos,Professor, University of Macedonia

Friday, November 30, 2018

1st Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

Islamic Great Ideas

Chair: Christina Koulouri

9.30-9.50
Panos Kourgiotis, PhD, Post-doc Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia
“Re-inventing the Ummah in 1884: Pan-Islamic Discourse and Perceptions of the Ottoman State”
9.50-10.10
Denis Ljuljanović, Research Assistant, Department of South-Eastern European History, Justus-Liebig University in Giessen
“From Unity of Islam to Albanian nationalism: the Transformation of Albanian ‘Great Ideas’ during the Age of Empire (1878-1912)"
10.10-10.30
Antonios Nasis EHESS/CETOBaC - Department of History and Archeology, University of Crete
“Imperial and National crossroads: Conflict, mobility and identity following an Ottoman Cretan Muslim"
10.30-10.50
Orel Beilinson, Tel Aviv University
“Great Ideas in Habsburg Bosnia: Genealogies of Nationalism and Pan-Nationalism among Bosnia's Muslims, 1878-1918
10.50-11.10
Discussion

1st Session
Room B (Tele-education Hall, first floor)

Slavic Great Ideas

Chair: Ivan Parvev

9.30-9.50
Olimpia Dragouni, PhD, Researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Slavic Studies
“Macedonia as a Small Great Idea for Ǵorǵija Pulevski (1822/23-1895): the 19th century Slavic Perspective and its 20th Century Use"
9.50-10.10
Mario Šain, Research Assistant on the project Dynamics of Security, Department of Eastern European History at Justus-Liebig University in Gießen
“"Croatia Rediviva" - The Vision of Croatia of Pavao Ritter Vitezović. The Austrian Tendencies for "Drang nach Osten" or Early Croatian Ideology of Nationalism?"
10.10-10.30
Ilko Drenkov, adjunct professor in History at South-West University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad./Residence Hall Director at the American University in Bulgaria
“The United Kingdom and the Macedonian Question at the end of the WWII – reconfirming the status que from the Bucharest and Versailles Treaties”
10.30-10.50
Nadezhda Alexandrova, Faculty of Slavic Studies, Sofia University and New Europe College, Bucharest
“Shame Shaping Guilt: the Production of Great ideas in the Bulgarian community of the Ottoman 19th century”
10.50-11.10
Discussion

11.10-11.30 Coffee Break

2nd Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

Bulgarian Great Ideas

Chair: Eyal Ginio

11.30-11.50
Dessislava Lilova, Associate Professor at Sofia University
“Mapping the National Homeland: the Bulgarian Geography Textbooks in the Last Decades under Ottoman Rule (1835-1878)”
11.50-12.10
Andreas Lyberatos, Assistant Professor, Panteion University & IMS-FORTH
“Christian Ottomanism(s) and Great Ideas: comparative remarks (1860s-1912) ”
12.10-12.30
Michail Agrafiotis, film maker, educator
“Great Bulgaria in two epic Bulgarian films”
12.30-12.50
Ana-Teodora Kurkina, PhD candidate at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Regensburg
“Grand-Scale Inspirations: Bulgarian Nationalists and the Imperial Context in the mid-19th Century"
12.50-13.10
Stefan Detchev, Associate-Professor at South-West University of Blagoeavgrad
“San-Stefano Bulgaria” оr “Great Bulgaria”? Notes on some contradictions, uses and misuses of the Bulgarian national ideology”
13.10-13.20
Discussion

2nd Session
Room B (Tele-education Hall, first floor)

Greek Great Ideas

Chair: Ioannis Carras

11.30-11.50
Marios Hatzopoulos, PhD, Hellenic Open University, adjunct lecturer / Panteion University, Centre of Modern History Research (KENI), research fellow
Prophecy and collective identity in Ottonian Greece: The Great Idea revisited”
11.50-12.10
Vicky Karafoulidou, PhD, Laboratory and Teaching Staff (EDIP), Department of Greek Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
“The religion aspects of the Greek Great Idea, seen in their broader intellectual context (late 18th century – 1844)”
12.10-12.30
Eugenia Adamopoulou, PhD, History Department, University of Crete
“Eftaliotis and the ethnogenesis of the Greek nation”
12.30-12.50
Ahmet Gençturk, PhD candidate, University of Rome 2 Tor Vergata
“American Protestanism , Greek Orthodoxy and Greece’s Megali Idea : Evolution of relationship between American Protestant missionaries and Greek Orthodox throughout the 19th century”
12.50-13.10
Effrosyni Pavlogeorgatou, PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University
“Literature in the service of the “Great Idea” in Greece Literature contests (1913-1922) and Balkan wars”
13.10-13.20
Discussion

Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)
13.20-14.00
Keynote Speech
Christina Koulouri, Professor, Panteion University
“Commemorating Irredentist Wars : Heroes and Victims of the Greek Great Idea”
14.00-16.00
Lunch

Friday, November 30, 2018

3rd Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

Albanian and Romanian Great Ideas

Chair: Andreas Lyberatos

16.00-16.20
Elias G. Skoulidas Assistant Professor, Epirus Institute of Technology
“Greater Albania”, “Ethnic Albania” or “Natural Albania”: discourses and national narratives in the “construction” of an Albanian “Great Idea”
16.20-16.40
Kriton Kuci, Ph.D. candidate, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Emilio Cika, Ph. D. candidate University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
“Narrating Albanianism”
16.40-17.00
IΟΑΝ-AUGUSTIN GURIŢĂ, PhD Lecturer, Faculty of History, ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University of Iasi
“Between Empires and Ideologies. Political Projects, Cultural Transfer and Propaganda in Moldavia and Wallachia during the Russo-Turkish Wars (1768-1774, 1787-1792)”
17.00-17.20
Konrad Petrovszky, PhD, Post-Doc, Institut für osteuropäische Geschichte, Austrian Academy of Sciences
“Greater Aromania. The figure of the Vlach in pan-Romanianist conceptions of Balkan history”
17.20.-17.40
Angeliki Mouzakiti, PhD in Balkan History, Laboratory Teaching Staff Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea countries, Democritus University of Thrace
“The Great Union of 1918 in Post-1989 Romania: Academic and Public Discourses”
17.40-18.00
Discussion

3rd Session
Room B (Tele-education Hall, first floor)

Peripheral (?) Greek Great Ideas

Chair: Vemund Aarbake

16.00-16.20
Ioannis Moutsis, Visiting lecturer, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cyprus
“The “Great Idea” in Cyprus after 1922: The “great idea” after the “great idea”
16.20-16.40
Markos P. Carelos, PhD candidate University of Newcastle (Australia)/ University of Zurich (Switzerland)
“Greek Political Thought and the Treaty of Lausanne. The views of Emmanouil Emmanouilidis”
16.40-17.00
Charalampos Minasidis, PhD candidate. The University of Texas at Austin
“Greek Citizen-Soldiers Responses to the “Great Idea”.Reimagining the Nation during the War Decade of 1912-1923”
17.00-17.20
Eleni Kyramargiou - Yannis Papakondylis - Francesco Scalora, Research Fellows in the Institute of Historical Research / National Hellenic ResearchFoundation (IHR/NHRF)
“New Names - New Map: toponym change and the end of “Great Ideas”, 1926-1928”
17.20-17.40
Zoi Georgiadou , PhD Candidate/Fellow, Institute of Greek and Latin Philology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hamburg
“The ‘Model Kingdom’ and the Rum millet: ‘Great Idea’ or ‘Hellenottomanism’? The relationship of Constantinopolitan and Athenian Greeks as presented through Constantinopolitan Greek prose fiction of the late 19th century”
17.40-18.00
Discussion

18.00-18.30 Coffee Break

Friday, November 30, 2018

4th Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

Yugoslavisms

Chair: IOAN-AUGUSTIN GURIŢĂ

18.30-18.50
Miloš Ković, Associate Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
“The Serbs and the Yugoslav Idea (18th-20th c.)”
18.50-19.10
Jovana Papović, PhD candidate in History, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
“Performing Yugoslavism: the all Sokol rallies during the Yugoslav Monarchy”
19.10-19.30
Domna Koffa , PhD Department of Political Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
“Creating a national liberation movement in a multinational country: the policy of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia on the national question during the second world war”
19.30-19.50
Piotr Mirocha, Institute for Slavonic Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
“Keywords of the socialist Yugoslavism. The discursive approach to the diachronic change in the state-building ideology of 1945-1980 Yugoslavia”
19.50-20.10
Tomaz Ivesić, Ph.D. researcher, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
“The Rise and Fall of the Yugoslav Socialist Nation”
20.10-20.30
Discussion

4th Session
Room B (Tele-education Hall, first floor)

Imperial Great Ideas

Chair: Dimitris Stamatopoulos

18.30-18.50
Iannis Carras, PhD Lecturer, IES EU Center, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Eugenios Voulgaris, Catherine II and the Construction of a Triumphant Arch in Nezhin, Ukraine. The Portrayal of Russian Power and its Projection into the Greek World”
18.50-19.10
Pandeleimon Hionidis, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, Hellenic Open University
“British plans for ‘a compact and strong Greek State’ in the Balkans, 1878”
19.10-19.30
Bülent Bilmez, Professor, Istanbul Bilgi University
“Re-viewing Ottomanism as an Imperial Great Idea: iscursive Construction of a Supra-Ethnic Modern Collective Identity”
19.30-19.50
Leonidas Moiras, PhD Student, Democritus University of Trace, Department of History and Ethnology
“Ottoman Perceptions of the Greek Nationalism 1821 – 1869”
19.50-20.10
Fuat Dündar, Associate Professor in the TOBB-ETU University in Ankara
“Mapping Great Ideas : Ethno-Political Maps during the Sevres Conference”
20.10-20.30
Discussion

Saturday, December 1, 2018

1st Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Great Ideas

Chair: Bülent Bilmez

10.00-10.20
Despina Magkanari, PhD, EHESS
“Exploring the intellectual origins of Panturkism”
10.20-10.40
Dimitrios Stergiopoulos, PhD candidate, University of California San Diego
“The Constitution of 1876 and the Consolidation of the Ottoman Public Sphere: Alternative Versions of Ottomanism”
10.40-11.00
Umair Muhammad and Sadia Khan, PhD candidates in the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto
“Reluctant Nationalists: Kurds and the ‘Great Idea’”
11.00-11.20
Nikos Christofis, PhD University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
“The Turkish “Great Ideas” over the Cyprus Questıon: The Turkish Left between Anti-imperialism and Nationalism”
10.50-11.10
Discussion

11.40-12.00 Coffee Break

2nd Session
Room A (Conference Hall, first floor)

The collapse of the Greek Great Idea

Chair: Konrad Petrovszky

12.00-12.20
Kate Papari, adjunct lecturer in the History Department of the University of Crete
“The collapse of the Greek Great Idea: from the national imaginary to the national trauma and the slide of Greekness to an ‘empty signifier’”
12.20-12.40
Vassilios Bogiatzis, member of the Laboratory and Teaching Staff of the Department of Political Science and History (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences) and post-doc researcher at the same Department
“The Great Idea is dead, long live the Great Ideas: Modernist Projects in the Shadow of the Greek Interwar Crisis”
12.40-13.00
Tasos Kostopoulos, PhD History Department, University of the Aegean
“Sacrificing the Holy Shadow for a Piece of Meat: the Balkan Wars as a Negation of the “Great Idea”
13.00-13.40
Keynote speech
Eyal Ginio, Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Shame Shaping Guilt: the Production of Great ideas in the Bulgarian community of the Ottoman 19th century”

13.40-14.00 Conclusions

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