Announcement

From Christianisations and Islamisations to (Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of Cultural-Historical Heritage on the European Margins,

a multidisciplinary conference on issues of heteroeuropeanisations and cross-marginal territoriality,

co-organised by Institute for Literature of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Yordan Lyutskanov), Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea of Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Gaga Shurgaia) and INALCO, Paris (Timour Muhidine),

is to be held in

Sofia, 31 March–2 April 2016. 


Scholars in any subfield of Balkan, Caucasian, Coptic, Hispanic, Mediterranean and Near Eastern, North-Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian, Turkish, Ukrainian studies, in comparative literature and art history, historical sociology, cultural history and history of ideas are welcome to submit paper proposals. 


Language(s) of communication: English; upon agreement with the organisers, French, German and Russian shall also be possible

Confirmed keynote speakers: Raymond Detrez (Catholic University of Leuven), Sibel Irzik (Sabanchi University, Istanbul), Paola Pizzo (D’Annuncio University of Chieti-Pescara)

Scholarly committee: Nikolay Aretov (Institute for Literature, Sofia), Paul Aubert (Aix-Marseille University), Martin Beisswenger (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Bülent Bilmez (Bilgi University, Istanbul), Carlos Javier Blanco-Martín (Institute “Hernán Pérez del Pulgar”, Ciudad Real), Giovanna Brogi-Bercoff (University of Milano), Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex), Raymond Detrez (Catholic University of Leuven), Nelly van Doorn-Harder (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Sergio Fernandez-Riquelme (University of Murcia), Bernhard Giesen (University of Konstanz), Basil Gounaris (University of Thessaloniki), Todor Hristov (Sofia University), Sibel Irzik (Sabanchi University, Istanbul), Benedikts Kalnačs (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts, Riga), Mariam (Tsiala) Karbelashvili (Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi), Nicolas Kazarian (French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, Paris), Theo Martin van Lint (University of Oxford), Barbara Lomagistro (University of Bari), Yordan Lyutskanov (Institute for Literature, Sofia), Ervand Margaryan (Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan), Slobodan Marković (University of Belgrade), Alberto Masoero (University of Venice), Timour Muhidine (CERMOM, INALCO, Paris), Bernard Outtier (LEM, CNRS, Paris), Bratislav Pantelić (Sabanchi University, Istanbul), Konrad Petrovszky (University of Vienna), Stephen Rapp Jr. (Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas), Gilles de Rapper (IDEMEC, Aix-en-Provence), Irma Ratiani (Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi), Victor Roudometov (University of Cyprus, Nicosia), Esther Sánchez-Pardo (Complutence University, Madrid), Goran Sekulovski (St. Sergius Theological Institute, Paris), Gaga Shurgaia (University of Venice), Tigran Simyan (Yerevan State University), Kristina Stoeckl (Austrian Academy of Sciences/University of Vienna), Arpad Szakolczai (University College Cork), Taline Ter Minassian (CREE, INALCO, Paris), Marie Vrinat-Nikolov (CREE, INALCO, Paris), Stefan Wiederkehr (ETH Zürich, ETH-Bibliothek), Evert van der Zweerde (Nijmegen University)

Organising committee: Yordan Lyutskanov, Gaga Shurgaia, Timour Muhidine, Todor Hristov (Faculty of Slavic Philologies, Sofia University), Goran Sekulovski (St. Sergius Theological Orthodox Institute, Paris), Teodora Tsankova (Institute for Literature, BAS, Sofia) 
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