An institution that promotes university cooperation and academic exchange in SE Europe.

Border Crossings Network Since 2003

In light of the latest developments with regard to the spread of the Covid-19, the restrictions imposed by national governments, universities and regional and local authorities, the coordinating team of the Border Crossings Network has decided to cancel the 2020 International Student Conference and the 2020 Konitsa Summer School. Our primary concern is the safety of all participants in the BCN activities. We remain committed to our goals and look forward to organizing the 2021 events.

The BCN Coordinating Committee


2nd Konitsa Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography
and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans

Konitsa, Greece, 30/7-10/8 2007


Guest lectures and Workshops


Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

“The Future of anthropology in the 21st century”

Prof Kirsten Hastrup

“Siting culture”


“The Future of anthropology in the 21st century”

Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

“Culture and space in anthropological perspectives”

Prof. Kirsten Hastrup


Guest Lecturers

Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo

Prof Kirsten Hastrup, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Courses offered (Course director: Prof. Vassilis Nitsiakos)

1st week courses (30/7-3/8)

“Anthropological theory and the understanding of the Balkans”

Dr. Georgios Agelopoulos, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki

Dr. Eleftheria Deltsou, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly, Volos

Dr. Aliki Angelidou, Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens

"Ethnography of ‘socially marginalized groups’: Theoretical and methodological approaches"

Dr. Ljupco S. Risteski, Ass. Prof. Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, University Sts. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

Vanja Dimitrievski, Ass. researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, University Sts. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

“Introduction to the study of oral tradition: Comparative method, fieldwork and ethnography”

Dr. Marilena Papachristophorou, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre (Academy of Athens)

Intermediary course (3-5/8)

“Ethnographic research in border areas: Field practice in both sides of the Greek-Albanian border”

Prof. Vassilis Nitsiakos, Dep. of History and Archaeology, Univ. of Ioannina

Dr. Vassilis Dalkavoukis, Dep. of History and Ethnology, Democritus Univ. of Thrace

Dr. Valia Kravva, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki

Mr. Kostas Mantzos, Dep. of History and Archaeology, Univ. of Ioannina

2nd week courses (6-10/8)

“The migratory phenomenon: evidence and policies”

Prof. Charalambos Kasimis, Agricultural University of Athens

“Doing fieldwork in contemporary world: Epistemology of post-socialism in SE Europe”

Dr. Rajko Mursic, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Dep. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana

“Music and dance in the Balkans: Culture, identity, and power”

Dr. Panagiotis Panopoulos, Dep. of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean, Mytilini

Dr. Ioannis Manos, Dep. of Balkan Studies, University of Western Macedonia, Florina


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