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2010

5th Konitsa International Summer School
in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans

Konitsa, Greece, 28/7–12/8/2010

 

Courses offered

(Course director: Prof. Vassilis Nitsiakos)

1st group of courses (29/7 – 1/8)

“Historical Anthropology of the Balkans”

Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser, Chair of the Centre for Southeast European History, University of Graz

Economic Anthropology and/of Postsocialist Europe: From ‘Transition’ to ‘Global Transformations’”

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

Dimitra Kofti, Phd candidate, Department of Anthropology, University College London

“Doing Fieldwork: Theory, Method and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge 

Dr. Christina Veikou, Dep. of History and Ethnology, Democritus Univ. of Thrace. Komotini

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

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

Ethnographic research in border areas:

Course and fieldwork practice for all participants (2-6/8)

“Ethnographic Research in Border Areas: Field Practice in both Sides of the Greek-Albanian Border”

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

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

Dr. Valia Kravva, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki

Mr. Kostas Mantzos, PhD Candidate, Dep. of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Dr. Ioannis Manos, Department of Balkan Studies, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Florina

2nd group of courses (7–10/8)

"Interculturality as a Topos of Anhropological Theory”

Associate Professor Dr. Snjezana Zoric

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zadar

"Studying Oral Traditions in Comparative Perspective:

Introduction to the Study of Oral Tradition: Comparative Method, Fieldwork and Ethnography

Gender and Genre in Comparative Perspectives: Festival, State and Folklore Texts and Performances

Assistant Professor Dr. Marilena Papachristophorou, Dep. of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Prof. Dr. Hande Birkalan-Gedik, Dep. of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Istanbul

“Border Zones’ Minorities (the Pomak Case)”

Dr. Margarita Karamihova, Senior Researcher at Balkan Ethnology Department of Ethnographic Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

 

Guest lectures and workshops by invited speakers

Prof. Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany)

Lecture:

One Capitalism or Many? Perspectives from Economic Anthropology

Workshop:

Competing paradigms at the interface between anthropology and economics: the eternal recurrence of the Methodenstreit”

Chris Hann ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)is a founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and head of the department “Socialist and Postsocialist Eurasia”. He previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Kent (Canterbury) in the UK. His research covers many areas of social anthropology, including economic anthropology and religion. His current ethnographic project is in China (“Feudalism, socialism and the current mixed economy in rural Xiniang”) 

Prof. Neni Panourgia, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology and Program in Narrative Medicine

Lecture:

"The Improbable Worlds and Lives of Things: Stones, Papers, Humans"

Workshop:

"From Village to Hospital to Courtroom, From Malaria Shots to Protection of Human Subjects, to Security Clearance: New Fieldwork Sites and their Challenges".

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