11th Dr. Fritz Exner Colloquium

Offenes Thema: Aktuelle Forschungen zu Südosteuropa

  • © Nenko Lazarov, CC BY 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

    © Nenko Lazarov, CC BY 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Dr. Fritz Exner Colloquium has been an established platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of younger academics in the field of Southeast European research for many years. For the eleventh meeting, no thematic focus is planned. We would like to present the entire spectrum of Southeast European research taking place in German-speaking countries with an openness in terms of content and discipline (from sociology, history, linguistics, literature and cultural studies to anthropology, political science and economics). 

    The colloquium is primarily addressed to postgraduate students and post-docs from the various disciplines. It offers the opportunity to have one's own projects commented on by specialized researchers, whom we invite, and to discuss them critically with all colloquium participants. In this way, the Dr. Fritz Exner Colloquium creates an intensive and engaging learning environment that serves the effective further development of innovative research projects and the networking of younger researchers.   

    The following questions are at the center of the discussions:

    • What epistemological value / heuristic added value does the research project offer? What do scientists experience and learn in concrete terms by exploring new topics and/or through changed perspectives and a "different view" of the familiar?
    • What methodological approach guides the findings? How is the research design structured and how realistic is the implementation within a time frame?
    • Does the research project have a specific relevance to the present? 
    • What challenges do the researchers face? What solutions could there be?

    Since we are addressing German-speaking Southeast European research, the colloquium will be held primarily in German. At least a passive knowledge of German is required. However, individual contributions can be submitted and presented in English. 

    Accommodation and meals will be covered by the organizers. A subsidy will be granted towards the travel costs. If required, childcare can be offered and financed on site in Frankfurt/Oder. 

    Registration / Application

    Please send us an abstract (300 words) and a short biography by January 22, 2024 via our registration form.

    For the on-site discussion, we ask all participants of the colloquium to submit a 10-page paper by March 11, 2024.


    Prof. Dr. Claudia Weber, Professor for European Contemporary history, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), cweber@europa-uni.de

    Dr. Jacqueline Nießer, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg, jacqueline1.niesser@ur.de


    Vom 20.03.2024
    bis 22.03.2024

    Place Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Tagungszentrum Sophienstrasse

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