In September 2016, in Skopje (Macedonia), the Center for Culture and Cultural Studies (CCCS) organized its Fourth International Scientific Conference, titled “Dislocations and Cultural Conflicts: Migrations, Diaspora, Terrorism, Borders (MDTB)”. Macedonia’s capital hosted over 100 researchers from virtually each corner of the world. The large number of participants speaks to the timeliness of this year’s conference topic, namely how it has resonated with researchers at home and abroad. Key note speak was presented by Giovanni Ercolani.
As stated by the Center’s President, Professor Dr. Loreta Georgievska-Jakovleva, during her opening speech, Conference aimed at answering the following questions:
- the polarization of the world;
- the threats to peace and security;
- issues tied to global diversity;
- socio-economic inequalities;
- cultural shifts, etc.
The Conference took place during three working days, with five parallel sessions, conducted in three official languages: Macedonian, English, and Russian. The papers were grouped around 10 topics:
- Migrations, Migrants, Diaspora
- Representations of MDTB in the Arts and Media
- MDTB and Linguistic
- MDTB and History/Memory/Cultural Heritage
Selected full-length papers with a high-impact will be published in the international peer-reviewed journal Култура/Culture (in both the print and online editions).
The Off-Programme allowed the other countries’ participants to visit some of Skopje’s historical and cultural monuments, through several organized visits, as well as taste traditional Macedonian food, surrounded by the ambience of the Matka Canyon; visit the natural resources and cultural monument of the UNESCO city Ohrid and the Monastery complex of St. Naum.
More photos in Conference gallery