Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

School of Political Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences

Conference for Postgraduate Students, Doctoral Candidates and Young Researchers

on

«The Balkan States during World War II
(1939 – 1945)»

 

Thessaloniki, 17-18 March 2018

 

The rise of revisionist and totalitarian regimes, the collapse of the League of Nations system and the growing interest of Europe’s great powers in the area inevitably affected the military, political, social and economic conditions of the Balkan states.

The beginning of the war in September 1939 set in motion a process of engaging the Balkans in the belligerents’ war planning, which ended in the spring of 1941 with the total, military and political, domination of the Balkan Peninsula by the Axis.

The Axis domination was followed by occupation, resistance movements, collaboration, social and economic changes, ethnic issues, post-war planning, etc.

The presence of the Axis ended in 1944-1945 with the Allied victory and the victor’s subsequent competition for the post-war order in the Balkans.

The aim of this conference is the dissemination of research conducted by young researchers and the presentation of new problems and approaches.

Subject areas:

  • Political and diplomatic events
  • War planning and military operations
  • Societies and economies
  • Resistance and collaboration
  • Forms of Violence
  • Ethnic Issues
  • Holocaust
  • Ideology and propaganda
  • Remembrance and heritage
  • Cultural activity

The official language of the conference will be English

 Scientific Committee  

  • Vemund Aarbakke (President), Assistant Professor, School of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Henriette-Rika Benveniste, Professor, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly
  • George Margaritis, Professor, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Athanasios Sfikas, Professor, School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Demosthenes Dodos, Associate Professor (ret.), School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Nikos Rotzokos, Assistant Professor, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Maria Kavala, Adjunct Professor, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Vasiliki Lazou, EDIP, Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Organization Committee 

  • Georgios Polychrous, Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary History, School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Sofia Tatidou, PhD Candidate, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Magdalini Patsona, Master of Arts student, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Foteini Tsironi, Master of Arts in Balkan and Turkish History, School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

 

The Conference will take place in Amphitheatre II

Aristotle University Research and Dissemination Center Building (KEDEA)

3rd September Street / University Campus
Thessaloniki

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