The conference programme is also available in printable form [.pdf, 730kB].
Saturday 7 June
- Arrival - Speakers registration
- Greetings - Official opening of the Conference
- President: Celia Nikolaidou (University of Thessaly)
- Lefteris Topaloglou (University of Thessaly)
The nature and role of boundaries.
- George Angelopoulos (University of Macedonia)
The "opportunity" boundary and the "curse" boundary: Multiple aspects of the experience of the Greek-Bulgarian border.
- Sarah Green (University of Manchester)
Contested boundaries and ordinariness in the Balkans: on the problems of locating culture around the Greek-Albanian border.
- Vasilis Nitsiakos (University of Ioannina)
Greeks or Albanians? "Tradition", "culture" and identity in Chimara of Albania.
- Domna Michail (University of Western Macedonia)
Boundary crossing and boundary maintenance between the Albanian Immigrants and the Greek community in Argos Orestiko - Kastoria.
- Coffee break
- President: Vasilis Nitsiakos (University of Ioannina)
- Ioannis Manos (University of Western Macedonia)
Dance and the orchestration of locality: Politics, politicians as power holders and cultural associations as cultural managers.
- Rozita Dimova (Free University, Berlin)
The cradle of "the Biblical Land:" The Ohrid Summer Festival between Folklore, High Arts and Nationalism in the F.Y.R. of Macedonia.
- Ljupco S. Risteski (University Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje)
Symbolic of village community space among Balkan Slavs.
- President: Aliki Angelidou (Panteion University)
- Nikos Kokkas (University of Thessaly)
Islamic fundamentalism and ethnic demarcation. The case of the Pomaks of Thrace.
- Katerina Markou (University of Crete)
Ethnic boundaries, folk culture, national policies and identity dynamics in Greek Thrace.
- Evangelos Avdikos (University of Thessaly)
Petrota in Evros and Malko Gradiste region in Bulgaria: reclamation of common memory.
- Ulo Valk (University of Tartu)
Drawing Discursive Boundaries: Estonian Identity from National Mythology to New Age.
Sunday 8 June
- President: Ulo Valk (University of Tartu)
- Christos Papakostas (University of Thessaly)
Intra-local musicians and inter-ethnic music. The case of the Roma of Irakleia in Serres in the Greek-Bulgarian border.
- Margarita Karamihova (Boulgarian Academy of Science)
Pervious ethnic and relifious boundaries. A Case Study of Zlataritsa, Boulgaria.
- Aliki Angelidou (Panteio University)
Economic practices and negotiations of identity in the Bulgarian immigrants of Athens.
- Coffee break
- 12:45 - 14:00
- Coordination: Evangelos Avdikos, Celia Nikolaidou
- Round table: all speakers participate