Demarcations and crossings of borders in and with South Eastern Europe

The field trip “Demarcations and crossings of borders in and with South Eastern Europe” lead a group of Serbian and German students to disparate settings of Turkish, Albanian and Slavic-speaking Muslims in Macedonia and Albania, and will introduce us to the specific dialectics of how people see themselves and are seen by others, as well as of integration and segregation.

Young academics are aiming to disseminate the various aspects of Balkan Islam, put this into context and present their findings  This website is supposed to help cluster our impressions, experiences and conclusions of the field trip.

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BUNK’ART – entering the dark past

Die Bektashi in Albanien und ihre Geschichte

Die Watchdog-Organisation Eco Guerilla

Fieldwork Šipkovica: Perceptions and group dynamics

Forgotten Spaces in border regions

Interkulturalität und Mehrsprachigkeit in Albanien und Mazedonien

Mehrsprachigkeit innerhalb der einheimischen Bevölkerung Mazedoniens und Albaniens

The representation of multilingualism in the linguistic landscape of Macedonia

Skopje 2014

State Identities and Architecture in Albania and Macedonia

The (hidden) face of Macedonia

The inevitability of nationalism

The (post)Yugoslav legacy and everyday life in Macedonia and Albania

Women on the Balkans

The results of the field trip have also been documented in form of an exhibition which is permamently located at the department for Slavonic studies at HU Berlin with temporal displays at the university of Belgrade. The participants of the field trip further prepared two multimedia presentations which have been presented to the public at HU Berlin on the 16th of february and at the University of Belgrade on the 26th of february.



This DAAD-field trip is part of an academic dialogue between Germany and South Eastern Europe, which the Southern Slavic Studies of the Humboldt University of Berlin would like to  extend to include the present-day diagnostic impact and third mission of the universities.


With financial support from the DAAD through Federal Foreign Office funds