Summer School in Holocaust Studies, Macedonia

Deadline: 15 July 2011
Open to: MA or PhD students interested in exploring the issues of Holocaust studies
Dates and Venue: September 26th – October 3rd 2011, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Call for Participants

Institute for Social and Humanities ResearchEuro-Balkan”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia announces Summer School in Holocaust Studies, “The Diverse Survival Strategies of Jewish and Roma Communities in Macedonia: From Resistance to Memorialization”.


The central interest of the School is focused on opening up the discussion about the memorialisation of the Holocaust experience in Macedonia, and in particular focusing for the first time on Roma people as victims of genocidal violence, by taking the Holocaust as an important factor in the formation of Macedonia’s historic and socio-cultural past. The presence of the Jewish narrative in Macedonia will be compared to the scarce but important data on Roma people among other minority groups – victims of the Holocaust (homosexuals, disabled people, etc.). By promoting the memorialisation of Jewish and Roma experiences in a comparative perspective from the Macedonian context and their “strategies of survival”, in this Summer School we take as a starting point an attempt to further thematise and raise awareness of the systemic violence of the Holocaust through inter-disciplinary academic discussion.


  • Participant must be MA or PhD students interested in exploring the issues of    Holocaust studies (Jewish and Roma genocide), cultural studies, history, literature, folklore, art (not older than 36 years of age);
  • Participant must submit an abstract for a presentation in one of the summer school’s workshops topics (which will be announced with the detailed programme of the School) coherent with the School’s main topic;
  • Participants with priority will be those from from Macedonia or other South-Eastern Europe countries, however, participants from other European countries are also invited to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send short CV, abstract for presentation and the available application form.

Download Application Form

Number of participants: 14

Working language of the Summer School will be English.


Euro-Balkan Institute
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 63, 1000,
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax. + 389 2 30 75 570

The Official Website



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