OPENBORDERS & The Institute for Historical Studies, ZRS Koper
cordially invites you to a guest lecture by Prof Dr Irena Stefoska
titled “GRANICE, LJUDI, IMENA: (SEVERNA) MAKEDONIJA I SUSEDNA GRČKA”
Monday, 19 June 2023, at 11:00 a.m. CET
The first part of this talk will chronologically and synchronically focus on the period up to 1991. In this section, the challenging relations between the
SFR Yugoslavia and Greece will be discussed, laying a particular emphasis on the SR Macedonia and the Macedonian minority residing on the other
side of the border, i.e., in northern Greece. The second part of the lecture will be dedicated to the topic of (unsuccessful) attempts of the independent Republic
of Macedonia (now Republic of North Macedonia) to join the European integration process, which has also been closely intertwined with the problematic
relationships between North Macedonia and Greece, particularly the dispute over the use of the name “Macedonia”.
Dr Irena Stefoska is a full professor at the Institute of National History, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
As a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted her research at Brown University, USA (2009/2010) and with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung,
she has been a visiting research scholar at the Columbia University Program for “Historical Dialogue and Accountability” (2012).
Irena Stefoska participated and conducted various national and international projects related to the study of nations and nationalisms in the Balkans
as well as to the historical and political myths in the Balkans. She was an independent MP at the Macedonian Parliament
– coalition partner with the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (2016–2020) and Minister of Culture (2020–2021).
The lecture will be delivered in Serbian/Croatian.
Monday, 19 June 2023
The workshop was attended not only by the research group of the OPEN BORDERS project, but also by historians from the Historical Institute of ZRS Koper and a visiting historian from China, Dr.Xu Tao.
Dr Borut Klabijan; Dr Irene Stefoska; Dr Mateja Režak; Xu Tao; Dr Jure Ramšak; dr Gašper Mithas