New doctoral research on the History of Southeastern Europe Programme Description

The Annual Junior Scholars' Workshops were a forum to present, compare and discuss new doctoral research relevant to the history of Southeastern Europe . These workshops sought to bring together younger scholars who had undertaken the primary research for their doctoral dissertations or who had completed their dissertations within the recent past (typically 3-4 years).

Younger scholars from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey were invited to apply. A limited number of spaces were also available for students from other countries but who were working on Balkan issues. There was an equal balance between numbers of participants who are studying at Universities in the region and those at Universities in Western Europe and North America, so as to achieve a diversity of perspectives and experiences.

At the workshop, Junior Scholars were asked to make a 15-20 minute oral presentation on their work, as well as a 10-minute discussion on somebody else's pre-circulated presentation. The majority of the workshop's time was devoted to a joint discussion of papers and presentations. Also included in the program was time for individual meetings between senior and junior scholars.