An international conference on Albanian Studies in Tirana


The last international conference on Albanian studies was held in London in 1999 and resulted in the celebrated volume Albanian Identities. Myth and History (2002). Nearly 20 years after this milestone, the time has come for a new meeting, which can be seen as an opportunity to assess the changes that have occurred in Albanian studies and to discuss results, changes of paradigms, emerging approaches and perspectives for the future. Notably, issues related to the study of practices, materiality, places and temporality, which have been and are still debated in contemporary social sciences, deserve to be discussed in relation to the Albanian context.

Around 50 scholars of various disciplines are invited to discuss these topics during a three-day conference in Tirana. The objective is to reflect collectively on current and emerging approaches in Albanian studies in order to identify future directions of research and to envisage potential collaborative projects.

This conference is the result of long-term collaboration between the Department of History of the University of Tirana, the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies (IAKSA, Tirana), the Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology (IDEMEC, Aix-en-Provence) and the Centre for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkans and Central-Asia Studies (CETOBAC, Paris).



Please note that participation in the conference is on invitation only. We kindly ask you not to register unless you have been invited to do so. Attendance is free and no registration on this site is requested.





Partners and supporters

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 Département dHistoire Université de Tirana

Musée Historique National

Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz

Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung – IOS

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienne


Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies (IAPŠ), Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana





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