Verschlagwortet: Nation-building

Ottoman Roads to the Present: Infrastructure Development in Southeast Europe

By Florian Riedler and Nenad Stefanov. Public discourse and official historiography in Southeast Europe still understand the Ottoman period as ‘backward’. This backwardness is particularly associated with social and cultural immobility. According to this perspective, the Ottoman state dominated the Balkan Peninsula and prevented it from ‘moving forward’ and ‘progressing’ like the rest of Europe.

The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany

By Banu Karaca. The National Frame emerged out of my long-term interest in art, aesthetics and politics. I have always been fascinated by the dominant notion that art is inherently good, by the many values that are accorded to art – be it that art furthers individual agency and critical faculties, the emancipatory potential of art, or its civilizing impact – and the realities that shape the daily workings of the art world.

The Eclectic Nature of the Cossack Myth: Report from the Prisma Ukraïna Workshop “The Cossack Myth in Eastern Europe in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries”

By Andriy Posunko, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna On December 12-13, 2019, the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe hosted an international workshop “The...

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