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Avenues of Cooperation: Ideas for overcoming the Macedonian-Bulgarian Impasse

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia and the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje
are pleased to invite you to a round table discussion on

Avenues of Cooperation: Ideas for overcoming the Macedonian-Bulgarian Impasse

Prof. Katerina Kolozova, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje: “Why is the definition of the dispute as a cultural conflict important?”

Assoc. Prof. Stefan Detchev, Southwest University of Blagoevgrad and Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”: „How to discuss history without deepening the conflict?”

Prof. Dimitar Vatsov, New Bulgarian University

11 March 2022 (Friday), 14:00 – 16:30h

Conference Hall of CAS, Stefan Karadja str. № 7 (https://cas.bg/en/event/roundtable-avenues-of-cooperation-ideas-for-overcoming-the-macedonian-bulgarian-impasse/)

*Free copies of the publication Avenues of Cooperation Proceedings will be distributed at the event, which is also available electronically at the following link:

Katerina (Katarina) Kolozova, PhD. is the director of the Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities-Skopje and a professor of philosophy, epistemology and gender studies at ISSHS and also at the University American College, Skopje. She is also visiting professor at several universities in Southeastern Europe, most notably at the Department of Political Studies of FMK-Belgrade. In 2009, Kolozova was a visiting scholar at the Department of Rhetoric (Program of Critical Theory) at the University of California-Berkeley, under peer supervision of prof. Judith Butler. Katerina Kolozova was a Columbia University NY-SIPA Visiting Scholar at its Paris Global Centre in 2019 working on issues of authoritarianism and feminism in Europe. Kolozova is the author of “The Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststucturalist Philosophy,” NY: Columbia University Press: 2014, “Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle,” (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books, 2015), “After the ‘Speculative Turn:’ Realism, Philosophy and Feminism,” co-edited with Eileen Joy (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books 2016). Her most recent monograph is published with Bloomsbury Academic UK (2019) titled “Capitalism’s Holocaust of Animals: A Non-Marxist Critique of Capital, Philosophy and Patriarchy.” She is also the author of numerous interdisciplinary policy studies dedicated to the issues of “illiberal democracy,” partocratic mechanisms of state-capture in “hybrid regimes,” policy critique of repressive technocracy in the legislation of the authoritarian neoliberal post-socialist states in Europe.

Stefan Detchev is an Associate-Professor of modern and contemporary Bulgarian history and historiography at South-West University of Blagoeavgrad, Bulgaria and lecturer on history of masculinity at the University of Sofia. His interests cover history of political culture, nationalism and identity, history of sexuality, food and foodways. Among his major publications are “Who are the Bulgarians? “Race”, science and politics in fin-de-siècle Bulgaria – In: We, the people. Politics of National Peculiarities in South-East Europe (2009); Who are Our Ancestors? “Race”, Science and Politics in Bulgaria 1879-1912. (2010); Politics, Gender and Culture: Articles and Studies on Modern Bulgarian History (2010); In Searching of the Bulgarianness: The networks of national intimacy XIX-XXI (2010) Beltween Slavs and Old Bulgars: “Ancestors,” “Race” and Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century In: Geary, P., Klaniczay, G., Manufacturing Middle Ages. Entangled History of Medievalism in nineteenth-century Europe, Joep Leersen Series “National Cultivation of Culture”. (2013, pp. 347-376); Shopska salat”: The Road from an European Innovation to the National Culinary Symbol”, In: From Kebab to Ćevapčići. Eating Practices in Ottoman Europe” Interdisziplinäre Studien zum Östlichen Europa.