CfA: Ethnicity and National Relations in the Balkans, MA program, Sofia University, Bulgaria
- We are pleased to announce the following MA programmes in Sofia University, Bulgaria
MA in Ethnicity and National Relations in the Balkans
The MA programme will put political events of recent Balkan history in the context of the centuries-long and often turbulent history of the relations between the different ethnic groups living there. It explores the concept of ethnic relations in both theory and practice. The courses will focus on specific aspects of ethnic and national relations in South Eastern Europe in the modern era.
The programme is developed according to the guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria following the basic precepts of the educational policy of the countries of the EU. A full-time student will complete the degree in one year, starting in September and taking four courses each of the first two terms before writing a 20,000 to 30,000 word dissertation. A part-time student will spread the degree over two years. Dissertations should normally draw on primary source material and are to be completed by October.
The courses will be taught in English. The students will be expected to write their dissertation in English. The suggested reading is in English, French, German and Russian.
A two-semester course in Bulgarian language and literature will be provided for. The students will be assigned to different levels according to their language skills. Courses in Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Turkish and Greek are optional.
During the second semester and the summer months the students will take part in two ten-day field trips � one in a locality with ethnically and religiously mixed population; the other will include partaking in the day-to-day activities of an active minority foundation.
Modern History of the Balkans / end of 18th- mid 20th centuries
Modern Bulgarian History, 1877-1944
National and Regional Identity in the Balkans
Ethnic Minorities in the Balkans
Church and Religion in the Balkans
Federalist Ideas and Federalism in South Eastern Europe
Modernisation of South Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
The Balkans: Modernisation Unfulfilled
Bulgarian Language and Culture
The Other Europe � Modern East European History as a Part of the European Historical Tradition
Bulgaria and the Balkans in the Global East-West Confrontation of the Cold War Years
Bulgaria in the Eastern bloc countries in the second half of the 20th c.
MA in Power, Authority and Culture in South Eastern Europe
The Rise and Decline of Ancient Macedonia
Problems of the Modern and Contemporary History of the Balkans
Between Byzantium, Hungary and Venice � Regional Characteristics of Power and Authority in SEE
The Rectangle and Its Corners. �East and Southeastern Europe in the Projects for Eropean Union, 18th-mid 20th c.
Instruments of Power in South Eastern Europe Between Tradition and Modernity
Bulgarian Language and Culture
Power and History, History and Power: The Imagery of the Past as a Ferment of Balkan Nationalism
Power, Ideology and Culture in Bulgaria after World War II
Who am I? Ethnicity, Identity and Culture in the European Southeast
Ethnography of Socialism
For further information contact:
Professor Ivan Ilchev,
Chair of History of the Balkans
Department of History
Sofia University �St. Kl. Ohridski�
15 Tsar Osvoboditel Bld
Tel: + 359 2 9308 223
Fax: + 359 2 463022