Workshop: Becoming a minority in the Greek-Bulgarian context -- Historical minorities and contemporary migrants


The day workshop was organised by the Department for Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, in cooperation with Symβiosis and the Minority Groups Research Center, with the support of the Consulate General of Bulgaria onFriday 14 December 2012. The aim of this workshop is to introduce the changing meanings of the concept of a 'minority' and the different processes of minorizization in the contemporary Greek- Bulgarian context, including historical minorities and contemporary migrants. Papers will consider the conceptual clarification of the notion of 'a minority' in the academic research by discussing specific historical examples, addressing the contemporary scene, and reconsidering the contribution of the new actors [e.g. the non governmental organizations] that engage in the protection and monitoring of minority and refugee rights, as watchdogs of states, research and activists centres. The discussion includes different disciplinary perspectives (social and political science, law, anthropology, documentary and film production).

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