International conference on Macedonian matters in Lerin

The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC), together with European Free Alliance Rainbow, the political party of the Macedonian minority in Greece and the European Free Alliance Brussels, jointly organize an international scholarly conference on Macedonian matters in Lerin, Aegean Macedonia, Greece from 16­19 July 2015.
This multidisciplinary conference will aim to make a substantial contribution to an understanding of modern Macedonian history from a variety of perspectives, including sociological, linguistic, anthropological and political. A number of other significant international guests, including Professor Victor Friedman from Chicago University, Professor Grace Fielder from University of Arizona, Andrew Rossos from University of Toronto, Akis Gavrilidis from Thessaloniki University, George Vlahov from La Trobe University in Australia, Vasko Nastevski from University of Melbourne, Katerina Kolozova from Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities­­ Skopje, Marija Pandevska and Makedonka Mitreva from the Institute of National History within Skopje­based SS. Cyril and Methodius, will be in attendance.
A similar conference was organised at Melbourne’s Monash University in 2013 by the AMHRC, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the second Balkan War and the partition of Macedonia.
As a result of that conference, later this year, an academic publishing house will publish the conference papers in a book entitled “On Macedonian Matters: From the Partition of Macedonia in 1913 to the Present”, edited by Professor Victor Friedman and Dr Jim Hlavac. The conference will culminate with the annual “Ilinden” Macedonian cultural festival in the village of Ovchareni (Meliti in Greek), Lerin.

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