May 8-9, 2017
On May 8-9, 2017 the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies and the Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS) will host the workshop “Elites, Groups, Networks: Collective Actors in Central and Southeast Europe from the 18th to mid-20th Centuries” in Regensburg. The workshop is convened by Judit Pál (Babeș-Bolyai University), Vlad Popovici (Babeș-Bolyai University) und Graduate School’s Oana-Valentina Sorescu-Iudean.
Concept of the workshop
A glimpse at the historical literature on Central and Southeast Europe during modern times reveals an abundance of references to groups of various nature, dimensions and with varying aims, covering a wide spectrum of activities.
Our workshop aims at bringing together scholars with an interest in, or just dealing with the general topic of groups, with a special focus on the role played by elites and networking in the former’s lifespan, development and legacy. The conceptualization of these groups as collective actors and the analysis of their activity as such, within a milieu of entities alike, open up a path worth exploring within the larger framework of historical research on Central and Southeast Europe during modern times.