30 Apr 2013: CEES & GSREN Joint Seminar

Issued: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:42:00 BST

Psychology, Popular Culture and the Construction of the Identity in Yugoslavia

Dr Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia)

5.30pm (tea and coffee from 5pm), Central and East European Studies Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Joint seminar with Glasgow South-East Europe Research Network

Abstract
With its proximity to Vienna and the intellectual world of the late Habsburg monarchy, a knowledge and consciousness about psychology was present at the inception of the first Yugoslavia.  The influence of the discipline still permeates the arts, popular culture and the discourses of everyday life in the successor states to Yugoslavia.  Forms of self-deprecation and stereotypes about the peoples about the Dinaric region and Muslims have had a profound impact on the region and a continual interplay between intellectuals and the public has at times meant that life has imitated science.

All welcome.


The CEES Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958. 

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