Our collective knowledge of the Balkans is hopelessly sketchy, and that’s because it’s one of the most complicated of regions in the west. Waves of conquest and contestation mixing Orthodox Christianity with forced Muslim conversion, Austro-Hungarian domination with Communist dictatorship and plan old ancient hatred of one’s neighbors is layered over with shock capitalism and vague neo-liberal desires to join the European Union. We won’t understand any of these topics, but hope to fill in some of the missing knowledge nuggets needed for paying attention to this fascinating region. Come drink Raki, eat Shopska salad, and enjoy video, music and art from the region as we blend insights from travelers to the region in recent years. Space limited to 15.
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