Call for Applications: Doctoral workshop „Southeast Europe in 1941. Experiences of Global War“

Deadline: 1 April 2021

Open to:  doctoral students / post-docs – historians

Venue: Sarajevo, History Fest, 8. – 12. 6. 2021.



  • In 1941, Southeast Europe was facing a global war, which was already being fought in Europe and a part of Southeast Europe. Greece and Albania have already experienced war, Yugoslavia was on the brink of war and facing great challenges. Various negotiations on the reorganization of Yugoslavia lasted for a long time (ended in 1939 with the Cvetković-Maček’s Agreement), and then Yugoslavia faced German pressure. The negotiations between Germany and Yugoslavia went through various stages, they had certain dynamics, and there were different offers on the table. Did these negotiations lead to peace or war?


The doctoral workshop is open to international young researchers, especially for doctoral history students at the universities of post-Yugoslav countries, and other universities in Europe (in particular, Germany and Austria).

Sessions will be held in Bosnian/Croation/Serbian and English. Participants are expected to give a presentation on a topic related to their doctoral thesis and to take part in discussions about other doctoral thesises. They are invited to participate in the other events during History Fest (round tables, public presentations of books etc.).



  • Due to COVID we expect the workshop to be held online and in person. For participants in person we are able to offer travel costs and accomodation.



Please send your application including a statement of interest, CV and suggested presentation topic to

The application deadline is 1 April 2021.

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius ( ) supported organizing this workshop.