8th conference

8th Conference of InASEA @ New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria:

UPDATE 13/09/2016
The schedule for the pre-arranged buses from the hotel to New Bulgarian University can be downloaded via this link (pdf).

We would also like to remind that the updated version of the program is available here.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


UPDATE: For the full program of the conference, please click here (program updated on 12/09).

Some Practicalities

Congratulations to all the participants at the upcoming InASEA Conference. We are glad to welcome you in New Bulgarian University, Sofia in September 2016. Please find below some useful practicalities for the upcoming conference.

For the Eastern European participants there is pre-arranged accomodation at Vega Hotel, which we recommend. It is conveniently located and easy to reach by taxi or subway from both the airport and the central bus station. There will be -pre-arranged transportation two times a day from the hotel and New Bulgarian University, where the conference will take place, and vice versa.

Registration will be open between 15:00 and 18:00 on September 15th, and the opening ceremony will begin at 18:00. On September 16th there will be a book shop, to which everyone is invited to bring authored or edited books. Detailed conference program will be uploaded soon.

Please be ready to provide your presentations to the staff during registration, so we will be able to have them on time in the halls of the University. Also, please keep in mind that you won’t be able to use your personal computers for your paper’s presentation.

We have also prepared a map, which shows all the important places and metro stations. You are able to use this map either via a phone or tablet, or you can also print it out for your arrival in Sofia.

Call for Papers (Expired)

For the 8th Conference of InASEA @ New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

The 8th InASEA congress will be held in Sofia, Sept. 15-18, 2016. Its theme will be “Balkan Life Courses: Family, Childhood, Youth, and Old Age in Southeast Europe”. The primary goal of the conference will not be to focus on the demographic, political, or economic causes of these changes in individual life courses and the family but on their socio-cultural consequences for everyday life, i.e., on people’s strategies of coping and adaptation, on their concepts and attitudes towards these changes as well as on the concomitant cultural expressions such as changes in family rituals or traditions.

The deadline for the submission of panel proposals is 30 November 2015, for the submission of paper proposals is 31 January 2016.

You can find detailed information in the full text of the call for papers available here in pdfodt and doc.


Previous conferences:

7th InASEA Conference: 18-21 September 2014, Istanbul “Cultures of Crisis: Experiencing and Coping With Upheavals and Disasters in Southeast Europe”

6th InASEA Conference: 28 April – 1 May 2011, Regensburg “Southeast European (Post) Modernities”

5th InASEA Conference: 21-24 May 2009, Ankara “Migration to, from, and in Southeastern Europe: Intercultural Communication, Social Change and Transnational Ties”

4th InASEA Conference: 24-27 May 2007, Timisoara Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in Southeastern Europe”

3rd InASEA Conference: 26-29 May 2005, Belgrade “Urban Life and Culture in Southeast Europe”

2nd InASEA Conference: 20-23 February 2003, Graz “Becoming Citizens of United Europe: Anthropological and Historical Aspects of the EU Enlargement in Southeast Europe”

1st InASEA Conference: 14-17 September 2000, Sofia “The Anthropology of Southeast Europe – Ten Years After”