4th International Conference “Ohrid –Vodici, 2016”

Event date
January 17-19, 2016
Republic of North Macedonia
Short description

The conference titled “TERRORISM, MIGRATIONS, REFUGEES-CONTEMPORARY CHALLANGES ON CULTURAL IDENTITIES, HERITAGE, ECONOMY, TOURISM AND MEDIA” will take place in Ohrid 17-19. January 2016 and is organised by Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia, Skopje, FRY of Macedonia in partnership with MIRAS- Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, Baku, Azerbaijan and Centre for Integration and Intercultural Communications, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany.


Background and Call for papers

Terrorism, migration and refugee flows are contemporary challenges in all part of our life. Researching, analyzing and exchanging of knowledge among the scholars and experts about the influence of these challenges on the identities, cultural heritage, economic development, tourism and media, particularly, interdisciplinary or holistically is very urgent task. Bearing in mind that a lot cultural heritage monuments and cities are destroyed, some of cultural, religious, ethnic and other identities are bases for undertaking violation and terrorist acts, the role of media are extremely important on spreading the xenophobia or tolerance, meetings of scholars and experts in this period for discussing and exchanging of knowledge is with high priority. Under such circumstances, economic development and tourism should be considered and analyzed from the perspective of abovementioned contemporary challenges.


We invite scholars, PhD and MA students, researchers and practitioners in anthropology/ethnology, political science, economy, tourism sciences, media, archaeology, history, art, history of art, philology, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, architecture, museology, archiving, audio-visual arts, information sciences/ technologies, geography, sociology, psychology and all related fields to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues related to cultural heritage, economy, tourism, media, cultural identities, terrorism, migration, refugees etc.


Rubin Zemon Ph.D. (Institute for Socio-cultural Anthropology) Skopje, Macedonia

Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. (Institute for Socio-cultural Anthropology), Skopje, Macedonia

Fariz Khalili Ph.D. (MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage) Baku, Azerbaijan

Evgeny Kozhokin, (Moscow Institute of International Relations), Moscow, Russia

Marcel Courtiade Ph.D. (INALCO- Paris), Paris, France

Margarita Karamihova Ph.D. (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius), Veliko Trnovo, Bulgaria

Jasminka Simic Ph.D. (Radio-Television of Serbia), Belgrade, Serbia

Armanda Kodra Hysa Ph.D. (Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art’s Studies) Tirana, Albania

Velika Stojkova Serafimovska Ph.D., Institute for Folklore "Marko Cepenkov", Skopje, Macedonia

Nadzyea Cherepan Ph.D. candidate(European Humanities University), Vilnius, Lithuania

Meli Shopi Ph.D. (University of Elbasan), Elbasan, Albania

Misho Netkovski Ph.D. (University for Audio- Visual Arts/ ESRA) Skopje, Macedonia

Dejan Metodijeski Ph.D. (University Goce Delchev, Stip), Skopje, Macedonia


  • Deadline for Application : 14 December 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance Decisions: 21 December 2015
  • Registration : 9 January 2016
  • Conference : 17-19 January 2016


The Conference is open to individual submissions for papers and proposals for panels. All applications for papers and panels must be sent to the e-mail: conference@iscanthro.org ,by 14 December 2015. The papers accepted upon the assessment of the Program Board will be notified via email by 21 December 2015. Application for papers should content:

• Title of the paper/panel or poster

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 300 words for individual papers, including the main argument and conclusions

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 500 words for panel proposals, including abstracts of panel papers

• Name and title of the author/s of the paper

• Short bio of the author(s) of the paper, not more than one paragraph

• E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the author(s) of the paper.

• Size for poster has to be 50x75 cm


Conference language is both Macedonian and English.


All registered participants will be presented a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference.


All abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as a conference booklet.


The conference will be held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Information about the exact premises will be given lather.


Conference will begin on 17 January 2016 and end on 19 January 2016.

On 17 January 2016, publication (Conference proceedings) from the 3rd Conference of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Media will be promoted and disseminated.


There are 2 types of conference fees:

1. Standard type of fee for amount of EUR 130

Standard conference fee include: accommodation for 2 nights (Bad & Breakfast), registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, lunch and dinner, snacks, Conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

2. Reduced type of fee for amount of EUR 60

Reduced conference fee include: Registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, snacks and conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

Fee for posters is 30 EUR.


Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. Organizing committee will organize accommodation and will cover accommodation costs for participants that will choose Standard type of registration fee. Detailed information on accommodation will be provided to the participants after their abstracts are accepted.


Participants will be responsible for paying their travel expenses.



The Conference website will be updated regularly for the participants and attendants.


Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia

e-mail: conference@iscanthro.org

Contact persons:

Rubin Zemon Ph.D. - chair of the Program Board


Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. – Chair of the Organizing Committee


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • International; Other
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on November 23, 2015
Modified on December 31, 2015