Participation at the ASEEES Convention (Chicago, 10-13 November 2022)

Goran Musić and Anna Calori participated at the recent Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention, held between 10-13 November 2022 in Chicago. Together with Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu (University of Vienna) and David Tompkins (Carleton College) they presented their current research on a panel entitled “Fragile Connections? (New) Institutional Variations in Global … Read more

Racial Imaginaries on the Yugoslav Construction sites in Zambia

Josip Broz Tito and Kenneth Kaunda’s fraternal relations paved the way for Yugoslav self-managed companies to be contracted for some of Zambia’s most important and sensitive infrastructure projects between the late 1960s and 1991, including the construction of convention centers, military bases, airports, roads and power plants. Yugoslav construction companies and joint venture investments contracted … Read more

A Zambian delegation visit to the Energoprojekt company: Computers and workers’ self-management

As the row of black limousines with diplomatic license plates approached the headquarters of Energoprojekt engineering and construction company in downtown Belgrade, they were greeted by employees in freshly pressed white overcoats lined up along the main entrance. The building was carefully decorated for this special occasion with rugs and flower arrangements laid out along … Read more

Participation at Microsocialism: Yugoslav Comparisons (Pula, 27-28 October 2022)

Goran Musić and Rory Archer participated at a project conference on the topic “Microsocialism: Yugoslav Comparisons” at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, University of Pula, Croatia on 27-28 October 2022. Goran presented ongoing research about Yugoslav selfmanaging socialism in worker communities in Zambia (with a presentation delivered in Serbo-Croatian (Samoupravljanje u … Read more

30 Month Postdoc Researcher in Social History of Southern Africa

ASA - African Studies Association

The research project ‘A Socialist Workplace in Postcolonial Africa: A Connected History of the Yugoslav Workforce in Zambia’ aims to break new ground in labour history, development history, and critical race studies by connecting two domains that social history still separates, postcolonial Africa and state socialist Europe. As a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, … Read more