Project panels at the 2023 ASEEES annual convention (Philadelphia, 30 November-3 December 2023)

For the 2023 annual convention of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies), in Philadelphia, Jelena Đureinović and Goran Musić (University of Vienna), and the project team collaborated with a number of other researchers to form a series of four well-attended panels on the theme of Yugoslav Non-Aligned Encounters in the Global South. … Read more

“1970: The Year of the Yugoslavs”. Locating Zambian-Yugoslav cooperation in the British Archives

Examining Zambian-Yugoslav cooperation in independent Zambia, it is clear this was not taking place in a vacuum. While conducting research in Lusaka and elsewhere, we have been also trying to account for the ways in which Yugoslav-Zambian relations overlapped and intersected with the engagement of other countries in Zambia. Indeed, a common trope in oral … Read more

YuWorkZambia at the ECAS Cologne and the University of Potsdam

Goran Musić and Immanuel Harisch presented the early findings from the research project at this year’s European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) taking place in Cologne between the 31 May and 3 June 2023. The event gathered 2000 participants from 80 countries under the theme “African Futures” presenting a great opportunity for meeting other colleagues … Read more

Non-Aligned Intelligence Exchanges: Interviewing Wilted Phiri

During my research in Zambia, I had the privilege to visit and interview Wilted Phiri together with co-researchers Joy Phiri and Teckson Njovu. Wilted Phiri was one of the key “behind the scenes” cadres of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) and an important figure in the Southern African anticolonial movement of the 1960s and … Read more

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

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