7th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies

The Seventh Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies was held at the University of Utah from November 5-8, 2009, featuring contributions from accomplished linguists, historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars to the field of Macedonian studies.

The University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) co-sponsored the conference, and with the permission of conference organizers and participants, CEERES personnel recorded several of the presentations in order to create an online archive of the event.  This site achieves that end.

We hope that the recordings and materials compiled here will be of interest and inspiration to scholars of Macedonian studies and beyond.

As stated on the original University of Utah website for the conference:

“The Seventh Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies offers an opportunity for scholars from around the world to examine cultural, literary and linguistic topics relevant to a broad spectrum of inquiry. We welcome thoughtful, reasoned and well-researched perspectives that add light and knowledge to the global discussion on these topics.

“The Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies is a bilateral scholarly event that has taken place every three years since 1991 with the participation of North American and Macedonian scholars.

“The first, third, and fifth conferences were held at Universities in North America (U. Michigan, U. Toronto, Ohio State, respectively), the 2nd, 4th and 6th in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.  The seventh will  be held in November at the U. of Utah.

“The conference brings together both established and younger scholars to discuss issues of import to the study of Macedonia and Macedonian. Each conference has also resulted in the publication of a volume of proceedings.