Culture-Borders-Gender /LAB: co-organizing the conference

The International Conference Cultural Neighborhoods and Co-productions In South-East Europe and Beyond 4th Conference on Contemporary Greek Film Cultures will be held digitally on the Zoom platform between 27-28 / 8/2020. The conference is organized by the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies and the Thessaloniki Film Festival as well as the Study Group of Contemporary Greek Film Cultures.

Through the different aspects of co-productions, the conference will explore how Greek cinema is connected to other regional cinemas, such as those of Southeastern Europe, and how these connections form ‘cultural neighborhoods’. In addition, it will explore how these links relate to the EU cultural policies as well as the formation of a European identity.

For the digital attendance of the conference there will be an announcement on the website after 20/8.
The detailed programme is found at

For the Organizing Committee
Eleni Sideri
Assistant Professor

Distribute2020_Greek edition

The Society for Cultural Anthropology and the Society for Visual Anthropology are excited to bring to you its second carbon-neutral biennial conference: Distribute 2020, which will take place on May 7, 8, and 9, 2020.

Like its previous iteration (Displacements 2018), Distribute 2020 will be virtual and distributed: virtual in that it will be anchored by a dedicated conference website streaming prerecorded multimedia panels; and distributed in that presenters and viewers from across the globe will participate in the conference via in-person local “nodes.”

Distribute 2020 plans to offer three full days of streamed audio-visual panels and in-person local nodes where participants can gather with others to view the conference and join in related activities like workshops, art exhibitions, and dinner salons. Our goal is a low-cost, highly accessible, carbon-neutral conference that might pave the way for rethinking the mega-conference model.

Our 2020 theme, “Distribute” is meant to operate on multiple levels. Distribute is an analytic lens to study the dispersal, diffusion, and (re)distribution of humans and nonhumans, and of resources, practices, and ideas. Distribute is also a call or imperative – redistribute! – to prompt more ethically and politically engaged forms of scholarship.

Distribute 2020 asks: How can we turn our collective anthropological attention to questions of distribution and redistribution, and to the economics and politics, the violence and poetics of allocation and dispensation, movement and migration, organizing and repositioning? And, in so doing, how might we generate forms of publicly engaged scholarship that reach beyond the traditional confines of academia?

Distribute 2020 joins a rising tide of voices addressing such critical questions, offering an anthropological response and a means to imagine another anthropology into existence.


Memorandum of cooperation, CREABALK ΝΕΤWORK (2019), between the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia- Culture-Borders-Gender/LAB (, TELEMME – Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe méridionale Méditerranée, CNRS (, University Aix-Marseille και EVS – Environnement, Ville, Société, CNRS (, University Lumière-Lyon2The CREABALK ΝΕΤWORK (2019) aims at creating an innovative space for research-creation, experimentation and training/teaching in social sciences, based on the links between 3 research and high education in France and Greece (Thessaloniki, Aix-Marseille, Lyon) and the French Institute in Thessaloniki. Its goal is to promote a genuine positioning, between scientific, artistic and cultural creativity at the regional scale (South Eastern Europe, Mediterranean region), around the notion of “City-Lab” and in order to valuate relationships and innovative practices between research, creation, training/teaching and cultural action.

Fundamental Rights, Values and Diversity: Conflicts and Examples

Roundtable discussion co-organised by cbg-lab and the Jean Monnet project «Enhancing the Debate about Intercultural Dialogue, EU Values and Diversity» of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia.

More informations:

Meeting – mutual exchange of ideas

On November 29th  , the Lab will host a presentation for the Center for Balkan Cooperation LOJA (Tetovo, North Macedonia)   and  the NGO “KURVE Wustrow – Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action” (Wustrow, Germany) regarding  their – project “Anchoring Multi-ethnic Youth Work in University Curricula for Future Teacher” within the frame of Civil Peace Service (Ziviler Friedensdienst). The meeting has as an objective the mutual exchange of ideas on issues of interculturalism and education. 

Performing Ashura in Piraeus: Towards a Shiite poetics of ‘cultural intimacy’ with Greek embodied practices of religiosity”, Symposium

Chatziprokopiou Marios, Tsibiridou Fotini

“The performance of lament as production of ‘cultural intimacy’: from the ritual of Ashura to contemporary artistic practices”.

Athens School of Fine Arts, Giorgio DeChirico Auditorium
Saturday, November 23rd 2019

The research project “Performing Ashura in Piraeus: Towards a Shiite poetics of ‘cultural intimacy’ with Greek embodied practices of religiosity” was funded by RCH for the year 2019. Co-organization with Cultures Borders Gender Laboratory