Centre for South-East European Studies
The Centre for South-East European Studies exists to promote teaching and research on South-East
Europe, broadly conceived, with the emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches.
South-East European Studies at SSEES date back to 1915, personified by Robert
Seton-Watson, one of the founders of the School. His work has been carried
forward by a succession of distinguished scholars in the field, and at present
the Centre for South-East European Studies boasts the greatest concentration
of people working on this area in Great Britain. Their activities are supported
by the riches of the SSEES Library, whose holdings
on South-East Europe comprise some 50,000 volumes on history, language,
literature, politics, society and culture, as well as a wide variety of
periodicals and some notable archival collections.
Of particular interest are the Moses Gaster collection of old Romanian books,
the collection bequeathed by Sir Arthur Evans, the Seton - Watson archive, and
the wartime archive of King Zog of Albania.
The Centre offers specialist coverage of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Romania. The Centre also hosts a special
programme in Albanian Studies, associated with the Alex Nash Fellowship.
By drawing on these resources, the Centre is able to support an outstanding
range of comparative and interdisciplinary teaching and research at both the
undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, the Centre aims to promote
knowledge and discussion of South-East Europe in the broader academic
community and the public at large. To this end it organises events, including study days, background briefings, conferences and
Dr Ger Duijzings, Director of the Centre for South-East European Studies
020 7679 8727 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Sasha Aleksić (Administrator)
020 7679 8773 / e-mail: email@example.com
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Monday 21 November 2011.