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A Balkan Time? Timekeeping Practices and Attitudes towards Time in Southeastern Europe

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
academic, balkans, europe, international
Sponsor
Program in Modern Greek Studies; European Union Center.
Location
1080 Foreign Languages Bldg (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
Date
Apr 17, 2018   4:00 - 6:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Andrea Lyberatos of the Panteion University of Political and Social Science in Athens, Greece
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Paul Myers
E-Mail
psmyers2@illinois.edu
Views
12
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

The belief that people in Southeastern Europe have had and still have attitudes towards time which differ from those of other, namely the Central and Western parts of Europe, is widespread both in popular and scientific literature. The purpose of the lecture is to inquire into the question of this temporal “otherness”. After briefly discussing the different approaches to the question of the particularity of different cultures in their attitudes towards time, we will discuss how the Balkans have been and could be inscribed in a Global history of Time and Timekeeping and will, finally, focus on the use of European travelogues in Southeastern Europe (16th-early 20th c.), an extremely valuable source for both the timekeeping practices and attitudes towards time in the region, as well as their representations.

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