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Srđan Atanasovski

 

srdjanatanasovski@yahoo.co.uk

Srđan Atanasovski is a Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology SASA in Belgrade and holds a PhD in musicology (2015, Faculty of Music in Belgrade). In his research he focuses on nationalism, culture and music in the Yugoslav space. Additionally, Dr. Atanasovski has been working on two international research projects: ‘Figuring Out the Enemy: Re-Imagining Serbian-Albanian Relations’ (led by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade, in cooperation with Prishtina and Tirana) and ‘City Sonic Ecology: Urban Soundscapes of Bern, Ljubljana, and Belgrade’ (led by the University of Bern, in cooperation with Ljubljana and Belgrade). Since 2016 Atanasovski is a lecturer SIT Study Abroad program ‘Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans’ in Belgrade, where he teaches course ‘The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the Wars of the 1990s’ at graduate level and additionally works as supervisor of independent study projects. Atanasovski has received research scholarships from the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD), the Coimbra Group and the University of Graz, as well as the award of the National Office of the President of the Republic for academic achievement and social engagement in 2009.

Atanasovski’s articles have appeared in international interdisciplinary scholarly journals Southeastern Europe, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Südosteuropa, TheMA, Hungarian Historical Review, Slavica Tergestina, Der Donauraum and AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, as well as in various musicological periodicals, such as Musicologica Austriaca, Musicology, Musicological Annual, etc. Additionally, Atanasovski has contributed articles to edited volumes published by Ashgate, Transcript, Palgrave Macmillan, Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag and others. His first book, Mapiranje Stare Srbije: Stopama putopisaca, tragom narodne pesme (in Serbain, trans. ‘Mapping Old Serbia: In the footsteps of travel writers, tracing the folk song’), was published in 2017 by Biblioteka XX vek, a leading academic publisher in Serbian in the field of anthropology and humanities.

Atanasovski has also worked as a music critic and broadcast editor at the Third Programme of Radio Belgrade and regularly collaborates with the Belgrade Cultural Centre. He is also one of the founding members of the Cejus – Centre for Yugoslav Studies, established in 2016 at Faculty of Media and Communications, University Singidunum, Belgrade.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mapiranje Stare Srbije: Stopama putopisaca, tragom narodne pesme (‘Mapping Old Serbia: In the footsteps of travel writers, tracing the folk song’, in Serbian), Beograd: Biblioteka XX vek, 2017.

“‘The Song Has Kept Us’: Soundscape of Belgrade during the NATO Bombing”, Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft, 64 (2016): 482–499.

“From Myth to Territory: Vuk Karadžić, Kosovo Epics and the Role of Nineteenth-Century Intellectuals in Establishing National Narratives”, co-authored by Aleksandar Pavlović, Hungarian Historical Review 5, no. 2 (2016): 357–376.

“Rhythmanalysis of the Policescape: The Promise of an Ecological Turn in the Practice of Soundscape Studies”, Musicological Annual 52 (2016): 11–23.

“Hybrid Affects of Religious Nationalism: Pilgrimages to Kosovo and the Soundscapes of the Utopian Past”, Southeastern Europe 39 (2015): 237–263.

“The Roots of National Music Canon and the Taboo of Composing Folk Tunes: The Case of Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac’s Garlands”, Critical Music Historiography: Probing Canons, Ideologies and Institutions, ed. Vesa Kurkela and Markus Mantere (Ashgate, 2015), 173–186.

“Proizvođenje Stare Srbije: stopama putopisca, tragom folklore”, Figura neprijatelja: Preosmišljavanje srpsko-albanskih odnosa, ed. Aleksandar Pavlović, Adriana Zaharijević, Gazela Pudar Draško and Rigels Halili (Beograd: IFDT and KPZ Beton, 2015), 35–53.

“Recycled Music for Banal Nation: The Case of Serbia 1999-2010”. Relocating Popular Music, ed. Ewa Mazierska and Georgina Gregory (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2015), 84–103.

“Towards vita democratica: Urban Soundscapes and the Ruptures of Subjectivity”, Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. A renewal of protests and democracy, ed. Geoffrey Pleyers and Ionel N. Sava (Bucharest: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2015), 196–202.

“Carnal encounters and producing socialist Yugoslavia: voluntary youth labour actions on the newsreel screen”, co-authored by Ana Petrov, Studies in Eastern European Cinema 6 (2015): 21–32.

“Turbo-folk as ’Bad Music’: Politics of Musical Valuing“. In Böse Macht Musik. Zur Ästhetik des Bösen in der Musik. edited by Sara R. Falke and Katharina Wisotzki, 157–172. Bielefeld: Тranscript, 2012.

“Ideology оf Yugoslav Nationalism and Primordial Modernism in Interwar Music“. Musicology 11 (2011): 235–50.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Invited as keynote speaker: “Musical and Sonic Spaces of Contemporary Serbian Religious Nationalism”, Study day Imagined Communities, Imagined Territories, Durham University, 2 February 2016.

“Artists, Amateurs and Bureaucrats at Work: Sonic Inclusion and ‘Die [Gast]Arbeiter von Wien’”, Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, April 26–28, 2017.

“Silence and Noise of Belgrade: Sonic Experiences of Srebrenica Commemoration Performances”, Commemorating Painful Pasts through Performative Practices, Stockholm University, June 2016.

“Against the Policescape; or, How to Fight the Invisible Windmills”, How to Act together: From Collective Engagement to Protest, Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju, Beograd, 19–21 November 2015;

“Democracy of the Flesh: Urban Soundscapes and the Affective Life of the Subject“, Affect Theory Conference: Worldings | Tensions | Futures, Millersville University, Lancaster PA, USA, 14–17 October 2015.

EDUCATION

PhD in Musicology – University of Arts in Belgrade, April 2015 – “Muzičke prakse i proizvođenje nacionalne teritorije” [Music pactices and production of national territory], advisor Dr. Tatjana Marković

Master in Musicology – University of Arts in Belgrade, September 2009 – “Šubertov put ka Velikoj simfoniji” [Schubert’s path towads the Great symphony], advisor Dr. Dragana Jeremić-Molnar

EMPLOYMENT

Since September 2016: Lecturer at SIT Study Abroad Balkans program in Belgrade

Since May 2016: Research Associate, Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade

Januray 2011 – May 2016: Research Assistant, Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade

2011–2015: External associate at Don Juan Archiv Wien

October 2009 – December 2010: teaching assistant at Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (courses Sociology of Culture, General History of Music, National History of Music)

Since 2006: Music critic and editor at the Third programme, Radio Belgrade

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Serbian Musical Identities within Local and Global Frameworks: Traditions, Changes, Challenges, 2011–2016, led by Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade, financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Serbia;

City Sonic Ecology: Urban Soundscapes of Bern, Ljubljana, and Belgrade, 2014–2017, led by the University of Bern (in cooperation with Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade), financed by Swiss National Science Foundation;

Figuring Out the Enemy: Re-Imagining Serbian-Albanian Relations, 2014–2016, led by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade, financed by RRPP.

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Since September 2016: Lecturer at SIT Study Abroad Balkans program in Belgrade, supervisor of Independent study projects;

October 2009 – December 2010: teaching assistant at Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (courses Sociology of Culture, General History of Music, National History of Music).

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Post-doc scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria in 2015/16 (host institution: University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

PhD students’ scholarship of Coimbra Group and the University of Graz in 2010/11.

PhD students’ scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria in 2010/11 (host institution: University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

Vlastimir Peričić award for 2009, presented by the Faculty of Music of the University of arts in Belgrade, for outstanding master thesis in musicology

Award of the National Office of the President of the Republic for academic achievement and social engagement in 2009.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Centre for Yugoslav Studies (Cejus), International Musicological Society, Serbian Musicological Society, Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Commission on Urban Anthropology, International Sociological Association, etc.