Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

1.8.2014 at 09:00 - 16.3.2015 at 12:00


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 17.3.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 19.3.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 24.3.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 26.3.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 31.3.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 2.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 7.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 9.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 14.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 16.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 23.4.2015
10:15 - 11:45


The East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB) is a multidisciplinary subject founded on the cooperation of several departments and units of the University of Helsinki coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, the University of Helsinki. The ECEBB studies are open to all University of Helsinki degree students and exchange students.

Opintojakson suoritettuaan opiskelija tuntee hyvin alueen maiden kansakuntien syntyyn, itsenäistymiseen ja lähihistoriaan liittyvät merkitykselliset prosessit sekä ymmärtää niiden vaikutukset. Opiskelija ymmärtää myös Balkaniin liitettyjen mielikuvien ja myyttien synnyn sekä vaikutuksen.

The main idea with the course is to examine some of the most important and interesting themes in the history of popular culture created under the umbrella of ex Yugoslavia and to present a few intriguing post-Yugoslav developments. Some basic knowledge of the region is preferable but not necessary.


  1. 1945-1950 New country, new culture
  2. 1950-1960 Rock music is coming to town
  3. 1960-1970 Popular music and newlycomposed music
  4. 1960-1989 Who is who in the YU- film production
  5. 1980 Something completely Yu: punk & new wave
  6. 1990 Survival of the seventh republic or not
  7. 1990-2000 Popular culture we share: something common, something own
  8. 2000-2015 The best of pop culture in the Western Balkans

NB: Lectures take place in Porthania building, Yliopistonkatu 3, lecture hall P722 (7th floor).

3 ECTS: Lectures 16 h, reading and exam (23.4.2015, tbc)

+ 2 ECTS: Essay of 10-12 pages ( see instructions)

Reading and other eventual material will be posted to Moodle (a virtual learning environment used at the University of Helsinki). Moodle site will be published in the beginning of the course. ECEBB Coordinator will send instructions how to log in for those who have registered to the course.

Opintojakson hyväksyttyyn suoritukseen edellytetään aktiivista osallistumista luentokursseille ja niillä vaadittujen tehtävien suorittamista tai vaihtoehtoisesti kirjallisten tenttien hyväksyttävää suorittamista. Opintojakson arviointi riippuu suoritustavasta.

Contact person: ECEBB Plannin Officer

ECEBB teaching programme 2014-2015

Credits can be transfered to:

  • HYL214A
  • ExpREES: Theme IV: History, philosophy and cultural studies
  • Art history: 406386 optional intermediate studies. If you wish to transfer credit to advanced studies, please contact the amanuensis.
  • Comparative literature: Tyy245E optional studies or Tyy330E Literature, Specialization Field.

Dragana Cvetanovic MA