Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

11.8.2015 at 09:00 - 15.9.2015 at 23:59


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

Mon 14.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 16.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 21.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 23.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 28.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 30.9.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 5.10.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 7.10.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 12.10.2015
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 14.10.2015
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.

NB: Registration deadline has been extended until 15th September. Please contact the planning officer (see contact information below) in case you miss registration deadline but wish to participate.

This course aims to give a long overview of the different elements that went into the creation of Yugoslavia; its existence as first a monarchy and then a socialist country, and its painful disintegration.

The course takes a broad social scientific perspective, borrowing theories from related disciplines that can be used in the study of other regions and periods, especially in the politics of memory, national identity, and conflict.

1 Introduction and Course Aims: History, Myth, Memory

2 Beginnings: Golden Ages and Ancient Heroes

3 The Ottomans and the Hapsburgs

4 Revolution, Romanticism, and Nationalism

5 The Emergence of Nations in the 19th Century

6 The Balkan Wars, World War 1 and the First Yugoslavia

7 World War II and the Second Yugoslavia

8 The Disintegration of Socialist Yugoslavia 1 (Rising Nationalism)

9 The Disintegration of Socialist Yugoslavia 2 (Croatian, Bosnian, and Kosovo Wars)

10 The Successor States

3 ECTS: Lectures 20 h, reading + final exam

+ 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/Ukrainian Studies Planning Officer will send instructions how to log in for those who have registered to the course. NB: Moodle instructions will be sent to your University of Helsinki email address (Helsinki.fi).

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 Planning Officer

ECEBB teaching programme 2015-2016

Credits can be transfered to:

  • MES programme elective studies
  • PH305/PH306
  • Hyl214B
  • 406691 Special Course in Slavonic Studies
  • 790P260 Elective Subject Studies, Study Line for Politics

Brendan Humphreys, Dr.Sci.Soc, Post-doctoral researcher, English Philology, Department of Modern Languages