Call for Abstracts: "Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities" (April 2017, MPI-MMG, Goettingen)

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the call for abstracts for our upcoming conference, "Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities,” to be held on April 26th through 28th of 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany.

The conference will be hosted by our research group, "Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities." 

Re: QUERY: Correct spelling of the Sarajevo assassin's name

Remove the háček. It's Princip. I can testify that the plaque that used to be on the Sarajevo museum dedicated to his 'Mlada Bosna" movement had a letter C in his name (in Cyrillic writing, in which there's a bigger difference between C and Č than there is in Latin letters), and by looking at the Wikipedia articles in South Slavic languages you can see many references to his name, all without háčeks. Wayles Browne, Prof. of Linguistics, Cornell University

Re: QUERY: Correct spelling of the Sarajevo assassin's name

The name of the assassin of Franz Ferdinand spells Гаврило Принцип in Serb, the correct transliteration therefore is Gavrilo Princip - no Hatschek on the c in his last name. I know that it is tempting to put a Hatschek on every c in Slavic words, but in this case it is just wrong. Franz Adlgasser Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung 1030 Wien, Strohgasse 45/2 +43-1-51581-7313 www.oeaw.ac.at/inz

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