The Many Roads in Modernity aims to study the relationship between the modern history of South-East Europe and the long imperial past of the region. The focus is on the changes of identity, self-representation
What the seven studies have in common is their empirical approach based on extensive fieldwork and archival study. The starting point is the regional perspective and local reactions to cultural and political changes in the rest of Europe, during what has been called the long nineteenth century. The methodological approach is deliberately transnational and trans-epochal in order to investigate the changing conditions of modernity and different political modernization projects in South-East Europe from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
The results of the project
The participants and their studies
Mogens Pelt’s study
“Greek” Young Turks and Visions of an Orthodox-Ottoman Empire 1876–1950
Abdullah Simsek’s study
Elite with a Mission: Elite Formations and the Ottoman Public Sphere 1876–1918
Zlatko Jovanovic’s study
Yugoslavian, Bosnian, Muslim, Sarajevan? Competing Forms of Identity in Sarajevo 1949–1984
Christoffer Størup’s study
The Margins of European Identity Politics: The Republic of Moldova in Orthodox Geopolitics
Adrian Velicu's study
Identity and Christian Orthodoxy in post-89 Romania
See list of publications (PDF).