News and Events

News and events related to the project (and to the social history of Yugoslav Albanians more broadly) will be announced regularly.

“Ice-creams are made of this.” Traces of (Macedonian) Albanian migration to Slovenia

Polog is a densely populated stretch of flat land in the western part of North Macedonia. Inhabited predominantly by Albanians, it is oriented along a north-south axis and confined by mountains to the…

The entrepreneurial spirit of Poreč’s old town in the 1980s (notes from the field)

For the month of May 2021 I am finally able to undertake oral history interviews with Albanians living and working in Istria. While the pandemic has upended research plans for many colleagues, the com…

Reflections of an Albanian migrant in Ljubljana on experiencing the end of Yugoslavia

Besnik is an Albanian migrant from Macedonia living in Slovenia for more than 30 years. I had the opportunity to meet him in February 2020 while doing a radio broadcast for Radio Študent, an independe…

‘Market’ and ‘non-market’ nations: Albanian entrepreneurialism in late-socialist Slovenia
‘Market’ and ‘non-market’ nations: Albanian entrepreneurialism in late-socialist Slovenia

Delo (‘Labour’) was once the most read daily newspaper in socialist Slovenia and still today its circulation is among the highest in the country. In 1988, one of its Saturday editions (Sobotna priloga…

‘The main green market in Split: A market of Albanian labourers’ (Nedjeljna Dalmacija,1988)
Gendered aspects of Albanian migration in Croatia (1988 and 2020)

A recent article in Balkan Insight penned by Fjori Sinoruka and Mare Knezević explores the position of Albanian women migrants in Croatia. In ‘Struggling to be Seen: In Croatia, Albanian Women Fight P…