Princeton Workshop on Ethnic Boundaries, 21-22 April, 2017

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I will present a paper ‘Below Ethnicity: Cultural Difference on the Battlefield’ at the Princeton University workshop ‘Boundary Matters: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Ethnic Difference’ , 21-22 April 2017;

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New Papers on Empires and Nation-States

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I was a guest editor of the New Special issue of Thesis Eleven on Empires and Nation-States with contributions from John Breuilly, Julian Go, John A. Hall, George Steinmetz, Sandra Halperin, Krishan Kumar, Peter Perdue and Partha Chatterjee.

Marie Curie Fellowship Award 2017

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I look forward to working with Dr. Lea David, a recipient of 2 year Marie Curie post-doctoral Fellowship with the project ‘Human Rights, Memorialization and Nationalism’ :

Memory Wars, Dubrovnik 2017

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I will be one of the speakers at the 20th annual Divided Societies course which takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia 7-14 May 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Memory Wars’

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Interview for the Croatian Journal

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Recent interview on war and violence I gave to the Croatian Sociological Journal ‘Diskrepancija’:


Upcoming Publications on Violence

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The following publications are already available on  and

  1. S. Malesevic (2017) The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (out in March):
  2. S. Malesevic (2017) The Organisation of Military Violence in the 21st Century. Organization. (in press);
  3. S. Malesevic and S. Scriver (2017) War and Warlordism. In Bryan S. Turner (ed) Encyclopaedia of Social Theory. London: Routledge/Wiley (in press);

Upcoming Talks – Spring 2017

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  • ‘Nationalism and the Sociology of the Long Run’, Anthony D. Smith and the Future of Nationalism conference, London School of Economics, 28-29 March, 2017 (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘Below Ethnicity: Cultural Difference and Solidarity on the Battlefield’; Boundary Matters: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Ethnic Difference conference, Princeton University, 21-22 April, 2017; (invited speaker);
  • ‘From Sacrifice to Prestige: Serbian and Croatian ‘National Memories’ in the
    Longue Durée’ Divided Societies Seminar: Memory Wars. Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (8-14 May, 2017) (invited speaker);
  • Why do Combatants Fight? , Oxford University, 18 May (invited speaker);