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Research on MACEDONIA  ::

Ellen Gorsevski / US [faculty]

Who Are The Macedonians?

BECAUSE OF A LONG, ANCIENT, AND CONTESTED HISTORY, and perhaps in part because history is often written by the victors of wars, today Macedonia is frequently viewed by some people as belonging to or as a part of another nation.

Here, along with relevant URLs that will link you to brief summaries, is a listing of countries in which there are people who perceive or believe that Macedonia belongs to, or is a part of (in full or partially), their nation:

GREECE (DL+FA) > Click Here
[See also: Demertzis, Nicolas "Media and Nationalism: The
Macedonian Question" The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics - Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 1999, pp. 26-50 (SAGE Publications)]

BULGARIA (MK+JY) > Click Here and Here

SERBIA > (JH+SD) Click Here

ALBANIA > (GS) Click Here or Here

TURKEY > (EM) Click Here or Here
(scroll down to headline: "Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov begins visit to Turkey")

Add of course MACEDONIA (EG) to the above list because the argument can also go the other way-there are some Macedonians and people in the Macedonian diaspora who also argue (dream?) of a "Greater Macedonia" --i.e., that Macedonia extends down to the "Three Fingers" Halkidiki peninsulas of Greece that jut out into the Mediterranean ocean.

For biased but interesting accounts of the situation from one Macedonian's perspective, see for example: Here and Here.

And finally. for the cheap and cheesy summary of the whole Macedonian question in Wikipedia, click here.


TASK: Above, there are initials alongside the names of the countries that lay some sort of claim to the identity of Macedonia. You have been assigned to a partner according to the initials. Read the article/link aligned with your initials and then contact your collaboration partner to discuss and then write a 250-300 word report about the claim by the assigned country. You can find your partner's contact info on the Design Team Profile page.

Remember, along the way, there will be various levels of collaboration. As you can see, I teamed students up with students from different countries. Be sure to be the first to reach out to the other! Show how assertive you can be in building bridges with someone from another country/culture.

Your report should be sent no later than Feb. 12 to jjohnson@troy.edu and to sdonahue@troy.edu and we will post these for all to be informed.