ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: CENTRAL BALKANS – PAST AND PRESENT
Thursday 18 February 2021
Our next armchair travel instalment takes us to the Central Balkans where we will explore its complex but fascinating history and cultures. Nirvana Romell is a native of Dalmatia and is a lecturer in Balkan art and history. She has accompanied many alumni tours over the years and will be the trip scholar on our trip to North Macedonia in the autumn.
Nirvana’s talk will focus on ex-Yugoslavia and Albania, explaining the socio-historical background of numerous political divisions. It will also introduce some of the key monuments of this melting pot of Slavic, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman, Habsburg and other heritages, where art and culture serve as a bridge in national and political divisions.
This event is being run and organised by Distant Horizons, who have been organising alumni tours for us for over 20 years. Please note that the event will be recorded.