The Spring Archeology School 2018
The Danube Area Research Center, in cooperation with the Faculty of Philosophy, implemented the project "Spring Archeology School 2018". This School was the first of its kind in the region, gathered in Novi Sad students and lecturers from all over the former Yugoslav republics: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. More than 50 students of B.A. and postgraduate studies of humanities, participants of this unique school of archeology, from March 18 to March 25, 2018, had the opportunity to attend classes at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad and to talk with eminent experts from these countries about archaeological potentials and the cultural heritage of the Danube region, then about the specificities and challenges of this region. The event was officially opened on 19 March 2018 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, and the participants and guests were greeted by the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, prof. Dr. Ivana Živančević - Sekeruš together with other organizers and professors from the University.
The intention and goal of the organizer, Danube Area Research Center (DAReC) in Novi Sad and the Center for Historical Research at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad, is that precisely the youth and the enlightenment of new generations influence the better regional cooperation necessary for further development of science, healthier and deeper relationship with the cultural heritage of the region, which also has enormous potential for the development of tourism and economy of this region. Accordingly, the Spring School of Archeology program aims to develop strong regional cooperation, exchange ideas and knowledge, and establish communication channels among current and future experts in the entire region, which, unfortunately, has died several decades ago. The organizers believe that by organizing the "Spring Archeology School" every year they will be encouraged by new, joint research, potential exchanges of students and professional staff, and the development of archeology and the history of the Danube region that can be put into the function of sustainable development, especially in the area of AP Vojvodina and the University in Novi Sad, where for now, archeology does not exist as a study program. The importance of the "Spring School of Archeology" was recognized by the European Danube Academy from Ulm, the Baden Wurttemberg Foundation from Stuttgart, the Historical Archive of Novi Sad, the Institute for the Protection of the Monuments of Novi Sad, the Tourist Organization of Novi Sad, the Vojvodina Museum and many others, providing unselfish help to the young organizers of this event .
Director of DAReC
Aleksandar M. Gajić