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Goran SEKULOVSKI

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Dr Goran Sekulovski is currently Lecturer in Geography of post-Yugoslav space at National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in Paris. In 2015-2016 he accomplished a postdoctoral research project at the University of Geneva on Orthodoxy/Islam relations. He obtained his PhD in Geography from the Pantheon Sorbonne Paris 1 University and he is research associate at the Joint Research Unit (UMR) Géographie-Cités in Paris as well as at Europe-Eurasia research Center (CREE) at INALCO. His dissertation analyzes the issue of collective and religious identities about Macedonia between territories, churches and national myths. He holds his Master’s Degree in History from Paris Sorbonne University and he also received a Master in Theology from St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute. He is also a Senior Lecturer at St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute and a Lecturer at Catholic University of Paris. Since June 2015, Dr Sekulovski is assessor of the director at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Ecumenism, Catholic University of Paris. His main research interests focus on the concept of collective identity in geography, on the geography of Macedonian and post-Yugoslav space, on history of cartography, on Orthodox Christianity, on the relationship between geography and religion as well as Orthodox Christianity and Islam in the Balkans.

EDUCATION

2015 – Qualified as a lecturer by the French National Board of Universities (CNU) for:
• Section 23 - Physical, human, economic and regional geography,
• Section 13 - Slavic languages and literatures.
PhD in Geography at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in February 2014
Graduated with high honors and jury congratulations
Title: "Inquiries into national and ecclesiastical identities: Macedonia between territories, churches and national myths"
Acces
Master of advanced studies in History at University Paris 4 Sorbonne in October 2005
Master’s degree in Theology at St Sergius orthodox theological Institute in Paris in June 2004

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Since September 2016: Lecturer in Geography of post-Yugoslav space at National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), Department Europe
2015-2016: Post-doctoral researcher at University of Geneva. Project supported by the Foundation for Inter-religious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD). Title: Identity Representations in Orthodox-Muslim Relations in Macedonia
Since June 2015: Assessor of the Director at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Ecumenism, Catholic University of Paris
Since October 2011: Lecturer in Church history at Institute for Advanced Studies, Catholic University of Paris
Since October 2009: Lecturer in Patristics at St Sergius orthodox theological Institute in Paris
2007-2009: Assistant at St Sergius orthodox theological Institute in Paris

HONORS AND AWARDS

2015-2016: Researcher excellence grant, Foundation for Inter-religious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), Geneva, Switzerland
2007-2010: Doctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Macedonia
2006-2007: UNESCO/Keizo-Obuchi Research Fellowship in intercultural and interreligious dialogue
2004-2006: French Government Scholarship

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

2015-2016: Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite), Geneva School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva
Since 2015: Research associate at Europe-Eurasia research Center(CREE), National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO)
2014-2017: Member of the University Council of Catholic University in Paris
Since 2014: Research associate at the Joint Research Unit (UMR) Géographie-Cités in Paris (E.H.GO Research Team – Epistemology and History of Geography)
Since 2014: Member of the Research Group (GDR) "Knowledge of East-Central Europe" (n° 8607)
Since 2010: Responsible for the University Library of St Sergius orthodox theological Institute in Paris

COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

Office software: MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
GIS: ArcGIS
CAD: Adobe Illustrator
Web: Adobe Dreamviewer

Languages
Classical languages: Greek, Church Slavonic, rudimentary Hebrew
Fluent in: French, English, Russian
Other languages spoken: Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian
For working purposes: German

CURRENT RESEARCH

Fields of study: Geography of post-Yugoslav space, notion of collective identity in geography, relations between geography and national iconography, cartography and politics, geography and war, geography and religion, territories in the Orthodoxy, Orthodox-Muslim Relations

Keywords: Cultural geography, political geography, Europe, Balkans, Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, city of Skopje, identities, ethnographic cartography, Orthodox christianity, religion, geographical iconography, history of geography, epistemology of geography

PUBLICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND PAPERS

Books

Sekulovski, G. and Lossky, A. (ed.) (2016). 60 Semaines liturgiques à Saint-Serge: bilans et perspectives nouvelles, Münster: Aschendorff, 324 p.
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Sekulovski, G. and Lossky, A. (ed.) (2015). Liturges et liturgistes: fructification de leurs apports dans l’aujourd’hui des églises, Münster: Aschendorff, 371 p.
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Sekulovski, G. and Lossky, A. (ed.) (2015). Jeûne et pratiques de repentance: dimensions communautaires et liturgiques, Münster: Aschendorff, 311 p.
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Referred articles

Sekulovski, G. (2018), « Between the Cross and the Crescent: Marking One’s Territory and Intercultural Coexistence in Orthodox-Muslim Relations in Macedonia », in Eurostudia : revue transatlantique de recherches sur l’Europe, vol. 13, n°1, online Érudit (in April 2019).
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Sekulovski, G. (2018), « L’Église orthodoxe serbe et l’ecclésiologie du Concile de Moscou de 1917-1918 », in Contacts : revue française de l’orthodoxie, vol. 69, n° 263, p. 406-415.
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Sekulovski, G. (2016), « Le géographe Kiepert et les Balkans à Berlin (1878). Les archives diplomatiques mises en perspective », in Cartes & Géomatique - Revue du Comité français de cartographie, N° 228, pp. 73-81.

Sekulovski, G. (2015), « Uniates in the Balkans – geographical considerations on a religion of the “lands between” in the Republic of Macedonia », in L’Espace géographique, vol. 45, n° 2, pp. 174-189.
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Sekulovski, G. (2015), « La bataille des cartes autour de la Macédoine dans la guerre de 14/18 », in Cartes & Géomatique - Revue du Comité français de cartographie, N° 223 : “14/18 : la guerre en cartes”, pp. 91-103.
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Sekulovski, G. (2014), « Qu’est-ce qu’être macédonien ? Nation, territoire et orthodoxie en République de Macédoine », in Géocarrefour, vol. 89, N°3 : “Les Balkans et l’Europe”, pp. 193-203.
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Sekulovski, G. (2010), « The Social Aspects of Fourteenth Century Hesychasm », in Studia Patristica, vol. XLVIII, pp. 373-377.
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Sekulovski, G. (2008), « The Border City in a Border Country: the Case of Skopje », in Regions Magazine, N°270 (1), pp. 18-20.
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Book chapters

Sekulovski, G. (2019, forthcoming), « Le diocèse de France et d’Europe occidentale de l’Église orthodoxe serbe », in Zwilling, Anne-Laure, Allouche-Benayoun, Joëlle, Hermont-Belot, Rita, Obadia, Lionel, (ed.), Atlas des minoritaires religieuses en France. Panorama de la diversité contemporaine, Paris, Bayard, p. 447-462.

Sekulovski, G. (2019, forthcoming), « Diocèse orthodoxe bulgare d’Europe occidentale et centrale », in Zwilling, Anne-Laure, Allouche-Benayoun, Joëlle, Hermont-Belot, Rita, Obadia, Lionel (ed.), Atlas des minoritaires religieuses en France. Panorama de la diversité contemporaine, Paris, Bayard, p. 478-485.

Sekulovski, G. (2019), « Le dialogue islamo-orthodoxe. Un nouveau territoire pour l’unité des Églises », in Institut supérieur d’études œcuméniques (ed.), Nouveaux territoires de l’œcuménisme. Déplacements depuis 50 ans et appels pour l’avenir, Paris, Éditions du Cerf, coll. « Cerf Patrimoines », p. 203-222.

Sekulovski, G. (2013), « Le monde orthodoxe face à la terreur et au choc des civilisations », in El Haggar, N. (dir.), La guerre, une vérité humaine, Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 121-139.
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Sekulovski, G. (2007), « The City of Skopje: a Border or a Multicultural City? », in Janicki, W. (ed.), Political Geography Studies, vol. 1: European multiculturalism as a challenge: policies, successes and failures, Lublin: Polihymnia, pp. 237-249.
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Public release

« Macédoine, une crise sans fin ? Entretien avec Goran Sekulovski », Gare de l’Est, Magazine and webradio on Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the ex-Soviet space, interview by Thomas Kox, June 11, 2016.
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« La Macédoine, un pays des Balkans dépassé par l’afflux de migrants », Radio France Culture, Journal of 10 pm, interview by Antoine Denéchère, March 11, 2016.
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« Pourquoi la Macédoine a-t-elle fermé sa frontière aux migrants ? », France 24, Interview published by Julia Dumont, August 21, 2015.
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« La Macédoine en proie à une grave crise politique sur fond de tensions ethniques », Radio France Culture, Journal of 10 pm, interview by Stanislas Vasak, May 18, 2015.
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« A l’origine de la crise en Macédoine, une folle histoire d’écoutes illégales », Rue89, Interview published by Camille Polloni on May 18, 2015.
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« Affrontements en Macédoine : faut-il craindre un nouvel embrasement dans les Balkans ? », The news seen by Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), interview conducted by IRIS, May 13, 2015.
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« La Macédoine entre territoires, Églises et mythes nationaux», Television programme Orthodoxy on France 2, interview with Violette Rey and Goran Sekulovski, broadcast on television on August 15, 2014.

Sekulovski, G., Taleb, M., Lang, D., Lewin, M. and Rive, J.-P (2009), « La nature : ce qu’en disent les grandes religions », Terre sauvage N° 248, pp. 22-42.
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Communications and papers

« Nation et religion en Macédoine à l’épreuve de la pluralité », Research seminar (dir. by Claude Proeschel and Sylvie Toscer-Angot) Politiques publiques et religion en Europe at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris (ENS), Department of Geography, Paris, March 9, 2016.
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« Les orthodoxes et les musulmans en République de Macédoine à la croisée des espaces, des territoires et des lieux symboliques », Research seminar (dir. by Nathalie Clayer and Bernard Lory) Les enjeux de la terre, du territoire et de l’espace dans le Sud-Est européen at Ecole en Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, December 14, 2015.

« Les essais de rétablissement de l’ancien archevêché d’Ohrid aux XIXe- XXe siècle », International Symposium Autocephalies: Exercising Independence in Eastern Slavic Churches (10th–20th c.), organized by the École française de Rome, the Institut d’histoire de la pensée classique (CNRS, Lyon), the research laboratory Orient et Méditerranée (CNRS, Paris), the Labex Resmed (Paris) and the École normale supérieure of Lyon, Roma, Novembre 5-7, 2015.

« Dans les coulisses de la guerre de rue à Kumanovo : six questions clés pour comprendre le conflit en Macédoine », Paper at the Research seminar directed by Didier Billion at the Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS), Paris, May 12, 2015.
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« Conflits urbains et médiation sociale dans la ville de Skopje », International Symposium, Ville conflictuelle. Oppositions – Tensions – Négociations, organized by University of Cergy-Pontoise and research laboratory MRTE (Mobility, networks, territories, environment), Cergy-Pontoise, November 19-20, 2014.
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« La bataille des cartes autour de la Macédoine dans la guerre de 14/18 », A study day organized by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the French Cartography Committee, 14-18: War in maps, Paris-BNF, June 12, 2014.

« Du “post-conflit” au “marquage de l’espace” : l’itinéraire identitaire en République de Macédoine », A study day of the Commission on Political Geography and Geopolitics CNFG, in collaboration with LPED (Aix-Marseille), the Schools of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan and ENeC (Paris 4), Territoires du "post-conflit" (Europe, Moyen-Orient, Afrique subsaharienne), University Paris-Sorbonne, May 23, 2014.

« Construire et diffuser les représentations d’un espace et d’une identité : la Macédoine entre cartes ethnographiques et savoirs géographiques », Research seminar of E.H.GO Research Team – Epistemology and History of Geography, Paris, December 20, 2013.

« A la recherche d’une identité nationale et ecclésiale : espace et religion en Macédoine », A Study day to pay tribute to french geographer Michel Roux, Les Balkans en 2011 : une région désormais stable ?, organized by the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, November 25, 2011.

« Le choc des civilisations, issues et perspectives », A Study day Wars and religions, University of Lille 1, Lille, March 25, 2009.

« Le pluralisme chrétien et sa régulation: orthodoxes et catholiques face à l’"uniatisme"», International Symposium The Regulation of Pluralism in the Religions of the Book : Socio-historical and Theological Approaches, organized by the University Marc Bloch of Strasbourg et the Center for Sociology of Religions and Social Ethics (CSRES), Strasbourg, June 3-5, 2008.

« Rivalités et médiation dans les villes : étude de cas de la ville de Skopje », International Symposium on political geography Spaces of Politics: Concepts and Scales, organized by the Department of Geography of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) et the research team EA 2076 Habiter, Reims, April 2-4, 2008.

« The Border City in a Border Country: the Case of Skopje », 2nd AESOP Young Academics International meeting Looking Beyond One’s Nose. Planning, Policies and Institutions for Integration, organized by the AESOP Young Academics Network and the North-West Academy of Public Administration – Faculty of State and Municipal Administration, St. Petersburg, Russia, February 6-8, 2008.

« The City of Skopje: a Border or Multicultural City? », First International Conference on Political Geography European multiculturalism as a challenge – policies, successes and failures organized by the Department of Geography of the Marie Curie Sklodowska University and the International Union of Geography, Lublin, Poland, Septembre 10-13, 2007.

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