||Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature, and Culture
The Macedonian Language, Literature, and Culture Seminar is a major annual event that takes place during the month of August in Ohrid. It has a continual history of more than three decades, and has become a famous Slavonic benchmark respected by the whole scientific world.
The beginnings of the Seminar, organized by the University St. Cyril and Methodius from Skopje, date back from 1968, the year in which it started its mission committed to the research and dissemination of Macedonian linguistics. In the first Seminar there were only 21 participants from 12 countries. In the subsequent period the interest for taking part in this event was continuously increasing. Thus, in 1978, the 10-anniversary of its establishment, the Seminar was attended by 124 Slavists from 25 countries.
The sessions cover the fields of the Macedonian linguistics, philology, literary history, ethnology, folklore, music, art, theatre, and are held by eminent experts from these fields.
The Seminar is supplemented by activities such as discussions with members of the Association of Writers, promotions of latest publications, film projections, theatrical performances, visits to festivals, etc. This way the participants have an opportunity for a wider and more diverse communication with the Macedonian language.
The participants for the Seminar for Macedonian language, literature, and culture are selected in accordance with the international conventions for cooperation signed between the University "St. Cyril and Methodius" from Skopje and the other universities from abroad.
Those who attend the Seminar are given the opportunity to continue studying Macedonian language in their home countries, since the courses on Macedonian language and literature are instructed and taught in university departments of more than 20 countries worldwide.