Annual General Meeting 2017 & Presentation about “Mirdita – a Region between the Traditional and the Modern”
Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the Pestalozzi Library in Zürich-Hardau (Norastrasse 20, school Albisriederplatz close to Albisriederplatz/Hardaupark) at 7.00 pm – public presentation at 8.30 pm.
The presentation following the AGM will be held by the ethnologoist Andreas Hemming, who is also president of the German-Albanian Friendship Society, Halle). He will be speaking about the region Mirdita in Northern Albania.
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Annual General Meeting: 7.00 pm
Public pesentation: 8.30 pm
Venue: Zürich, Pestallozi-Bibliothek Zürich-Hardau, Norastrasse 20
About the Speaker
Andreas Hemming will present the region Mirdita in Northern Albania, a region with a very special history. He will be talking about his research as a ethnologist in the region, which was isolated for a very long time. And he will be showing which impact the construction of the new highway to Kosova had for this barely developped mountain area.
As chairman of the German-Albanian Friendship Society, Andreas Hemming will be talking about the association, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a few years. The Swiss-Albanian Society and the German-Albanian Friendship Society started a collaborate some years ago. Andreas’ visit to Zurich is also a good occasion to foster exchange and create contacs.