Dear Colleagues,

During 2024, two significant jubilees will be celebrated – 100 years since the First Congress of Slavic Geographers and Ethnographers in Prague and the publication of the first volume of the monograph “Geomorphology” by renowned Serbian geographer Jovan Cvijić (1865–1927), one of the Congress initiators. Subsequent Congresses were held in Poland (1927), the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1930), and the Kingdom of Bulgaria (1936). Therefore, on the proposal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, an initiative to mark these great anniversaries was launched. Taking into account the above, the organization of The 5th Congress of Slavic Geographers and Ethnographers is planned with the aim of gathering eminent foreign and domestic scientists from the field of geography and related disciplines. In this way, we want to continue the tradition of connecting the Slavic peoples, as well as cooperation with the broader international scientific community in the sphere of contemporary scientific achievements.


Taking into account the scientific scope of the publications from previous congresses and the scientific work of Jovan Cvijić, the framework topics of the upcoming gathering have been conceived:

  1. Physical-geographical processes and their effects on the population (geomorphic processes, hydrology, climate changes, contemporary achievements in fighting natural disasters);
  2. Contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches in geography (concepts, geospatial data analysis, remote sensing);
  3. Population geography (population structure, migrations, predictive and prognostic models);
  4. Economic development perspectives and their impact on the population (natural and social resources, including food and water production, markets, infrastructure);
  5. Spatial planning (urban and rural development, environment);
  6. Historical geography (changing relationship between people and the environment over time, evolution of cultural and economic regions);
  7. Political geography (international relations, development strategies, geopolitical issues);
  8. Ethnology (ethnic and cultural identities, material and immaterial heritage, anthropogeographic research, vernacular architecture).

The focus of the presentation should be on topics of wider importance for the scientific community. Time up to 15 minutes for oral presentations is provided for participants with the invitation letter. Acceptable formats of presentations are .ppt and .pptx (PowerPoint). In addition to the traditional way of presenting, there is a possibility of presenting through online platforms. The articles which exclusively relate to the daily political and social events will not be taken into consideration.


Important notices

The Conference will take place at the Scientific, Educational and Cultural Centre “Vuk Karadžić” Тršić (Loznica, Western Serbia) in October 23–25, 2024.

Invited authors are exempt from paying the registration fee. The registration fee and social events for other participants:

Registration fees Deadlines Fee (EUR)
Early registration until August 31, 2024 100
Regular registration after September 01, 2024 140
Online presentation   50
Others (co-authors and guests)   50
Social events (optional)    
Conference dinner   40
Excursion (by bus with lunch)   40


By paying the registration fee (early or regular), the participant ensures the paper publication, a copy of Conference proceedings, refreshments during the Conference, and lunch at the Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Centre.

Registration fee for other participants (co-authors and guests) covers refreshments during the Conference and lunch at the Scientific, Educational and Cultural Centre.

Attendance at social events is optional for both participants and followers.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their contributions by sending the abstracts (300–350 words, max. five keywords) and the papers in the English language (MS Word, not exceeding 16 pages, single space, including literature and graphic material). Authors should use the template for the preparation of abstracts and contributed papers. For additional information related to manuscript preparation, consult The instructions for authors of the Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA.

All materials should be sent to the Conference’s e-mail address:

Positively reviewed papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Selected papers will be taken into consideration for publishing in the Journal of Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA (Clarivate Analytics WoS IF2022: 1.2; Scopus: Q2).


Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: June 05, 2024

Full paper submission deadline: September 01, 2024

The official languages of the Conference are English and Serbian. Participants can choose in which language they will present their papers. If they decide to present their paper in Serbian, the text of the presentation should be in English so that foreign participants can follow the presentation.




Previous Conference Proceedings

Sborník I sjezdu slovanských geografů a ethnografů v Praze 1924 [Proceedings of the 1st Congress of the Slavic Geographers and Ethnographers in Prague in 1924]

Pamiętnik II Zjazdu Słowiańskich Geografów i Etnografów odbytego w Polsce w roku 1927 (Tom I) [Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of the Slavic Geographers and Ethnographers in Poland 1927. (Vol. 1)]

Pamiętnik II Zjazdu Słowiańskich Geografów i Etnografów odbytego w Polsce w roku 1927 (Tom II) [Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of the Slavic Geographers and Ethnographers in Poland 1927. (Vol. 2)]

Зборник радова: III конгреса словенских географа и етнографа у Краљевини Југославији 1930 [Proceedings: 3rd congress of the Slavic geographers and ethnographers in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1930]

Сборник на IV конгрес на славянските географи и етнографи в София - 1936 [Proceedings of the 4th congress of the Slavic geographers and ethnographers in Sofia - 1936]



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