Dear participants of the 7th International Symposium at International Burch University,

Due to the current situation and the latest developments in relation to the corona virus and with the aim of preventing the spreading of the disease and protecting the health of all participants, we would like to inform you that the 7th International Symposium, which was going to be held at International Burch University on 9 April 2020, has been cancelled until further notice. You will be timely informed about the new date of the symposium.


Thank you for your understanding,

Symposium Organizational Board

7th International Symposium

organized by

International Burch University
Partners of the Symposium: University of Alba Iulia, University of Applied Sciences FH Burgenland, Student Parliament of IBU and Student Association of Faculty of Education and Humanities


Sarajevo, May 20, 2021

Keynote Speakers

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Gordana Anđelić-Galić

Topic: Portrait - Self-portrait, Private - Public

Speaker:  Gordana Anđelić-Galić, a contemporary BiH artist. She graduated in 1975 from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, Department of History and in 1989 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.


Prof. Željka Babić

Topic: The Adverbials Strike Back

Speaker:  Prof. Željka Babić, full professor in the field of English Language, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology, Department of English.

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Vanja Ibrahimbegović-Tihak

Topic: Media Literacy (and) Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Speaker: Vanja Ibrahimbegović-Tihak, a passionate media literacy educator and advocate for 7 years now. During that time she has worked with different groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, mainly with youth: university and highschool students, as well as with de-privileged youth in marginalised communities throughout BiH, teachers, parents, but also civil society activists and public servants.


Hamdija Pašić

Topic: Copywriting in Creative Industry

Speaker: Hamdija Pašić is an award-winning creative director at the marketing and advertising agency Communis in Sarajevo.



Assist. Prof. Dr. Vildana Dubravac

International Burch University

Assist. Prof. Dr. Amna Brdarević Čeljo

International Burch University

Important Dates

April 1, 2020

Deadline for abstract submission

May 20, 2021

Beginning of the registration, opening ceremony

May 20, 2021

Closing ceremony

June 15, 2020

Deadline for full paper submission

June 30, 2020

Online 7th International Symposium Proceedings published