Kosovo: Home to the first ever Albanian college, opened in 1584
Thursday, 01 October 2009 ImageThe traditional cultural and historical manifestation Dom Mikeli Meetings, was held last Saturday in Stubëll të Epërme of Viti, in a pleasant atmosphere, where people of many cultures attended to commemorate the first ever Albanian college opened in 1584 in Kosovo and its great teacher and intellectual, Dom Mikel Tarabolluzi.
The Mayor of Viti, Nexhmedin Arifi, the host of Dom Mikeli Meetings, has said that the achievements of many intellectuals at the time of the Ottoman Empire conquest, and as well as the opening of the first ever Albanian college in Stubëll in 1584, were important steps toward liberation, freedom, and progress began.
"The inference of our intellectuals throughout history, and their contribution to freedom, is very important," said Arifi, by also adding that scientific discussions at these meetings can be a good contribution.
On one of the topics at the meetings, "Literature and identity", scientific works were presented by Prof. Dr. Luljeta Isaku, and Literary Works critic, Ramadan Musliu. The scientific works presented by Prof. Dr. Isaku were devided into two parts; Synonymous identity and identity in Literature. She has pointed that based on scientific evidence, nationality is associated with language, blood, and geographical entirety of a people.