Memory's role in genocide, and its prevention: examining the roles of genocide memorials in rebuilding post-genocidal societies

17 Oct 2017 - 13:00
Resowi, SR 15.33, tract B, 3rd floor

Drawing from recent research in both Rwanda and Bosnia, this presentation will demonstrate the roles that two memorials to contemporary genocides, the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, have taken in commemorating and educating about their recent genocides.

European Enlargement and the Invention of Balkan Islam: Colonial Pasts, Islamophobic Presents

18 Mar 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00
Centre for Southeast European Studies, Meeting Room, Schubertstraße 21, 1st Floor

This project explores the Muslim experience in Eastern Europe beyond the binary divisions of Europe/Islam and spatiotemporal configurations of Europe/Middle East that conceptualize Muslims in Eastern Europe outside the histories of the Middle East.

War crime trials and public memory of the war in Bosnia

17 Nov 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
SR 15.34, RESOWI, Universitätsstraße 15, D3

It is more than obvious and increasingly un-intriguing that legal trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia are NOT shaping public memory of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

New Working Paper on International Media Support in Bosnia

The latest working paper of the CSEES has just been published. It was written by Nidžara Ahmetašević "Intervening in the Media Sector: Media Anarchy in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina". Nidžara Ahmetašević is a well-known Bosnian journalist and doctoral student at the Centre for Southeast European Studies.