Tag memory

Yugoslavia as an Alternative Political Project – Tanja Petrović (Podcast Episode 12)

ShareTweetPinDirector of Ljubljana-based Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Tanja Petrović, discusses the new lives of Yugoslav objects, Yugonostalgia, and the political potential of socialist Yugoslavia today. ShareTweetPin

Mini Yugoslavia: A Field Report – Goran and Blaško Gabrić (Podcast Episode 11)

ShareTweetPinPresident Goran Gabrić takes me on a walking tour of Mini Yugoslavia. ShareTweetPin

Yugonostalgia: A Compendium of Analyses

ShareTweetPinThe phenomenon of Yugonostalgia continues to elicit attention from the media and academics. ShareTweetPin

Das Ist Museum – Elma Hodžić (Podcast Episode 9)

ShareTweetPinElma Hodžić, curator at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses the museum’s memory-making activities and Bosnian post-war identity. ShareTweetPin

12,000 Monuments (and Nothin’ on Map) – Vladana Putnik Prica (Podcast Episode 8)

ShareTweetPinArt historian Vladana Putnik Prica of the University of Belgrade discusses inappropriate monuments, foreigners’ interest and generational differences in locals’ perception of spomeniks, and nostalgic songs. ShareTweetPin

Launching the Remembering Yugoslavia Podcast: Why Remember Yugoslavia?

ShareTweetPinRemembering Yugoslavia started with an idea of covering various aspects of the disappeared country’s memory politics, from Tito to products to architecture. ShareTweetPin

A Big Farewell Kiss

ShareTweetPinAnd, finally, a big farewell kiss to my beloved Yugoslavia. We probably won’t meet again, dear, but nothing will ever replace you in my heart.” ShareTweetPin

Post-Yugoslav Constellations

ShareTweetPinVlad Beronja and Stijn Vervaet, eds. Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. ShareTweetPin

Mirjana Karanović: “I Am a Yugoslav”

ShareTweetPin“Yubilej: Ja sam Jugoslovenka,” Novosti, 11/30/2018 ShareTweetPin

Massacre of the Present

ShareTweetPinJurica Pavičić, “HRVATSKA JE IZVUKLA NAJVEĆU DOBIT IZ JUGOSLAVIJE! Vladajuća ideologija drži se mita da je to bila negacija hrvatskog identiteta, a istina je suprotna,” Jutarni List, 2/19/2018 [pdf] ShareTweetPin

“It’s a poor sort of memory…”

ShareTweetPinIt’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ShareTweetPin

“The most painful state of being…”

ShareTweetPinThe most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly one you can never have. ShareTweetPin

Gallup Poll Finds Mixed Perceptions About Yugoslavia’s Breakup

ShareTweetPinA Gallup poll released a year ago, on May 18, 2017 shows that perceptions regarding Yugoslavia’s breakup vary by former republic, by ethnicity, and by age. ShareTweetPin

In Praise of Forgetting

ShareTweetPinRieff, David. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. ShareTweetPin

The Collective Memory Reader

ShareTweetPinOlick, Jeffrey, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, and Daniel Levy, eds. The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ShareTweetPin

Travels with Herodotus

ShareTweetPinKapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. ShareTweetPin

The Ministry of Pain

ShareTweetPinUgrešić, Dubravka. The Ministry of Pain. Translated by Michael Henry Helm. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ShareTweetPin

Remembering Utopia

ShareTweetPinLuthar, Breda, and Maruša Pušnik, eds. Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2010. ShareTweetPin

The Spirit of Mourning

ShareTweetPinConnerton, Paul. The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. ShareTweetPin

“It will end in a fog…”

ShareTweetPinI think that the picture of Yugoslavia, of the life in it, and what kind of country it was will be less and less clear as more and more time passes since its breakup. ShareTweetPin

“The struggle of man…”

ShareTweetPinThe struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. ShareTweetPin

Post-Communist Nostalgia

ShareTweetPinTodorova, Maria, and Zsuzsa Gille, eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. ShareTweetPin

“The thing I miss about communism…”

ShareTweetPinI was about 18 when these Changes happened. I studied hard in school and did all the things I was supposed to do. But it was for nothing. ShareTweetPin

Remembrance of Things Past

ShareTweetPinProust, Michael. Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1. 1913. ShareTweetPin

How and what different generations remember

ShareTweetPinAs I reviewed media coverage of Republic Day in Yugoslavia’s successor countries, I saw parallels with Slovakia in how different generations remember the former country. ShareTweetPin

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