Tag Yugoslavia

Karma Pavilions (Podcast Episode 44)

Yugoslavia lives. It lives, among other things, in the architecture and infrastructure built during its existence.

Wild Westoslavia: The Red Gentleman Returns Yet Again

Few childhood heroes feature as prominently in Central/Eastern Europeans’ imaginations as Winnetou, the Chief of the Apaches AKA the “Red Gentleman”

The Ghosts of Balkan Ghosts (Podcast Episode 42)

Few travel books have had as big a real-world impact as Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan.

The YUruguayan Connection: The Lost World of Yugoslav Mail Art (Podcast Episode 31)

On February 19th, 2015, Clemente Padín, the elder statesman of Uruguayan art, replied to an email from his compatriot and young artist Francisco Tomsich with a fateful attachment:

Mitja from the Russian Blocks and the Deficit of Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 30)

The top scholar of Yugonostalgia, professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, and ex-Yugoslav National Army cook, Mitja Velikonja, discusses his military service, the good and the bad of Yugoslavia

Long Live 1940s Graffiti (Podcast Episode 29)

Graffiti dating back to the 1940s survive on walls of towns and villages from Ljubljana to the Istrian peninsula.

Travel Writing About Ex-Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 22)

Travel writing about ex-Yugoslavia exploded in the 1990s as the country disintegrated in violence. The lessons the author of the first such account, Brian Hall, learned when he traveled through then-Yugoslavia in 1991 resonate today more than ever.

“Happy Birthday, Yugoslavia!” (Podcast Episode 19)

…or A Field Report from the Days of AVNOJ Every last Saturday in November, several thousand people from all across former Yugoslavia gather in Jajce for Days of AVNOJ, an official celebration of Yugoslavia’s founding

(Serbian) Diaspora Voices I (Podcast Episode 16)

Two members of the Serbian diaspora share their experiences leaving former Yugoslavia, making a new life in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and staying connected with their disappeared homeland. Plus a listener’s letter from Australia.

Ace of Spomenik Database – Donald Niebyl (Podcast Episode 15)

Donald Niebyl discusses the origin story and notoriety of his project, Spomenik Database, and the fetishization of Yugoslav-era World War II monuments.

Croatia’s History Illness – Hrvoje Klasić (Podcast Episode 10)

Hrvoje Klasić discusses historical revisionism in Croatia and life as a celebrity historian.

Ex-Yugoslavia in the News, July 2020

A roundup of Yugoslavia-related news for the month of July 2020.

Post-Yugoslavia

Dino Abazović and Mitja Velikonja, eds. Post-Yugoslavia: New Cultural and Political Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

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