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Conference: The Real and the Imagined in Contemporary Balkans, NIAS, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 19 June 2012‏

The Real and the Imagined in Contemporary Balkans

In lieu of completing their fellowship term (February 1st – June 30th 2012), the NIAS Theme Group The Real and the Imagined in the Contemporary Balkans will be giving a presentation of their research results, to be held on June 19th, 2012, between 10.00 and 18.00, at NIAS.


10.00 – 10.30 Opening

Welcoming word; Presentation of the Theme Group Research Results; Dubravka Zarkov

Welcoming word by NIAS Rector, Prof. Aafke Hulk;

Session One:

Chair: Frederiek de Vlaming (UvA)

10.30 - 11.15 Dino Abazovic:

Politics, Religion and the Problems of Reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Discussant: Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh (IRHJ)

11.15 - 12.00 Marlies Glasius:

Expression of Justice or Political Trials? Discursive Battles in the Karadzic Case

Discussant: Wouter Werner (VU)

12.00- 12.45 Maria Koinova:

Diaspora and Contextualized Transnationalism: Bosnian Diaspora in the Netherlands

Discussant(s): Lee Seymour (Leiden University) and Erna Rijsdijk (NL Military Academy)

13.00- 14.30 Lunch break

Session Two

Chair: Erna Rijsdijk (NL Military Academy)

14.30-15.15 Dubravka Zarkov:

Cinematic Ontologies of War: Representing Bosnia and the (Inter)National Self

Discussant: Sunila Abeysekera (ISS)

15.15- 16.00 Vjekoslav Perica:

Nations vs. Generations: Symbolic Discourses of Heroism in post-Yugoslav States

Discussant: Andreja Lekić (UvA)

16.00 – 16.45 Mitja Velikonja:

Rock’n’Retro:New Yugoslavism in Contemporary Slovenian Music

Discussant: Maja Lovrenović (UvA)

16.45– 17.00 Closing

17.00- 18.00 Reception

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please contact Dubravka Žarkov for more information.