BHS / ENG
Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka
Coalition for RECOM, Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC), University of Washington
1. Cres Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory (2013-2017) (http://summerschoolcres.org/)
2. Memory of War and Violence in the 20th-century northeastern Adriatic Study trip (2012) (http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_III/Geschichte/istrien/index.html),
3.Workshop on Bleiburg Memory at the University of Graz (2016)
Ultimately there seems to be little widespread impact of these programs despite a lot of international support. Individuals and small groups are affected, and there is a satisfaction from working with creative, enthusiastic, and interested young people. However, working in Croatia and the region over the past 10 years I don’t see much change at the political or broader societal level. In fact, there seems to be even more manipulation of the past, a creation of myths, and continuation of the war of the 1990s through symbolic politics.