Archive for the ‘Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Category

  • Stećci – Medieval Tombstones Graveyards inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    on Jul 17, 16 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Middle Ages, Montenegro, News, Serbia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Stećci – Medieval Tombstones Graveyards inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Stećci, a type of Medieval Tombstones Graveyards (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia) are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This serial property combines 30 sites, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, western Serbia, western Montenegro and central and southern Croatia, representing these cemeteries and regionally distinctive medieval tombstones, or stećci. The cemeteries, which date from the 12th to 16th centuries CE, are laid out in rows, as was the common custom in Europe from the Middle Ages. The stećci are mostly carved from limestone. They feature a wide range of decorative motifs and inscriptions that represent iconographic

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  • Excavations of ancient site near Travniik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    on Oct 7, 13 • in Archaeology, Articles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Excavation, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Excavations of ancient site near Travniik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Ajla Sejfuli for HAEMUS News At the location Brižine in the village of Đelilovc, a few kilometres away from Travnik, there was an accidental discovery during the construction works on private land. Shortly after the discovery, the owner informed the Museum of Travnik, whose team came out on the field and found that, on the basis of surface finds and remains of the walls, it indicated that the site was from ancient period. In June of this year excavations begin financed by the Museum of Travnik, in co-operation with volunteers from Travnik Center for Youth

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  • Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    on Sep 23, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Culture, Exhibition, Greece, History, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    Is it possible to build a shared narrative of the Balkans, overcoming the conflicts between national historiographies? The travelling exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, these days in Belgrade, tries to do so On September 9th, the exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, devoted to the formation of identity and memories in the communities of south-eastern Europe during the 19th century, was inaugurated in Belgrade. The title of the exhibition will be familiar to those interested in the Balkan region – it was chosen after the famous book in which Bulgarian scholar Maria Todorova criticizes Western culture’s tendency to

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  • Projects: Disputed Histories

    on Sep 1, 13 • in Anthropology, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Education, History, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Politics, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia • with Comments Off on Projects: Disputed Histories

    The Disputed Histories Library is a collection of text-books from primary and secondary schools, that have been in use in different time periods on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia. The purpose of starting this library by Vahida Ramujkic, was for it to be accessible to the general public, so as to inspire series of workshops, discussions and new projects. Until now it was available in Youth Center Crna Kuca in Novi Sad, on Spaport Bienalle in Banja Luka, in Knjizara of CZKD in Belgrade and in the NGBK Gallery in Berlin. It turns out that students at

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  • Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    on Mar 28, 13 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Conference, Cultural heritage, Culture, Management, Museum, News, Tourism • with Comments Off on Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    Dear colleagues, Deadline for application to ‘Meet, See, Do’ conference has been extended until 2 April. The Balkan Museum Network invites you to “Meet, See, Do”. The event will take place between 23-25 April 2013, in Sarajevo. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted to attend the conference (maximum 2 from each institution). This includes accommodation, travel, visa, lunches and a conference dinner. Per diems are not included. Key themes of the Conference are: 1. Access & Inclusion; 2. Interpretation & Communication; 3. Cultural Tourism; 4. Developing Successful Projects/Project Management; 5. Museology.   Working

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  • Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    on Feb 18, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, Exhibition, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    The countries of southeastern Europe maintain some of the most elaborate and diverse traditions of dress in western Eurasia. Beyond their beauty and their importance as markers of identity in a landscape of great cultural diversity, these garments also preserve strong traces of the developmental stages of modern “Western” dress, which begins with a simple string skirt. “Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers” ― on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from March 10 through July 14 ― explores the traditional garments of 12 small countries and shows the major historical

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