Humanitarian Law Center is starting an audio podcast and blog Memory Cultures in Dialogue
The first episode of “Memory Cultures in Dialogue”, an podcast of the Humanitarian Law Center, has been released.
What are memory cultures? What is the purpose of politics of memory? What do young people today learn and know about the recent history? In the introductory podcast episode, we are discussing memory cultures and politics. Our guests are historian Olga Manojlović Pintar from the Institute for Recent History of Serbia and sociologist Tamara Pavasović Trošt from the University of Ljubljana.
The facts about the armed conflicts of the 1990s are a subject to constant and deliberate distortion in the context of dominant and state-sanctioned memory politics. Through the audio podcast and blog, the Humanitarian Law Center contributes to the public dialogue about topics related to cultures and politics of memory and dealing with the past and challenges the hegemonic narratives about the breakup of Yugoslavia and the wars that ensued. The podcast and blog illuminate the constructed nature of the dominant narratives and deconstruct them through conversations with experts and grassroots memory activists. In addition to the post-Yugoslav context, we will be discussing the experiences of other post-conflict societies too.
The podcast is mainly in Serbian language while every fourth podcast episode will be in English. More blog content in English on the website is coming soon.
Project “Memory Cultures in Dialogue” is supported by NIWANO Peace Foundation from Japan.
The podcast is available at: https://www.kulturesecanja.org/en/