More than 130 visitors came to listen to the presentation of Tito’s biography Tito in tovariši written by the Slovenian historian Jože Pirjevec. The title of the event was Beyond Nostalgia and Damnation. What is Left of Tito’s Yugoslavia. The panelists spoke lively about what make Tito who he was, why many still today worship him while many condemn him, and what made him different from other rulers of his time. Topics of the discussion were among others his relations with third world countries and the lack of dealing with the past in relation to the World War II. The book presentation and discussion was organized by KulturKontakt Austria in the framework of TRADUKI in cooperation with the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip).
Under the motto “Beyond all evil” – a verse by the poet Vladislav Petković Dis – the association Treći Trg organized a poetry and book festival Trgni se! Poezija! taking place from May 11–15. The festival joined together over 70 poets, translators, and artists from 14 European countries who performed in Belgrade, Čačak and Pančevo. The multifaceted festival program included poetry readings, discussions, exhibitions, film projections, concerts and multimedia performances as well as events for pupils and students.
The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently rethinking the content, structure and design of its permanent exhibition “Besieged Sarajevo” which was inaugurated in 2003. In this context, the History Museum is organizing, in cooperation with the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Munich), a two-days-workshop in Sarajevo with the title “Wake up Europe, Sarajevo Calling” that will take place in Sarajevo from June 26 – 29, 2017. The workshop will bring together the team of the History Museum of BiH and curators, historians and educators from the Western Balkans and the European Union, with the aim to work on the current exhibition and to elaborate concrete recommendations for its further development.