Textbooks of History in Post-Conflict Societies: Education for Reconciliation?

Title: V Transitional Justice Forum: History Textbooks in Post-Conflict Societies: Education for Reconciliation?, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade 2015.

Editor: Marijana Toma
Authors: Augusta Dimou, Peter Gauci, Ivan Jovanovic, Vera Kac, Snjezana Koren, Dubravka Stojanovic.

The publication deals with the issue of the role of education in the processes of dealing with the past and reconciliation, with a special emphasis on the content of history textbooks in post-conflict societies and democratization processes. The Handbook contributes to a public debate about how the topics from the nearest past are dealt with in history textbooks.

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Language: Serbian

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Untold history, anti-war campaign 1991-1991

The book was published on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Antiwar Campaign of Croatia. The aim of the publication is to map the history of antiwar women’s civil society initiatives during the 1990s wars in Croatia. The book is structured as a cross section of factography, personal memories and documentary material.

Title: Untold history, anti-war campaign 1991.-2011, Zagreb 2011.
Editors: Vesna Jankovic and Nikola Mokrovic
Publisher: Documenta – Center for dealing with the past, Antiwar campaign

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Language: Croatian

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One history, several histories

The publication “Annex to the Textbooks for the Newest History” was published by Documenta (2008) – The Center for Dealing with the Past and the European Movement Split. Authors: Snježana Koren, Magdalena Najbar-Agičić, Tvrtko Jakovina.

An addendum to the textbooks with chronicle contains an auxiliary teaching material (handbook) for the teaching of history based on a multiperspectival approach to history teaching. The teaching material contains the original material, visual content, charts, maps and other content for the period from 1989 to the time of publication.

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Language: Croatian

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Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text, part one

Documentary program “Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text” was made in the production of Radio Television of Serbia. The author is Svetlana Janjićijević. The first part of this documentary explains how the text of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) – Memorandum – came into the public eye, ie, in the newspaper “Vecernje novosti” and what were the reactions to the text by the leading political figures of Serbia, Ivan Stambolic, Dobrica Cosic and Slobodan Milosevic, as well as how the text was seen by Croatian and Slovenian politicians. They give their opinion on the document in addition to politicians and historians, sociologists, political scientists, writers and journalists. It features 25 speakers from Serbia and Croatia.
Duration 52 minutes.

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Language: Serbian

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See you in the Obituary

Documentary directed by Janko Balka from 1994. Based on the book “Criminal which Changed Serbia” by Aleksandar Knezevic and Vojislav Tufegdzic. The film is about the sudden rise in crime in Serbia during the wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It contains parts of the interviews with the leading people of the “Belgrade Underworld” and of the police in the 1990s, featuring photographs of leaders and members of criminal gangs.

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Language: Serbian

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Library – Humanitarian Law Center

The Humanitarian Law Center has a specialized library dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials related to areas of transitional justice, dealing with the past, humanitarian law, as well as history, sociology, and other related fields. In addition, its fund consists of memoirs, essays, reports from various organizations, transcripts from conferences, testimonies, documentaries, etc.

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Language: Serbian

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Dealing with the past

“Dealing with the past” is the platform of Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e. V. (forumZFD) with the topic of dealing with the past and establishing dialogue in the Western Balkans. “Dealing with the past” is published by the regional magazine Balkan.Perspectives.

Availability: http://www.dwp-balkan.org/bh/

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian, English, Albanian

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Fortress

The documentary “Fortress” (2013) is about the memory of the war-time childhood of Sanja Burazerovic from Zavidovici during the wars of the 1990s in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The film’s author is Nenad Vukosavljevic. Duration of the film 4:27 minutes.

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Language: Bosnian, Serbian, English

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