On the occasion of marking the 80th anniversary of the First Session of ZAVNOBiH and the Second Session of AVNOJ, the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo organized a multi-day international conference titled "ZAVNOBiH AND AVNOJ 80 YEARS LATER: HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS AND CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING." The aim of the conference is to interpret the messages and significance of ZAVNOBiH and AVNOJ in the contemporary context from a historical distance and a recent perspective. It asserts that these two events not only represent a form of anti-fascist and national liberation struggle but also encompass a social aspect. Their emancipatory dimension reflects in a broader historical, political, social, and cultural context.
The conference is structured into three round tables, with the last one scheduled for December 8, 2023, focusing on "Yugonostalgia, Yugofuturism and Art."
The international conference officially commenced on Monday, November 20, with the opening of a thematic exhibition, "Historical Reflections: The Poster as a Medium for Establishing Social and Political Order," organized in collaboration with the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The exhibition comprises reproductions of posters created from the end of World War II until the 1990s, contributing to the construction of Yugoslavia's collective identity. Today, these posters assist in the process of deconstructing Yugoslav society. The exhibition is organized around three thematic sections: Building collective memory through the commemoration of significant historical dates; Reconstruction and construction: Reflections on the socio-economic system of Yugoslavia in posters, and Yugoslavization of everyday life.
Emphasizing the faculty's profound comprehension of the academic domain, it emerged as a space dedicated to interconnecting science and art, fostering scientifically grounded interpretation, and facilitating constructive discussions on historically relevant social events. Within this unique space, the faculty aimed to illuminate the significance of these events in the contemplation and understanding of the recent socio-political landscape..
The exhibition will be open to all interested visitors, staff, and students until December 8 at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo.
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