The Contentious and Varied Memorialization of the Bosnian War in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Postwar Memorial Landscape

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Newman, Julia, “The Contentious and Varied Memorialization of the Bosnian War in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Postwar Memorial Landscape,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed November 14, 2019, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/359.

Title

The Contentious and Varied Memorialization of the Bosnian War in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Postwar Memorial Landscape

Creator

Newman, Julia

Date

2018

Description

The Bosnian War lasted from 1992 until 1995 and saw approximately 100,000 casualties and the displacement of over two million people. The complex political structure established in the postwar period and the lack of a national consensus of the past have infringed upon the memorialization and commemoration of the Bosnian War. In response, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s memorial landscape has become filled with memorial projects created by smaller subgroups through traditional memorial approaches, public mourning spaces and newer “never again” projects. An exploration of the memorialization of the Bosnian War in postwar Bosnian and Herzegovina also necessitates a consideration of the contested, rejected and damaged memorial projects made possible by continued ethnic, political and religious divisions. In order to determine what version(s) of the past are allowed to exist in the larger memorial landscape, this historical project examines a variety of memorial projects, both realized and contested, and their approaches to memorializing the Bosnian War. Moreover, this examination of memorial projects reveals Bosnia and Herzegovina’s contentious memorial landscape.

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

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1 PDF (95 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses