WARM Academy 2023 Open Call

WARM Foundation / WARM Academy5th edition TELLING THE STORY IN TIMES OF CRISISOPEN CALL Sarajevo, 10-15 July 2023Application deadline: 25 June 2023 Dear Sir/Madam, We are delighted to inform you about the upcoming 5th edition of the WARM Academy, organized by the WARM Foundation. The WARM Academy is a multidisciplinary educational program that aims to explore and […]

Painful ineffectiveness of facing the past

The leaving of Mile Đukanović marks the end of an era in the Montenegrin political life. Far from being ideal, and much nearer to the criminal structures, the politician Đukanović was, however, successful in achieving one thing – facing the past and admitting errors. Such as the genocide in Srebrenica and the surrender of Bosniak civilians to[…]

We all know who is in favour of the war. Is there anyone who is in favour of peace?

War-mongering terminology is not unknown in the public discourse in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Depending on the given moment, event of national or global politics, marking of certain events or anniversaries, we are witnesses of calls for war, mobilisation and obligation to protect ”our own”. Such statements mostly come from leaders of right-wing nationalist parties and individual religious[…]


Dissatisfied with poor working conditions and low salaries, female employees in the clothes and textile industry in New York took to the streets on March 08, 1857. In the coming years, demonstrations continued on the same date. Five decades later, in 1910, the first International Women’s Conference was held in Copenhagen. It was organised by the Socialist[…]


A NOVEL DEDICATED TO “DEALING WITH THE PAST” Dina Greenberg’s trauma-informed writing, research, and teaching gives voice to survivors of war, displacement, and sexual violence. Nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and The Millions, her publications include NERMINA’S CHANCE, a novel that begins in 1992 Bosnia. After her family is murdered and she is raped[…]

Gender and Memory through the Presentation of Several Recent Artistic Interventions

Apart from a personal angle, there are at least three other ways in which we can remember the war. “The first way entails seeking reconciliation with the former enemy, mitigating conflict, and is therefore inclusive. The second way promotes national self-affirmation by excluding the enemy, therefore it is irreconcilable and exclusive. The third aims to defend against[…]

Will nothing be named after them?

Remembering the Role of Women During the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina If relied exclusively on the programs and messages of commemorations, street names, names of institutions, and what has been written on memorial plaques and monuments in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, it would be hard to believe that there had been any women at all who […]


The massacre in Velika and Mala Krusa near Orahovac took place during the war in Kosovo.On March 25 and 26, 1999, two days after the NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) began. According to the Humanitarian Law Fund http://www.hlc-rdc.org/?p=13109On March 25 and 26, 1999, 114 Albanian men were killed. On the occasion of marking[…]

About Silence as Deafness

They say the train continued on, as if there had been no abduction. As if nothing had happened. They say that no one rebelled; neither when the armed members of the “avengers” ordered the conductor to stop the train, neither when they got inside, nor when they examined the passengers’ train tickets, which the conductor wrote down[…]

A Jubilee Between Challenge and Chance

With a parade of members of the security forces on Zahir Pajaziti Square and a speech by the president, Kosovo will mark 15 years of independence with signs of optimism that Europe’s newest independent country could in the foreseeable future normalize its relations with Serbia, from which it seceded after the 1999 war. The years marked by[…]


No days of remembrance, no memorials, no established criminal responsibility of the perpetrators, no responsibility of judicial authorities for failures in prosecution, and no justice for the victims. It is a story about Bukovica and injustice. Jakub Durgut, a wonderful soul and witness to the Bukovica crime, is no more. In addition to his memory, we are[…]