Abuse of history in the processes that led to the last war in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The focus of the material is the period immediately preceding the war.
The central position of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the wars that affected the region during the 1990s, the division of plans and programs, as well as the existence of three different, exclusive and often mutually opposing versions of history, pose a particular problem to educators in BiH which deserves special attention.

The central question that the material attempts to answer is how and to what extent is history (ab)used to increase discord within society. To what extent have the citizens “learned” to be afraid and to hate “others” in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Type of material
Workshops – didactically processed, adapted for working with older high school students and working with adults. It contains video material.

Database – consists of five sub-bases that can be used for the efficient processing of topics of use and abuse of history for the purpose of national homogenization and division. In a wider sense, the material is also useful for dealing with all issues from the context of the Yugoslav crisis and the wars of the 1990s. Among other things, it contains books and works in PDF or in some other format, which our researchers have already found on the Internet.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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