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YURG Roundtable: Yugoslavia and the "Tale of Two Totalitarianisms": Critical Explorations

Monday, November 29, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Yugo-Region Research Group Roundtable: Yugoslavia and the "Tale of Two Totalitarianisms": Critical Explorations

Date: November 29, 2021 at 6.00 pm CET

Zoom link:…

Meeting ID: 582 779 7625

Passcode: gMR5Pq

On November 29, a date famously celebrated in Socialist Yugoslavia as the Republic Day (Dan Republike / Денот на Републиката / Dita e Republikës / Köztarsaság napja / Il Giorno della Repubblica), the CEU Yugo-Region Research Group (YURG) is organizing a roundtable that raises the question of how, if it all, post-Yugoslav countries fit into the official narrative of EU memory politics on “two totalitarianisms”.

In conversation with several scholars who deal with questions of remembrance and memory politics in the region, the roundtable aims to analyze the complex connections between these countries’ fascist and communist histories and the EU memory framework during different stages of EU accession.

We are interested in seeing how the EU narrative on “two totalitarianisms” affects recent politics of memory, national narratives, and history-writing in these countries, while at the same time proposing that their respective experience could be used to challenge and decentralize the EU memory framework on a broader European level.

Invited speakers:

· Milica Popović, Central European University

· Faris Kočan, University of Ljubljana

· Vjollca Krasniqi, University of Prishtina

· Ana Milošević, KU Leuven

· Naum Trajanovski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences

· Emina Zoletić, University of Warsaw


· Lucija Balikić, Department of History, CEU

· Ivan Nikolovski, Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, CEU

· Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek, Department of History, CEU