The Center for Bosnian Studies (formerly the Bosnia Memory Project) at Fontbonne University is dedicated to establishing an enduring record of Bosnian genocide survivors, especially those living in metropolitan St. Louis. Through the work of the Center, Fontbonne faculty, students, and staff collaborate with members of St. Louis' Bosnian community to:
- Record interviews of Bosnian genocide survivors and their relatives;
- Collect books, letters, and photographs that reflect the culture and experiences of Bosnians;
- Host events that raise awareness about the experiences and identity of St. Louis' Bosnian population; and
- Develop academic and co-curricular programming that promotes understanding of Bosnia, Bosnians, and Bosnian-Americans.
These collections reflect the experiences of Bosnians, peacekeepers, and other supporters during and after the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and document the history of the vibrant Bosnian community that has grown in St. Louis in the decades since.