The Center for Bosnian Studies would like to thank the Fontbonne community and the hundreds of Bosnians and Bosnian-Americans who have offered their stories over the years. We would not be here without you. We would also like to thank the following people and organizations, who have collaborated on our research, preservation, and outreach activities since 2007: Affton High School, Craft Alliance, Sukrija Dzidzovic, The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Amir Karadzic, Edina Karahodzic, Said Karahodzic, Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Ron Klutho, Left Bank Books, Jack Luzkow, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Patrick McCarthy, Mehlville High School, the Missouri History Museum, Murat Muratovic, Barbara Nwacha, Oakville High School, Susan Powers, Amir Salesevic, Elma Salesevic, the Union of Citizens of the Municipality of Prijedor, St. Louis Bosnians, the St. Louis Islamic Center, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and the Washington University School of Law.

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2021
Sunday, June 13th
1:00 PM

Bi-Weekly Social: Preserving Our Identity

St. Louis Bosnian Chamber of Commerce
Center for Bosnian Studies, Fontbonne University
RukaNade

St. Louis Bosnian Chamber of Commerce, 5039 Gravois Ave. 63116

1:00 PM

During the summer of 2021, the St. Louis Bosnian Chamber of Commerce will host bi-weekly social gatherings of younger and older generations of the local community to support the project of preserving Bosnian identity and cultural history.

Sundays, 1-3pm | June 13th, June 27th, July 11, July 25th, August 8th.

Snacks provided.

Monday, March 22nd
7:00 PM

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival [LBB Presents ONLINE]

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
Center for Bosnian Studies, Fontbonne University

Online

7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Bosnian author Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, who will talk about her new book, The Cat I Never Named.

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess will be joined by a conversation partner, Elma Salesevic, to discuss her book and talk about the impact of their experiences during the war.

Left Bank Books Presents ONLINE is streamed live on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LeftBankBooks.STL/.

Monday, February 1st

Call for Chapter Proposals

Dženeta Karabegović, University of Salzurg
Adna Karamehić-Oates, Fontbonne University

Working Title: Bosnian Studies – A Reader for an Emerging Field

Editors
Dženeta Karabegović, PhD, University of Salzburg, Austria (dzeneta.karabegovic@sbg.ac.at)
Adna Karamehić-Oates, PhD, Fontbonne University, United States (akaramehicoates@fontbonne.edu)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

2020
Saturday, November 21st
12:00 PM

Bosnian Studies: Scholars' Perspectives on an Emerging Field

Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Amila Buturovic, York University
Dženeta Karabegović, University of Salzburg
David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University
Benjamin Moore, Fontbonne University

Online

12:00 PM

The quarter-century that has passed since the end of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina has seen an outpouring of scholarly research into Bosnian history, politics, and culture. Some scholars have sought to redress genocide and human rights violations, many of which have gone unpunished by local and international courts. Others have documented the multiethnic “common life” that characterized Bosnian culture and history prior to the rise of ethno-nationalism in the 1980s. Still others have studied the implications of forced displacement for Bosnians of all ethnicities, many of whom have formed diaspora communities in Europe, Australia, and North America. As scholars have continued these conversations across national and disciplinary boundaries, they have formed a new field of academic inquiry that we call Bosnian studies.

This pre-recorded panel discussion is intended for laypeople and academicians with some prior knowledge about the Bosnian war and genocide. It will consider the ways that scholars in a variety of academic disciplines have contributed to the emerging field of Bosnian studies or deployed scholarship in the pursuit of justice. Of special interest are the contributions of scholars from Bosnia-Herzegovina who now live in diaspora. Also of interest are the ways that scholarship provides an avenue for reckoning with the current vexed cultural and political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where ethnic tensions persist and where past injustices continue to shape political structures and social institutions.

Moderated by Ben Moore.

Thursday, November 5th
9:00 AM

Preserving Old Memories in a New Life: Bosnian Diaspora in St. Louis | Bosnia, 25 Years After the Dayton Accords

Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Genocide Studies Program, Yale University
Southern Connecticut State University

Online

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This presentation was part of an international two-day virtual symposium: Bosnia, 25 Years After the Dayton Accords.

From November 1-21, 1995, the presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia met at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio, along with high-level officials from the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. All were seeking an end to the war in Bosnia that had taken over 100,000 lives over the course of the previous 3+ years.

The peace agreement that resulted – known as the Dayton Accords – did exactly that, but were quickly recognized as flawed and problematic. Now, 25 years later, the costs of peace as spelled out in the Accords have become clearer. We take this opportunity to look back at the Accords and to consider the trajectory of Bosnian politics in the quarter-century that has passed since then.

Hosted by the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, the Southern Connecticut State University Office of Academic Affairs, and the Southern Connecticut State University Judaic Studies Program.

Free admission is free; registration required.

Sunday, July 5th
2:00 PM

Bosnian Genocide and Its Aftermath: A Scholars' Panel

Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Anne Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles
David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University
Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne

Online

2:00 PM

A panel discussion to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

Scholars in the fields of genocide, memory, and archival studies address ongoing revisionist efforts about what happened in Srebrenica and discuss the importance of countering this rhetoric in order to defend the truth.

Friday, May 15th
2:00 PM

25 Years: Being Bosnian American in St. Louis

Benjamin Moore, Fontbonne University
Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Akif Cogo

Online

2:00 PM

This online panel discussion was part of the Missouri Historical Society's STL History Live series.

Friday, March 27th
6:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2020

Center for Bosnian Studies, Fontbonne University
Nusreta Sivac
Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University

Online

6:00 PM

Interview with Nusreta Sivac, recipient of the 2020 Civic Courage Award. In Bosnian.

A complete English-language translation is available through the transcript provided here. Translated by Adna Karamehic-Oates.

The presentation of the award and events planned in March were cancelled due to COVID-19. In their stead, the Center arranged to record an interview that would allow Ms. Sivac to talk about her experiences.

Interviewer: Adna Karamehic-Oates
Interview Date: December 30, 2020

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

2019
Friday, October 11th
6:00 PM

It's Hard to Be Nice / Teško je biti fin

Srđan Vuletić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

In Bosnian with English subtitles. Pre-event reception with Bosnian food. Doors open at 6pm. Screening at 7pm.

This event is part of the Bosnian and South Slavic film series co-sponsored by Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Friday, October 4th
9:00 AM

The Role of the ICTY in Understanding the War & Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University

School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law and the Bosnia Memory Project to reflect on the Role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in Understanding the War and Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The program will begin with a keynote address by Professor Diane Orentlicher, former Deputy for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. Department of State, and will include three panels focused on legal issues, historical and political considerations and stories and testimonies from survivors. The event also features a book signing of "Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia" by Professor Diane Orentlicher and will conclude with a film screening of "The Trial of Ratko Mladic," followed by Q & A with Dermot Groome and Elvedin Pasic.

Friday, April 5th
6:00 PM

Halima’s Path / Halimin put

Feđa Isović
Arsen Anton Ostojić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

In Bosnian with English subtitles. Pre-event reception with Bosnian food. Doors open at 6pm. Screening at 7pm.

This event is part of the Bosnian and South Slavic film series co-sponsored by Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 PM

Two Schools / Dvije škole

Srđan Šarenac

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

Midwestern premiere of the documentary followed by a conversation with director Srđan Šarenac.

Saturday, February 9th
5:30 PM

The Last Refuge

Hasan Nuhanović

St. Louis Islamic Center 'Nur'

5:30 PM

Public address by Hasan Nuhanović followed by a Q & A session and discussion.

In Bosnian.

Thursday, February 7th
7:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2019

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Hasan Nuhanović

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

Presentation of the 2019 Civic Courage Award to Hasan Hasan Nuhanović.

Reception and award ceremony followed by a public address by Nuhanović. In English.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

2018
Friday, September 28th
6:00 PM

Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia

Diane Orentlicher

Affton HIgh School Auditorium

6:00 PM

A public presentation and book signing by DIane Orentlicher, an internationally renowned scholar on human rights law and war crimes tribunals.

Tuesday, March 27th
7:00 PM

Community Leader Award Reception

Midwest BankCentre

Midwest BankCentre

7:00 PM

A reception to honor Midwest Bank Centre, which was selected as a national award recipient by the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for the 2018 National Community Bank Service Awards. The program recognizes outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts by the nation’s community banks. ICBA selected Midwest BankCentre from among more than 100 nominations for its highimpact service and economic empowerment programs that have brought mainstream banking services to more than 1,200 previously “unbanked” or “underbanked” families in the St. Louis metro area. Bank employees contributed more than 4,700 volunteer hours in 2017 to help hundreds of immigrants, minorities and economically disadvantaged citizens gain access to financial services, and spur community redevelopment and reinvestment.

2017
Saturday, November 18th
1:00 PM

Crafting Our Cultures: Bosnian Cooking

Craft Alliance
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis Bosnians, Inc.
Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday afternoon events include a cooking demonstration, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for the Crafting Our Cultures exhibition.

1-3 p.m. Bosnian Cooking Workshop

Led by women from the Bosnian community in St. Louis, the workshop features preparation of a variety of traditional Bosnian foods, including Burek (a savory beef pastry with homemade phyllo dough), Potato pita, Spinach pita, and Hurmasice (dessert). Organized in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

3-4 p.m. Panel Discussion

Belma Pervan-Kundalic, Aysha Sadikovid, and Maja Sadikovic share their perspectives on the craft traditions that are integral to Bosnian identity. Aysha and Belma have taught Craft Alliance workshops on Bosnian textile techniques and Maja is a board member of St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. Discussion moderated by Ben Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University.

4-6 p.m. Exhibition Reception

Designed by students in the Fashion Merchandising program at Fontbonne, this exhibition showcases Bosnian crafts in textiles, metals, and wood. Many members of the Bosnian community in St. Louis have contributed handcrafted objects from their homes for the exhibit. This reception celebrates the culmination of this community project.

Wednesday, April 12th
7:00 PM

Mjesta Bola – Places of Pain (Recognizing the Pain of Others)

Adis Elias Fejzić
Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne

Fontbonne University, East Building

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reception and Presentation
April 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m in East 101. In English.

Exhibition
April 13, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This multimedia exhibit features the work of Hariz Halilovich and Adis Elias Fejzić, Bosnian-born scholars and artists who explore the nuances of human rights, migration, and identity in their research and work. Mjesta Bola – Places of Pain (Recognizing the Pain of Others) uses graphics, photographs, text, documents, drawings, sound, and video to explore the lives, deaths, and memories of people who have been displaced by conflict.

Tuesday, April 11th
6:00 PM

Influence of Income and Education on Health Outcomes of Bosnian Refugees in the United States

Tanja Zlatkovic Zanin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fontbonne University, East Building

6:00 PM

6:00pm: Reception, East Foyer
6:30pm: Lecture, East 101

2016
Thursday, November 10th
2:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2016

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Refik Hodžić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

Presentation of the 2016 Civic Courage Award to Refik Hodžić.

Reception and Award Ceremony | Medaille Hall
Friday, December 9th at 6pm

Public Address | Lewis Room, Taylor Library
Saturday, December 10 at 2pm

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

Thursday, October 6th
5:30 PM

Kinship Variations and Ethnic Identity

Keith Doubt, Wittenberg University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

5:30 PM

A public address by professor Keith Doubt of Wittenberg University.

In collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University.

Thursday, May 26th
6:30 PM

Re-Making Kozarac: Agency, Reconciliation, and Contested Return in Post-War Bosnia.

Sebina Sevic-Bryant

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

6:30 PM

A presentation by author and anthropologist Sebina Sevic-Bryant. Discussion following.

102 Anheuser-Busch Hall

2015
Sunday, November 22nd
6:00 PM

Operacija Sana 95: Nedovrsena Pobjeda

Avdo Huseinović

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

A screening of Avdo Huseinović's documentary film, Operacija Sana 95: Nedovrsena Pobjeda [Operation Sana 95: Unfinished Victory]. Following the screening, Huseinović will discuss the film and take questions from the audience.

In Bosnian.

4:45 PM

Reception for Senada Pargan-Cvrk

Senada Pargan-Cvrk
Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

A public reception for filmmaker and author Senada Pargan-Cvrk, including a signing of her most recent book Tama Srebrene Svjetlosti. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

In Bosnian. Bosnian refreshments served.

Saturday, November 21st
3:00 PM

Living with Dayton

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the twentieth anniversary of the initiating of the Dayton Agreement, members of St. Louis’s survivor community reflect critically on Dayton’s complicated and troubling legacy.

In English.

2:30 PM

Remembering Srebrenica

Ron Klutho

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Ron Klutho and young survivors of the Srebrenica genocide speak about their exhibit, Srebrenica Remembrance: 20 Years after the Genocide.

In English.

1:00 PM

Srebrenica Remembrance 20 Years after the Genocide: Opening Reception

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Opening Reception for Srebrenica Remembrance 20 Years after the Genocide, an exhibition of text, video, and artifacts on display through January 2016. Originally shown on July 9, 2015 at the Missouri History Museum, this exhibit was developed by Ron Klutho in collaboration with the Association of Survivors of the Srebrenica Genocide in St. Louis and the Young Srebrenicansof St. Louis.

In English; Bosnian refreshments served.

Saturday, June 13th
6:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2015

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Kemal Kurspahić
Vesna Kurspahić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

Reception and Award Ceremony

Music provided by Amir Salesevic.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

Tuesday, March 3rd
7:00 PM

Bosnian Journeys: Generations

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Washington University, Edison Theatre

7:00 PM

A reprise collaborative performance with the St. Louis Symphony Chamber Ensemble.

Friday, February 27th
2:00 PM

An Afternoon with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhamed Sacirbey

Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library

2:00 PM

An address by Bosnia’s first ambassador to the United Nations followed by a Q & A with the audience.

2:00pm Reception
3:00pm Lecture

Sponsors
Center for International Studies Department of Sociology and Anthropology Russian and Eastern European Studies Program Boeing Institute of International Business

2014
Friday, November 28th
7:00 PM

Hijacked Memories and the Geography of Genocide in Bosnian Places of Pain

Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

7:00 PM

An evening with Bosnian author and anthropologist Hariz Halilovich. Presentation followed by a discussion.

103 Anheuser-Busch Hall

Friday, October 24th
7:00 PM

Pretty Village

Kemal Pervanić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

Public screening of Pretty Village followed by a discussion with filmmaker and activist Kemal Pervanić.

Thursday, May 29th
5:30 PM

Bosnian Born

Sejla Holland
Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

5:30 PM

Opening reception at Fontbonne University, including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and traditional Bosnian music by Amir Salesevic and Edo Sadikovic. Remarks by Dr. Ben Moore – Director of the Bosnia Memory Project, Sejla Holland – Bosnian Born Creator and Curator, and Elma Mujanovic – President of Friends of Bosnia-Herzegovina St. Louis.

Wednesday, March 19th
8:00 PM

Bosnian Journeys: Generations

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Powell Hall, 718 No. Grand Blvd.

8:00 PM

This powerful concert weaves personal narrative with Sevdah, the folk music tradition of Bosnia, to tell the stories of our Bosnian neighbors in St. Louis. The concert includes a performance of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor, a piece played by Vedran Smailovic, 'the Cellist of Sarajevo', at multiple sites of destruction during the siege of Sarajevo to honor those who lost their lives.

Doors open at 6:30pm; no tickets required. Post-concert reception with complimentary Divna Sljivivica (plum brandy) and Sarajevo Beer.

2013
Friday, April 12th
4:00 PM

Being Bosnian: Identities After the War

Esad Boškailo
Amila Buturović
Aleksandar Hemon
Refik Hodžić
Patrick McCarthy

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A two-day symposium featuring presentations by Esad Boškailo, Amila Buturović, Aleksandar Hemon, Refik Hodžić, and Patrick McCarthy.

Sunday, February 10th
2:00 PM

Prvi Mart in North America: Changing the Power Structure in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Edin Ramulić
Refik Hodžić
Emir Suljagić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

A presentation by Edin Ramulić, Refik Hodžić, and Emir Suljagić {Dr. Suljagić will appear via video link) about the Prvi Mart initiative. The presentation and discussion marks the beginning of Prvi Mart activities in North America.

Free and open to the public.

2012
Sunday, April 29th
2:00 PM

20 Years After Prijedor

Refik Hodžić

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

2:00 PM

A presentation by Refik Hodžić, Bosnian journalist and filmmaker and Communications Director for the International Center for Transitional Justice, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the beginnings of the war and genocide in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 18th
8:00 PM

From St. Louis to Sarajevo: Hadassah's Response to War and Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Elsie Roth

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

8:00 PM

A lecture and slide presentation by Elsie Roth, RN, MSN, leader of Hadassah's relief effort in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1993, 1994, and 1995, Ms. Roth repeatedly visited the besieged city of Sarajevo to deliver relief supplies and meet with Sarajevans in all walks of life.

Sunday, April 15th
3:00 PM

The Lost Jewish World of Sarajevo

James Stone Goodman

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

3:00 PM

Rabbi James Stone Goodman weaves music and poetry to tell stories of the lost world of Sarajevo.

Friday, April 6th
6:00 PM

Remembering Sarajevo: 20 Years After the Beginning of the Siege

Ertana Džidžović
Sukrija Džidžović
Rita Csapó-Sweet, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Bosnian Chamber of Commerce | St. Louis, MO

6:00 PM

Bosnian journalists Sukrija and Ertana Dzidzovic speak about their experiences in Sarajevo during the siege and share Sukrija’s extraordinary wartime photographs.

Presentation followed by a lecture, “Life in Sarajevo Today,” by Dr. Rita Csapó-Sweet.

Wednesday, April 4th
8:00 PM

Remembering Sarajevo: A Benefit Concert

James Stone Goodman
Brothers Lazaroff

Covenant House Apartments

8:00 PM

A benefit concert for the exhibit Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War, 1992-1995.

Rabbi James Stone Goodman and the Brothers Lazaroff reveal the hidden secrets of the Sarajevo Hagaddah—“the book that saved a world.”

2011
Monday, November 21st
12:00 PM

Shards: A Reading

Ismet Prcić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

12:00 PM

A reading by Ismet Prcić from his debut novel Shards. Followed by a question-and-answer session with the author.

Sunday, September 25th
2:00 PM

I Came to Testify | Women, War & Peace

Pamela Hogan

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

A pre-broadcast screening of the film followed by a conversation with producer Pamela Hogan.

Saturday, September 17th
7:00 PM

AlmaNova: A Benefit Concert

Almer Imamovic
Jessica Pierce

Fontbonne University, Doerr Chapel

7:00 PM

A live concert by the Bosnian-American guitar-flute duo AlmaNova, Almer Imamovic and Jessica Pierce.

Monday, August 22nd

Free Fallin'

Jesenko Kurbasic

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition of the work of Bosnian-American artist Jesenko Kurbasic.

Tuesday, April 26th
5:00 PM

Bosnia after Genocide: Reckoning with the Destruction of Prijedor

Edin Ramulić
Ed Vulliamy

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

5:00 PM

Edin Ramulić, president of the Bosnian advocacy organization Izvor, and Ed Vulliamy, a noted journalist who covered the Bosnian genocide and who continues to advocate for survivors, address the wartime destruction of Prijedor and its aftermath.

  • 5-6 pm, Reception (Anheuser-Busch Hall, north end of second floor hallway)
  • 6:30 pm, Presentation by Edin Ramulic and Ed Vulliamy (Lewis Auditorium, lower level of the Jack C. Taylor Library)

The exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide will be on display in the south end of the hall.

Friday, April 1st
7:00 PM

After Prijedor: A Panel Discussion

Edin Ramulić
Ed Vulliamy

Mehlville High School Library

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

A panel discussion featuring Edin Ramulic and Ed Vulliamy. Moderated by Ben Moore.

Special thanks to Amir Karadzic, Patrick McCarthy, Barbara Nwacha, and Lucy Allen.

Artifacts and Documents from the Bosnian War

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Two sidebar exhibits in conjunction with Survival in Sarajevo.

Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War 1992-1995

Fontbonne University
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Congregation Neve Shalom
Bosnian Chamber of Commerce
Sabah Newspaper
KETC Channel 9

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

The premier showing of the exhibit Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War 1992-1995.

2010
Thursday, April 1st
7:00 PM

An Evening with Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A small group discussion with renowned author Aleksandar Hemon followed by a public reading and a book signing hosted by Left Bank Books.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Fontbonne Community Connection and the Fontbonne Writers Reading Series.

2009
Sunday, November 1st
7:00 PM

Searching for Hope & Survival in Sarajevo

Edward Serotta, Centropa

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by filmmaker Edward Serotta with screenings of his Nightline documentary, Searching for which was based on his book, Survival in Sarajevo: How a Jewish Community Came to the Aid of Its City.

Thursday, October 22nd
7:00 PM

Neither Here Nor There

Beth Pike
Patrick McCarthy
Ron Klutho

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the filmmakers (Beth Pike) and two local experts on the Bosnian genocide.

Part of the Dedicated Semester on Immigrant Experiences.

Sunday, February 1st
2:00 PM

In the Name of the Son & Neither Here Nor There

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

St. Louis premiere screenings of two Bosnia-related films followed by a Q & A with the directors. In Bosnian.

Background

War and genocide in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s revived enduring questions about human responses in times of crisis. Those on the outside watched passively as multi-ethnic communities were violently torn apart. While ordinary Bosnians suffered and died for months that turned to years, opportunities to effectively intervene were squandered by avoidance, evasion, and moral equivalency between aggressors and victims.

Those caught in war zones in Bosnia-Herzegovina faced life and death choices in circumstances over which they had little or no control. Many made the painful decision to seek status as refugees in other countries as the "ethnic cleansing" of their homeland continued unabated for three and a half years. Tens of thousands lost their lives, and more than two million Bosnians -- nearly half the total population -- became refugees. St. Louis, Missouri, is today home to more than 50,000 people from all parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The film screenings are part of a series of programs sponsored by Fontbonne University and the exhibit consortium for Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide displayed in the Board Room of the Fontbonne University Library. This exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the events on Saturday and Sunday.

$10.00 admission at the door.

Saturday, January 31st
7:00 PM

In the Name of the Son & Neither Here Nor There

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

St. Louis premiere screenings of two Bosnia-related films followed by a Q & A with the directors. In English.

Background

War and genocide in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s revived enduring questions about human responses in times of crisis. Those on the outside watched passively as multi-ethnic communities were violently torn apart. While ordinary Bosnians suffered and died for months that turned to years, opportunities to effectively intervene were squandered by avoidance, evasion, and moral equivalency between aggressors and victims.

Those caught in war zones in Bosnia-Herzegovina faced life and death choices in circumstances over which they had little or no control. Many made the painful decision to seek status as refugees in other countries as the "ethnic cleansing" of their homeland continued unabated for three and a half years. Tens of thousands lost their lives, and more than two million Bosnians -- nearly half the total population -- became refugees.

St. Louis, Missouri is today home to more than 50,000 people from all parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina. These film screenings are part of a series of programs sponsored by Fontbonne University and the exhibit consortium for Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide on display in the Board Room of the Fontbonne University Library. This exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the events on Saturday and Sunday.

$10.00 admission at the door.

2008
Sunday, October 26th
2:00 PM

A Town Called Kozarac

Ed Harriman

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

Screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring Harriman and former residents of Kozarac and Prijedor.

Sunday, May 4th
2:00 PM

Traditional Bosnian Music

Armin Sevdah

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

2:00 PM

A performance of traditional Bosnian music by Armin Sevdah with Edo Sadikovic and Albosy Band.

Tuesday, April 8th
7:00 PM

On the Bosnian Genocide and Prijedor

Rezak Hukanović

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by Rezak Hukanović, author of Tenth Circle of Hell: A Memoir of Life in the Death Camps of Bosnia.

Monday, April 7th
7:00 PM

On the Bosnian Genocide and Prijedor

Jasmin Odobašić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by Jasmin Odobašić on his experiences working in Prijedor.

2007
Tuesday, November 27th
7:30 PM

Seasons in Hell: Covering the Bosnia War

Ed Vulliamy

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:30 PM

A public presentation by British Journalist Ed Vulliamy, author of Seasons in Hell: Understanding Bosnia's War.

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 25th

Exhibit: Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide

Fontbonne University
Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
Patrick McCarthy
Barbra Nwacha

St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

The exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide tells the story of genocide in the Bosnian city of Prijedor between 1992 and 1995. The thirty-four display panels that constitute the exhibit combine information from official sources, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, with original photographs and compelling testimony from genocide survivors now living in St. Louis who were interviewed as part of Fontbonne University’s Bosnia Memory Project.