30 Aug SEPTEMBER IN KROKODIL’S WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE – DR ENES OMEROVIĆ
Dr Enes Omerović is the 88th guest of KROKODIL’s Writer-in-residence as part of the project Who started all this? Historians against revisionism.
The main goal of the two-week residential programs within the project Who started all this? Historians against revisionism is to enable historians from ex-Yugoslav republics to use documents from state archives in Belgrade. Namely, after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the entire archive material on that country’s history remained in Belgrade which presents a great problem for all the researchers dealing with the period from 1918 to 1991. This especially concerns analyses of Yugoslav foreign policies which are impossible without access to Archives of Yugoslavia and Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Following the project Languages and nationalisms, Association KROKODIL started a new project titled Who started all this? Historians against revisionism. The main goal of this project is to create a space for historical and intercultural dialogue by creating a network of historians, writers, journalists, students and wider public which would eventually contribute to conflict resolution, mutually respected historical narratives (if shared are not possible) and to more inclusive culture remembrance. The project’s activities will result in the creation of a sustainable platform that would allow mutually acceptable interpretation of events of the recent and more distant past through the method of multi-perspective historical narrative.
Enes Omerović was born in 1976 in Sarajevo where he graduated in 2004 at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy with a Bachelor thesis entitled The Uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1875-1878 through Travelogues. In 2008 he enrolled in the postgraduate studies in History of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 19th and 20th century at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, and in 2012 he defended his Master thesis – Political Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1918-1921). In the same year he started his PhD studies at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, module History of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 19th and 20th Century, and in 2017 he defended his doctorate entitled Ethnic Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1918-1941).
From 2003 to 2008 he worked as a history teacher in elementary schools, and since 2008 he has been an associate for modern history at the Institute for Modern History in Sarajevo where he was chosen as a research associate for modern history in 2018. His fields of research interest are political violence, ethnic minorities, marginalized groups, ecological history. So far he has written two books published by the Institute for History, University of Sarajevo – Political Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1918-1921) and Ethnic Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1918-1941). He participated in 15 scientific conferences, edited two books and two collections of papers and worked as a research associate on three projects. He published papers in Bosnian and Polish language. He is the editorial staff member of two journals – Prilozi (Insitute for History, University of Sarajevo) and Radovi (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo). He is one of the founders of Association for Modern History where he has been working as a secretary.
The project has been implemented in collaboration with forumZFD Serbia and has been financially supported by the European Union as well as Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Republic of Serbia.