Minela Radušić is the 89th 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.

Minela Radušić was born in 1991 in Sarajevo. She graduated at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo in 2013, and in 2016 she defended her Master’s thesis titled “Banja Luka in the 18th century”. She started her PhD at the same faculty and is currently finishing her doctoral thesis entitled “The attitude of authorities towards the health issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878-1941) – a comparative approach to research”. Since February 2017 she has been working as the assistant professor in the area of World and Bosnian and Herzegovinian history – new century and modern age. In her research she deals with social history of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last decades of 19th century and the first half of 20th century.

As a young researcher she participated in projects financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, as well asthe Ministry of Education, Science and Youth of Canton Sarajevo. She participated in various conferences, seminars and PhD workshops in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Southeast Europe and published several papers and reviews on topics from modern Bosnian and Herzegovinian history. She is the member of Association for Modern History.

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.

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