Sunday Oct 23, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Dr. Melissa Bokovoy discusses the current situation of the former Yugoslavia.
The Albuquerque International Association will host a lecture by Dr. Melissa Bokovoy, Professor of History at UNM on the current situation of the former Yugoslavia.
Once upon a time there was a country called Yugoslavia. Then it disappeared. A number of countries disappeared around the same time -- the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Czechoslovakia -- but Yugoslavia did not go quietly. Instead, the land of the South Slavs dissolved into a series of fratricidal wars.
What was Yugoslavia? Why did it collapse? Did it have to? Twenty-five years after the disappearing act began, memories of the country remain contested. The Yugoslav successor states and their citizens have remembered the SFR Yugoslavia variously with nostalgia, disgust, and indifference. Dr. Bokovoy will discuss the war of memories in light of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, EU ascension of Slovenia and Croatia, and the continuing search for identity among the peoples of ex-Yugoslavia.
Lecture: $15/Albuquerque International Association Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 30) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by October 21. You can also pay on-line with credit card at www.abqinternational.org or at the door (cash or check only).