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Milovan Pisarri,

Obtained his PhD from the University of Venice in 2011. In his research, he explores the Holocaust, the genocide against the Roma, anti-fascism, the civilian population under occupation. He publishes articles in international professional journals and regularly participates in scientific meetings in Serbia and abroad. He is the author and coordinator of historical research on international projects – on the killing sites in the first stage of the Holocaust (Killing Sites – The First Stage of the Holocaust in Serbia and Croatia), on forced labour in Serbia (Producers, Consumers and Consequences of Forced Labour 1941-1944) and on the mapping of the genocide against the Roma in Serbia (The Porajmos in Serbia: Mapping the Past, Changing the Present). As an expert, he was member of the National Working Group for the project of developing educational materials on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Serbia (organised by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia and the OSCE).

Ružica Dević

Graduated philosophy (University of Belgrade). She has over 10 years of experience as an activist and coordinator in the field of human rights, dealing with the past, working with minorities and marginalised groups. In the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, she led regional cooperation programmes between Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. As researcher and coordinator, she worked on the project of creating a digital archive of the Jewish community of Serbia before World War II organised by the Union of Jewish Municipalities of Serbia. In 2018, she participated in the US Department of State’s Community Solutions Program at the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles. She has worked as a coordinator on international projects on the killing sites in the  first stage of the Holocaust (Killing Sites – The First Stage of the Holocaust in Serbia and Croatia), and about the forced labour in Serbia (Producers, Consumers and Consequences of Forced Labour. Serbia 1941-1944).

Marijana Stojčić

Sociologist, researcher, feminist and peace activist. Areas of interest: culture of remembrance and politics of education, identity policies, history of feminism and social movements. Her work focuses on the social functions of remembrance and forgetting, their connection with various forms of contemporary and historical violence, identity issues and identity policies, as well as the ways in which they are connected personally and publicly, individually and socially. She focuses on critical thinking about the Yugoslav heritage, current remembrance policies, the function they have today and their connection with the broader European and global context. She is a contributor to the Women’s Information and Documentation Centre in Belgrade and the Serbian Anti-Fascist Alliance. Notable publications: Pepeljuge i veštice u srpskim štampanim medijima (Cinderellas and Witches in Serbian Print Media) (Belgrade, 2008); Feministički pokret u Jugoslaviji 1978-1989 (The Feminist Movement in Yugoslavia 1978-1989) (Belgrade, 2009); Gde je nestala Roza Luksemburg (Where did Rosa Luxemburg Disappear) (Belgrade, 2011).

James May

Mirko Medenica

Lawyer and human rights activist. He graduated from the Belgrade University Law School, majoring in international public law. As researcher and lawyer, he collaborated with the Humanitarian Law Centre, the Women in Black and other human rights organisations.

Vladimir Opsenica

Works as a freelance art director, graphic designer and photographer. He has over 10 years of professional experience in the commercial sector as art and creative director and strategist for the concepts of differentiation and advertising. In the non-commercial sector, he has been working as a graphic designer with the following non-governmental organisations: Gayten-LGBT, The Queer Studies Centre and the Rainbow Association. He has also collaborated with the following organisations: Labris, the Reconstruction Women’s Fund, the Association of Roma Youth of Serbia, the Red Cross of Serbia, the Forum Syd, UNHCR Serbia, the Rex Cultural Centre, the Stuents’ Cultural Centre Belgrade, the Free Zone Festival, the Organ Music Festival, the Bitef Theatre, the Bitef Festival, the Balkan Culturescapes Festival, the Station – contemporary dance service, the MKM Cultural Centre, the Department of Gender Studies at the Vienna University and Charles University …

In 2016, he joined the Serbian Anti-Fascist Alliance project team on the Anti-fascist Cinema and Oral Histories projects as a photographer, cameraman and editor. In 2017, he was the author of the ZNAM-ZNAŠ  (I KNOW – YOU KNOW) video glossary project.

Aleksandar Stojaković

Theoretician of literature and director. He studied at the Faculty of Philology at the General Literature and Theory of Literature Department. He attended the Alternative Film Centre’s Film Directing School. He was on the editorial board of the QT Magazine, a journal on the queer theory in culture. Researcher on the “Pride Parade and LGBT Population” (2014) and “Homophobia and Internalised Homophobia in Serbia, a Qualitative Research” (2016) projects. He is the author of the “Life Under a Mask” documentary (2016). He has been the President of the Queer Studies Centre since 2015. Cooperates with the Serbian Anti-Fascist Alliance.

Nada Banjanin Đuričić

Professor of sociology at the Railway Technical School in Belgrade. She uses an interactive approach, as well as methods of active learning and critical thinking in her teaching practice. Her interests include theoretical aspects of gender-based violence and child abuse in the family. She is the author of a monograph, a sociological study entitled “Udarac po duši” (A Blow to the Soul) (IKSI and JCPD, 1998), as well as of around twenty articles in professional periodicals; she co-authored several teacher manuals. She participated in several multi-year educational projects: human rights projects of the ACCD -Association for Creative Communication and Debate; International Peace Democracy Program organized by Civic Initiatives and CRF Los Angeles, California with participation at the International Conference in Denver, Colorado; Interculturalism through Literature and Dialogue – INCLUDE with Group 484.

In recent years, she has been engaged in including the teaching on the Holocaust in the regular school curricula. She attended several domestic and international seminars. She is the co-author of the accredited training programmes for teachers, educators and professional associates – Learning about the Holocaust, organised by the Group 484.

Jasmina Lazovic

Graduated journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. She is currently student of the MA program International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. She has been an activist is in the field of dealing with the past since 2008, when she conducted an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. For almost ten years she worked at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, mainly on transitional justice programs, dealing the past and regional cooperation. She was engaged in advocating and establishing Regional Youth Cooperation Office – the only institutional regional mechanism established with the aim of contributing to reconciliation in the Western Balkans region. She is alumni of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Center for Comparative Conflict Studies. In 2014 she participated in a professional exchange between Kosovo and Serbia, when in the scope of the Balkan Trust for Democracy program she spent two months in Pristina. Since 2014 she has been a member of the trans-European network of memory practitioners – Memory Lab.

Exhibition "Rescue of Serbia. American Mission and typhus epidemic in Serbia in 1915"

Nedic Case Reopens Wartime Wounds in Serbia

CPH became a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Round table: History of mental health care

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Media report: ’90s, One look at the Past

CPH at the Western Balkans Summit

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