In May and June 2021, the Center for Public History is organizing the first Public History Festival in Serbia. This traditional event, which has been held regularly in many countries for years, aims to introduce the public to important but neglected historical topics, promoting a new approach to history based on a culture of peace, equality, democracy and solidarity.
Through various public events such as exhibitions, theater performances, public guided tours and discussions, history is discussed in a different way than usual. With this festival, we want to open questions about the connection between the past, the present and possible futures in the public space. What do we (not) learn from history? Who does she belong to? Who is not in it? Why more history? These are just some of the topics that we will open in different ways.
During the first edition of the festival, we will talk about anti-fascist resistance, the history of feminist organization and Neda Božinović, the life of Roma in Belgrade until World War II, the anti-war movement and protests of the 1990s, Zajecar Guitar Festival, how to write history and its abuse, and many other topics .
Public History Festival - Why more history? is organized at four locations: in Krusevac, Zrenjanin, Zajecar and Belgrade