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Visual Archive Yugoslavia

English title Visual Archive Yugoslavia
Applicant Miskovic Natasa
Number 160520
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Seminar für Nahoststudien Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline General history (without pre-and early history)
Start/End 01.07.2015 - 31.07.2018
Approved amount 71'150.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
General history (without pre-and early history)
Visual arts and Art history

Keywords (4)

Yugoslavia; Visual history; Digital Humanities; 20th century

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Die Nahoststudien der Universität Basel und das Museum Jugoslawiens (Muzej Jugoslavije, vormals Muzej istorije Jugoslavije MIJ) sind eine Institutionelle Partnerschaft im Rahmen des SCOPES Programmes des SNF eingegangen mit dem Ziel, das visuelle Erbe Jugoslawiens zu erhalten und zu pflegen.
Lay summary
Die Nahoststudien erforschen das visuelle Erbe Südosteuropas im Rahmen des SNF-Projektes 'SIBA — Visuelle Zugänge zur vergleichenden Lebensweltforschung in Jugoslawien und der Türkei, 1920er und 1930er Jahre'. Der Zweck des Museums Jugoslawiens ist die Bewahrung des historischen Erbes Jugoslawiens und dessen Pflege. Ein Kernbestand der umfangreichen Fotosammlung des Museums ist der Nachlass des früheren Präsidenten Josip Broz Tito, der angesichts von dessen bedeutender Rolle im Kalten Krieg von welthistorischer Bedeutung ist.
Unsere ausgesprochen dynamische und erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit konzentrierte sich in den Jahren 2015 und 2016 auf die Digitalisierung der Fotobestände des Museums und deren Zugänglichkeit auf einer neu nun zweisprachigen digitalen Datenbank (serbokroatisch / englisch). Das wichtigste Resultat auf Schweizer Seite ist die kuratorische Unterstützung von Seiten des Museums in der Entwicklung der Wanderausstellung 'Cities on the Move – Post-Ottoman', das Resultate aus dem oben genannten Forschungsprojekt einer weiteren Öffentlichkeit im In- und Ausland vorstellt. Nach ihrer Schweizer Vernissage im September 2017 war die Ausstellung bis Ende Januar 2018 in Belgrad zu sehen. Von Februar bis April 2018 gastiert sie in Sarajevo, ab Mitte Mai 2018 in Istanbul. Ihr grosser Erfolg bei Publikum und Medien beweist, dass die thematisch präsentierten Pressebilder aus Istanbul, Ankara, Belgrad und Sarajevo der Zwischenkriegszeit einen Nerv treffen. Die Bilder waren bisher in der Öffentlichkeit weitgehend unbekannt. Sie geben unerwartete Einblicke in städtische Lebenswelten und bieten einen niederschwelligen Zugang zu einem Thema, das viele betrifft, aber bisher von der Geschichtsschreibung nicht berücksichtigt wurde: das Leben in ehemals osmanischen Städten, die nach dem Auseinanderfallen des Reiches in die neuen Nationalstaaten Jugoslawien und die Türkei integriert wurden. Mithilfe eines Valorisation Grant produzieren wir 2018 einen Dokumentarfilm über diese Bilder.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 22.02.2018

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Name Institute

Publications

Publication
Why are we so similar? Post-Ottoman Urban Space in Turkey and Yugoslavia
MiskovicNatasa (2020), Why are we so similar? Post-Ottoman Urban Space in Turkey and Yugoslavia, in Carabelli Giulia, Jovanović Miloš, Walton Jeremy F., Kirbis Annika (ed.), Ubiquity Press, London, 43-56.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler, Dr. Peter Fornaro, Dr. Ivan Subotic: DHLab Universität Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Seminar for Museology and Heritology, University of Belgrade Serbien (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Matematicki institut SANU, Belgrad Serbien (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Lordan Zafranovic, Prag Czech Republic (Europe)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Prof. Dr. Mehmed Akšamija, Akademija likovnih umetnosti Sarajevo Bosnia-Hercegovina (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events



Self-organised

Title Date Place
VAYU Workshop on Digitization of Colour Negatives and Slides 19.10.2017 Belgrad, Serbien
VAYU Copyright Workshop 29.05.2017 Basel, Switzerland
VAYU Conference 'Digitalizacija foto-gradje' 05.05.2016 Belgrad, Serbien
VAYU Kick-off Meeting 28.08.2015 Basel, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events



Self-organised

Title Date Place
Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko nasljedje 14.05.2019 Zagreb, Kroatische National- und Universitätsbibliothek, Croatia
Mesta v gibanju — postosmanska dediščina 10.04.2019 Ljubljana, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia
Osmanlı Sonrasında Devinen Şehirler 23.05.2018 Istanbul, Turkey
Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko naslijedje 08.02.2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina
Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko nasledje 07.11.2017 Belgrad, Serbien

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Video/Film Projection of DUH VREMENA at Stadtkino Basel German-speaking Switzerland 2020
Media relations: print media, online media 200 fotoğrafla dört eski Osmanlı şehri Tarih dergisi International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Basın fotoǧrafçılarının gözünden Milliyet International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Basın fotoğrafçılarının gözünden kentler Atlas Tarih International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Basın fotoğrafçılarının gözünden şehirler Aydınlık International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Değişimin basın fotoǧraflarına yansıması Vatan International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Foto-dragulji iz 30-ih godina Oslobodjenje International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko naslijedje Hayat TV International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Izložba Gradovi u pokretu - postosmansko naslijedje: Kako su izgledali Sarajevo, Beograd, Istanbul i DEPO Portal International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Izložba koja se stvarala pet godina Oslobodjenje International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Kulturno Federalni TV International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Osmanlı Sonrasında Devinen Şehirler Alem International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Osmanlı Sonrasında Devinen Şehirler Fotoğraf Sergisi Mimarlık Dekorasyon International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Osmanlı Sonrasında Devinen Şehirler sergisi açıldı Ayrıntı Haber International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Osmanlı'dan sonra Istanbul Art News International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Otvorena putujuća izložba Gradovi u pokretu - postosmansko naslijedje Hayat TV International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Predrasude o razlikama na Balkanu treba menjati Al Jazeera Balkans International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Svijetlosni zapisi iz četiri grada Oslobodjenje International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media The past in photo show: A ghost story Daily Sabah International 2018
Video/Film ZEITGEIST / DUH VREMENA / ZAMANIN RUHU International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Život kakvog više nema City Magazine International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Život kakvog više nema – Fotografije sa izložbe Gradovi u pokretu City Magazine International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Beogradska razglednica Studio B International 2017
Talks/events/exhibitions Cities on the Move – Post-Ottoman (Touring exhibition) International 2017
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Cities on the Move – Post-Ottoman: Exhibition guide International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Dan uživo N1 International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Dnevnik, 7.11.2017 RTS Radio Televizija Srbije International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko nasledje Politika International 2017
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko nasledje: Vodič kroz izložbu International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Izložbe koje ne bi trebalo propustiti: Gradovi u pokretu – postosmansko nasledje Politika Magazin International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Kulturni dnevnik 7.11.2017 RTS Radio Televizija Srbije International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Kulturni krugovi RTS Radio Beograd 2 International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media New Exhibition Explores Balkan's Post-Ottoman Heritage Balkaninsight International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Osmansko, a naše Vreme International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Sećanja i naš odnos sa prošlošću Novi Magazin International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Sirbistanda Osmanli sergisine yogun ilgi Sabah International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Vizija RTS Radio Beograd 202 International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Wikipedia Marathon Wikipedia International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Jugoslavija u pikselima Večernje novosti International 2016
Media relations: radio, television Kulturni dnevnik, 05.05.2016. RTS International 2016
Media relations: radio, television Kulturni krugovi, Vizuelni arhiv Jugoslavije RTS Radio Beograd 2 International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Vizuelni arhiv Jugoslavije za digitalizaciju foto građe RTV Vojvodina International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Vizuelni arhiv Jugoslavije: Projekat Muzeja istorije Jugoslavije i Univerziteta u Bazelu Blic International 2015

Awards

Title Year
Premiere of DUH VREMENA at the Martovski Belgrade Documentary and Shorts Festival 2019

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
176983 Postosmanische Städte im Visier. Visuelle Zugänge zur vergleichenden Lebensweltforschung in Jugoslawien und in der Türkei, 1920er und 1930er Jahre 01.08.2017 SNSF Professorships
144751 Postosmanische Städte im Visier. Visuelle Zugänge zur vergleichenden Lebensweltforschung in Jugoslawien und in der Türkei, 1920er und 1930er Jahre 01.08.2013 SNSF Professorships
117941 Tito, Nehru, Nasser und die Blockfreienbewegung 1950-1965. Beziehungsgeschichte einer Politikerfreundschaft 01.10.2007 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The Middle Eastern Studies, University of Basel (Swiss partner), and the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade (formerly Museum of Yugoslavia, project partner) are joined in a SCOPES institutional partnership with the aim to secure and promote the visual legacy of Yugoslavia. This legacy is threatened, since the successor states develop their own national master narratives, neglecting the joint heritage of the multinational period. The Swiss partner is engaged in the preservation and promotion of the region’s visual heritage through the ongoing SNSF project 'Exploring Post-Ottoman Cities Through the Photographic Lens. New Approaches to Lifeworld Research in Turkey and Yugoslavia, 1920s and 1930' (PP00P1-144751 / 176983). The project partner holds a huge visual collection from the Yugoslav period, including the photographic estate of former president Josip Broz Tito, which consists of over 130’000 photographic positives and over 300’000 negatives. Considering Yugoslavia’s crucial role in the Cold War, this collection is of significance for the global history of the 20th century, far beyond the Yugoslav context. This collection has been in danger for lack of means (financial, technical and staff) and support (ideal and institutional). Both partners share the same beliefs and concerns regarding the necessity for a special effort to preserve the visual legacy of Yugoslavia. Since the start of the IP in summer 2015, they have successfully and dynamically engaged in the following activities: (1) modernization of the project partner's digitalization infrastructure, (2) a workshop series focusing on Digital Humanities, database managing and copyright issues, (3) the development of the travelling exhibition 'Cities on the Move - Post-Ottoman', which presents the Swiss partner's research results to audiences in Switzerland and Southeastern Europe, and (4) the production of a documentary film on the exhibition theme 'Cities on the Move - Post-Ottoman'.The IP has confirmed the Museum of Yugoslavia's position as one of the most innovative institutions implementing Digital Humanities in Serbia. On the other hand, the travelling exhibition has met with amazing interest by the public and the media. It seems to strike a chord, presenting beautiful unknown visual material from the Balkans to local and international, general and specialist audiences, and giving unexpected insights into cityscapes nobody has looked at in this way before and addressing questions formal history education obviously neglects.
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