May 15 (Fri) - 9:45am - 6:00pm

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University

An international conference organized by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University.

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.



May 14, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Renata Salecl (Institute of  Criminology at the Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Birkbeck College, University of London)
From Srebrenica to St. Louis: War Trauma 20 Years Later



May 15, 2015
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


9:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Pavle Levi (Stanford University)
10:00-11:30 am

Panel 1: The Genocide and its Aftermath in Historical and Contemporary

Norman Naimark (Stanford University)
Srebrenica in the History of Genocide
Zilka Spahić-Šiljak (Stanford University)
Survivors/Victims’ Agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Self-identification and Conceptualization of Sexual Violence Experiences
Edina Bećirević (University of Sarajevo)
Post-Genocide Realities and Possibilities of Reconciliation in Bosnia and

Moderator: Jovana Knežević (Stanford University)

1:00-2:30 pm

Panel 2: Scenes, Traces, Symbolization

Paul Lowe (University of the Arts London)
The Forensic Turn and the Post Factum Witness
Sarah Wagner (George Washington University)
Innovation and Intervention: The Forensic Work of Identifying Srebrenica’s Missing
Damir Arsenijević (De Montfort University)
Love after Genocide

Moderator: Sreten Ugričić (Stanford University)

2:45-4:00 pm

Panel 3: The Persistence of Politicalization

Branimir Stojanović (Belgrade Psychoanalytical Society)
Yugoslavia and Ethnic Cleansing
Boris Buden (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies and 
Bauhaus University)

Srebrenica after Commemoration: Towards a Politics of Revenge

Moderator: Pavle Levi

4:15-5:45 pm

Panel 4: Monuments and Counter-Monuments

Amila Buturović (York University)
Fields of Death, Sites of Rebirth: Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial in the Bosniak
National Imagination

Andrew Herscher (University of Michigan)
Genocide, Memory, Counter-Monument

Milica Tomić (Artist)
From Monument to Ruin and then Back Again: Art, Violence and Subjugated Knowledge

Moderator: Branislav Jakovljević (Stanford University)

5:45-6:00 pm Closing Remarks


Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Co-sponsored by Stanford Global Studies, The Europe Center, The Mediterranean Studies Forum, The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Art & Art History, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and Stanford Humanities Center, with funding from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers program.