Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:30 PM
Life in an Age of Death: War and the River in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Guest Speaker: Azra Hromadzic, Associate Professor and O'Hanley Scholar, Department of Anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
The majority of literature on wars understandably focuses on the horrific aspects of war, such as death, destruction, loss, displacement, trauma and despair. In this presentation, however, Professor Hromadžić will highlight that life in war is not only brutal and disastrous, but also in some respect deeply joyful and at times even fun. This requires that we portray the real and horrific experiences of death and destruction, but that we also ask: what kind of life emerges and unfolds in these injured landscapes? This presentation will show how during the Bosnian war and in the devastated city of ruins, Bihać, meaningful and joyful life materialized from more than just human relations.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.
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