Slovenes, Croatians, Archives and National Interest

Rogatec, 1903, held at the Historical Archive Celje. Collection of postcards

A colleague from the archives confided to me over coffee that she never had and never could cheer for Croatia. I remember this statement well it was this summer when Croatia was eliminated from the European Football Championship. Although they definitely deserved the bit of luck needed to advance, many a Slovene only smiled smugly. A similar situation, only the … Continue reading

Red sky at dawning: winter mornings, passing storms and the ethics of self representation

winter_who am I

    I have just got back from a crazy couple of weeks in Sarajevo at the annual International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevska Zima  which is in full swing and will run until the end of March. I arrived the day after a snow storm that made international news as the biggest snowfall in a hundred years. There were reports of busloads … Continue reading