Belgrade Digital Memoryscape: Holocaust

City / Country / Region: 
Belgrade / Serbia
1941 - 1945
Commissioner(s) / Initiator(s): 

FDA/Dept. of History and Theory

(Planned within the framework of the project for Science fund of Serbia- at the moment in the phase of application for funds). 

Local / Citizens' Knowledge Production as a Tool for Placemaking: 

The choice of memory sites (memory makers and memory markers) is decided after 1. Research of the historical documents, archives, historiography 2. Research of testimonies  kept in JIM (Jewish Historical Museum) and 5 volume edition Jevreji pamte 3. Research of the fiction in diverse media

Participatory Processes: 

The individual private memory narratives to be included are proposed and decided by the  members of JCB

Selection of memory narratives of fiction is to be provided by  the researchers FDA and COST team members

The third level of input is from the official institutions like city council,  JHM, Belgrade` s archive. Thus the participatory process  is based upon entangled memory  choice that is eventually diachronically contextualized.

Digital Tools Used: 

Digital mapping, website and android guide application  (only  if the project is accepted by the Science fund of Serbia)

Bottom-Up Digital Practices: 

The project begins with the “bottom up”  decisions that  would offer  the material to be digitally shaped (if the project is to get the fun ding)  into digital and post digital display of the chosen sites that work both as memory makers and memory markers

Disciplinary / Professional Field: 

Cultural memory studies, Digital Humanities 

Articles / Publications / Websites: 
  • Daković, Nevena, Mevorah, Vera (ed), 2018,Mememory  Markers:  Jewish Heritage, and the Holocaust, Belgrade: Jewish Historical Museum 
  • Daković, Nevena, 2016, Historical Revisionism & Media Archaeology: TV Serias Ravna Gora: End Game, in: Media archaeology : memory, media and culture in the digital age / ed. by N. Daković, M. Nikolić, Lj.Rogač Mijatović, Belgrade: Faculty of Dramatic Arts, pp. 23-34, ISBN 978-86-82101-61-1 
  • N. Dakovic, Lj. Rogac Mijatovic, Mirjana Nikolic.2015.  From Dissonance to resilience: the heritage of Belgradeş Staro sajmiste, in Auclaire, E. And G. Fairclough (eds.) Theory and Practice in heritage and Sustainability: between past and future, Routledge, London , pp 190-203
  • Dakovic, Nevena. 2015. “(Im)possible Witness: The Revelation of the Himmelcommando” in Nevena Dakovic (ed.)  Representation of the Holocaust in the Balkans in Arts and Media. Belgrade: Discourse, pp. 1-8. 
  • Daković, Nevena and Ivana Uspenski. 2014.“The Memory of the Holocaust and the New Hyper/Cyber- Textuality” in Cornis Pope, Marcel (ed.) Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres: New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression.   Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins publishing Company, pp. 364-385.
  • Daković, Nevena. 2011, Imagining Belgrade: The Cultural/Cinematic Identity of a City on European Fringes,  in: Katia Pizzi, Godela Weiss-Sussex  (eds),  The Cultural Identities of European Cities Oxford: Piter Lang, pp. 61-77, ISSN 978 303911 930 1