2nd November 2019: Izazov Film and Activism workshop, Kings College London.

This workshop forms part of project “IZAZOV!”, a youth-led filmmaking project in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) exploring how film can be used to facilitate creative thinking, dialogue and change in society.

The workshop will be designed and led by the filmmakers from BiH, and will include a mixture of film screenings, discussion and creative and participatory activities. This forms part of wider projects Changing the Story (led by the University of Leeds) and The Complete Freedom of Truth (led by Opera Circus), both of which are aimed at empowering young people through an engagement with the arts.  For further info see here.

1st November 2019: Exhibition Opening of Mi Gradimo Prugu, Pruga Gradi Nas’ (We Build the Tracks, the Tracks Build Us), History Museum, Sarajevo.

The second Living Museum exhibition, showcased the work of four students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Esnar Hadžić, Faras Ramadanović, Stefan Savić and Marina Krsmanović, together with work by artist-in-residence, Milena Michalski, ‘In a different light’.

The students’ work was made in response to the socialist art collection held by the Museum, some of which is currently exhibited in the ‘Living Museum’, together with artworks commissioned in response to it.   For further info see here.

1st October – 7th November: Exhibition, Exploring Exclusions, Kings College London

This exhibition presents the work of four artist/researchers collaborations on questions of exclusion, stigmatisation, marginalisation, conflict and violence.  It showcases work that created through Kings VEM Network‘s first major project VEM+ which saw artists and researchers collaborate over a 2 week residency at Kings in Somerset House studios during July 2019.  For further info see here.

10th October 2019: Exhibition Opening of Savremeni Konteksti: Oslikavanje Socijalističkih Slika (Contemporary Contexts: Re-Imagining Socialist Images), History Museum, Sarajevo.

Exhibition of works commissioned through an open call that invited artists to respond to the History Museum’s socialist art collection, until recently stored in the museum’s basement.  Exploring connections between the past and the present, five artists created works that are being exhibited alongside the original art collection.  Artists: Meliha Teparić, Dženan Hadžihasanović, Smirna Kulenović, Andrea Mirnić and Milena Michalski.  See here for more info.

6th March 2019: Symposium: The Testimony of the Image: Visualizing War Crimes Tribunals, LCC London

As part of LCC’s Research Fortnight, this symposium will explore the visual staging of War Crimes Tribunals from Nuremburg to the ICTY. The main presentation will be by photographer Armin Smailovic, who will talk about his ‘Testimony Portraits’ of witnesses giving evidence at the ICTY and his Sounds of Silence project that deals with female survivors of wartime rape in Bosnia Herzegovinia. Max Houghton of LCC will also talk about her research on the embodied nature of testimony to war crimes tribunals from Nuremburg to Rwanda, whilst Professor James Gow of the War studies department at King’s college will discuss the theme of Pictures of Peace and Justice.

For further info see here.

2nd March 2019: Panel: Art and Conflict

Saturday 02 March 2019 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Dr Nela Milic, Tom Paskhalis and Dr Ivor Sokolić will discuss the role of art and visual representation in response to conflict and dealing with its consequences.For further info see here.

10 December 2018: Stand Up for Human Rights: 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Right, London

This event will tell a story of human rights, crimes committed in recent conflicts and attempts by humanity to deal with these crimes in order to prevent them in future.

10 December 2018, 1730-1930, followed by a reception, Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS.  For more info and to register.

3 December 2018: Reconciliations: Art, Conflict and Experience: Mladen Miljanovic, London

Mladen Miljanović is a Bosnian Artist whose work, MWRL 100mm (Multiple Water Rocket Launcher), is currently on display in the Quad at Regent’s University London as part of the Reconciliations Exhibition in The Knapp Gallery. In 2013 he represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at 55th Venice biennale with pavilion project titled ‘The Garden of Delights’. Mladen will talk about the work in the context of his personal experience of child living literally on the frontline, growing up surrounded by soldiers, and violence and how it influenced his identity and his work.

Mon, December 3, 2018, 17.00, The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS. For more info and to register.

30 November 2018: ‘Attention’ by Touchdown Dance Company, performance followed by Q&A, London

Touchdown create in the moment within a structured score, including concepts of proximity and space, architecture (Angus Balbernie) the poetics of movement (Steve Batts), and kinaesthetic awareness (Julyen Hamilton). This 30 minute performance will be followed by a Q&A with the dancers.

29 November-1 December 2018: Art and Reconciliation Symposium, London


28 November 2018: Photography and Art in Post Conflict Societies, London
In this event the photographer Ziyah Gafić and artist, Mladen Miljanović will discuss their work and its relation to the post war legacy of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.Wednesday 28 November, 14.00-16.00pm, London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle, London.  For further info and to register. 
21 November 2018: Reconciling Experience: Dance excerpt, Q&A and reception, London

Choreography by Roman Baca, Fulbright Scholar, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and former US Marine.

This choreography aims to explore how the experience of serving in the military becomes embodied and carried over into everyday life.

21 November 2018, 19:00 to 21.00 at The Exchange, Bush House, Kings College London.  For further into and to register.

21 November 2018: Film Screening: Rope by Ziyah Gafic, London

Two aging athletes and friends who fought on opposing sides in Bosnian civil war meet after quarter of century for one last climb.

21 November 2018, 13:00 to 14:30 at The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus.  For further info and to register.

 15 November 2018: Text Illuminations: Data, Discourses and Representation, London

Panel discussion with artist, Dr Nela Milic (University of the Arts London) and political scientists, Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Dr Ivor Sokolic and Tom Paskhalis of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Thursday 15 November 2018,, The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus.  For further info and to register.

7 November 2018: Art and Reconciliation: A Conversation with Artists, London

Artist in Residence, Dr Milena Michalski, In Conversation with artists on the theme of reconciliation and art at The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus, 18.30-20.00pm.

In connection with the ‘Reconciliations’ exhibitions, and bringing together some of the artists showing there with other artists whose work deals with reconciliation in the broadest sense, this public discussion reflects on a wide range of reconciliations – or not – including between art and atrocity, both past and present; the artist’s internal conflict during the making of work; between art and politics, art and psychology and between elements such as abstraction and documentation.  For further info and to register.

1 November-1 December 2018: Reconciliations exhibition, London

Reconciliations is a two-part exhibition running in parallel at The Exchange, Bush House, King’s College London from 1 November-1 December 2018, and at The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s University London, from 1 November 2018-19 January 2019.

The exhibitions offer a chance to see the artworks commissioned as part of the project, as well as other work relating to the broader concept of ‘reconciliation’. There will also be a series of events, including artists’ talks, seminars, and performances.

31 October 2018: Forensic Aesthetics, London

Running from 14-16pm at London College of Communications in this talk the artist Vladimir Miladinović will discuss his work from the project Rendered History, which deals with wartime and post-war trauma of the former Yugoslav societies.  In addition Dr Paul Lowe will present his paper: Traces of Traces: Time, space, objects and the forensic turn in photography.  For more info see here

17-19 October 2018, Prospects for Justice and Reconciliation in the Balkans – What is the ‘New Normal’?, Belgrade

Panel and workshop at the Belgrade Security Forum, 17-19 October 2018, Belgrade.

25 June 2018: The Artist in Post Conflict Societies workshop, Sarajevo

‘The Artist in Post Conflict Societies’ was a workshop organised in conjunction with the REconciliations exhibition that brought together regional artists at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It involved a series of practical sessions on working with institutions and writing funding proposals and a broader discussion about the social and political production of art and on the role and responsibilities of artists working in post conflict societies.  For more info see here.

29 June-31 August 2018: REconciliations exhibition, Sarajevo

‘REconcilaitions’ brings together regional and international artists who have produced artwork in response to the collection of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Undertaken as part of Art and Reconciliation, the exhibition has sought to ask questions about the role of the artist in post conflict societies. How can artists look back and critically re-interpret history in order to look forward and re-imagine a different future?  ReConciliations features the work of seven artists working with film, sculpture, drawing and audio visual installations: Lana Čmajčanin & Adela Jušić;  Milena Michalski; Mladen Miljanovic; Paul Coldwell; Sabina Tanović & Dario Kristić; Vladimir Miladinovic; Ziyah Gafic.  For more info see here.

8 June 2018: Evaluating Reconciliation: The Western Balkans and Beyond, London

Policy meeting, King’s College London, 8 June 2018, 1000-1600.

3 May 2018: After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans, London

The panel discusses the implications for accountability for war crimes in the Balkans following the closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Jasna Dragović-Soso is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths University of London.

Jelena Petrović is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

Eric Gordy is Professor of Political and Cultural Sociology in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

Jelena Subotić is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University.

James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

Denisa Kostovicova (@DenisaKost) is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

This event is hosted by LSE Department of Government’s Conflict Research Group and AHRC-funded ‘Arts and Reconciliation’ project.

Thursday 03 May 2018 6:30pm to 8:00p, London School of Economics and Political Science

26 April 2018, Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice, London

The panel discussion launches a special issue of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies coedited by James Hughes and Denisa Kostovicova of LSE’s Department of Government.

Thursday 26 April 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm, London School of Economics and Political Science

23 April 2018, (En-)Gendering Transitional Justice: Silences, Symbols, Spaces and the (Anti-)Politics of Reconciliation, London

King’s College London, March 2018.

18 April 2018: Knowledge Exchange on the RECOM Process, London

Policy meeting, London School of Economics and Political Science, 18 April 2018, 0930-1400.

14 March 2018: Art and Reconciliation: Evaluating and Demonstrating the Social Impact of the Arts

Seminar, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 14 March 2018, 10am-2pm.

5 March 3018, Reconciliation as Activity – Possibilities for Action, Prishtina

Policy meeting and authors’ workshop, Centre for Research and Documentation, Prishtina, March 2018.

30-31 January 2018: Reconciliation Histories Workshop

‘Reconciliation Histories’ explores forgotten and hidden moments of (non)reconciliation to challenge what it is that is meant be reconciliation and how it is to be achieved in the contemporary era, and considers diverse examples from the Athenian wars, to the Bolshevik revolution. If you are interested in attending please email for more information (limited spaces).  For more information see here.

29 January 2018: ‘Ricochet’ by Simon Norfolk

Please join us for a lecture by the award winning photographer, Simon Norfolk, on the politics of remembrance after the first world war. The lecture is based on a forthcoming documentary series “Ricochet”, which asks what’s wrong with pretty war cemeteries and cenotaphs and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Quite a lot, this lecture argues.   For more information see here.

7 June 2017: Film Screening: After The Fact

LSE hosts screening and discussion surrounding Henry Redwood and Ice&Fire film After the Fact, an exploration of the experience of witnessing in international courts. For more information see here.

14-16 June 2017: BISA Conference:

Denisa Kostovicova (Department of Government, London School of Economics) and Tom Paskhalis (Department of Methodology, London School of Economics), present ‘Women Deliberators and Transitional Justice: What Kind of Voice?’. This captureskey findings from their research on RECOM, exploring the way that women participate in transitional justice. For more information see here.

26 June-2 July 2017: Warm Festival and Why Remember

Paul Lowe (UAL LCC) co-curates a festival and conference in Sarajevo exploring themes of journalism, art, remembrance and conflict. For more information see here.