MemorInmotion – Pedagogical Tool on Culture of Remembrance

Memory In Motion toolkit

On the 18th of December forumZFD together with Anne Frank House (The Netherlands) and with the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR BIH) and EUROCLIO-HIP BiH launched MemorInmotion – Pedagogical tool on Culture of Remembrance, in the City Hall / Vijećnica, Sarajevo.
MemorInmotion (reads as Memory In Motion) toolkit was developed by university professors, teachers, pedagogues, (art) historians, artists and activists. It includes a Manual with Modules, Lesson plans and videos on DVD from Memory Walk (Istočno Sarajevo – Sarajevo 2013 and Munich 2014) and MOnuMENTImotion. Overall design was done by Ismet Lisica, and DVD Mastering was done by me, together with Renato Foder (audio) and Ismet Lisica (on whose design it was based upon).
So far it is available in three languages, English, German and Bosnian.

Structure of the Manual

MemorInmotion contains the following:

  • Essay,
  • 5 Modules – from Identity to the Art of Dealing with the Past to issues of memorialisation and history,
  • 9 Lesson plans for school and workshop classes and youth groups active in institutional and nongovernmental cultural and educational organizations,
  • DVD with videos and MOnuMENTI Catalogue and all material in .pdf format.

Tool is adapted for use, both in formal /non-formal education, by teachers, professors and educators working with young people.


Authors are:

  • Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić, education science, has for years been actively involved in peaceful upbringing and education, the philosophy of nonviolence and intercultural education. She currently teaches pedagogy-related courses in a program specializing in education at the Department of English at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo;
  • Laura Boerhout is a historian, researching intergenerational transmission of Bosnian wartime memories at the University of Amsterdam and an educator, setting up workshops for young people on monuments and memories for the Anne Frank House. Together with Youth Initiative for Human Rights BiH she organized both Memory Walk Sarajevo and Memory Walk Munich;
  • Melisa Forić is a historian from Sarajevo. She has authored and co-authored several history textbooks for primary and secondary school, and is a member of the EUROCLIO-HIP BiH, the Association of Historians and History Teachers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She works at the Centre for Balkan Studies of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Bojana Dujković-Blagojević holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the University of Banja Luka. She is a teacher, author and developer of supplementary teaching materials;
  • Senada Jusić is a historian and member of EUROCLIO-HIP BiH. She works as a teacher in a primary and a secondary school. She has participated in numerous conferences and projects related to research and analysis of historical projects, new methods in history teaching, and anti-discriminatory projects;
  • Nicolas Moll, Ph.D. in contemporary history, is a historian and a trainer in the fields of intercultural cooperation and dealing with the past. He works in the Western Bakans and in Western Europe and is coordinating the trans-European exchange platform Memory Lab;
  • Michele Parente, social pedagogue and expert in civic conflict resolution and peace work for 16 years. Since 2008, he has been a Project Manager of forumZFD in BiH;
  • Wouter Reitsema is a historian specialized in postcolonial theory, post-1975 Vietnamese diaspora and Cold War in the Netherlands and currently working for the Anne Frank House and the Democracy and Media Foundation in Amsterdam;
  • Me 🙂

supported with consultants:

  • Nerkez Opačin is a lecturer at the International Relations Department at the International University of Sarajevo. His research interests include conflict analysis and resolution, peace studies and international relations;
  • Alma Mašić, has been involved in creation and development of civil society sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1994 and has extensive knowledge about civil society development and democracy issues in the Balkan region, with primary focus on issues related to dealing with the past and transitional justice among victims groups and youth;
  • Judith Brand, Program Manager at forumZFD in BiH since June 2014, is a social worker by profession and holds an M.A. degree in East European studies. She has a long-term working experience in the Western Balkans;
  • Andrea Baotić has graduated from the Department of History of Arts and the Department of Romance Languages. She works as a teaching assistant and a researcher at the Department of History of Arts at the University of Sarajevo;
  • Christian Pfeifer holds a university degree in Politics, Serbo-Croatian Literature and Language and History. Since 2008, he has worked as a Regional Manager of forumZFD for the Western Balkans region based in Belgrade/Serbia;
  • Suad Alić, has been working in a high school for eighteen years, four of which as a principal. Since 2007, he has been the BiH representative at the Council of Europe responsible for the matters related to civic education and the EDC program;
  • Elma Hašimbegović is a historian and museum advisor. Currently, she is a director of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
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