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Symbolic Legacy of the 1990’s Homeland War Conference Opens


A conference aimed at preserving the symbolic legacy of the 1990’s homeland war has opened in Croatia’s capital Zagreb on Friday…

“Symbol, Identity and the Homeland War”, which is organised by the Sociology Department of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association, will see a number of lectures, displays and activities take place at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb today.

“The difficult but glorious process of creating the independent Republic of Croatia and the Homeland War are without question key events in the recent history of the Croatian people. The suffering of Croatian citizens in the five-year war period will always be remembered. Generations will remember it, among other things, also through the symbols that were created during the war,” said Croatia’s President Ivo Josipović at the official opening this morning, adding that symbols, such as the coat of arms and the flag, represented intangible heritage.

Organisers say that the aim of the conference is to explore issues of identity during and after the Homeland War in Croatia and to exchange research results which have examined the meaning of the symbolic dimension of the social reality during the Homeland War, as well as the intangible symbolic heritage from the period which we have inherited today. (pic: hgzd)

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