The edited volume is the peak point of the project “Cultures and Politics of Remembrance in Southeast Europe: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Cooperation”. The project was envisioned to start as a two day international conference in Skopje, but due to the turmoil of the COVID – 19 pandemic, the conference format was changed and adjusted to the new circumstances. We are very proud that together with our partners from the Institute of National History and Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology managed to organize the two online roundtable discussions and record the subsequent one to one interviews with prominent scholars and experts.
Even though last year was marked by the COVID – 19 pandemic, it was also a year of heated political debates, revolving around memory politics and historical narratives on local, national and regional level. Therefore in this publication you can find a plurality of concepts, ideas and opinions, giving wider perspectives of the social, political, and historical dynamics in the Balkans and Southeast Europe. Often, the views such as the ones expressed in the publication are under reported and under the radar in the mainstream debate.