2005-12-08

History is written by the historians

The project began with a comparative study of history textbooks in Southeastern Europe, and it has now reached the point at which it has released four volumes of history, produced collaboratively by 60 historians from 11 countries in the region. Read about it in Vreme, in a short analysis by Slobodanka Ast, followed by brief interviews with project sponsor Kostas Karas and project participant dr Dubravka Stojanović.

4 comments:

coturnix said...

I wish someone would translate the article, if not the books, in other languages, including English....

Eric Gordy said...

I wont be able to do the books, but if I have a little free time I might try the article. At one point that magazine had a weekly English-language digest, but I dont think they have done that for a while.

marko said...

The books were originally published in English. The Serbian ministry of education has endorsed the project and approved books for use in schools. Consequently it had them translated into "stokavski". So far the Serbian government is the only government in the region to endorse the project. I assume books will be available in the near future over www.knjizara.com

julia said...

Thanks for the interesting article. For my first impressions of the books, please refer to my blog.