The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology invite you to join us for a:
Bosnian Pita Demonstration with Fatima Delic and Nejra Delic
Thursday, November 16th 4:30pm Confucius Institute Kitchen
Organized by the students of FLK 585 Foodways
Join us as mother-daughter pair Fatima and Nejra Delic prepare pita and discuss the importance of this foodway tradition to Bosnian culture.
Yesterday, Fatima and Nejra stopped by to do a trial run for their upcoming Bosnian Pita Demonstration (and we can vouch that it passed the taste test!)
This event is being organized and presented by the WKU Folk Studies FLK 585 Foodways class as part of the programming for our exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. This event is also part of our campus-wide International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. No reservations needed. For more info, you can visit our Facebook event page.
“Making Bosnian coffee is something that you have to learn and…it’s an acquired skill…it’s almost an apprenticeship that your your mom or your parents put you through.” – Senida Husić, 2016
Join us as Senida Husić and Sanida Palavra prepare coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition. Special RSVP required for this event. To RSVP, please fill out the form below:
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As the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program entered the final stages of construction and exhibit preparation, WKU PBS was there to capture it. WKU PBS will be producing a series of videos on the Bowling Green Bosnian American community and our current exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green throughout the semester. This first video is a sneak peak of that footage, and we will add more videos here as they are released. Many thanks to the WKU PBS team for documenting the hard work that’s gone into our project!
We invite you to join us for the exhibit opening of A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (Kulturno naslijeđe: Bosanci u Bowling Green-u)
Date: Friday, September 29th
Place: Kentucky Museum
Remarks by President Timothy C. Caboni to begin promptly at 6:00pm. Our opening reception will include musical performances by Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas of Bowling Green. Bosnian-themed refreshments will be provided. IYO Bosnia and Herzegovina t-shirts will be available for $5 (cash or check) for faculty, staff, and community members.
We’re getting excited about our upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green! Here’s another behind-the-scenes peak of the recreation section of the exhibit, which is set to open September 29th at @thekymuseum. #kyfolklife#bgky#bosnia from Instagram.
Keep in mind there’s a many other events planned on WKU’s campus by other departments. For a complete roster of events on campus, make sure you keep an eye on the Office of International Program’s featured calendar for IYO Bosnia. We’ll be sharing more information about our calendar for the year as it is finalized. Happy new school year everyone!
“Casualties of war do not end when the war ends on the paper.” — Sanida Palavra speaking at the Walk to Remember Srebrenica Symposium, July 11, 2017
Walk to Remember Srebrenica Symposium, July 11, 2017, Kentucky Museum
On July 11, 2017 at the Walk to Remember Srebrenica Symposium, members of the Bowling Green Bosnian American community shared stories about living in wartime Bosnia, including besieged Srebrenica and Sarajevo. Sanida Palavra, one of the panelists, reflects, “A lot of what I know about war comes from stories my parents shared with me.”
Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide, July 15, 2017, Downtown Bowling Green
The Walk to Remember SrebrenicaGenocide was held on Saturday, July 15th. Backpacks were collected for the Stuff the Bus initiative, with backpacks symbolizing lives lost. After several speakers, participants walked a route 8372 steps in length, each step representing a victim of the genocide.
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the start of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia & Herzegovina, which began July 11, 1995. Many of our fellow Kentuckians are survivors of the Srebrenica Genocide and many lost loved ones.
This week, the Bosnian American community of Bowling Green is hosting events to commemorate and remember Srebrenica, as well as many other sites of genocide and atrocity during the Bosnian War of the 1990s. Many in our Bowling Green community lived in besieged Srebrenica and survived the events of the genocide; many of their loved ones did not survive.
The Srebrenica Genocide of 1995
“When we saw that there was no hope for Srebrenica and its people — that the final moment had come, the terror could be felt in the air. It is a strange feeling to describe, there are no words for it, but you knew that this day is like no other and you knew that this day will stand among the rest of your days.” – Mehmed Alić, as shared with Senida Husić, 2015
As nations of the former Yugoslavia began their struggles for independence in the 1980s, following the death of Tito and the breakdown of communism in other countries in Europe, Serbia used military strength to expand its power in the Balkan region. Between 1992 and 1995, the village of Srebrenica in Eastern Bosnia served as a stronghold and refuge for Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) facing ethnic cleansing from Bosnian Serb and Serb forces.