The intertwined relationship between memory, justice and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which can be scrutinised through the documented accounts of the postwar experience, contribute to a broader understanding of the ways undertaken in the process of dealing with the legacies of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through research in to dominant war memory discourse of the Balkans conflict we are able to understand how war memory is negotiated and contested.
The Balkans are commonly perceived as Europe's conflict area par excellence. The Understanding Conflict research cluster has an interest in all major modern conflicts that took place in the region, from the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 and the two World Wars, to the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Through case studies, such as Bosnia and Greece, it aims to understand how these different wars were experienced and remembered. Looking at insiders' and outsiders' perspectives, it is particularly interesting to examine the conflicts as both local and as international events, ultimately challenging and deconstructing the various generalising 'Balkanist' stereotypes that are still widely popular.