World War I Conference in Sarajevo Triggers Ethnic Tensions

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Amir Duranovic, a doctoral student at the U. of Sarajevo and an organizer of a conference about the Great War, stands on the site where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed in 1914. “We wanted a conference for historians, not for Bosnia’s Serbs, Croats, and Muslims,” he says. 

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This week, scholars from the United States and 25 other countries will gather in Sarajevo to mark the centennial of World War I.

Entitled "The Great War: Regional Approaches and Global Contexts," the conference is meant to expand and elevate the...

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