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Comparative Southeast European Studies 70 (2022), 4

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Comparative Southeast European Studies 70 (2022), 4
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Making Sense of Archives

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Comparative Southeast European Studies
Sabine Rutar, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Landshuter Straße 4, 93047 Regensburg, E-Mail: rutar@ios-regensburg.de
Sabine Rutar, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg

COMPSEES 70 (2022), no. 4, contains a thematic section titled "Making Sense of Archives", with Iva Lučić (Uppsala) acting as guest editor. The authors critically approach archival collections and record-keeping practices in Southeastern Europe as well as the ways in which these have conditioned research questions and history-writing.

Iva Vukušić (Utrecht) discusses the archive of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, whose records reveal important insights into the logics of violence during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Gilles de Rapper (Athens) explores photographic practices and their archives in the context of socialist Albania. Ana Sekulić (Sarajevo) examines the archive of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its record-keeping practices for imperial documents originating from Ottoman governance. And Amila Kasumović (Pittsburgh) engages with Habsburg documents in the state archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina, approaching them as a colonial archive in a European context.

In addition, the issue contains a study by Kristina Nikolovska (Windsor) and
Raluca Bejan (Halifax), who expand Esping-Andersen's typology of welfare regimes to compare the disparities in Covid-19 infection and mortality rates in East and West European states.

In the Open Section, Ulf Brunnbauer discusses the manifold consequences of Bulgaria’s veto on EU accession talks with North Macedonia, first declared in 2019.
The issue finally contains four book reviews.


Making Sense of Archives
Guest Editor: Iva Lučić

Iva Lučić
Making Sense of Archives: An Introduction

Iva Vukušić
Archives of Mass Violence: Understanding and Using ICTY Trial Records

Gilles de Rapper
Photographic Archives and the Anthropology of Communism in Albania

Ana Sekulić
The Franciscan Order of Things: Empire, Community, and Archival Practices in the Monasteries of Ottoman Bosnia

Amila Kasumović
Understanding Colonial Archives: Reflections on Records from Habsburg Times in the Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Kristina Nikolova and Raluca Bejan
Welfare States and Covid-19 Responses: Eastern versus Western

Policy Analysis

Ulf Brunnbauer
Side Effects of “Phantom Pains”: How Bulgarian Historical Mythology Derails North Macedonia’s EU Accession

Book Reviews

Zsuzsa Gille
Tibor Valuch, Everyday Life Under Communism and After: Lifestyle and
Consumption in Hungary, 1945–2000

Ion Marandici
Neven Andjelic, Covid-19, State-Power and Society in Europe: Focus on Western Balkans 743

Andrej Přívara
Jelena Džankić, The Global Market for Investor Citizenship: Politics of Citizenship and Migration

Kamil Glinka
Tatjana Sekulić, The European Union and the Paradox of Enlargement: The Complex Accession of the Western Balkans

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