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  University of Sarajevo
The modern history of the Sarajevo University began with the establishment of the first secular institutions of higher education prior to World War II as well as during the war (the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in 1940, the Medical Faculty in 1944).
This brought considerable damage to the University of Sarajevo, because the coherence of university education and scientific research was jeopardised.
The physical renewal is aimed at the reconstruction of devastated and the rebuilding of destroyed facilities (through the realisation of the New University Campus Project), the replacement of destroyed educational and scientific equipment and the reconstruction of student dormitories.
www.unsa.ba /eng/ouni.php   (932 words)

 Sarajevo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Congress of Berlin (1878) gave Sarajevo and the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Austria-Hungary, where it remained until its incorporation in 1918 into Yugoslavia.
The assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife on June 28, 1914, was an immediate cause of World War I. Sarajevo was the scene of several important battles between Allied resistance fighters and the Germans in World War II, during which the city sustained considerable damage.
Sarajevo, though remaining largely under Bosnian government control, was under siege from Serbs in the surrounding hills and suburbs until 1996.
www.bartleby.com /65/sa/Sarajevo.html   (413 words)

 Embassy of the United States Bosnia & Herzegovina - Home
The speech of Ambassador Charles English to the students of the Sarajevo University on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Dayton Accords.
The United States Embassy in Sarajevo hosted a reception on Monday, October 15, 2007 at the National Gallery of BiH in honor of the United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Charles English.
U.S. Embassy Sarajevo is pleased to announce that it will begin processing immigrant visas, fiance (K) and diversity visas (DV) for residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina beginning October 1, 2007.
sarajevo.usembassy.gov   (386 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Timeline: 28-Jun-1914 - Assassination in Sarajevo
While this may sound contradictory, it should be noted the common belief was that if the Slavs within the Austro-Hungarian empire were appeased, the chance of an insurrection would be greatly reduced, and consequently, the goal of a greater Serbia would never be realized.
The assassins returned to Sarajevo on Jun-3 with pistols, bombs and cyanide to await the visit of the Archduke.
The mayor of Sarajevo, Fehim Effendi Curcic, rode in the first car and was unaware of what had transpired at the bridge.
www.worldwar1.com /tlsara.htm   (1385 words)

 Sarajevo Cafe
It is quite likely you have passed this place dozens of times and not seen it, not even out of the corner of your eye or as you glance distractedly about while slowing for the inevitable red light.
The Sarajevo Cafe claims just 15 feet of frontage space in a small, indistinguishable strip mall in northwest Phoenix, where it seems to have slipped between a hair salon and smoke shop when no one was looking.
At the Sarajevo he is among old friends, enjoying a cuisine that brings back memories of a time before the war.
www.azcentral.com /ent/dining/articles/0625eurocafe25.html   (1815 words)

  Sarajevo travel guide - Wikitravel
Sarajevo [1], the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a lively city of 400,000 people, nestled in a valley, mainly within the Bosniak(Muslim)-Croat Federation, but with parts in the Republika Srpska.
Sarajevo Airport is connected with major European and Asian cities by a number of airlines.
The Sarajevo Tunnel Museum shows the tunnel which was used to ferry supplies into the besieged city during the conflict and is next to the airport.
wikitravel.org /en/Sarajevo   (3012 words)

  Sarajevo Over the Centuries
Sarajevo is also situated on the crossroads which runs along the valleys of the Bosna and Neretva rivers and connects northern Europe with the Mediterranean Sea and its traditions.
During the Austro-Hungarian dominion, Sarajevo experienced a strong economical, cultural and political development; the first modern industries appeared: a tobacco factory in 1880, a carpet-weaving factory in 1888, a stocking and a furniture factory in 1869, a soap factory in 1894 as well as railway workshops, power plants, textile and food industries.
Sarajevo, as a crossroads of different cultures and civilizations, an old miniature world, belongs both to the east and to the west, but especially to its people.
www.sadik.net /bosnia/sarajevo_hist.htm   (2540 words)

  Sarajevo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarajevo (IPA [sa'rajɛʋɔ], in English usually [ˌsærəˈjeɪvoʊ]) is the capital city and largest urban center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of 308,558 (as of 2005).
Sarajevo is located in the Sarajevo valley of Bosnia proper, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated around the Miljacka river.
Sarajevo is the capital of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its sub-entity, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as of the Sarajevo Canton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sarajevo   (3122 words)

 Sarajevo Canton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sarajevo Canton is a canton of the Federation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The economy of Sarajevo Canton is slowly growing better, although it has been severely weakened by the Siege of Sarajevo and is still drastically weaker than it used to be.
According to government statistics from 2002, the overal population of Sarajevo Canton is 701,118.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sarajevo_Canton   (869 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Sense of the City: Sarajevo
Sarajevo, in that sense, was very impure, both because it had the biggest percentage of so-called mixed marriages, and because throughout history a lot of people ended up there.
It's called Sarajevo Marlboro, and one of the stories is about a gravedigger who is digging a grave and then he points around the city at different cemeteries and talks about people who are buried there.
In the same book, Sarajevo Marlboro, there is a lovely little story about a rock and roll singer and his story, the way he lived in the city - the way he existed before the war and the way he existed during the war.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3122879.stm   (805 words)

 Sarajevo Roses A Film By Roger Richards / The Digital Filmmaker /
Scenes include the buying of land by Dina's father, Dino (he was a well-known television personality and musician in Bosnia), Dina receiving her US citizenship on the day of her daughter's second birthday, and the arrival and extended visit of Dina's grandparents and various family gatherings comprising four generations of the Kunic family.
Amid the laughter of children playing nearby, he shudders as he looks down on the 'Sarajevo rose' that still remains imprinted in the pavement of the apartment courtyard where his son was killed.
Those who have stayed in Sarajevo and those who have left both share the same sense of estrangement from the city that once was.
www.digitalfilmmaker.com /SarajevoRoses/Sarajevo_Roses_main.html   (855 words)

 Agnese: Making and Remaking Sarajevo
At best, Sarajevo was to their eyes “a curious blending of East and West”; as Emily Greene Balch[10] remarked, it was a city where it was possible to observe “the signs of active progress; order and safety, religious tolerance, business activity...Yet the East is not less present.
Sarajevo, which in three decades of Austrian domination had seen the Muslim population fall from 70 per cent (1879) to just 36 per cent (1910)[12] (Petrovič and Tepič, 1991), rapidly became the center of anti-Austrian resistance.
This self-representation of Sarajevo was blatantly in debt to the “cultural types” identified by Cvijić and Tomasić (which was revived in the early nineties by some Croatian publications, which explained the Serbian aggression against Croatia as an aggression of the power-hungry mountain peoples against the cosmopolitan towns, Bougarel, 1999).
www.univie.ac.at /spacesofidentity/_Vol_3_4/_HTML/dellagnese.html   (3949 words)

Sarajevo and Bosnia essentially became the dividing line between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox faiths when the church divided between Rome and Byzantium.
The Bascarsija became one of the city's main bazaars and center for trade, culture, and Islam in Bosnia and Sarajevo was renowned for its skilled craftsmen.
Sarajevo was first put on the world map in 1914 as the site where Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austrian throne and precipitated World War I. Bosnians of Croatian origin tended to side with Austria-Hungary while Bosnians of Serbian origin were more sympathetic towards Princip's wish to unite with Serbia.
www.crucibleofwar.com /sarajevo.htm   (1087 words)

 University of Sarajevo
The modern history of the Sarajevo University began with the establishment of the first secular institutions of higher education prior to World War II as well as during the war (the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in 1940, the Medical Faculty in 1944).
This brought considerable damage to the University of Sarajevo, because the coherence of university education and scientific research was jeopardised.
The physical renewal is aimed at the reconstruction of devastated and the rebuilding of destroyed facilities (through the realisation of the New University Campus Project), the replacement of destroyed educational and scientific equipment and the reconstruction of student dormitories.
unsa.ba /eng/ouni.php   (932 words)

 Exquisite Corpse - A Journal of Letters and Life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sarajevo speaks to us now some six years after the signing of the peace, not so much because of its past, but because it has endured so much to sustain for itself a present that roots in the humanity of its past.
Sarajevo is no different, except for the traumas endured and the revivifications engaged, experiences that mark, and will continue to mark, Sarajevans.
The current MES Sarajevo International Theater Festival is a testament to the belief in Sarajevo that dramatic performance remains a key to the kind of life we wish to lead.
www.corpse.org /issue_11/foreign_desk/graubard.html   (9976 words)

 DebConf/Sarajevo - Debian Wiki
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the Siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995), the airport served as a vital supply line for the city, receiving food and humaniarian aid brought in by United Nations aircraft.
Sarajevo is also home to the Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the oldest surviving such texts, originating from the 14th century and brought by Jews fleeing the Spanish inquisition.
wiki.debian.org /DebConf/Sarajevo   (4377 words)

By the end of the 15th Century, Sarajevo had sixteen mosques, two imarets, three dervish lodges [tekija,] one medresa and several elementary schools [mekteb], and four public baths, two large hans for merchant-travelers, and, of course, the carsija at its heart.
Until the very end of the Ottoman period, the skyline of Sarajevo was known for its 99 mahalas of whitewashed houses punctuated by 99 slender minarets that rose from their centers.
The rich Ottoman housing stock of Sarajevo represented houses from the late 17th century to the early 20th, but they began to be torn down in the 1950s, replaced by modernism.
www.friends-partners.org /bosnia/cb1.html   (5273 words)

 Sarajevo Cemetery in Need of Restoration
The restoration of the Jewish cemetery of Sarajevo, Bosnia, which was heavily damaged and subsequently mined during the long siege of Sarajevo, is the goal of an international effort now underway.
During the siege of Sarajevo, the Jewish cemetery was in the front line of fighting and was used as an important artillery position by Bosnia Serbs.
Spanish-speaking Jews settled in Sarajevo in the 16th century and the ruling pasha built a Jewish quarter for them by the end of the century, including a synagogue, a great courtyard and housing for the poor.
www.isjm.org /Links/Sarajevo.htm   (935 words)

Sarajevo was established in 1462, when Bosnia was not still completely conquered and when the Ottoman Turks had not established regular authorities in the already occupied territories.
Sarajevo is a Bosniac town, and not at all, or the least, Serbian or Croatian, because they have nothing to do with its establishment and its development.
Sarajevo je imalo teških trenutaka i tragičnih dogadjaja, više požara, naročito onaj iz 1697.
www.iis.unsa.ba /posebna/sarajevo/ahmet_alicic.htm   (3275 words)

 CNN.com - Sarajevo recalls Olympic glory - Feb. 10, 2004
Witt and Oleg Vasiliev -- who won their first gold medals in Sarajevo -- highlighted the opening of a three-day festival in a city where most of its Olympic facilities are in ruins.
The three-day celebrations are an attempt by Sarajevo to revive the good times the city enjoyed before the war, and promote the mountain-ringed city as a potential host for future international sports events.
IOC president Jacques Rogge recalled visiting Sarajevo in 1994, when it was under siege and bombardment by Serb gunners.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/02/10/bosnia.anniv.ap/index.html   (575 words)

 Sarajevo Virtual Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though it held some political importance, as the center of first the Bosnian region and then the Drinska Banovina, it was not treated with the same attention or considered as significant as it was in the past.
Following the liberation, Sarajevo was the capital of the republic of Bosnia within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Among the losses is Bosnia's National Library in Sarajevo, which also contained the university's holdings and the country's national archive of newspapers and periodicals.
www.vthawaii.com /EXTRA/Sarajevo/Sarajevo.html   (760 words)

 Balkans Pages: Sarajevo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Now, the ruins of Sarajevo will be a united capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, though still divided in nine zones (map) and surrounded by minefields.
Sarajevo's fate might have been far worse if not for heroes who defeneded it - like Sasha Petrovic.
While the rest of Sarajevo's youth welcomed the agreement, youth in Serb held parts of Sarajevo tore American flag.
balkansnet.org /sarajevo.html   (271 words)

 CNN - Conferees advise Muslims: Make Sarajevo multiethnic - Feb. 3, 1998
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNN) -- The United States and its allies urged Sarajevo's Muslim leaders Tuesday to allow a speedier return to the city of Serb and Croat war refugees -- or face the risk of losing international economic aid.
Sarajevo is an important symbol for the rest of the country, he added.
Before the 1992-1995 war, Sarajevo was considered a model of tolerance in the former Yugoslavia.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9802/03/bosnia.refugee.conf/index.html   (799 words)

But the citizens of Sarajevo, perhaps because they were such models of multi-culturalism, have been subjected to relentless, punitive attacks since the start of the war in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the propaganda of extreme nationalism that has propelled this war has taken its toll on Sarajevo's ethnic unity as well.
Many have tried to leave Sarajevo to escape the siege despite the fact that such flight is viewed as "desertion from military duty" and is punishable under Bosnian law.
Bosnian Serb, Muslim and Croat political representatives in Sarajevo all claimed "discrimination" of their respective groups in the press in Bosnia-Hercegovina, believing that the ethnicity of journalists employed by the state-run media should be apportioned to reflect the demographic structure of the country.
www.hrw.org /reports/1994/bosnia3   (16092 words)

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