Frederick Lange, M.A.


Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien
Universität Regensburg
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D-93047 Regensburg
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Doctoral Project

The River Under the Bridge. The Drina as an Ambivalent Place of Remembrance.

This dissertation project takes as its focus the Bosnian-Serbian border river Drina as an uncontested and ambivalent place of remembrance. The aim is to find out how constructed and remembered spaces help to form divergent commemorative site constructions and how they compete with each other.  The project is based on the hypothesis that the overdetermined space of the Drina can be divided into three main narratives of civilisation boundaries, violence, and connecting element, in which the struggle for interpretive sovereignty takes place. Within a comprehensive period (1878-2014), in a geographically very narrow space, the economic cycles, continuity lines, and breaks of the changing, competing patterns of memory, the accompanying changing actors and their use of the place of remembrance, spatial imaginations and interdependencies, discourses on identity as well as the (de- and re-)construction of myths are represented. 

Curriculum Vitae

Frederik Lange studied history, art history, and Southeast European Studies in Göttingen and Jena. In 2015, he completed his Master degree in history at the Georg-August University of Göttingen with a thesis on World War II in (post-) Yugoslavian history textbooks. From 2016-2017, he worked as an editorial assistant for the Southeast Research at the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Research (IOS) in Regensberg and as a research assistant at the Regensburg office of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies. In 2017, he also worked as an assistant for the project “Corridors for Dialogue through Cooperation –  Research and Dialogue Project” of the junior research group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts” at the IOS. Since November 2017, he is a scholarship holder of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. 

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Frederik Lange, M.A.