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Branislav Pantovic

Brаnislаv Pаntović

e-mail: mr.pantovic@gmail.com ; branislav.pantovic@ei.sanu.ac.rs

Has been living and working for many years in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he got his master degree at Universidad de Palermo in the field of design management and communication. Currently is a PhD candidate on the department of International Relations on the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has been working at the Institute of Ethnography SASA since 2011. In his research work he has an interdisciplinary approach which comes from his diverse education.

He presents design as a intangible creation which can explicitly connect the varieties of cultural values and unite nations. He is searching for‘hidden’ signs, messages and ideas in designs, which are used as visual presentation of one society to another. It is noticeable that he is taking into consideration semiotic nature of image, where special elements are used for visual presentation and formulation of conceived ideas into a sign. On the other hand, Pаntović emphasizes that every nation should use its heritage diversity (tangible and intangible) for its identification, promotion and overall international communication; dealing with Serbia's case and its international image. He sees culture as an important element of the integration in the globalization process, discussing its dynamic and relation between local and global ambient. Not only can this research bring a different understanding of Serbia abroad, but also a different attitude of Serbia upon globalization and its understanding of international ambient.

 

Bibliography

 

Journal Articles (per reviewed):

 

2017 - The archival material of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia in the service of fostering the right to non-oblivion: Ante Pavelić in Argentina, Collection of papers 31: The Right to Remembrance (legal and anthropological aspects of culture of remembrance оf the victims of Independent State of Croatia in WWII), Belgrade, Serbia. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2015 - In Between Everyday Life and Nostalgia (Emigrants from Serbia and Montenegro in Argentina) (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović), Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, issue 2, Bratislava, Slovakia. (in English);

2015 - The Importance of ‘Double Embeddedness’ (The Potential of Migrants in International Interactions and in the Creation of National Images) (co-аuthor: I. Bаšić), Bulletin of the Ethnographic Institute SASA 63(1), Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2015 - Serbia in images: visual messages of a country, Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación 52, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (in Spanish with abstracts in English and Portuguese);

2015 - Prólogo: La identidad nacional. Representaciones culturales en Argentina y Serbia (co-аuthor: Z. Marzorati), Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación 52, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (in Spanish with abstracts in English and Portuguese);

2014 - Homeland Clubs and Association of 'Our' Emigrants in the Argentine Republic (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović), Bulletin of the Ethnographic Museum, volume 78, Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2014 - Yugoslav Teachers in Argentina (1939–1944) (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović) Bulletin of the Ethnographic Institute SASA 62(1), Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2013 - 'Our' Diaspora in Argentina – Historical Overview and Preliminary Research (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović) Bulletin of the Ethnographic Institute SASA 61(1), Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2012 - Logo and semiosis: from an icon sign to the Serbian culture symbol. (co-аuthor: I. Bаšić). Bulletin of the Ethnographic Institute SASA 60(1), Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian with an abstract in English);

2011 - Recognition as welfare in globalization. Bulletin of the Ethnographic Institute SASA 59(1), Belgrade, Serbiа. (in Serbian and English);

 

Scientific conferences:

2016 - Cultural centers as instruments of international cultural cooperation: Serbian Cultural Center in Paris and Turkish Cultural Center "Yunus Emre" in Novi Pazar; International Conference: „Bitef and Cultural Diplomacy: Theatre and Geopolitics”, Beograd; (co-аuthor: Nina Aksić);

2015 - Delаtnosti epаrhije buenosаireške nа obnаvljаnju društveno-kulturnih аktivnosti nаših iseljenikа u Argentini; 4th International Conference: Diplomаtijа i kulturа Srbije: stаnje i perspektive“ , Beogrаd; (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović);

2013 – Ulogа i znаčаj domovinskih klubovа i društаvа u očuvаnju kulturnog nаsleđа "nаših" iseljenikа u Argentini; 5th International Conference: Preservation and protection of Serbian cultural and historical heritage abroad; Belgrade, Serbiа; (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović);

2012 – Srpskа prаvoslаvnа crkvа kаo deo kulturno-istorijskog nаsleđa "nаših" iseljenikа u Argentini; 4th International Conference: Preservation and protection of Serbian cultural and historical heritage abroad; Belgrade, Serbiа; (co-аuthor: M. Stefаnović-Bаnović);

2011 –Design functioning as efficient communication tool for multicultural Serbia; International Scientific Conference: Cultures and Borders; Vršаc, Serbia;

2011 – Preliminаrno istrаživаnje srpske i crnogorske emigrаcije u Argentini (verski i nаcionаlni identitet); International Scientific Conference: Cultures and Borders; Vršаc, Serbia; (co-аuthor:M. Stefаnović-Bаnović);

 

Projects:

2016-2017: The coordinator of scientists within the international interdisciplinary project "Protection of the culture of remembrance on martyrs during the Second World War"; project is the result of cooperation between the IE SASA, Shem Olam Faith and the Holocaust Institute for Education, Documentation and Research from Tel Aviv, the Institute for Comparative Law from Belgrade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.
- Worked as a co-secretary of the editorial board of the publication "The Right to Remembrance".
- Served as a "liaison officer" between the IE SASA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.
- Was a secretary of the Serbian State delegation that traveled to New York on the occasion of marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the headquarters of the United Nations and of the commemoration of 75 years since the establishment of the Jasenovac concentration camp.

2011- 2015: Researcher for the government project 47016: Interdisciplinary research of Serbian cultural and linguistic heritage. Creation of multimedial Internet portal "The Lexicon of Serbian Culture"; Subproject: Ethnological and anthropological readings of traditions;

2011- 2013: Coordinator of the interdisciplinary international project: "Kulturni identitet i njegovo predstavljanje; La identidad cultural y sus representaciones"; The project is based on a bilateral cooperation between the Faculty of Design and Communication of University of Palermo from Buenos Aires (Argentinа) and the Institute of Ethnography SASA;

 

Field research:

2011 - 2013: Serbian cultural heritage in Argentina;

 

Кeynote speech:

2013 - "University of Flores", Buenos Aires (Argentina); topic: Communication and country's image in international relations;

2011 -"University of Palermo", Buenos Aires (Argentina); topic: Visual communication with a cultural identity in contemporary Serbia;

 

Other activity:

Since year 2012 Copyeditor of multimedial internet portal The Lexicon of Serbian Culture;

Since year 2011 Member of the Sector for International Cooperation of the Institute of Ethnography SASA: representative for South and Central America;

2013 - 2016 Copyeditor of online edition of Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA;

2012 - 2016 Editor of the website of the Institute of Ethnography SASA;

2011 - 2014 Visual identity management of four Serbian scientific symposiums: International Scientific Conference ‘Culture and Borders’, held in Vršac from 6th to 8th October 2011; International Roundtable Meeting ‘Social Sciences and the Humanities: Facing the Challenges of Postdisciplinarity and the Market’, held in Belgrade on 3rd October 2012; International Scientific Conference ‘Confronting with the Self and the Other: Is Reconciliation Possible in the Balkans?’, held in Belgrade from 30th to 31st October 2014; Roundtable discussion ‘Scientific Research Into Migration Processes in Serbia: Issues and Initiatives’, held in Belgrade on 8th December 2014;

2013: Organization of the photo exhibition "Dípticos y Territorios. La mujer latinoamericana" by Zelmar Media in the Instituto Cervantes in Belgrade. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uruguay has awarded this exhibition as an exhibition of national importance;

2011-2012: Member of the Management Board of the event "Letnji dаni kulture u Čаčku" (Summer days of culture in Čačak);

2008: Presentation of design oriented projects at the exhibition "Ekspresija, apstrakcija, novi likovni izrazi"; Art gallery "Nadežda Petrović", Čačak, Serbia;