The promotion of the collection of works “Propaganda and Public Narratives in Socialist Yugoslavia” was held on Friday, 5th November, 2021, in Hall 102 of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The first mutual publication of the Archives of Vojvodina and the SASA Institute of Ethnography, edited by Bojana Bogdanović, PhD, and Kristijan Obušt, MA, opens a dialogue and enables discussions regarding different perspectives on the importance, role and characteristics of propaganda and public narratives in socialist Yugoslavia. The Collection of Works consists of six works by a single author and two co-authored scientific analyses compiled by authors of multilateral professional orientation and professional engagement. The published works cover a wide range of topics of various theoretical and methodological positions, from the monumental heritage of socialism and its narrative function, through the role of public institutions in the discourse of Yugoslavian socialism and the importance of print media in spreading socialist propaganda to socialist everyday life and holiday practices.

Professor Dragana Radojičić, PhD, Director of the SASA Institute of Ethnography, Nebojša Kuzmanović, PhD, Director of the Archives of Vojvodina, Mirolsava Lukić-Krstanović, Senior Research Associate of the SASA Institute of Ethnography, and Bojana Bogdanović, one of the co-authors, spoke about the collection.