Mak Dizdar: The First 100 Years

On October 17, 2017, 100 years had passed since the birth of Mak Dizdar, one of the most famous Bosnian-Herzegovinian poets. On this occasion, Mak Dizdar Foundation, in cooperation with the Museum of Literature and Performing Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bosniak Institute Foundation of Adil Zulfikarpašić, organized a series of programs in Sarajevo, the city in which Dizdar spent the most of his life (he was born in Stolac, though).

International University of Sarajevo has also joined to this important jubilee of Bosnian-Herzegovinian literature and culture as the co-organizer and host of international scientific conference Mak Dizdar: The First 100 Years . After the opening ceremony of the conference on October 19, 2017 on the Bosniak Institute premises, the remaining two days of the conference were held at the IUS, for which more than 50 papers had applied.

Among others, the lectures were held by professors of University of Tuzla, Zenica, Sarajevo, Zadar and Zagreb. On forth conference day, October 22, the participants visited Stolac, the place of the poet’s birth. Considerable contribution to the conference organization was made by Enna Đonlić, assistant in the Social and Political Sciences department of IUS.