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Marco Abram

Marco Abram - Editor and Researcher

PhD in History at the University of Udine, Master's degree in European History at the University of Bologna. His work mainly focuses on cultural history, identity and memory in socialist Yugoslavia. He spent several years in different south-European countries: he was a visiting PhD candidate at the University of Belgrade, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies - South Eastern Europe and at the Department of History of the University of Rijeka. His work has been published in national and international academic journals. He was also involved in several projects on public memory and dealing with the past promoted by different civil society's actors. Between 2013 and 2014, he was a researcher on the OBCT project "We were striving for peace ". Since November 2016, he works for OBCT on the European project "Testimony - Truth or Politics. The Commemoration of the Yugoslav Wars".

Articles by Marco Abram

The last ones: Serbian and Russian prisoners on the Alpine front

02/11/2018 -  Marco Abram

A hundred years after the end of the World War I, the experience of Russian and Serbian war prisoners in the Alps remains almost unknown or forgotten. Thousands of them were employed as workforce by the Austro-Hungarian troops

Tito and Vallarsa: The history of a legend

10/10/2018 -  Marco Abram

Trentino and Yugoslavia narrated through a legend: roots of Marshal Josip Broz Tito in Vallarsa


31/10/2017 -  Marco Abram

How many streets and squares in the former Yugoslav states are still dedicated to Jozip Broz Tito? A comment

Rijeka and the memory of the Nineties

04/08/2017 -  Marco Abram

Remembering the Nineties through the direct testimonies of volunteers, in the Croatian city that will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020

Art and testimonies of the Yugoslav wars

15/06/2017 -  Marco Abram

From next autumn, in several European countries, an art exhibition will seek to address the relationship between the value and problematics of testimony as an instrument to understand the past

Yugoslav wars, militarization of memory

12/06/2017 -  Marco Abram

Commemorative practices, European memory, processes of victimization: an interview with Vjeran Pavlaković, Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka

A European war: the voices of international solidarity in the former Yugoslavia

26/05/2017 -  Marco Abram

The Yugoslav dissolution wars are often considered a marginal chapter in European history, but the testimonies of many Italian citizens return the memory of conflicts that went far beyond the boundaries of the countries involved

Remembering the conflicts of the nineties

08/05/2017 -  Marco Abram

How do we remember the conflicts of the 1990s? A question to which the academic world, in southeastern Europe but not only, dedicates increasing attention. An overview

The House of European History

03/04/2017 -  Marco Abram

A museum that seeks to project a transnational vision of European history. An ambitious project that has not escaped controversy and criticism. An interview with director Taja Vovk van Gaal

The memory of courage and disobedience

22/02/2017 -  Marco Abram

A general who refuses to fight to the last man, a soldier who saves the life of a soldier considered an enemy. What space is there in the public memory for these testimonies?