Conference participation

Archeology on Mt. Javornica

Dr. Sanja Horvatinčić participated at the online conference “Post-Medieval Archeology Congress 2022” organized by the Society for Post-Medieval Archeology (May 20-21, 2022) with the lecture “Militarized Media: Excavations at The Agitprop Site on Mt. Javornica”. Together with the head of the archaeological research, Dr. Iva Stojević she presented the research conducted in 2021 as part of the international project Heritage from Below | Drežnica: Traces and Memories 1941-1945.

The “Agitprop” (Agitation and Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Croatia) was one of the key nods in a wider logistics network that supported the antifascist resistance movement. From summer 1943 until early 1944 the Agitprop settled on Mt. Javornica. Despite the fact the Agitprop site was included in documentation for the memorial area of the wider region in the 1960s, the site was forgotten until members of the project “Heritage from Below | Drežnica: Traces and Memories 1941-1945” were able to confirm the location again in 2020. The excavations at the site were conducted in September 2021, and yielded numerous finds that can be connected to both warfare and printing activity. The analysis described in this paper will focus on cartridge casings as a case study for approaches to analyzing and presenting archaeological material in an accessible and sustainable way, using HEURIST data management system.

Conference program here.

Contact: Sanja Horvatinčić