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Bratislav Pantelić je istoričar i teoretičar za koga su prošlost i sadašnjost u stalnoj interakciji. On veruje da svako doba sebe oblikuje u skladu sa sopstvenim odnosom prema prošlosti i da se za razumevanje jednog vremena mora kritički sagledati celokupno intelektualno i kulturno okruženje i pravilnim čitanjem dešifrovati njegove namere, težnje, zablude i ideale. Pantelićev pristup nalazi se na konvergenciji socijalne antropologije, političke, kulturne i ekonomske istorije, istorije kulture i umetnosti, sociologije, teorije, prakse i istorije vizuelnih umetnosti, arhitekture i književnosti. Njegovi radovi objavljeni u međunarodnim naučnim i stručnim publikacijama obuhvataju raznovrsne teme - od antičke nauke i njene primene u projektovanju, srednjevekovne arhitekture u formiranju političke ideologije i simbolike, do kulturne politike i pitanja nacionalizma i identiteta u modernom dobu - ali ono šta ih objedinjuje je interdisciplinarno polazište. Osim naučnih i stručnih radova povremeno piše eseje iz oblasti kulturne politike i istorije. Bratislav Pantelić je magistrirao i doktorirao (1994 godine) na University of Pennsylvania. Za vreme i nakon postdiplomskih studija bio je stipendista Kolb Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks instituta, Mellon Foundation i Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts. Posle povratka iz SAD, proveo je kraće vreme u Beogradu odakle je 2000 godine otišao na Sabanci University u Istambulu, gde predaje na katedrama za istoriju i za društvene i političke nauke.
pantelic has written 9 posts for Thoughts from the Frontline

VISUALITY AND IDENTITY

When the various nationalities, old and new, started to emerge from the beleaguered Yugoslav nation in the closing decades of the twentieth century, they were accompanied by discourses and iconographies of the past that substantiated their claims to historical right and heritage. An integral part of these emerging identities were aesthetic systems that communicated ethnic, … Continue reading

SOME NOTES ON CARAVAGGIO

The two swindlers hustling a young man in the street in Caravaggio’s Cardsharps (Fig. 1) are a familiar scene that many of us have encountered in some dark alley or on the sidelines of a busy marketplace. It is a snapshot of reality. It is not so much the realism of the details (such as … Continue reading

Traversing Realities

When in 1703 Andrea Pozzo painted the ceiling of the Jesuit church in Vienna, he included in his design a dome rendered in trompe l’oeil that creates the illusion of a real architectural element (Fig. 1). More or less at the same time, in the Balkans, itinerant decorators were painting imitation domes on the ceilings … Continue reading

DESIGNING IDENTITIES. Reshaping the Balkans in the First Two Centuries: the Case of Serbia

Published in: Journal of Design History, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2007. The Beginnings An unsuspecting observer of the many political rallies during the crises of the 1990s in former Yugoslavia would have been perplexed at the mixture of iconographies: communist banners featuring the hammer and sickle, old Serbian standards with real or invented royalist insignia, … Continue reading

MEMORIES OF A TIME FORGOTTTEN: the Perennial Nation and Other Myths

Full version published in: Nations and Nationalism, 17/2 (2011), 443-464 Introduction In writing about the Balkans, it is common practice to accept contemporary ethnic/national designators as historical fact. Almost without exception, medieval Catholic and Orthodox Slavs on territories that are within today’s national borders of Croatia and Serbia are designated as Croats and Serbs. Such … Continue reading

Protected: Note: On Ethnic Religion

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Camera obscura

Nisam ni atinjanin ni grk, ja sam stanovnik sveta ~ Sokrat ▵ Camera obscura ili ’mračna soba’, daleki predak fotografskog aparata koji je vekovima fascinirao naučnike i filozofe, bila je zamračena prostorija u koju je kroz prorez na jednom zidu prolazila svetlost i poput objektiva projektovala sliku na suprotnom zidu. Optički principi camere obscure bili su … Continue reading

Svetosavlje Embodied: the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade

The Church of St. Sava in Belgrade sums up the national discourse in Serbia over an entire century: since its inception in the late nineteenth century this monument to the most venerated Serbian saint has been intermittently under construction; seven decades after the foundations were laid it is still not nearing completion.1 The church is … Continue reading

Beleške o etničkom nacionalizmu

Nacija je društvo ujedinjeno kroz zablude o svojoj prošlosti i zajedničkom mržnjom prema susedima ~ William Ralph Inge ▵ Do otkrića Balkana došlo je kao usputna posledica orijentalizma – one fascinacije istočnim civilizacijama koja je tako duboko obeležila evropsku kulturu devetnaestog veka. Da li iz puke radoznalosti ili iz čežnje za misterioznim i nepoznatim, ili pak … Continue reading