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Professor Accepted as Member of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Academy

ST. LOUIS — Dr. Ben Moore, associate professor of English and communication, has been accepted as a member of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An honorary membership, this designation gives Moore, although not Bosnian, a fully active membership in the organization.
Applications are given by invitation only, and invitations are issued on the basis of scholarship, service and/or professional activities that advance the scientific, economic, social and cultural ties between the United States and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Moore helped found the Bosnia Memory Project, dedicated to establishing an enduring record of Bosnian genocide survivors, especially those living in metropolitan St. Louis. The project includes recorded interviews; collections of books, letters and photographs; events that raise awareness about the experiences and identity of St. Louis's Bosnian population; and academic and curricular programming.

“In addition to signaling a new level of recognition for Fontbonne’s Bosnia Memory Project, membership in the Academy will enable new networking and research opportunities relevant to the project,” Moore said.
The Bosnian Memory Project began as an academic effort at Fontbonne University, but through collaboration with the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, the Union of Citizens of the Municipality of Prijedor, financial donors and others, it led to a comprehensive exhibit that has been visited by more than 10,000 people.

The honorary membership will be formally conferred to Moore at the annual meeting of the academy to be held in St. Louis, Sept, 16-18.

Learn more about the Bosnian Memory Project.

Learn more about the Bosnian Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences.