Recently, ODJEK decided to develop a website. Many reasons are behind
that decision. One of them is our limited distribution and the interest
in ODJEK among people outside Bosnia (neighboring countries, as well as
Bosnians worldwide). This website would contain an archive with a large
volume of texts already published in ODJEK. This way we would be
available to a much larger audience and to all Internet users.
Our goal is to reach all potential readers and writers, students and the
young population as well, with the aim of facilitating development of
their academic interests and skills. Through ODJEK they will have a
connection with the latest trends in politics, science, literature and
arts. That is very important considering the fact that students and
young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in former Yugoslavia are in
the inferior position compared to their western colagues when it comes
to the availability of literature. ODJEK is a useful reference point for
all those interested in social sciences, art and culture who want to
start researching various democratisation issues, human rights,
literature, art information...It would be available for them online.
By establishing a webpage ODJEK gives an oportunity to open up space for
creative regional dialogue regarding number of issues in former
Yugoslavia (democratisation, nationalism, ethnicity, reconciliation,
tolerance, gender issues, and other emerging problems in our society).
Our webpages will be in Bosnian. But, from time to time we will issue
ODJEK in English. Creating a webpage in English will give an opportunity
to promote works of local authors, but also writers who write especially
for ODJEK in English.
Creation of the ODJEK webpage archive shall not only prove the
continuity of the ODJEK quality, but also make all those valuable texts
available to regional and international target grups and give them an
oportunity for resarch based on historical and comparative methods.
ODJEK will continue to promote all valuable ideas, writings, literature
… That approach is extremely important in this period of social
reconstruction. BH society in this post-war period is in need of a
scientific review of high criteria, which would inspire democratization,
promote humanistic values, and give critical review supported by sound
scientific evidence with regard to current situation in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, as well as in the rest of the world. ODJEK can help in that