Nenad Bukvić is a senior archivist at the Croatian State Archives (CSA). He studied history at the Department of History and archival sciences, at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb. Nenad’s first contact with the CSA was during his archival sciences programme as some of the lectures and work practice took place at the CSA. After graduating, he started to work at the CSA, first as a volunteer and was subsequently employed by the organisation in 2009. Nenad currently holds the position of Deputy Head of the CSA.
Nenad Bukvić did not participate in any form of opposition as he was too young but treated the topic of cultural opposition in his research during his doctorate. His research topic is the Parliament of the People’s Republic of Croatia (1945-1953) and analyses the relations between the Parliament and the individual. He focuses on the impact the Parliament had on the contemporary social ties in Croatia.
The interviewee takes a broader view of the concept of opposition as an expression of attitudes that oppose typical behavioural patterns. The political system in socialist Yugoslavia and Croatia had a particular underlying set of behavioural patterns, which the society as a whole was obliged to support. Thus, all behaviour deviating from what was desirable was considered as some form of opposition. Nenad points out that cultural opposition can be construed as a form of cultural activity, such as a desire for expression of freedom of thought, or an attempt to encourage public debate, dialogue and the like.
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- Varaždin, Croatia
- Aleksandar Stipčević Censorship Collection
- Cinematography Commission of the Government of People’s Republic of Croatia (1947-1951)
- Collection on Djilas Supporters in Croatia
- Environmental protests in Omiš in 1979, ad hoc collection
- Iljko Karaman Collection of Court Records on Censorship
- Operation Tuškanac in the Croatian State Security Service Collection (1971)
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- Shek Brnardić, Teodora