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The Hope College May Term in Yugoslavia was established in 1978 through the Department of History, and run by Miodrag “Michael” Petrovich. Hope had been involved in Yugoslav studies since 1966, and the term grew from these studies. By 1982, the term had evolved to focus on one general theme for scholarly pursuits per term, such as religion (1982), and effects of the Holocaust on consciences and attitudes of the area (1983). In 1986, the Yugoslavia May Term was combined with the Mediterranean May Term. In 1987, the term was rebranded, again, this time as the Mediterranean-Yugoslavia May Term. Professor Nancy Taylor of the Hope College English Department and Professor Nikola Koljevic of the Sarajevo English Department succeed Petrovich as the heads of the program. The collection includes almost four thousand photographs of students and scenes from the Yugoslavia May Term throughout its history, as well as other related papers and information, including some written by Hope College professors and students.


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