The “Forensic Landscapes” of Srebrenica

  • Rachel E. Cyr Trent University, Peterborough, Canada


This article appropriates the forensic archaeological notion of “forensic landscape” for critical theory as a means to explore the ways in which the topography stretching between Srebrenica and Tuzla has been seen and monumentalized in the aftermath of the genocide in 1995.  Bringing together forensic scientific discourse and visual culture, this article provides a critical reading for the Marš Mira, an annual commemorative walk held prior to the burials in Potočari. By drawing on different taxophonies of landscape, the Marš Mira exemplifies how the forensic landscape functions memorially as a zone of indistinction.


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How to Cite
CYR, Rachel E.. The “Forensic Landscapes” of Srebrenica. Култура/Culture, [S.l.], n. 5, p. 81-92, mar. 2014. ISSN 1857-7725. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2022.
English Articles


landscape, Srebrenica, forensic science, archaeology, Marš Mira, mass grave sites, Simon Norfolk, Ziyah Gafic