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I took these photographs between 2004-2014, a decade during which I spent a considerable amount of time living and working in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. In my view, becoming a historian of this part of the world required attaining a sense of place—and perhaps even of “home”—on the city streets, town squares, and dusty village roads and pathways that I travelled along in pursuit of knowledge about the past. Photography was a powerful means through which I taught myself to “see” and “feel” this world, whose history I try to tell. These images offer a window into my discovering and internalizing of this world.