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Research of Cultural Formations

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.06.00  Humanities  Culturology   
6.03.02  Humanities  Anthropology  Social and cultural anthropology 

Code Science Field
H000  Humanities   

Code Science Field
6.04  Humanities  Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music) 
5.04  Social Sciences  Sociology 
Cultural formations, contemporary art, taktični mediji, cultural studies, art theory, critical media studies, media theory, political anthropology, cultural history of Europe, post-transition, social movements, visual studies, creative industries, emancipatory art.
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on May 28, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender , archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  85  345  324  3.81 
Scopus  117  463  423  3.62 
Researchers (23)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12226  PhD Alja Brglez  Historiography  Researcher  2019 - 2024  103 
2.  33401  PhD Lev Centrih  Historiography  Researcher  2019 - 2022  123 
3.  51354  PhD Paul David Crowther  Philosophy  Researcher  2019 - 2024  31 
4.  35807  Špela Cugelj    Technical associate  2019 - 2020 
5.  51918  PhD Maruša Hauptman Komotar  Social sciences  Researcher  2019 - 2024  47 
6.  54083  PhD Anja Hellmuth Kramberger  Archaeology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  94 
7.  36683  PhD Sebastjan Kristovič  Social sciences  Researcher  2019 - 2024  528 
8.  31780  PhD Marko Kržan  Sociology  Researcher  2019  99 
9.  24404  PhD Matej Mertik  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2019 - 2021  129 
10.  54476  Saša Pagon    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
11.  54726  Daniel Siter  Historiography  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024  107 
12.  38532  Dijana Štiglic    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
13.  50055  PhD Varja Štrajn  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2021  25 
14.  57361  PhD Aleksandra Tobiasz  Humanities  Researcher  2023 - 2024 
15.  52588  PhD Luka Martin Tomažič  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  136 
16.  14711  PhD Cirila Toplak  Political science  Researcher  2019 - 2024  308 
17.  21790  PhD Jurij Toplak  Law  Head  2019 - 2024  395 
18.  36640  PhD Barbara Toplak Perović  Administrative and organisational sciences  Researcher  2019 - 2024  63 
19.  29337  PhD Polona Tratnik  Philosophy  Researcher  2019  377 
20.  15759  PhD Verica Trstenjak  Law  Researcher  2022  374 
21.  24389  PhD Gita Zadnikar  Culturology  Researcher  2019 - 2020  49 
22.  30800  PhD Neža Zajc  Historiography  Researcher  2020 - 2022  268 
23.  28280  PhD Gruša Zlobec  Linguistics  Researcher  2022 - 2024  16 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
2.  1636  Institute of Civilisation and culture, ICC  Ljubljana  1196901  154 
3.  2782  ALMA MATER EUROPAEA - European Centre, Maribor  Maribor  2304821000  6,915 
Understood in the broad sense, cultural formation means internally coherent whole of social relations based on a specified production mode. More precisely, it means concrete integration of a set of cultural practices that have recognizable characteristics and which is considered in both its internal relations and in relation to broader social formations and other social formations. Research of cultural formations is a program that enables researchers with different scientific backgrounds to interdisciplinary approach the research on cultural formations: comparatively (comparison of different formations) or relationally (e.g. in relation to the social context), synchronically (at the same time) or diachronically (through time). The six-year lasting program is conceptualized largely with reference to the current social situation, therefore the central focus is on the research of art, media and political culture in the posttransitional circumstances.   During the programme we will focus on analysis of contemporary cultural formations, especially because of research challenges connected to the contemporary social and cultural changes. At the same time we will foster research attitude in relation to chosen past cultural formations that are crucial for understanding of contemporaneity, with the emphasis on originality of research and presentation. Research of Work Package 1 will be focused on art and new media, whereat the objective is to define the political function of new-media art and creative industries. Work Package 2 will be focused on cultural history, more specifically on the research of procession plays of counter-reformation and the Catholic reconstitution between poetics and politic, on research of the political exclusion and formation of the Slovene national economy at the end of 19th and beginning of the 20th century, as well as on research of the Slovene political history. Work Package 3 will encapsulate four interconnected approaches to aspects of culture: cultural studies, anthropology, religiology and political sciences. More specifically, a critical analysis of the media and their reports on the topic of social movements will be performed. Furthermore, there will be a very original research of indigeneity in the Soča valley. We will face with challenges of multi-culturalism and reactions to it and research the affect of existence in the contemporary culture and art.   We plan to have strong dissemination: a joint monograph, two conferences and publications of many articles, chapters in monographs and numerous conference papers. There will be rich dissemination in the different HEI-s across the globe. Programme Leader is internationally acclaimed researcher, world-known artist in the field of contemporary art, president of the Slovene Society for Aesthetics, member of Executive Board of International Association for Aesthetics, professor at many universities in Slovenia and abroad and editor of a journal that is published by De Gruyter.
Significance for science
The program will contribute to development (deepening and widening) of scientific areas through interdisciplinary approaches, special case studies and developed theories as results of research. Specifically, the program and its results will contribute to the following areas and their intersections: cultural studies, visual studies, theory of contemporary art, critical media studies, political anthropology and political history, cultural history and studies of everyday life. Program will set up interdisciplinary connections within research fields and problems covered by the research. In critical media studies media discourse will be studied for the first time in relation to actual migration flows and revision of media theories and cultural memory will form a picture about social movements today. Political-cultural formation processes will be originally presented through the connection of political anthropology and political history with specific connection to the region. European cultural history will reach into local, regional and national ethnographies and will start out from analysis of cultural net, specifically on the example of Catholic networks. Holistic approach to the analysis of everyday culture under the influence of high culture will represent another aspect of originality of the anticipated results. Program group plans to structure and produce a rich corpus of new scientific literature with publication of results.
Significance for the country
The research is of great importance for the cultural development of Slovenia as it is directly related to the research of cultural formations and thus to the expectation that the research results will present image of the processes and formations of cultural practices, interconnection of different cultural formations synchronically (at the same time) and diachronically (over time) and in its relations to the wider social context. The results of research in the field of critical media studies will define mechanisms of cultural hegemony, particularly in the media, and will thus contribute to the constitution of critical readers. Research at the intersection of media studies, cultural studies, theory of art and theory of media will provide results that will contribute to the awareness of the importance of social movements and the art for the society. The program will raise awareness of the importance of emancipatory cultural formations and give suggestions on the role of the state in supporting such practices as well as importance of other forms of support. The research results will show how the market effects creative practices and will contribute guidelines for the strategic development of the creative practices, i.e. creative industries.
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