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Politična, kulturna, gospodarska, socialna in verska zgodovina ter sedanjost Štajerske in Prekmurja (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   
6.09.00  Humanities  Art history   
6.08.00  Humanities  Musicology   

Code Science Field
H004  Humanities  Philology 
H350  Humanities  Linguistics 
H361  Humanities  Neurolinguistics 
H360  Humanities  Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics 
S000  Social sciences   
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12125  PhD Sergej Flere  Sociology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  502 
2.  11361  PhD Darko Friš  Historiography  Head  2007 - 2008  633 
3.  10175  PhD Andrej Hozjan  Historiography  Researcher  2005 - 2008  465 
4.  05246  PhD Anton Ožinger  Historiography  Researcher  2005 - 2008  182 
5.  13353  PhD Dragan Potočnik  Historiography  Researcher  2005 - 2008  543 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,933 
2.  2565  University of Maribor Faculty of Arts  Maribor  5089638050  33,028 
Significance for science
The research concentrated on the history and present of Slovenia and Slovenia's identity. The investigated area is a meeting point of several cultures and political systems (Roman, German, Hungarian, Croatian), so the research extended to the wider central European space and is thus also relevant for the study of history of many state formations, from the Roman Empire to the Holy Roman Empire, the Hungarian-Croatian state formation, to the Habsburg monarchy and its succession states. The wealth of interactions is also shown in innumerable forms of influences on the development of this area. Research threw light on a variety of processes and characteristics which made this area known to Europe, especially in its vital transitional role and in its trade, economic role. With regard to the inclusion of Slovenia into the European Union, these investigations are of particular importance.
Significance for the country
The research program represented one of the rare specialized programs of social science and humanities research in this part of Slovenia. The results of the research have a special significance in the strengthening of national awareness and in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, as they contain findings about the development of the Slovene national idea, different forms of national uniting and separation processes, the role and significance of the key personalities, the knowledge gained for the welfare of the Slovene nation, and also some implications for eco-history and the promotion of art history in the regional centers in this area. The research group was very active in the activities promoting science. The results of the research group were presented to a wider public at organized scientific meetings at home and abroad. In 2004, the head of the program group Prof. Dr. Darko Friš and the member of the program group Dr. Andrej Hozjan organized a symposium dedicated to the 750th anniversary of the city of Maribor. The scientific symposium had 16 speakers, four of whom were members of the program group. In their talks, these members presented the development of the political, cultural, economic, social and religious history of the city of Maribor and of the wider region. The speakers of the symposium had talks on topics ranging from pre-history to antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern age and contemporary history. The significance of the symposium is also shown by the fact that the symposium was under the aegis of the then President of the Republic Dr. Janez Drnovšek, and that it was given support by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the Community of Maribor. In cooperation with the Historical Society of Dr. Franc Kovačič in Maribor, two extensive scientific monographs were published as the result of the symposium, which show the significance of the symposium for the development of science in north-eastern Slovenia. The findings presented at this symposium have changed the views of the development of the city of Maribor in the Middle Ages and its role in the development of economy and society of Slovenia in the past and present time. Two years later, in 2006, the head of the program group Prof. Dr. Darko Friš organized another symposium, which was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the independence of Slovenia. The symposium entitled Independence of Slovenia – 15 years later, was attended by as many as 24 speakers form various disciplines – historians, sociologists, social science specialists, law specialists, journalists and members of the Slovene Army. This variety of participants was a guarantee for a well-rounded presentation of the problems of the process of independence and the formation of the Slovene state. The symposium was again carried out under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Drnovšek, which shows a great deal of trust placed in the organization of the symposium. In addition to the head of the program group as the organizer of the symposium, the other three members of the program group also participated in the symposium, which resulted in the synergy of different research areas and indicates a high level of interdisciplinarity in the program group. The members of the program group also participated in different symposiums abroad. In this period they were also active members of the editorial board of the journal Studia Historica Slovenica. The head of the program group is also the main and responsible editor of this journal. In the period from 2004 to 2008, the members of the program group were also active in the pedagogical field. In this way, the results of the research of the program group were also included in the undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Maribor. In this period, the members of the group were mentors to five PhD candidates, two MA candidates and 96 BA diplomas, in 30 BA diplomas they also used their expertise as co-mentor
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