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Images of Economic and Social Modernisation in Slovenia in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H270  Humanities  Social and economic history 

Code Science Field
6.01  Humanities  History and Archaeology 
industrialisation, agriculture, urbanisation, structural changes, finance, banks and banking, insurance business, economic and social policy, way of life, tourism, trade, social security, advertising, crime
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23251  PhD Dunja Dobaja  Historiography  Technical associate  2013 - 2014  108 
2.  08543  PhD Žarko Lazarevič  Historiography  Head  2009 - 2014  596 
3.  29513  PhD Aleksander Lorenčič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  331 
4.  16350  PhD Andrej Pančur  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  256 
5.  04769  PhD Jože Prinčič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  280 
6.  30894  PhD Meta Remec  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  85 
7.  27883  PhD Marta Rendla  Historiography  Technical associate  2009 - 2014  83 
8.  27500  PhD Janja Sedlaček  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  33 
9.  10673  PhD Andrej Studen  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  471 
10.  28400  PhD Mitja Sunčič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  38 
11.  17106  PhD Mojca Šorn  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  172 
12.  24464  PhD Nina Vodopivec  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  233 
13.  07574  PhD Peter Vodopivec  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  830 
14.  04934  PhD Jerca Vodušek Starič  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2012  294 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0501  Institute for Contemporary History  Ljubljana  5057116000  5,218 
The 19th and 20th centuries were an extremely important period from the point of view of the social and economic changes that occurred in Slovenia. This was a period of gradual modernisation of Slovene society and the Slovene economy, a period characterised by the momentous transition from an agrarian society to an industrial society with all the accompanying consequences on the social and economic structure. In this period not only did Slovenes embark on the road of cultural and political emancipation, they also began, with a slight delay, the process of economic emancipation. The research programme therefore looks at the long-term processes of transformation of Slovene society and the Slovene economy. The research spans a long period of two centuries, within which individual periods differ considerably from one another in terms of the concept of social order, the dynamics and depth of developmental tendencies, and the integration into a wider area. The desire to avoid creating the impression that economic and social phenomena in the Slovene lands were in any way exceptional requires researchers to place research problems, for the purposes of comparison, within the specific time, place and social environment of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia in its monarchist and socialist versions.
Significance for science
The programme group places the research of long-term structural economic and social transformations of the industrial society in Slovenia into the European frame of reference. If we want to include the Slovenian economic and social experiences into the wider geographical area of Central Europe or Europe as a whole, then it is necessary to carry out a comparison of the Slovenian situation with its closer as well as broader environment in order to complete an integral analysis. Such an approach ensures a realistic comparison and evaluation of Slovenian economic and social development. At the same time, Slovenian distinctiveness and characteristics in the closer and broader economic, social and political environment are emphasized each time. It is also not possible to neglect the fact that simultaneously we also see the incorporation of Slovenia into the European economic and social historical dimensions, into the processes and forces, which were not only a Slovenian peculiarity, but were characteristic of the environments where Slovenians used to live in the past. At the same time the programme group is used to apply various methodological approaches and upgrade the usual historiographic methodology with interdisciplinarity. The programme group paves the way for a specific area of economic and social history within Slovenian historiography, ensuring its recognition in the broader European scientific environment. The group keeps developing its own methodological approaches, delving into its own research subjects, thus acquiring more and more of its own identity within historiography as well as in the context of humanities and social sciences.
Significance for the country
The submitted program, at the conceptual and substantive level, was based on the principles of the The Resolution on the National Research and Development Programme in the points emphasizing the questions of national identity, its distinctiveness and familiarisation with contemporary history. At the same time it actively strengthens the Slovenian identity in the European and wider international arena. The research has a direct impact on the field of preserving the national cultural heritage and presenting it in a comprehensive manner. Historical dimensions of the technological and social aspects of industrialisation of the Slovenian territory introduce additional elements into the conceptualisation of the cultural and historical memory as it exists now. The work involves a distinctive and analytic interaction between technology and society in a long period of time, covering a century and a half, presented at the synthetic level. The realisation of the program with the knowledge synthesised keeps further expanding the area of discussion within contemporary Slovenian historiography in the field of economic and social history. The acquisition of new realisations about the interaction between society and technology in a broad context in the empirical as well as interpretative framework allows for the communication of the Slovenian scientific sphere with foreign expert circles, ensuring empirical and interpretative foundations for other humanities and social science discipline
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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