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Gledališke in medumetnostne raziskave (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.06.00  Humanities  Culturology   
6.08.00  Humanities  Musicology   
6.09.00  Humanities  Art history   

Code Science Field
6.05  Humanities  Other humanities 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  30748  PhD Anja Bajda  Culturology  Junior researcher  2010 
2.  30267  PhD Darja Koter  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
3.  14432  PhD Blaž Lukan  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
4.  20503  PhD Barbara Orel  Culturology  Head  2009 - 2012 
5.  26326  PhD Katarina Podbevšek  Literary sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
6.  06014  PhD Denis Poniž  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2010 
7.  14922  PhD Barbara Sušec Michieli  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
8.  31500  Jerneja Šorli    Technical associate  2009 
9.  29376  PhD Maja Šorli  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
10.  16282  PhD Karmen Šterk  Culturology  Researcher  2011 - 2012 
11.  24439  PhD Gašper Troha  Literary sciences  Researcher  2011 - 2012 
12.  31861  PhD Eva Vrtačič  Humanities  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012 
13.  26150  PhD Nadja Zgonik  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0681  University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television  Ljubljana  1626892 
Significance for science
The “Theatre and Transart Research” programme is of significant importance for the development of theatre and performing arts studies and other disciplines related to the study of the arts (especially the fine arts, music and literature). Its significance reaches into the humanities as well. The programme focuses on interart fields and connections between the individual arts, with the emphasis on their hybridization in theatre. In a four-year period (2009-2012), the programme filled numerous gaps in the history of the Slovenian arts and enabled new insights into their development, especially in the 20th century. It contributed to the understanding of the historical parametres and the theoretical exploration of the contemporary performing arts as well as to the dialogue on current epistemological and methodological issues. The programme has given rise to core studies on the Slovenian arts: Pojmovnik slovenske umetnosti po letu 1945 (Glossary on post-1945 Slovenian Art), Slovenska glasba 1848?1918, Slovenska glasba 1918?1991 (Slovenian Music 1848-1918 and 1918-1991), Študije iz slovenskega modernizma po letu 1945 (Studies on Slovenian Modernism after 1945, Svobodne roke: antologija teoretske misli o slovenskem gledališču 1899?1979 (Anthology of Slovenian Theatre Theory 1899-1979), the first comprehensive monographs on the composers Pavel Šivic, Radovan Gobec, Marijan Lipovšek and Zvonimir Ciglič. The research group carried out original research on theatre history, musical heritage, the fine arts, drama and experimental performance practices, shedding light on interart phenomena as a privileged space of innovations. The joint results of the research group are presented in Dinamika sprememb v slovenskem gledališču 20. stoletja (The Dynamics of Changes in Slovenian 20th Century Theatre, 2010) and Hibridni prostori umetnosti (Hybrid Spaces of Art, 2012). The research brought new findings on the interart connections which were previously overlooked or neglected in Slovenian theatre studies and other fields of art. It can be expected that they will instigate the reinterpretations of the well established viewpoints on the development of the Slovenian arts and on their impact on the shaping of the cultural and social-political spheres. The international comparability of the results is ensured by their ongoing verification in the scope of international networks (e. g. in the "Historiography" and "Theatrical Event" working groups of the International Federation for Theatre research, the STEP Project on European Theatre Systems, PSI Performance Studies International, European Network for the Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama), and in collaboration with international partners (Trinity College Dublin, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Warwick etc.). The results of the research programme proved useful especially in the theatre studies taking place in Middle- and East-European countries (the group contributed four articles on Slovenian performing arts to the anthology on the theatre developments after the fall of the Berlin Wall entitled Theatre After the Change: And What Was There Before the After?, 2011). As a result of the referential scientific publication of the research (TRI - Cambridge University Press, Performance Research - Routledge, Theater - Yale School of Drama & Duke University Press, Muzikološki zbornik/Musicological Annual, Rodopi), the group members have contributed relevantly to the recognition of the Slovenian arts internationally. Special attention was given to the development of terminology and its application in academic communities. Since 2011, an amended electronic edition of Theatre Terminological Dictionary has been available to the general public at the website of the Terminological Dictionary Section of ZRC SAZU (the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts).
Significance for the country
The “Theatre and Transart Research” programme is concerned with nationally important research in the sphere of arts and humanities which has a great impact on the development of Slovenian culture. Its focus is interdisciplinary research of the Slovenian arts of the past and present, especially the performing arts, the fine arts, music and literature. It connects historical and theoretical viewpoints, dealing with them in a wider social context. The research results provide a foundation for an integrative development of Slovenian cultural activities and the Slovenian arts. They contribute significantly to the shaping of national identity, which is especially important at the time of European integration and globalization. The programme group actively presents Slovenian culture, arts and sciences internationally by means of its publications and participation in international scientific conferences (e.g. in the scope of the International Federation for Theatre Research and Performance Studies International). An important contribution to the international recognition of Slovenian theatre and performing arts studies was that of organizing the international event “Theatre Systems in Smaller European Countries” (Ljubljana, 2010). This event hosted the meeting of the STEP research group as well as the “Cultural Space and Identity in Post-Socialist Context” symposium, attended by 30 researchers from 11 countries. As major agents of sustainable cultural projects (e.g. Borštnikovo srečanje as the most notable Slovenian performing arts festival, European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, the Vilenica International Literary Festival, the Venice Biennial as one of the most important visual art manifestations worldwide), the group members significantly contribute to the revitalization of the cultural sphere and international promotion of Slovenian arts, especially in terms of their establishment in the EU context. As consultants of public institutions (the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian Book Agency, the Prešeren Fund Management Board, the EACEA etc.), they provide assistance in carrying out tasks of wider public concern. The programme group members contribute greatly to the quality of Slovenian university studies. As teaching staff at tertiary education institutions, they further the integration of the research programme results into the sphere of tertiary education. All the publications of the research group are part of essential university study materials. In addition, some of them have been introduced in secondary curricula. Their findings are also disseminated to universities abroad (University of Warwick, Trinity College Dublin, Masaryk University, Conservatorio di Musica G. Tartini etc.). The groups’ systematic collection and classification of primary sources, bibliographic data and various other materials continually amends to the national archive collections (e.g. the Music Collection of the National and University Library in Ljubljana, the archives of the AGRFT Centre of Theatre and Film Studies, the Modern Gallery and the fine art collection of the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design). The research programme has also significantly contributed to the preservation of the Slovenian cultural heritage. The AGRFT Centre of Theatre and Film Studies scientific database on the World War Two partisan theatre has been amended and digitalized. Since 2012, this collection of national importance has been in public domain as an online exhibition, with its accompanying reference materials translated into English.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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