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Slovenski Judje v Prekmurju in na štajerskem: preživetje, spomin in revitalizacija (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.03.02  Humanities  Anthropology  Social and cultural anthropology 

Code Science Field
6.03  Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics and Religion 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  20195  PhD Damir Josipovič  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  329 
2.  01008  PhD Oto Luthar  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  899 
3.  33655  Tina Perc Benko  Interdisciplinary research  Researcher  2011 - 2012 
4.  07655  PhD Irena Šumi  Criminology and social work  Head  2009 - 2012  395 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0507  Institute for Ethnic Studies  Ljubljana  5051517000  4,561 
2.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  63,121 
3.  2782  Alma Mater Europaea University  Maribor  2304821000  7,980 
Significance for science
Despite the rather non-systemic support on the part of Slovenian national science agencies, the Slovenian Jewish and Holocaust studies are currently among the most proliferous in the national social sciences and humanities, notably historiography. Two reasons can be cited: the heightened interest in studying the post-WWII regime in general; and the recent new obligations of the state of Slovenia as EU Member State which include the obligation of systematic Holocaust remembrance, research and education. The instigations from the scientific community itself, however, are based in the fact that a critical portion of the national public, as well as social scientists recognised the fact that the process of de-fascistisation of Slovenia never seriously begun, failing to do so also following the state independence due to many interferences of conservative ideologies. The past 15 years have seen the formation of an excellent group of scientists and researchers in the Slovenian Jewish and Holocaust studies that share a common premise: that the Slovenian Jews (and Slovenian Romany who were the second most targeted group of the Nazi genocide in Europe) are a constituent part of the Slovenian nation and its history. The project has, with its research into the geographical areas of Štajersko and Prekmurje where the majority of pre-WWII Jewish population resided and was at the same time most influential in socio-economic terms, with its results decidedly contributed to this historiography and historic anthropology in a way that provided also the contours of future research. The book Slovenian Jews: history and holocaust (2012) where the majority of first results were published represents both the definitive source for the history of Slovenian Jewry, and a programmatic source for further research.
Significance for the country
Researchers on the project have, with their excellent work, helped the Republic of Slovenia to gain permanent membership in the IHRA, and contributed in large portion to the production of first educational materials on the Holocaust in Slovenia for primary and secondary school children and youth. Both are key obligations of Slovenia as an EU Member State. The project has, with its research results and the manner of primary publication of its results, consolidated the field of Jewish and Holocaust studies in Slovenia, thus bringing them into the international scientific arena. The project also contributed to the surpassing of socially damaging ideologies of autochthonism and ethnic exclusivism which were undeniably exposed especially since the onset of the 2008 crisis as directly harmful to social and economic, as well as political development.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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