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Research of Cultural Formations

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.06.00  Humanities  Culturology   
6.03.00  Humanities  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 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  32185  Brane Bevc  Anthropology  Junior researcher  2013 
2.  12226  PhD Alja Brglez  Historiography  Researcher  2013  103 
3.  35807  Špela Cugelj    Technical associate  2013 - 2016 
4.  29701  PhD Jaša Drnovšek  Administrative and organisational sciences  Researcher  2013 - 2016  177 
5.  38466  PhD Tomaž Jurca  Art history  Researcher  2015  46 
6.  36683  PhD Sebastjan Kristovič  Social sciences  Researcher  2015 - 2016  528 
7.  03168  PhD Jurij Mikuž  Art history  Researcher  2013 - 2016  550 
8.  29466  PhD Slađana Mitrović  Art history  Researcher  2014 - 2015  57 
9.  19324  PhD Tadej Praprotnik  Humanities  Researcher  2013 - 2014  200 
10.  14323  PhD Svetlana Slapšak  Humanities  Researcher  2013  806 
11.  38532  Dijana Štiglic    Technical associate  2016 
12.  14711  PhD Cirila Toplak  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2016  308 
13.  29337  PhD Polona Tratnik  Philosophy  Head  2015 - 2016  377 
14.  32646  Tiva Vlaj    Technical associate  2013 
15.  03998  PhD Jože Vogrinc  Culturology  Researcher  2015 - 2016  669 
16.  24389  PhD Gita Zadnikar  Culturology  Researcher  2013 - 2016  49 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
2.  1636  Institute of Civilisation and culture, ICC  Ljubljana  1196901  154 
In the segment of researching of the Anthropology of Ancient Worlds we will continuate to design new methodologies and pay special attention to the research of those perspectives of historical anthropology of Antiquity which problematize relations between cultural areas and cultural dynamics and mobility between religious systems (cults), cultural production of knowledge (centers of knowledge and arts, alternative, periphery and subculture), anthropological changes (Ancient globalism – Hellenism), the European invention of Ancient Worlds and of the Balkans (cultural colonialism, ideological narratives), and modalities of reception of the Ancient Worlds. Anthropological research of gender will explore research perspectives which problematize relations between cultural areas and gender differences as key narratives for gender presentation. The research segment will be also focused both on mapping the populations of intellectuals in a diachronical and synchronical perspective. Communication- linguistic aspect will be oriented towards new communication technologies and its current topics (new media, personalization of new media, media convergence), especially toward various challenges regarding the level of patterns of communication and social interaction among different e-environments. The research will determine precisely up to which level technological and contextual characteristics directly and indirectly influence the transformation of communication patterns. The basic aim of the media research remained monitoring and analysing of key parts of the media space, which encompasses a continuous monitoring of media products by means of content analysis – with an emphasis on texts that are topically related to the key social events and protagonists and on the further development of methods of media research. The focus will remain on the contents of Slovenian media and their practices both in the socialist period and in the present, especially the use of internet use and user created media. This research represented a core part of the wider research on the use of information and communication technologies as a means of information, organization, social mobilisation and action.
Significance for science
The program contributed to the development (deepening and broadening) of scientific fields by interdisciplinary approaches, special case studies and developed theories as research results. Specifically, the program contributed the results in the fields and intersections of fields: cultural studies, studies of visual, contemporary art theory, critical media studies, political anthropology and political history, cultural history and the study of everyday life. The program established interdisciplinary connections within the fields of research, which the research thematically covered. The novelty of the research was in the theme: the art and culture in the former communist European countries under transition from communism to capitalism, which has not been studied yet. Methodologically, art was taken as the entry point to study the Zeitgeist of this region in this significant era of history. In the former communist countries, cultural critique was of great importance. Art either communicated dominating ideology or it was one of the rare venues for expressing political dissent. For this particular role, inherited from the past, in this research art was understood as the venue for ideological dissent and thus the entry point for the study of culture and cultural opposition in the region. The research also contributed to the emancipation of the image from the word in the case of medieval Christian images. In critical media studies media discourse on contemporary issues was examined in-depth and the revision of theories of media and cultural memory gave a picture of the contemporary social movements. Political cultural formation processes were presented originally via the connection of political anthropology and political history and with specific relation to the region. European cultural history beyond local, regional and national ethnography originated in the analysis of the cultural network. Holistic approach to the analysis of everyday culture under the influence of high culture represented another aspect of the originality of expected scientific results. Program group produced a rich corpus of new literature with research findings.
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 fact that the research results present image of the processes and formations of cultural practices, interconnection of different cultural formations synchronously (at the same time) and diachronic (over time) and in its relations to the wider social context. Specifically, the time frame of the program's research enlightened contemporary situation in the region, which recently passed through transition process, while still being an enigma for the First World Europe. The research results contributed to the understanding of the changes in art and culture and to formation of cultural wholes, which occurred due to the transition. The program contributed to better mutual understanding and communication among European countries, since research on culture in this region is extremely important for the consolidation of the European Union. The results of research in the field of critical media studies defined mechanisms of cultural hegemony, particularly in the media, and thus contributed to the constitution of critical readers. Research at the intersection of media studies, cultural studies, theory of art and theory of media provided results that contribute to the awareness of the importance of social movements and the art for the society. The program raised awareness of the importance of emancipatory cultural formations and gave suggestions on the role of the state in supporting such practices as well as importance of other forms of support.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
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