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Slovenska matica
http://www.slovenska-matica.si/
slovenskamatica@siol.net
Kongresni trg 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 422 4340
Fax386 (0) 1 422 4343
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Milček Komelj, President
Phone386 (0) 1 422 4345
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Drago Jančar, Secretary and Managing Editor
drago.jancar@siol.net
Phone386 (0) 422 4342
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Past Events
  • 17 January to 24 January 2012
    Slovenska matica publications exhibition with the panel discussion at Matica hrvatska in Zagreb, Croatia programme


Established in 1864 with a view to raising the level of education and knowledge, Slovenska matica is the oldest cultural and scientific association in Slovenia. The first publication of Slovenska matica was a calendar issued in 1864; however, soon after, the organisation began to turn out important works of world literature, including the first translations into Slovenian language of Shakespeare and a range of Slovenian modernist literature including texts by Ivan Cankar in 1901. In its long history Slovenska matica has published over 650 titles. Its programme has a long tradition in publishing translations of major texts of philosophy (Socrates, Schelling, Nietzsche, Bergson, etc.) in its Philosophy Booklet collection. It has also covered areas such as history, art history, and literary history, including works by Slovene art historians, such as Izidor Cankar, Nace Šumi, and Marjan Zadnikar, and architects, for example, Edvard Ravnikar. Their books are available for purchase in all Slovene bookstores or by contacting Slovenska matica directly.

Besides its publishing programme, Slovenska matica organises panel discussions, symposia, round tables, and literary events on an array of topics and issues from the area of humanities (including the role of humanities in elementary and secondary education, the economy of culture and the culture of economy, the philosophy and literature in contemporary Slovene history, etc.). More than 300 expert scientists and philosophers contribute to and shape their programme.


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