Alma Mater Europaea - Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (AME ISH)
The roots of the ISH go back to 1987 when a series of Slovenian translations of international literature on the humanities and social sciences entitled Studia Humanitatis were published. In 1997 the series was reorganised into the independent publishing house Studia humanitatis. The establishment of a research institute in 1991 was the second step in the formation of the ISH.
The paramount goals of the ISH are: to conduct a graduate study of disciplines and fields not offered by other Slovene institutions of higher education; to provide study programmes of interest to students beyond Slovenia's borders, from West as well as from Central and East Europe; to create possibilities for Slovene university teachers and researchers to work in fields that are poorly represented in the Slovene scientific environment; and to establish close cooperation and ties with international higher education institutions which engage in the same or similar fields.
Since 1995 there has been an ongoing formal cooperation with the Centre Louis Gernet at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. The ISH participated in the GEMMA network, a project of the European Commission and five European organisations whose aim was to contribute to the integration of research results into policy-making in gender and migration. Furthermore, the ISH is currently drawing up joint projects for the development of new graduate programmes, as well as a scheme to facilitate teacher and student exchanges. It regularly collaborates with the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and its Department of Sociology.
The ISH publications include five collections: Ekskurzi, Monitor ISH, Dialog z Antiko, Documenta, and Topos. Monitor ISH, Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences is a biannual publication covering different topics in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, and social sciences. The journal has an international editorial board, and publishes articles in Slovenian and English. It is also accessible online.
- Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (ISH) Library
- Monitor ISH, Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Studia humanitatis
- Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
- Department of Sociology, University of Ljubljana