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rok.stergar@ff.uni-lj.si

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Kabinet 114

Department of History

izr. prof. dr. Rok Stergar

Rok Stergar is Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana and a historian of the Habsburg Empire in the long nineteenth century, the First World War, and of nationalism. He is the author of two books and numerous articles in journals and collections on nationalisms in the Habsburg Empire, the Habsburg military, and Austro-Hungarian soldier experience in the First World War. He is currently leading the three-year Slovenian Research Agency research project "Schools and Imperial, National, and Transnational Identifications: Habsburg Empire, Yugoslavia, and Slovenia" and the three year Slovene Research Agency and Czech Science Foundation joint research project "Nourishing Victory: Food Supply and Post-Imperial Transition in the Czech Lands and Slovenia, 1918-1923."

 

Academic Appointments

University of Ljubljana:

2013–present: Associate Professor in Modern History

2011-13: Chair, Department of History

2009-11: Deputy Chair, Department of History

2007-13: Assistant Professor in Modern History

 

Guest Professorship

University of Zagreb: February-May 2015, Visiting Professor

 

Education

Ph.D. (2003) University of Ljubljana

B.A. (1998) University of Ljubljana

 

Professional Service

Scientific Committee member, Centre international de recherche de l’Historial de la Grande Guerre (Peronne), 2022-

Departmental coordinator of the joint-degree master's program in the History of South-Eastern Europe (Graz, Cluj, Ljubljana), 2018–21

Chairman, Slovene Commission on Military History, Historical Association of Slovenia, 2006-10 term

Executive Board member, Historical Association of Slovenia, 2006-10 term

International Editorial Board Istraživanja: Journal of Historical Researches, 2021-

Editorial Board Vojaška zgodovina, 2003-18

Referee for Acta historiae artis Slovenica, Acta Histriae, Arhivi, Ars et Humanitas, Austrian History Yearbook, Central European History, CEPS Journal, Dve domovini / Two Homelands, European Review of History / Revue européenne d'histoire, First World War Studies, Geschichte und Region / Storia e regione, Hungarian Historical Review, Journal of Historical Sociology, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nationalities Papers, Nations and Nationalism, Povijesni prilozi, Prispevki za novejšo zgodovino, Slavic Review, Zeitschrift für Slawistik, Zgodovinski časopis, Berghahn Books, Cankarjeva založba, Jagiellonian University Press, Ljubljana University Press, Routledge, Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenska matica, Verlag des NÖ Instituts für Landeskunde, Založba INZ, Založba ZRC

Referee for SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2022), Leverhulme Trust (2022), GAČR Czech Science Foundation (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021), ARRS Slovenian Research Agency (2021), FWF Austrian Science Fund (2018), Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Serbia (2010)

External evaluator of the Czech Academy of Sciences research-oriented institutes, 2020

 

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

US-Slovene grant of the ARRS, Slovenian Research Agency, Ljubljana, 2022-24

Visiting Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence, 2022

Joint research grant of the ARRS, Slovenian Research Agency, Ljubljana, and GAČR Czech Science Foundation, Prague, 2021-24

Research grant of the ARRS, Slovenian Research Agency, Ljubljana, 2020-23

Research grant of the OEAD Kooperationsstelle Lemberg, Lviv, 2019

Research grant of the Austrian Institute for East and Southeast Europe (Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropa Institut), Vienna, 2003

Selected Publications

Books

Slovenci in vojska, 1867-1914: Slovenski odnos do vojaških vprašanj od uvedbe dualizma do začetka 1. svetovne vojne, Historia, 9 (Ljubljana, 2004).

"Vojski prijazen in zaželen garnizon": Ljubljanski častniki med prelomom stoletja in prvo svetovno vojno, Zbirka Zgodovinskega časopisa, 19 (Ljubljana, 1999).

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"'Aber durch die gemeinsame einheitliche Kommandosprache wurde noch kein Mann entnationalisiert…': Slowenische katholische Politik zwischen Nationalismus, politischem Pragmatismus und Kaisertreue," Römische Quartalschrift 115, No. 3-4 (2020), 59-75. https://doi.org/10.23769/RQ-115-3-4-2020-01

"Introduction to the Forum 'The Adriatic, the Alps, and the Danube: Identities, Categories of Identification, and Identifications'," Austrian History Yearbook 49 (2018), 17–22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S006723781800005X

"Ethnic Boxes: The Unintended Consequences of Habsburg Bureaucratic Classification," Nationalities Papers 46, No. 4 (2018), 575-591 (co-author Tamara Scheer). https://doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2018.1448374

"Kdaj so nastali 'lubi Slovenci'? O identitetah v prednacionalni dobi in njihovi domnevni vlogi pri nastanku slovenskega naroda," Zgodovinski časopis 70 (2016), 458-488 (co-author Jernej Kosi). https://www.dlib.si/details/URN:NBN:SI:DOC-8FM6P6TM

"National Indifference in the Heyday of Nationalist Mobilization? Ljubljana Military Veterans and the Language of Command," Austrian History Yearbook 43 (2012), 45-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0067237811000580

"Slovenci i mirovni pokreti u drugoj polovici 19. stoljeća," Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu 39 (2007), 97-118. http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=75630

"Fragen des Militärwesens in der slowenischen Politik 1867–1914," Österreichische Osthefte 46 (2004), 391-422.

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

"Endloses Ende, unbestimmter Neuanfang: Die Entstehung des ersten Jugoslawien aus zeitgenössischen Perspektiven," in Sašo Jerše and Kristina Lahl, eds., Endpunkte. Und Neuanfänge: Geisteswissenschaftliche Annäherungen an die Dynamik von Zeitläuften (Vienna, Cologne, 2022), 199-214. https://doi.org/10.7788/9783412518776.199

"Habsburg South Slavs in Peace and War, 1912-1918," in John R. Lampe and Ulf Brunnbauer, eds. Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History (Abingdon, Oxon, New York, N.Y, 2020), 181-190. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429464799-25

"Continuity, Pragmatism, and Ethnolinguistic Nationalism: Public Administration in Slovenia during the Early Years of Yugoslavia," in Peter Becker et al., eds., Hofratsdämmerung? Verwaltung und ihr Personal in den Nachfolgestaaten der Habsburgermonarchie 1918 bis 1920, Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, 75 (Vienna, 2020), 179-191. http://doi.org/10.7767/9783205211525.179

"The Evolution of Linguistic Policies and Practices of the Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces in the Era of Ethnic Nationalisms: The Case of Ljubljana-Laibach," in Markian Prokopovych, Carl Bethke, and Tamara Scheer, eds. Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire. Central and Eastern Europe, 9 (Leiden, 2019), 50-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004407978_005

"L'expérience des soldats austro-hongrois sur le front austro-italien: le problème du ravitaillement en vivres," in Giovanni L. Fontana and Marco Mondini, ur. Soldati e quotidianità della guerra. Ricerche di storia 4 (Ospedaletto (Pisa), 2019), 13-30.

"Nationswerdungsprozesse und neue Grenzen: Der Zusammenbruch der französischen Herrschaft in den Illyrischen Provinzen und ihre (Re-)Integration in das Kaisertum Österreich," in Brigitte Mazohl, Karin Schneider, and Eva Maria Werner, eds. Am Rande der großen Politik: Italien und der Alpenraum beim Wiener Kongress (Innsbruck, 2017), 97-122.

"Illyrian Autochthonism and the Beginnings of South Slav Nationalisms in the West Balkans," in Antonino De Francesco, ed. In Search of Pre-Classical Antiquity: Rediscovering Ancient Peoples in Mediterranean Europe (19th and 20th c.) (Leiden, Boston, 2016), 96-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004335424_006

"L'esercito asburgico come scuola della nazione: Illusione o realtà?," in Brigitte Mazohl and Paolo Pombeni, eds., Minoranze negli imperi: Popoli fra identità nazionale e ideologia imperiale, Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, Quaderni, 88 (Bologna, 2012), 279-294.

"Die Bevölkerung der slowenischen Länder und die Allgemeine Wehrpflicht," in Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle, and Martin Scheutz, eds., Glanz – Gewalt – Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918). Frieden und Krieg: Beiträge zur Historischen Friedensforschung, 18 (Essen, 2010), 129-151.

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28. 09. 2020
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10. 09. 2020
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28. 09. 2020
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04. 11. 2020
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