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Dr. Damijan Guštin, Assistant Professor


damijan.gustin@inz.si

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Dr. Damijan Guštin, Assistant Professor (Postojna, 1955)

  • 2008 – became the director of the Institute of Contemporary History
  • 2005 – elected as the Assistant Professor of Contemporary and Modern Slovenian History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • 2006 – author of the monograph Za zapahi: slovensko prebivalstvo v okupatorjevih zaporih 1941-1945 [In Lockup: Slovenian Population in the Prisons of the Occupiers 1941-1945]
  • 2005 – co-author of the professional monograph Podobe iz življenja Slovencev v drugi svetovni vojni [Images from the Life of Slovenians During World War II] (with Zdenko Čepič and Martin Ivanič)
  • 2005 – co-author of the book Slovenska novejša zgodovina 1848-1992 [Slovenian Contemporary History 1848-1992]
  • 2004 – co-author of the monograph Notranjski odredi [The Notranjska Detachments] (with Martin Premk)
  • 2000 – elected as the Assistant Professor of Military History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • Since 1999 he has lectured at the Department of Defence Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana
  • 1999 – defended his doctoral thesis entitled Slovensko prebivalstvo v okupatorjevih zaporih 1941-1945: razmerje med kriminalnimi in političnimi jetniki [Slovenian Population in the Prisons of the Occupiers 1941-1945: Differences between Criminal and Political Prisoners] at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • 1987 – received his Master's Degree for the thesis Rast in razvoj slovenske partizanske vojske v prvi polovici leta 1942 ter krajevni in socialni izvor njenih borcev [Growth and Development of the Slovenian Partisan Army in the First Half of 1942 and the Local and Social Origins of its Soldiers]
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1980.

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Scientific research department


dr. Zdenko Čepič / research advisor


zdenko.cepic@inz.si


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dr. Zdenko Čepič (Ljubljana, 1952)

  • Research advisor
  • Works in the field of Slovenian and Yugoslav political history after World War II and history of economic policy in the same period
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1977
  • Managing editor of the Prispevki za novejšo zgodovino magazine
  • Regularly publishes texts and attends scientific meetings
  • Received his Master's Degree in 1984 (Oblikovanje elementov socialističnega gospodarstva v obdobju graditve slovenske državnosti 1944-1945) [The Formation of Elements of the Socialist Economy in the Period of the Construction of Slovenian Statehood 1944-1945]
  • Received his doctorate in 1993 (Agrarna reforma in kolonizacija v Sloveniji 1945-1948) [Agrarian Reform and Colonisation in Slovenia 1945-1948]

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research advisor

dr. Zdenko Čepičdr. Zdenko Čepič - karikatura

dr. Filip Čuček


filip.cucek@inz.si


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Doc. dr. Filip Čuček (Maribor, 1977)

  • Research associate (employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2008)

  • The main area of his work is researching Slovenian political history of the second half of the 19th century, and he also partially focuses on the Central European issues within the Habsburg Monarchy. Also takes part in projects in the field of recent history
  • In 2007 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled Gospodarske, socialne, kulturne in politične razmere na Spodnjem Štajerskem v času Taaffejeve vlade (1879-1893) [Economic, Social, Cultural and Political Situation in the Lower Styria Region during Taaffe's Government (1879-1893)], also published as a book entitled Uspehi spodnještajerskih Slovencev v Taaffejevi dobi [Successes of Lower Styria Slovenians in the Taaffe Period] (Celje, 2008)
  • Twice – since October until December 2003 and since October 2007 until January 2008 – he worked on research in Graz as an ÖAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst) scholarship holder
  • In cooperation with assistant professor Dr. Martin Moll he prepared the monograph Duhovniki za rešetkami [Priests Behind Bars] (Viri, 2006)
  • Between 2003 and 2007 he worked as a junior researcher at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor
  • In the academic year 1999/2000 he studied at the Comenius University of Bratislava

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research associate

Doc. dr. Filip Čuček

dr. Vida Deželak Barič


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dr. Vida Deželak Barič (Celje, 1954)


  • Researches Slovenian political history of the first half of the 20th century, focusing on the study of ideological-political concepts and practices of the Marxist camp In her research she also delves in the field of women's studies since the 19th century and military-civilian relations between both world wars as well as during World War II
  • Since 2006 she has led the research project Žrtve druge svetovne vojne in neposredno po njej [The Victims of World War II and in the Immediate Post-war Period] at the Institute of Contemporary History
  • 1999 – received her doctorate at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana; 1985 – received her Master's Degree; 1978 – graduated
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1978

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research associate

dr. Vida Deželak Baričdr. Vida Deželak Barič - karikatura

Dunja Dobaja


dunja.dobaja@inz.si


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Dunja Dobaja (Ljubljana, 1971)




  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2002
  • Worked on the project Žrtve druge svetovne vojne v Sloveniji [The Victims of World War II in Slovenia] and on other projects focusing on the time during and after World War II
  • Publishes contributions in the field of health and social protection of mothers and children in the territory of Slovenia in the interwar period
  • In the academic year 2007/2008 she enrolled in the postgraduate level studies (health and social protection of mothers and children in the period between 1919 and 1945 in the territory of the former Drava Banate)

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assistant

Dunja Dobaja

dr. Aleš Gabrič


ales.gabric@inz.si


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dr. Aleš Gabrič (Ljubljana, 1963)


  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1987
  • Received his doctorate in 1994 at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana
  • Research advisor who mostly explores contemporary Slovenian cultural‑political, cultural and political history, especially the attitude of politics to intellectuals, development of education, functioning of scientific and art institutions, and the attitude of the state towards culture in general as well as towards individual cultural workers, etc.
  • Author or co-author of several scientific monographs, numerous scientific, professional and popular science contributions, co-author of several textbooks for the final year of primary schools and general secondary schools Editor or co-editor of several scientific monographs and collections of scientific texts. 2001-2004 – editor of Kronika, a magazine for Slovenian local history, and since 2009 the editor of the Institute's collection Razpoznavanja/Recognitiones
  • Since the academic year 1996/97 he has lectured on History of the Slovenian Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana

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research advisor

dr. Aleš Gabričdr. Aleš Gabrič

dr. Jure Gašparič


jure.gasparic@inz.si


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Assistant professor. dr. Jure Gašparič (Maribor, 1977)


  • 2001-2006 – junior researcher at the Institute
  • Since 2008 – research associate, mostly focusing on the research of Slovenian and Yugoslav political history since the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy until the beginning of World War II (especially Slovenian People's Party). He also explores the history of the Central European space in the 19th and 20th century (history of parliamentarism, relations with Czechoslovakia, the period of Yugoslav dissolution)
  • Since the academic year 2008/2009 he has taken part, as a guest lecturer, in the realisation of the subject Central Europe in the 20th Century at the Department of History of the Faculty of Education of the Comenius University of Bratislava
  • In 2006 he defended his doctoral thesis, entitled Diktatura kralja Aleksandra in politika Slovenske ljudske stranke v letih 1929-1935 [King Alexander's Dictatorship and the Policy of the Slovenian People's Party 1929-1935], at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • In the academic year 1999/2000 he studied at the Comenius University of Bratislava

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research councillor

Doc. dr. Jure GašparičDoc. dr. Jure Gašparič - karikatura

dr. Bojan Godeša


bojan.godesa@inz.si


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  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1987
  • Senior research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History. He mostly researches World War II and related issues in Slovenia as well as in the wider Yugoslav and European context
  • Assistant professor at the University of Nova Gorica, where he lectures on the subject of History of World Wars in the 20th Century at the Faculty of Humanities
  • Takes part in the postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, in the realisation of individual study programmes
  • 1993 – defended his doctoral thesis entitled Slovenski izobraženci med okupatorji, Osvobodilno fronto in protirevolucionarnim taborom [Slovenian Intellectuals between the Occupiers, the Liberation Front and the Counter-revolutionary Camp]
  • 1994 – studied at CNRS, Paris
  • Member of the editorial board of the Recognitiones/Razpoznavanja collection
  • Member of the project group for the exploration of the diplomatic history of Central and South-eastern Europe at the Centre for European Perspective
  • Member of the Klio Award commission at the Historical Association of Slovenia
  • Formerly a member of the mixed Slovenian-Austrian and Slovenian-Croatian historical commission

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research advisor

dr. Bojan Godešadr. Bojan Godeša - karikatura

dr. Jurij Hadalin


jurijh@inz.si


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dr. Jurij Hadalin (Šempeter pri Gorici, 1980)


  • Junior researcher / assistant with doctorate
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1 October 2007
  • Graduated in 2005 (University of Ljubljana)
  • Mostly researches Slovenian and Yugoslav political history after 1945 with a special emphasis on Yugoslav foreign politics and international associations in the Balkans region

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assistant with doctorate

dr. Jurij Hadalin

dr. Žarko Lazarević


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dr. Žarko Lazarević (Ljubljana, 1961)


  • He mostly focuses on economic history. He researches various aspects of Slovenian economic development. The topics of his research include the development of agriculture, process of industrialisation, cooperatives, and development of monetary institutions in Slovenia. He also researches the influence of economic processes on the social structure, and in this context he especially focuses on the long-term structural changes in the economic and social makeup of Slovenia
  • Leads the research programme Podobe gospodarske in socialne modernizacije na Slovenskem v 19. in 20. stoletju [Images of Economic and Social Modernisation in Slovenia in the 19th and 20th Century]
  • Leader of several projects and bilateral projects
  • Regularly contributes articles to scientific publications and attends symposiums
  • In 1992 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled Kmečki dolgovi v Sloveniji 1918-1941 [Peasant Debt in Slovenia 1918-1941]
  • In 1989 he received his Master's Degree for the thesis entitled Zadolževanje kmetov v Sloveniji v letih 1918–1941 s posebnim ozirom na bremenske vpise v zemljiško knjigo vzorčno izbranih katastrskih občin [Peasant Borrowing in Slovenia between 1918 and 1941 with a Special Emphasis on Land Register Entries at a Sample Selection  of Cadastral Communities]

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research advisor

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dr. Andrej Pančur


andrej.pancur@inz.si


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dr. Andrej Pančur (Trbovlje, 1971)


  • 1996-2001 – junior researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History
  • Research associate since 2003. He researches economic and social history of the Slovenian territory in the context of the Habsburg Monarchy in the 19th century, primarily monetary history. He also focuses on the history of international relations, and has recently explored intensively the history of Jews in the territory of the today's Slovenia since their settlement in the 18th and 19th century and until the end of World War II
  • In 2002 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled Monetarna politika v habsburški monarhiji in Slovenci (1848-1914) [Monetary Policy in the Habsburg Monarchy and Slovenians (1848-1914)] at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • In 1999 he received his Master's Degree for the thesis Gospodarski in socialni nazori v 80. in 90. letih 19. stoletja na Slovenskem [Economic and Social Viewpoints in the 1880s and 1890s in Slovenia] at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana
  • 2000 – scholarship at the Institute for European History (Institut für Europäische Geschichte) in Mainz, Germany

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research associate

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dr. Jurij Perovšek


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dr. Jurij Perovšek (Ljubljana, 1954)


  • Research advisor. Researches Slovenian political and ideological history since the establishment of the modern political parties in the end of the 19th century until World War II. He places the main emphasis on the policy of the Slovenian liberal camp and the Slovenian national question in the first Yugoslav state. He also explores the field of military-civilian relations between both world wars
  • 2006-2007 – leader of the research project entitled Vojaško-civilni odnosi na Slovenskem med obema vojnama [Military-Civilian Relations in Slovenia between the World Wars]
  • Since 2004 he has led the research programme entitled Idejnopolitični in kulturni pluralizem in monizem na Slovenskem v 20. stoletju [Ideological‑political and Cultural Pluralism and Monism in Slovenia in the 20th Century], while between 1999 and 2003 he led the research programme entitled Politična, idejna in kulturna zgodovina Slovencev od srede 19. stoletja do 1990 [Political, Ideological and Cultural History of Slovenians since the Middle of the 19th Century until 1990]
  • Member of the Institute of Contemporary History Scientific Council since 2004
  • 2003-2006 – president of the Institute of Contemporary History Management Board
  • 2000-2002 – president of the Historical Association of Slovenia
  • 2000 – received the Zois Certificate of Recognition for significant scientific achievements in the field of historiography
  • 1995 – studied in the Federal Republic of Germany as a scholarship holder of the Deutscher akademischer Austauschdienst, and in 1988/1989 he studied at the Institut für europäische Geschichte in Mainz
  • 1993 – received his doctorate at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana; 1985 – received his Master's Degree; 1978 – graduated
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1978

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dr. Meta Remec


joze.princic@inz.si


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dr. Meta Remec (Šempeter pri Gorici, 1983)


  • Employed as a junior researcher  assistant at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2008
  • Dedicates herself to the topic entitled Civilizacijski proces osveščanja prebivalstva za zdravo življenje v dobi meščanstva [Civilising Process of Informing the Population about Healthy Life in the Bourgeois Period], in the context of which she mostly focuses on exploring the processes of civilising, hygiene, macrobiotic advice and healthy life instructions in the bourgeois period
  • Graduated in history and Italian language and literature from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana in 2008.
  •   2014 – received his doctorate at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana

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assistant with doctorate

Marta Rendla


marta.rendla@inz.si


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Marta Rendla (Ljubljana, 1974)


  • Historian/assistant
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2004 to 2008 as a junior expert of the targeted research project entitled Smrtne žrtve med prebivalstvom Republike Slovenije med 2. svetovno vojno in neposredno po njej [Casualties among the Population in the Territory of the Republic of Slovenia During and Immediately After World War II] and the targeted research project entitled Preverjanje seznama žrtev druge svetovne vojne in neposredno po njej po matičnih knjigah [Checking the List of Casualties of World War II and in the Immediate Post-war Period]. Since 2008 she has taken part in the research programme Podobe gospodarske in socialne modernizacije na Slovenskem v 19. in 20. stoletju [Images of Economic and Social Modernisation in Slovenia in the 19th and 20th Century]
  • Graduated in history from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana in 2003 with a thesis entitled Odnos do živali in pogled na delovanje Kranjskega društva za varstvo živali 1902-1915 [Attitude towards Animals and a Look at the Activities of the Carniolan Animal Protection Society 1902-1915]
  • Enrolled in the postgraduate level studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana in 2007/08 with a social history research topic Researches personal and social standards – the material and social living conditions, their main characteristics, development and understanding in different periods of the industrial communist society in Slovenia after World War II

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assistant

Marta Rendla

dr. Andrej Studen


andrej.studen@inz.si


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dr. Andrej Studen (Celje, 1963)


  • 1988-2009 – employed at the Institute of Contemporary History. Since 2003 he has also worked part-time at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska, where he lectures History of Everyday Life
  • Senior research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History. He researches everyday life, modernisation, bourgeoisie, crime and punishment, morality and alcoholism with the emphasis on the bourgeois period
  • 1995 – defended his doctoral thesis entitled Stanovati v Ljubljani (Socialnozgodovinski oris stanovanjske kulture Ljubljančanov pred prvo svetovno vojno) [Living in Ljubljana (a Social-Historical Outline of the Apartment Culture of the Ljubljana Citizens Before World War I)]
  • 1991/92 – participated in the historical seminar with university professor Dr. Hans Jürgen Teuteberg at the Westfälische Wilhelms – Universität university in Münster. Studied in Vienna several times as a holder of Austrian scholarships

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research advisor

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dr. Mojca Šorn


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dr. Mojca Šorn (Ljubljana, 1969)


  • research associate since 2011; mostly conducts research in the field of Slovenian social history in the interwar period and during World War II,
  • since 2009 the head of the infrastructural programme Research Infrastructure of Slovenian Historiography and editor of the History of Slovenia – SIstory web portal,
  • between 1997 and 2007 she participated in the Institute of Contemporary History project entitled Fatalities among the Population in the Territory of the Republic of Slovenia During and Immediately After World War II,
  • she received her doctorate in 2007 at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, for her thesis entitled Life of the Ljubljana Citizens During the German Occupation.

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research associate

dr. Mojca Šorn

mag. Tadeja Tominšek Čehulić


tadeja.tominsek-cehulic@inz.si


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Mag. Tadeja Tominšek Čehulić (1971, Ljubljana)


  • Participates in the project Smrtne žrtve druge svetovne vojne in neposredno po njej (1941-1946) [Casualties in Slovenia During and Immediately After World War II (1941-1946)]
  • Focuses on the issue of World War II victims and post-war violence, and publishes the results of her research in the scientific magazines and collections of scientific texts at home and abroad
  • In 2006 she received her Master's Degree at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana with the mentor professor Dr. Božo Repe
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana since 1997

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assistant with Master's Degree

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dr. Nina Vodopivec


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dr. Nina Vodopivec (Ljubljana, 1974)


  • Researcher with doctorate since 2006. She mostly focuses on the processes of post-socialist transformation, especially on the ways of how industrial workers experience and co-shape macro changes. She also researches memory, gender, the working class and labour, social, historical and economic anthropology and methodology of anthropological research. She also works on research infrastructure programmes and on the digitisation and formatting of electronic information in historiography and humanities
  • Perfects her expertise at international conferences and actively participates in international projects (2008-2010 – Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities, Combination of Collaborative Projects and Coordination and Support Actions – the Seventh European Framework Programme: DARIAH)
  • 2006 – doctorate in social anthropology at the ISH (Faculty of Postgraduate Humanities Studies) in Ljubljana
  • 2001-2006 – junior researcher at the ISH (Faculty of Postgraduate Humanities Studies) in Ljubljana
  • 1999 – university diploma in ethnology and cultural anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana

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research associate

dr. Nina Vodopivec

dr. Marko Zajc


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dr. Marko Zajc (Ljubljana, 1975)


  • Mostly researches ideological-political topics from the history of the 19th and 20th century.Focuses on the development of nationalisms in the South-Eastern and Central Europe. Researches the Slovenian-Croatian border and relations as well as Yugoslavism before 1918
  • Publishes articles in scientific magazines and mass media. He regularly co-writes the popular science column Kocine zgodovine in the Nedelo newspaper
  • Employed at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2006
  • Defended his doctoral thesis entitled Slovensko-hrvaški odnosi s posebnim ozirom na slovensko-hrvaško mejo 1830 – 1918 [Slovenian-Croatian Relations with a Special Consideration of the Slovenian-Croatian Border 1830–1918] in 2006
  • Since October 2005 until February 2006 he worked on research in Vienna as the ÖAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst) scholarship holder
  • Between 2001 and 2005 he worked as a junior researcher at the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana.
  • Received his Master's Degree for the thesis entitled Problem slovensko-hrvaške meje v 19. stoletju [The Problem of Slovenian‑Croatian Border in the 19th Century]
  • In 2000 he graduated in history and sociology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana with a paper entitled Slovenski odmevi na protisrbske demonstracije v Zagrebu 1902 [Slovenian Responses to the Anti-Serbian Demonstrations in Zagreb in 1902]

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research associate

dr. Marko Zajc



Secretary's office

Darja Vipavc


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Independent technical assistant

Darja Vipavc


Accounting

Anita Rus


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Accountant

Anita Rus


Library

Damijana Bračko


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Administrator

Damijana Bračko

Sergej Škofljanec


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Librarian

Sergej Škofljanec

Igor Zemljič


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Senior librarian, library manager

Igor Zemljič






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