Research Fellow at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU); Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.

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Research interests

Luka Vidmar works on literature, art and culture in Slovenia in the periods of Baroque and the Enlightenment, especially on the Academia Operosorum, the Zois circle, cultural nationalism and forbidden books.

Selected publications

(W. Sonja Svoljšak:) In vendar so jih brali: prepovedane knjige na Slovenskem v zgodnjem novem veku iz zbirke Narodne in univerzitetne knjižnice / And Yet They Read Them: Banned Books in Slovenia in the Early Modern Age from the National and University Library Collection. Ljubljana: NUK, 2018.

Ed.: Križanke. Ljubljana: Srednja šola za oblikovanje in fotografijo, 2018.

A Slavic Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga Zois. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016.

(W. Metoda Kemperl:) Barok na Slovenskem: sakralni prostori. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, 2014.

Ljubljana kot novi Rim: Akademija operozov in baročna Italija. Ljubljana: SAZU, 2013.

Ed.: Trubar, Hren, Valvasor, Dolničar: O slovstvu na Kranjskem: Elektronska znanstvenokritična izdaja. Edn 1.0. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2013.

Zoisova literarna republika: vloga pisma v narodnih prerodih Slovencev in Slovanov. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2010.

Antoni Gaudí and Jože Plečnik: Two Architects on the Path from Cultural Canonization to Catholic Beatification. In: Great Immortality: Studies on European Cultural Sainthood. Ed. Jón Karl Helgason and Marijan Dović. Leiden: Brill, 2019. 313–30.

Kopitar, Jernej. In: Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe. Ed. Joep Leerssen. Amsterdam: Huizinga Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2017. N. pag.

Zois, Sigismund. In: Enzyklopädie der slowenischen Kulturgeschichte in Kärnten/Koroška: von den Anfängen bis 1942. Band 3. Ed. Katja Sturm-Schnabl and Bojan-Ilija Schnabl. Vienna: Böhlau, 2016. 1542–43.

Franc Wützenstein: prvi romanopisec na Kranjskem. Jezik in slovstvo 61.3–4 (2016): 59–69.

Tři fáze vztahů mezi Jernejem Kopitarjem v Čechy. Slavica litteraria 17.2 (2014): 25–37.

“Ad usum publicum destinata”: O javnem značaju Semeniške knjižnice v Ljubljani. Zgodovinski časopis 62.1–2 (2008): 187–202.

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Selected projects

Forbidden Books in Slovenian Lands in the Early Modern Age (applied research project • 1 January 201631 December 2018)

History of Doctoral Dissertations by Slovene Candidates in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1872–1918) (interdisciplinary project • 1 January 201631 December 2018)

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

• BAs in art history and comparative literature, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2002)

• MA in art of the early modern period, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2005)

• PhD in literary studies, University of Nova Gorica (2009)

Academic and research titles

• Assistant Professor in literary studies, University of Nova Gorica (2007−2010)

• Research Assistant, ZRC SAZU (2004−2012)

• Research Fellow, ZRC SAZU (2012−)

Management positions

• Coordinator of the ZRC SAZU Historical Seminar (Historični seminar, 2010−)

• Head of the Central Specialist IT Center for Humanities (OSICH, 2012−2017)

Teaching

• University of Nova Gorica, Faculty of Humanities (2006/2007)

• AlpenAdria Universität Klagenfurt, Institut für Slawistik (2012/2013)

Research abroad

• The Ohio State University, Center for Slavic and East European Studies (2014)

Expert committee

• Chair of the Slovenian section of the Slovenian Research Initiative, in partnership with The Ohio State University, Center for Slavic and East European Studies (2014−2018)

Scholarly association

• Founding member, member of the executive board (2008−) and secretary (2013−2019) of the Slovenian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Editorial work

• Member of the editorial board of the book series Zbrana dela slovenskih pesnikov in pisateljev, ZRC SAZU (2011−)

• Member of the editorial board of Novi Slovenski biografski leksikon, ZRC SAZU (2011−2017)

• Member of the editorial board of the magazine SLO – časi, kraji, ljudje, Družina press (2014−)

Research areas

Modern history (up to circa 1800) H230 • Art history H310 • General and comparative literature, literary criticism, literary theory H390 

Keywords

seventeenth century • eighteenth century • Baroque • Enlightenment • cultural nationalism • literature • libraries • books • censorship • art 

Recognitions & awards

The Zois scholarship (1995–2001) • The Silver Sign of ZRC SAZU (2011)