Senior Research Fellow and Head of 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

Matija Ogrin works on early modern Slovenian literature, focusing on the periods from Baroque to early Romanticism and on the literary circle of Anton Martin Slomšek.

Ogrin’s work is founded upon research of primary sources, notably manuscripts, and their traditional scholarly treatment: transcription, commentary and critical editing. He has studied methods of digital scholarly editing and coordinated several projects in the field (such as eZISS). Ogrin edited several critical editions, including the Škofja Loka Passion Play. He serves as the editor of the the collected works of Slovenian writers (Zbrana dela slovenskih pesnikov in pisateljev). Together with Tomaž Erjavec, ISJ, he was awarded the Google Digital Humanities Research Award (2010). In recent years, Ogrin has been continuing his research in early modern Slovenian manuscripts.

Selected publications

Ed.: Zbrana dela slovenskih pesnikov in pisateljev. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2011–.

Slovensko slovstveno izročilo: drobci slovenskega slovstva, izročeni v rokopisih. Celje: Celjska Mohorjeva družba, 2019.

Ed. (w. Aleksander Bjelčevič and Urška Perenič): Rokopisi slovenskega slovstva od srednjega veka do moderne. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2017.

Ed.: Zbrana dela slovenskih pesnikov in pisateljev: 1946–2016: 70 let izhajanja. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2016.

Ed. (w. Erich Prunč): Kapelski pasijon: znanstvenokritična izdaja. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU; Celje: Celjska Mohorjeva družba, 2016.

Ed.: Štrekelj, Karel: Zgodovina slovenskega slovstva. 2 vols. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2012–2014.

Ed.: Romuald: Škofjeloški pasijon. Elektronska znanstvenokritična izdaja. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2009.

Ed.: Cankar, Izidor: S poti. Elektronska znanstvenokritična izdaja. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2007.

Literarno vrednotenje na Slovenskem: od 1918 do 1945. Ljubljana: LUD Literatura, 2003.

Literarno vrednotenje na Slovenskem: od Frana Levstika do Izidorja Cankarja. Ljubljana: Študentska založba, 2002.

(W. Nina Ditmajer and Tomaž Erjavec:) Encoding Textual Variants of the Early Modern Slovenian Poetic Texts in TEI. Prispevki za novejšo zgodovino 59.1 (2019): n. pag.

Confraternities in the Slovenian Lands and Their Significance for Baroque Slovenian Literature. Acta historiae artis Slovenica 23.2 (2018): 233–43.

(W. Jan Jona Javoršek and Tomaž Erjavec:) A Register of Early Modern Slovenian Manuscripts. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative 4 (2014): 1–13.

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Selected projects

Slovenian Writers and Imperial Censorship in the Long Nineteenth Century (fundamental research project • 1 September 202031 August 2023)

Slovenian Literature in Unknown Early Modern Manuscripts. Information-Technology Aided Analyses and Scholarly Editions (fundamental research project • 1 August 201331 July 2016)

The Space of Slovenian Literary Culture: Literary History and the GIS-Based Spatial Analysis (fundamental research project • 1 July 201130 June 2014)

The leading humanists in the Slovenian territory between the 16th and mid-19th centuries and their social and cultural environment (fundamental research project • 1 July 201130 June 2014)

The “Slovenian” World Literature: Locating World Literature in a National Literary System (fundamental research project • 1 May 201030 April 2013)

Electronic Critical Editions and the Development of Slovenian and Bulgarian Literary Studies (applied project • 9 November 20119 November 2013)

Slovenian and Czech National Revival (1780-1848) (bilateral project • 1 January 201131 December 2012)

Unknown 17th- and 18th-century Manuscripts of Slovenian Literature (applied research project • 1 February 200830 January 2011)

Electronic Multimedia Text Centre (1 April 200731 March 2009)

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Curriculum Vitae

Matija Ogrin was born in Ljubljana in 1967. He studied comparative literature. In 2001, he defended a doctoral dissertation on Slovenian Literary Criticism 1918–1945. Since 1996, he has worked as a researcher at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies ZRC SAZU. In 2020, he became Head of the Institute. He was also a member of the ZRC SAZU Scientific Council from 2008–2016, and president from 2016–2020. He is married and a father of three.

Keywords

Early modern Slovenian literature • Baroque • manuscripts • scholarly editing • digital editions • TEI 

Recognitions & awards

ZRC Silver Award (2003) • Google Digital Humanities Research Award (2010)