Visiting Fellowship Program┋Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana

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The Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana is now accepting applications for the Visiting Fellowship program, for the visits to take place between October 1, 2023 and October 1, 2024.

This is the second round of the applications for the Visiting Fellowship at the Institute.

The deadline for applications: July 1, 2023

The decisions will be made by July 31, 2023 the latest.

To apply, please submit:

  1. Your CV with the list of publications.
  2. Cover letter, including:
  • Something about your academic work and your motivation for applying for the fellowship.
  • The preferred length of your stay: 2 weeks, 1 month, two months (please indicate if you would consider more than one option), and the months you consider for the fellowship (please indicate preferred and acceptable months, and months which are not possible).

For applications and further questions, please contact, contact person Isidora Grubački

This application call was published on April 26, 2023

More about the programme

The Institute of Contemporary History (Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino) in Ljubljana has launched a Visiting Fellowship program in 2022.

The Institute of Contemporary History is the central scientific institution in the Republic of Slovenia that conducts humanities, contemporary history, and digital humanities research with an emphasis on historiography. It is the national coordinating institution for the national digital infrastructure for arts and humanities DARIAH-SI, and a member of DARIAH ERIC. The Institute is a member of CLARIN.SI – Slovene Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure – the Slovene national node of the CLARIN ESFRI. The Institute of Contemporary History strives for the permanent verification of the scientific foundations, influences of the environment, and national scientific policies. The fields of research currently conducted at the Institute include digital humanities, and contemporary political, cultural, economic, social, and ecological history. For more about the current research programs, see the following link

Eligibility requirements and the goals of the fellowship

Scholars working in the field of contemporary political, social, economic history or related disciplines, as well scholars working in the field of digital humanities, are invited to apply for the fellowship of two weeks, one month, or two months.

We welcome applications from doctoral candidates, early career researchers, and senior academics.

The visiting fellows are expected to contribute to the work of Institute, yet the scope and the essence of the contribution is negotiable and will be agreed upon on a case-to-case basis. For the list of the previous fellows and their motivations, please consult the following page

We particularly encourage the applicants who would like to discuss applying for collaborative research projects with the researchers form the Institute, and the early career researchers who would like to explore the possibility of applying for a Marie Curie fellowship (MSCA) at the Institute in the upcoming years.

Some fellows will be invited to hold a lecture at the Zgodovina na špici/History on the Edge lecture series organized by the Institute. More generally, through this exchange, the goal is to foster long-term institutional cooperation, to orient towards the Institute’s long-term vision of international institutional cooperation in Europe and beyond, and to broaden the methodological, thematic, and geographical scope of the research conducted at the institute.

The range of topics we are interested encompass, but are not limited to

  • political history of East Central Europe (parliamentary history, transition, post-socialism, and the most recent (post-1989) history, women and politics, politics from below, etc.)
  • history of Yugoslavia
  • comparative and transnational history of organizations and associations in 20th century, particularly during the period of state-socialism
  • history of political thought and intellectual history in East Central Europe
  • border studies
  • economic history and social history
  • environmental history - relations between economic and social development and the natural environment
  • migration and social transformation
  • digital humanities
  • other

The Institute is offering

Free accommodation in an apartment in Dom Podiplomcev in Ljubljana 

Potentially, we have another accommodation unit (a small studio) which, depending on availability and vacancy, we can offer to scholars who would be traveling with small children.

Travel expenses for a round trip from the home institution (max 500 eur).

A working space at the Institute (Privoz 11, near the National Archives and the National and University Library).

An access to the library of the Institute, which is one of the finest libraries for 20th century history in Slovenia, containing publications from the whole Yugoslav space (and broader).

A friendly working environment and an opportunity to participate in the work of the Institute and to foster long-term individual and institutional cooperation.

The Institute does not offer any additional financial assistance, but the fellowship can of course be combined with other forms of funding (for example, researcher’s home institution, COST Actions’ Short Term Scientific Missions, Erasmus traineeship program, CLARIN ERIC Mobility Grants, etc.)

Application date
2 weeks, 1 month, or 2 months
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History
Social sciences : Political science, Sociology