Prof. Oto Luthar, Ph.D.

Researcher at Institute of Culture and Memory studies, Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, Ljubljana.

Luthar@zrc-sazu.si

Education:

Research interest: 

  • Modern History of Ideas
  • Social and Cultural History of 19th and 20th centuries
  • Theory and History of Historiography
  • Memory Studies


  • Guest professor at Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, August – September 2016,
  • Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York, (summer semester 2013);
  • Guest Professor, Vienna University, Summer semester 2008
  • Fulbright Research Grant, Yale University in New Haven, CT (academic year 1999/2000);
  • Scholarship of the Austrian Government, Institute for East-Central European Studies, Vienna, 1996;
  • DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Freie Universität, Friedrich Meinecke Institut, Berlin, Professor Jürgen Kocka (academic year 1991/1992).


  • The Great War and Memory in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Editor. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
  • Of Red Dragons and Evil Spirits: Post-Communist Historiography between Democratization and New Politics of History. Editor. Budapest: CEU Press, 2017.
  • Margins of memory: anti-Semitism and the destruction of the Jewish community in Prekmurje. Ljubljana: ZRC Publishing, 2012.
  • “Immer noch Sturm”. The intimate perception of a neighbourhood. Politics in Central Europe, December 2012, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 45-57. 
  • “Dulce et decorum est — über die Nationalisierung der kollektiven Erinnerung nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg”. In: Babka, Anna (ed.), Finzi, Daniela (ed.), Ruthner, Clemens (ed.). Die Lust an der Kultur/Theorie : Transdisziplinäre Interventionen Für Wolfgang Müller-Funk. Wien; Berlin: Turia + Kant, 2012, pp. 424-433. 
  • With Breda Luthar. “Von der Ideologie zur Mytologie? Historischer Revisionismus im postsozialistischen Slowenien”. In: Flierl, Thomas (ed.), Mueller, Elfriede (ed.). Osteuropa – Schlachtfeld der Erinnerungen. Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag, 2010, pp. 105-129.
  • “Demokratisierung oder erneute Monopolisierung? die Geschichtslandschaft in Südosteuropa nach 1991”. In: Benedik, Stefan (ed.). In Progress, in Arbeit : 25 Jahre Zeitgeschichte an der Universität Graz : Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Meerscheinschlössl Donnerstag, 2. April – Freitag, 3. April 2009. Graz: Karl-Franzens-Universität, Institut für Geschichte – Zeitgeschichte, 2009.
  • Zgodovina historične misli: od Homerja do začetka 21. stoletja [A History of Historical Thought: From Homer to Beginnings of the 21 Century]. ZRC Publishing, Ljubljana 2006 and 2016.
  • O Žalosti niti besede [Don’t Send a Word of Sorrow. Cultural History of WWI], ZRC Publishing, Ljubljana 2000.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Cultural history of violence ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Petra Svoljšak, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

History, Identity and Popular Culture ǀ

Assist. Prof. Ana Hofman, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Media, memory and history ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Petra Svoljšak, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Memory and History ǀ

Prof. Oto Luthar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

National Memory in Historical Perspective ǀ

Prof. Oto Luthar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Remembering Socialism in Central and Southeastern Europe ǀ

Prof. Tanja Petrović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6