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Anja Moric

Anja Moric
researcher

E: anja.moric@ff.uni-lj.si
T: + 386 (1) 241 15 18

 

Biography

Anja Moric was born in Ljubljana in 1982, graduated from political science at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana (2007), where she also received her Ph.D. (2016). The field work for the doctoral thesis Slovenian Germans in disapora was carried out in Slovenia, Austria, USA and Canada. She received the Professor Klinar's award for Best Ph.D., thesis in the field of ethnic groups, migration or social stratification (2016). In the school year 2017/2018, she is also concluding her study of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

Since 2016, she has been the director of the Putscherle Institute, Centre for Research, Culture and Cultural Heritage Preservation, where she is preparing and coordinating projects for the interpretation and preservation of cultural heritage in Kočevska area. She is the author of the four-language participatory international exhibition on the inhabitants of Kočevska, Showcases of Memory, and the exhibition catalogue of the same name. It is among others a visiting exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, The Posavje Museum Brežice and the Landesarchiv in Klagenfurt (2016-2018). Anja Moric participated in the exhibition and exhibition catalogue EuroVisoinLab at the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia (EMEE), 2015, which in 2016 received the ICOM Award. Moric participated in the organization of ethnographic collections Pr 'Mnčkenih in Trava pri Dragi (2013), Zajskih in Bezgovica near Osilnica (2014) and Adam's collection in the Turn castle near Dragatuš (2016), organized by the Slovenian Ethnological Society. She is the author of three ethnographic films. She lectured at numerous scientific and professional symposiums in Slovenia and abroad, among others at the invitation of the Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association in St. Michael's College in Toronto, Canada (2015). Since 2017 she is a member of the Executive Board of the Slovenian Ethnological Society.

Research work

- Heritage of the First World War: Representations and Reinterpretations; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences and Scientific Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; 01. 01. 2016 - 31. 12. 2018

- Slovenian-Croatian research project Peter Klepec – a hero with two homelands; ZRC SAZU and Inštitut za antropologiju Zagreb (2016-2017)

- a description of good practices in the field of cultural heritage preservation; the Etnofolk project (international project Central Europe); Scientific Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; author of the chapter in the published publication: (http://www.etnofolk.eu/sl/article/ethnographic-collection-pr%E2%80%99-mncknih) (2013)

Research Interests

(Slovenian) emigration, identification processes, minorities, nationalism, intercultural and interethnic relations, borders and borderlands, political mythology, memory: remembering and forgetting, museology, (cultural) heritage, heritage interpretation

Regional Interests

Slovenia, Europe, USA, transnationality

Bibliography

(Full bibliography online)


Selected papers:

- Intangible cultural heritage of Gottschee Germans: in times past and today, between old homeland and new homelands. V: ANDRES, Rok (ur.), et al. Slovanski jeziki na stičišču kultur: konferenčni e-zbornik. Ljubljana: Zveza društev Slavistično društvo Slovenije, Študentska sekcija. 2016, str. 103-116. http://www.slov.si/wpcontent/uploads/2016/06/zbornik_mladih_slasvistov_2016.pdf.


- Peter Klepec: from a (local) hero to an allegory (national) of weakness. In: ŠABEC, Maja (ur.). Mit in pogled = El mito y la mirada = Le mythe et le regard = Myth and gaze, (Ars & humanitas, ISSN 1854-9632, št. 9, 1). Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. 2015, [Letn.] 9, [št.] 1, str. 204-226. 


- Fatherland deeply in the heart: Gottschee Germans in diaspora. Etnolog: glasnik Slovenskega etnografskega muzeja. [Nova vrsta], 2014, letn. 24 = 75, str. 81-104. http://www.etno-muzej.si/files/etnolog/pdf/etnolog_24_moric_domovina_1.pdf.


- The maintenance of Gottscheerisch, the dialect of Gottschee Germans in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Canada and the USA. Europa ethnica: Nationalitätenfragen, 2011, jg. 68, [Htf.]. 1/2, str. 21-31.

- (with: ŽERJAL, Borut, CIGUT, Kaja, KOVEŠ, Urša, DEMŠAR FILA, Maša, ZELENC, Mirjam) Occupa, resiste y produce!: Workers’ Factory Takeovers in Argentina and in Slovenia. Glasnik Slovenskega etnološkega društva, 2015, 55, št. 1/2, str. 57-66. 

Monograph: 

- Showcases of memory : catalogue of the exhibition on the inhabitants of the gottschee area = Vitrinen des Gedenkens : Katalog zur Ausstellung von den Einwohnern des Gottschee-Landes. Stara Cerkev: Zavod Putscherle, center za raziskovanje, kulturo in ohranjanje kulturne dediščine, 2017.

Selected filmography:  

- Deep in our hearts we feel it. Kočevje, New York, Toronto, Klagenfurt, Graz: The Putscherle Institute, 2017.

- Paper flowers. Bosljiva Loka, Ribjek: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2014.

- (with Petra Dremelj) Pavers. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, 2014.

 

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