Contributions to Contemporary History <p><em>Contributions to Contemporary History</em> is one of the central Slovenian scientific historiographic journals, dedicated to publishing articles from the field of contemporary history (the 19th and 20th century).</p> <p>It has been published regularly since 1960 by the <a title="Institute of Contemporary History" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Institute of Contemporary History</a>, and until 1986 it was entitled Contributions to the History of the Workers' Movement.</p> <p>The journal is published three times per year in Slovenian and in the following foreign languages: English, German, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Italian, Slovak and Czech. The articles are all published with abstracts in English and Slovenian as well as summaries in English.</p> <p>The archive of past volumes is available at the <a title="History of Slovenia - SIstory" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>History of Slovenia - SIstory</strong></a> web portal.</p> <p><strong>The printed version of the journal</strong> is available at the Institute of Contemporary History, in humanities literature bookstores and through the Institute website (publications &gt;&gt; <a title="Publications Ordering" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Publications Ordering</a>).</p> <p>Further information and guidelines for the authors are available <a title="Informacije za avtorje" href="/index.php/pnz/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_self">here</a>.</p> <p><a title="Ethical Principles" href="/pnz/ethics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ethical Principles</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino en-US Contributions to Contemporary History 0353-0329 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a title="Creative Commons" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a title="The Effect of Open Access" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> </ul> Uvodnik Jure Gašparič ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 58 2 Jasna Fischer (1945—2018) Žarko Lazarević ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2 Jasna Fischer (1945—2018) Peter Vodopivec ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 58 2 Rudolf Golouh at the Crossroads of Social/Socialist Ideas and Movements in the First Half of the 20th Century <p><em>This year marks the 130<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the birth and the 35<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the death of the leader of working classes and trade union organiser, Rudolf Golouh (Koper, 1887–Ljubljana, 1982), a leading socialist in north-eastern Slovenia during the interwar period. The focus of our interest are Golouh’s social/socialist conceptual views on the social situation and the dynamic social time in the first half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century as Golouh both experienced it and actively helped create: initially, as an anarchist in Trieste, and later as a social democrat, communist, and, finally, a socialist.</em></p> Avgust Lešnik ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 58 2 Wives of the Slovenian Elite in Ljubljana and Trieste <p>By considering contemporary Slovene newspapers, literary texts and ego documents from the turn of the 20th century, the article tries to analyze the discourse of the members of the Slovene elite about “proper marriage”, especially how they discussed marriages with women of other national, social and generational origin. By analyzing a sample of married couples from Ljubljana and Trieste that were part of Slovene elites the article also tries to reconstruct real marriage choices and how often these choices transcended national, social and generational boundaries.</p> Ana Cergol Paradiž, Dr. Irena Selišnik, Dr. ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2 Drava Banovina in the 1941 April War <p>The area of Drava Banovina in the April War wasn’t the subject of special research so far. Therefore, we tried to give an answer a number of questions based on unpublished sources which are keeping in the Military Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, published sources, relevant memoir and historiographical &nbsp;literature: What was strategic position of the Drava Banovina, what kind of war preparations were made in that area, how the war operations were going and what was the function of the civil authorities during the war?</p> Marko Bogdan Miletić ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-08 2018-10-08 58 2 Medicine Under the Death's Head: SS-Lazarett Laibach 1943-1945 <p>Article deals with SS military hospital in Ljubljana, which was between 1943 and 1945 only permanent German military hospital in Slovenian territory during the Second World War. Beside, that the hospital was located in several buildings in Ljubljana, it also had dislocated units in Bled. SS military doctors were treating German soldiers and also members of the anti-Communist units in German service, that were active in Slovenia. In Ljubljana were, along the military hospital, also a central laboratory and central military medical storage facility for the whole of Yugoslavia.</p> Klemen Kocjancic ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2 Standard of Living and Consumer Practices in Memories of Socialism <p><em>The following contribution focuses on the living conditions during socialism.&nbsp; The analysis was carried out on the basis of oral sources. Standard, consumerism and consumer practices represent an important segment of everyday life; in fact, narrators devoted most of their memories to this topic. In Yugoslavia, consumerism developed under the influence of both socialist and consumer values, and consumer practices were influenced by the growth of standard of living and the lack of and restrictions in the distribution of goods. In their efforts for a better standard of living, people were flexible and resourceful. They tried to align political and economic constraints with their consumer preferences and desires for a better life. Satisfaction with the growing standard of living gave legitimacy to the authorities as well. But people’s desires were constantly growing due to the evolving consumer culture. Narrators often supported their achievements with anecdotes about their shopping ventures. The 1960s and 1970s brought growth of the standard of living and consumer development, while the 1980s lead to increasing inflation and large supply constraints. All of this contributed to the discontent of people and the growing criticism of the system.</em></p> Jelka Piškurić ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 58 2 Alternative Cultural Movements and the "FV Conglomerate" in Slovenia during the 1980s <p><em>The alternative cultural movements that spread in the field of mass culture by means of subcultural activities throughout the 1980s represented a form of resistance against the dominant culture and a deviation from the repressive state supervision.</em> <em>Increasingly often, these movements would become subversive yet tolerated forms of expressing the political resistance against the inefficient ruling system of socialist self-management.</em> <em>They argued for creativity as well as for the new models of behaviour and ways of life.</em> <em>During the 1980s, the alternative cultural movements with their principal representatives formed a critical wave that contributed to the Republic of Slovenia overtaking the rest of the Yugoslav state as far as liberalisation, democratisation, and tolerance were concerned.</em></p> <p><em>In its main part, this contribution focuses on the presentation of the more renowned representatives of the alternative cultural scene, especially on the complex cultural and artistic entity, the so-called "FV Conglomerate" – a creative theatre and music group in the 1980s, which brought together the topical social contents and innovative technical and artistic means. Furthermore, in the context of the so-called "Disko FV" club programme, the group united and presented a diverse cultural and artistic production; provided the space where the alternative public could socialise; and documented the events by means of its own video production activities.</em></p> Marta Rendla ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 58 2 The Adoption of the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change <p>The measures at the level of the United Nations have been implemented in light of the scientific research on the increasing emissions of gases, predominantly created during fossil fuels combustion, which cause the warming of the atmosphere and result in harmful climate change effects. The adoption of this measures has also been demanded by non-governmental environmental organisations. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted by the leaders of the intergovernmental organisation members at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. After the ratification process, it came into force in March 1994. It also provided for the drawing-up of an appendix: a Protocol on the obligatory reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Parties to the Framework Convention started the negotiations at their first annual conference COP1 in Berlin in March and April 1995. Due to their modest greenhouse gas emissions per capita and their right to development, the developing states demanded that the obligatory reductions of these emissions only be implemented by the industrially-developed countries. In the latter camp, the European Union favoured a tougher implementation; the United States of America argued for a less demanding agreement due to the pressure of the oil and coal lobbies; while the OPEC member countries were against all measures. After lengthy negotiations, the Protocol was adopted at the end of the COP3 Conference in Kyoto on 11 December 1997. It only involved a group of industrially developed countries, which undertook to reduce their emissions by 5.2 %, on average, until the year 2012 in comparison with the base-year of 1990. In the EU as well as in Slovenia, an 8 % reduction was implemented. As the United States of America withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, its ratification was delayed. It came into force on 16 February 2005, after it had been ratified by more than 55 UN member states, together responsible for more than 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions.</p> Tomaž Gerden ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 58 2 On the Use and Abuse of the Archive Materials, Kept by the Secret Services (The Example of a Story About Milovan Ilich, Published in Carinthian War Stories) <p><em>This purpose of this deliberation is to underline the different possibilities of abusing the secret services' archive materials, which may contain extensive data of questionable authenticity. Such documents therefore call for a particularly meticulous and thorough scientific analysis, which, however, has not been the case in the story under consideration. The story exhibits the following specific characteristics: disregard for the specifics of place and time while analysing the sources from the post-war period; unfamiliarity with the characteristics of judicial proceedings in that period; selective use and biased interpretation of available documents; omission of certain important facts; unnecessary and uncritical interpretation of the events from the period after 1970.</em></p> Mateja Jeraj ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 58 2 Častni občani občine Bled do druge svetovne vojne <p>Manjka.</p> Franc Rozman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 58 2 Janez Cvirn: »Trdnjavski trikotnik« - drugačen pristop k raziskovanju nacionalizma Martin Moll Filip Čuček ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-05 2018-09-05 58 2 Börries Kuzmany, Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century (Brodi: Mejno mesto v Galiciji v dolgem 19. stoletju) Daša Ličen ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 58 2 Walter Lukan: Die Habsburgermonarchie und die Slowenen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Aus dem »schwarzgelben Völkerkäfig« in die »goldene Freiheit«? Dunaj 2017: new academic press. 260 strani, 43 ilustracij, 29,90 €. Martin Moll Filip Čuček ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-05 2018-09-05 58 2 Árpád Hornják: Susreti i sukobi, Ogledi o srpsko-madžarskim odnosima, Beograd, Clio 2017 Dušan Nečak ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 58 2 Wilfried Sonnenthal in Rolf Michaelis, Wilfried Sonnenthal's Memories of the Waffen-SS. An SS Radioman with the SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon Remembers <p>Ocena knjige&nbsp;"<strong>Wilfried Sonnenthal in Rolf Michaelis, Wilfried Sonnenthal's Memories of the Waffen-SS. An SS Radioman with the SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon Remembers</strong><strong>. </strong>Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 96 str. (s 63 črno-belimi fotografijami)."</p> Klemen Kocjancic ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2 Simona Kustec Lipicer, ur. Poslanke Državnega zbora. Uradno in osebno od prvega do sedmega mandata (1992–2017). Ljubljana: Državni zbor, 2017, 127 strani Mojca Šorn ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 58 2 Dušan Nećak – sedemdesetletnik Nevenka Troha ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2 Ob smrti Janka Pleterskega (1923-2018) Zdenko Čepič ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 58 2