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> Tematski številki Prispevkov za novejšo zgodovino na pot Marko Zajc Copyright (c) 2021 Marko Zajc 2021-11-24 2021-11-24 61 3 Soočanje z aidsom – perspektiva politične zgodovine Marko Zajc Copyright (c) 2021 Marko Zajc 2021-11-24 2021-11-24 61 3 Trije primeri soočanja z boleznimi – perspektiva socialne zgodovine in antropologije Marko Zajc Copyright (c) 2021 Marko Zajc 2021-11-24 2021-11-24 61 3 Aids – The Yugoslav Way? <p><em>AIDS appeared in the Slovenian and Yugoslav territory in the mid-1980s, when Yugoslavia faced an economic crisis and increasing political discord, while at the same time the Slovenian society was characterised by accelerated democratisation and liberalisation. This article addresses the question of how the Slovenian – and to some extent the Yugoslav – politics, experts and public reacted to the arrival of AIDS. Drawing on the periodical press and supplementary archival sources, the article outlines the measures adopted by the state in the struggle against AIDS. It also highlights the disagreements that emerged among Yugoslav experts and between federal and republican authorities in dealing with the new disease. In this paper, the response to AIDS serves as a prism for examining the capacity of Slovenian and Yugoslav authorities to deal with complex socio-medical issues, the functioning of the Slovenian and Yugoslav medical profession, and the state of the Slovenian media. It also provides insight into public attitudes towards republican-federal antagonisms and the stigma of disease, thus revealing the state of socio-political values in the Slovenian and Yugoslav territory during the turbulent 1980s.</em></p> Maja Lukanc Copyright (c) 2021 Maja Lukanc 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.01 From Magnus to Planina <p><em>The article is conceived as an attempt to provide a historical overview of the political history of AIDS from the second half of the 1980s to the early 1990s.</em> <em>The contribution is based mainly on the references to the disease in the central Slovenian daily newspaper </em>Delo<em>. The archival materials of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on this issue, which have yet to be sorted, should also be highlighted as an important source.</em> <em>The presence of this issue in the parliamentary bodies has been analysed and contextualised using the Slovenian Parliamentary Corpus, which consists of digitised parliamentary materials and was prepared by the INZ Infrastructure Programme in the context of the Slovenian Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (</em> <em>The most notable feature of the AIDS dynamic in the public sphere between 1987 and 1993 is the so-called “de-gayisation” of AIDS and the symbolic shift of the so-called “most-at-risk group” from homosexuals to intravenous drug users.</em></p> Marko Zajc Copyright (c) 2021 Marko Zajc 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.02 Things that Matter More than Politics <p><em>The article focuses on the issue of reporting about AIDS in the popular press, using the example of the </em>Jana<em> magazine. During the period under consideration (1984–1995), this publication was the most popular magazine of this kind in Slovenia. Despite its commercial and popular character, its reporting was instrumental in shaping public opinion and normalising the discourse on what was then still an incurable infectious disease.</em></p> Jurij Hadalin Copyright (c) 2021 Jurij Hadalin 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.03 The Spanish Flu Epidemic in Ljubljana <p><em>The first part of the article at hand describes the world at the time of the Spanish flu pandemic, while in the continuation, it focuses on Carniolan cities with an emphasis on Ljubljana, as well as on the countryside.</em> <em>Based on printed sources – despite their scarcity – it manages to illustrate, to some extent, the health situation of the population and at least partially answer the question of whether people were sufficiently informed about the epidemiological situation and what the authorities did to ensure their safety.</em> <em>The author does not have any information at her disposal that would shed light on how people perceived the disease that claimed as many lives in such a short period of time as no war or famine before it, how the infected coped with it, how the population reacted to the (insufficient) measures of the authorities, and so on.</em></p> Mojca Šorn Copyright (c) 2021 Mojca Šorn 2021-10-25 2021-10-25 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.04 The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Struggle against Malaria <p><em>The present contribution focuses on the problem of malaria in the Yugoslav state between the world wars. Malaria was one of the diseases that the new country had to deal with in the aftermath of World War I. Although the disease had already been endemic in parts of the future common state before the war, it developed into an epidemic in some places during and after the war. The present contribution mainly provides an insight into the parts of Yugoslavia affected by malaria and the measures that the state implemented against it. It also highlights the consequences of the disease but does not provide a deeper insight into the social and economic consequences of malaria at this stage, mainly due to the lack of resources. Such questions call for future research work in the various Yugoslav archives, which the author is unable to undertake at the time.</em></p> Dunja Dobaja Copyright (c) 2021 Dunja Dobaja 2021-10-21 2021-10-21 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.05 Occupational and Work-Related Diseases in Slovenia <p>The author links the current systemic lack of regulation of occupational diseases in Slovenia to the socio-political changes and transformations of political relations that have taken place in the last thirty years – to the paradigm of self-responsibility in the field of health and work and to the social understanding occupational diseases and work-related illnesses. She also focuses on the history of the occupational health and safety profession. She does not look at occupational health and safety from the biomedical viewpoint but rather from the political-economic and socio-cultural perspective. She explains occupational health as a political and social phenomenon related to people's structural vulnerability. In her exploration of the experiences of work-related illness and injury, the author draws on ethnographic research with textile workers.</p> Ninav Vodopivec Copyright (c) 2021 Ninav Vodopivec 2021-11-11 2021-11-11 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.06 “Provvidenze, dirette a potenziare le forze vitali della popolazione italiana” <p><em>The present contribution looks at how the social issues were addressed in the interwar period (which, in the case of the Slovenian Littoral, also involved a transition to a different social system due to the change in the political regime), using the example of Izola, where the Italian policies had to be integrated into the existing social systems, in particular through the creation of special state entities in the field of social welfare after the rise of fascism.</em></p> <p><em>The examples of subsistence hardships in Izola can be used to identify some of the most vulnerable groups of the population, which often received several different forms of support at the same time in order to solve their material distress, at least for a while. The contribution also specifically discusses the intertwining of the fascist ideology with social and demographic issues, as the state saw their resolution as a means of gaining military and political power. </em></p> Urška Bratož Copyright (c) 2021 Urška Bratož 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.07 Autobiographical Testimonies of the Post-War Transition <p><em>The present article examines the autobiographies of six women from three generations who thematised the transition period after World War II (1945–1955) in their published autobiographical texts: Ilka Vašte, Mira Mihelič, Nada Kraigher, Nedeljka Pirjevec, Manica Lobnik, and Nada Gaborovič.</em> <em>Several thematic commonalities can be extracted from the texts, including the authors’ considerations of family life, (intellectual) work, gender, politics, and the transition to the new state and social order of post-war Yugoslavia.</em> <em>The article demonstrates where the authors of the texts under discussion meet and where they diverge while defining the women’s experience during the transition and placing it in the broader historical context of the time.</em></p> Manca G Renko Copyright (c) 2021 Manca G Renko 2021-11-11 2021-11-11 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.08 Archival Materials from Political Trials as an Indispensable Historical Source <p><em>The documents produced by criminal courts represent extremely valuable judicial records because criminal law also reflects the cultural level of a given society.</em> <em>Any society’s character and quality are particularly revealed by the judicial procedures used by the authorities to undermine their political opponents.</em> <em>The archival materials regarding the political processes taking place in Slovenia in the first years after World War II are extremely important for the expertise in Slovenian legal history, Slovenian political, economic, and cultural history, as well as for the insight into the Yugoslav foreign policy and the international situation. They also contribute to the understanding of the present.</em> <em>Many literary, political, expert, and scientific works have been based on these materials.</em> <em>The contribution at hand focuses on the presentation of all the different meanings of these materials. Primarily, it discusses the historical scientific literature that deals with particular political processes or a group of the same or similar processes. Moreover, it points out the problematic nature of analysing the processes, in particular with regard to determining the guilt of the convicted.</em></p> Mateja Jeraj Copyright (c) 2021 Mateja Jeraj 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.09 What Would Henrik Tuma Say? <p><em>The article describes the ideological shifts in one of the most established Slovenian political parties in the period since the introduction of political pluralism in Slovenia. Given the social democratic political orientation that this party strongly identified with at the beginning, this contribution is an attempt to outline the disappearance of the initial social democratic elements, which were no longer present after 2003: after this point, the party in question could be classified as a representative of social conservatism.</em></p> Jurij Hadalin Copyright (c) 2021 Jurij Hadalin 2021-11-23 2021-11-23 61 3 10.51663/pnz.61.3.10 International workshop “At the Nexus of Voluntary Action and Public Policies: Rethinking Care in Southeastern Europe” Isidora Grubacki Copyright (c) 2021 Isidora Grubacki 2021-10-25 2021-10-25 61 3 Perica Hadži-Jovančić. The Third Reich and Yugoslavia. An Economy of Fear, 1933-1941. <p>Review of the book by Perica Hadži-Jovančić, titled "<strong>The Third Reich and Yugoslavia. An Economy of Fear, 1933-1941"</strong></p> Klemen Kocjancic Copyright (c) 2021 Klemen Kocjancic 2021-10-08 2021-10-08 61 3 Vladimir Geiger, Suzana Leček, »Bog čuva Jugoslaviju«. Politička i ideološka pozadina dizajna ikonografije novčanica Kraljevine SHS/Jugoslavije. Zagreb: Hrvatski institut za povijest, 2020, 240 strani. Ivan Smiljanić Copyright (c) 2021 Ivan Smiljanić 2021-11-24 2021-11-24 61 3 Keith Lowe, Prisoners of History. What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves. London: William Collins, 2020, 346 strani. Ivan Smiljanić Copyright (c) 2021 Ivan Smiljanić 2021-10-08 2021-10-08 61 3