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Drago Braco Rotar

Drago Braco Rotar, born in 1942 in Sarajevo, he is Professor at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana (University of Ljubljana) and at the Faculty of Humanities in Koper-Capodistria (University of Littoral). He graduated from history of art and archaeology in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the Faculty of sociology, political sciences and journalism (University of Ljubljana) in 1975. From 1966 to 2004 he received numerous research grants in Paris, first of all at the VIe Section of EPHE (École pratique des hautes études), later at the EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales). He was initiator (1985) and for some years also principal leader of now referential book edition Studia humanitatis in which basic and classical works of humanities and social sciences are published (more than 120 titles). From 1988 to 1990 he was superior of the department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana).

From 1985 he was also a director of the research center ISH – Institutum studiorum humanitatis, later a founder of the postgraduate faculty with the same name. From 1995 to 2003 he was dean of ISH – Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities. In this period the ISH has established new intensive cooperation with Centre de recherches historiques and with Centre Louis Gernet de l’EHESS (in Paris; see lettre de Jean-Pierre Vernant), and sought to enlarge cooperation in other domains. These activities were rendered possible by the General Agreemnet between two institutions (signed on 26th November 1998; see an outline for the agreement and text, written by B. Rotar on that cooperation). He was awarded many times for his scientific and cultural work. In 1999 the French Republic awarded him a decoration Officier des Arts et des Lettres for cultural cooperation. His principal fields of research are: history of art, ideologies in culture, art, semiotics, urbanisem and architecture, historical anthropology of 19th and 20th Centuries, studies of Enlightenment, province and provincialism, social representations and imaginaries.

More than 200 scientific articles on sociology of art and culture, on theory and sociology of ideologies, on historical anthropology etc. in Slovene and foreign reviews.

Participation in many international and national scientific conferences and projects.

Translated more than 10.000 pages of scientific texts from French into Slovenian language.

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