Huber D. Slovenian Seminar of Language, Literature and Culture and the International Scientific Symposium “OBDOBIA” in terms of Participation of Russian Researchers
The Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature and Culture (1965) is the oldest international academic gathering organised by Slovene Studies specialists in Ljubljana, intended for foreign Slovene Studies specialists and other scholars who deal with Slovene, students of Slovene at foreign universities and men of cultural from neighbouring border areas. The aim of the event is to present the latest developments with regard to Slovene language, literature and culture, as well as to deepen participants’ knowledge of the language and of literary and cultural-historical studies. Over 52 years there have been 5887 participants, including at least 192 from Russia. But since some people attend more than once, we are actually talking about 127 Russian participants, of whom 87 have attended once and 40 more than once, including two who have been present six times (Anna Bodrova and Olga Plotnikova). Over more than three decades the Obdobja Symposium (1979), which took over the scholarly part of Slovene Studies debate from the seminar and which has become the central international academic gathering in Slovene Studies, has attracted, in addition to local and foreign linguists and literary theorists, other humanities scholars who add a new scope to the Slovene Studies and Slavic Studies viewpoints, enriching the field with interdisciplinarity. The 35 published proceedings of the symposium contain 1925 papers, including 54 contributed by 24 various Russian scholars; the most frequent Russian contributors are Nadežda Starikova (11 papers) and Julija A. Sozina (7).
Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature and Culture; Obdobja Symposium; Slovene Studies; Slovene at Foreign Universities; Russia