PhD in Cultural Studies, research fellow

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Research interests

Martin Pogačar has an MA in Central and south-east European studies (SSEES, UCL) and a PhD in changing memory practices in digital media environments (UNG).

His research interests include media memory studies, technology, memory and post-socialism, questions of insecurity, uncertainty, future and anticipation and the problematics of the culture of the past. He is also interested in the future of Yugoslav popular music, archiving in the digital age and Yugoslav automobile heritage.

Selected publications

(coauthor) MEDEN, Ahac. O kulturalizaciji mišljenja in vprašanju odrasti. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 46(273), 2018, 119–135. [COBISS.SI-ID 43977261].

Arheologije medija, mikro-arhivi i pripovedanje : osadašnjavanje prošlosti, (Biblioteka Theoria). Sremski Karlovci; Novi Sad: Izdavačka knjižarnica Zorana Stojanovića, 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 325912327]

Culture of the past: digital connectivity and dispotentiated futures. V: HOSKINS, Andrew (ur.). Digital memory studies: media pasts in transition. New York; London: Routledge. 2018, str. 27–47. [COBISS.SI-ID 42080813].

Medijsko posredovana življenja jugoslovanskega avtomobila. Dialogi, 52(9), 2016, 114–127. [COBISS.SI-ID 40923693]

Music and memory: Yugoslav rock in social media. Southeastern Europe, 39(2), 2015, 215–236.

(soavtorstvo) HOFMAN, Ana. Partisan resistance today? : the music of the national liberation struggle and social engagement. V: KOZOROG, Miha (ur.), MURŠIČ, Rajko (ur.). Sounds of attraction: Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav popular music. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. 2017, 21–39 [COBISS.SI-ID 41411117].

Fičko po Jugoslaviji : zvezda domačega avtomobilizma med cestami in spomini, Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2016 http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/1160. [COBISS.SI-ID 285012224].

Media archaeologies, micro-archives and storytelling : re-presencing the past, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 [COBISS.SI-ID40308525].

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Selected projects

Historical interpretations of the 20th century (research programme • 1 January 201731 December 2022)

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Curriculum Vitae

Current post

ZRC SAZU 2007-, research fellow

Education

PhD, 2012, UNG, thesis title: “Memonautica:  Yugoslavia in digital memories, memorials and storytelling”, University of Nova Gorica

MA, 2005, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, MA thesis title: “Traces of Yugoslavia: Yuniverse will b-last”

BA, 2003, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Cultural Studies, BA thesis title: “Audio-visual scapes of Yugoslav mythology”

Languages

Slovene (mother tongue), Serbian/Croatian (Fluent), English (fluent)

Conference papers

“Digital afterlife: ex-Yugoslav pop-cultural icons and social media”; presentation at DIGITAL EXISTENCE: Memory, Meaning, Vulnerability, Sigtunastiftelsen/Sigtuna Foundation, Stora salen, Sigtuna (S), 28 October 2015.

“Enhanced immediacy of remembering and the emergence of post-socialist co-historicity”; invited lecture at COST Digital Memories Workshop, thematic cluster "Transcultural Memories in Post-Socialist Europe", Central European University, Budapest, 30 September 2014.

“Štulić in xPartizani0zauvijekX: primer izginulega digitalnega spomenika” presentation at Popularna glasba nekdanje Jugoslavije v primežu socialistične preteklosti in kapitalistične sedanjosti, Muzej novejše zgodovine, Cekinov grad, Ljubljana, 14 March 2014. 

“Computer and post-socialist memories: "children of socialism" make contact with 'western' computer technology”; presentation at EUPOP 2013, International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), University of Turku, 31 July-2 August 2013.

Research interests

digital memory, media memory, post-socialism, popular culture