Digitised publications in the
RILM Music Encyclopedias

01At the beginning of this year, two classic publications of the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography, the Encyclopedia of Music (2nd edition, 1971–1977) and the Lexicon of Yugoslav Music (1984), were included in the RILM Music Encyclopedias, an international electronic collection of music encyclopedias and lexicons.

The presentation of this project was held on 15 March in the institute’s Great Hall, in the presence of numerous respected musicologists and representatives of major media companies.

Dr Bruno Kragić, the director general of the Institute of Lexicography, greeted all present and expressed his satisfaction that the Institute’s publications are available in the international repertoire of music encyclopedias.

Dr Filip Hameršak, director of the Institute of Lexicography, pointed out that the Institute has been publishing online as well as digitised classic editions for more than fifteen years, based on the principle of open access through the Institute’s portal. However, this kind of inclusion in the global database significantly increases their international visibility and accessibility, and thus their level of global relevance.

Cooperation Agreement with the Humboldt University of Berlin

AOn 12 March 2023, Dr Christian Voβ, head of the Department of South-Slavic Languages and Cultural Studies of the Institute of Slavic and Hungarian Studies, Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities of the Humboldt University of Berlin arrived for a long-expected visit to The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. In conversations with several employees of the Institute of Lexicography and during a tour of individual departments and services, the history and activities of the Institute and the Croatian encyclopedics in general were presented to Professor Voβ, and much was also learned about the current position of Slavic studies and humanities in Germany, especially since the professor served as deputy dean at the mentioned faculty in several mandates.

European and North American Encyclopedia Conference

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Organised by the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography and presided by the Institute's director general, Bruno Kragić, the second European and North American Encyclopedia Conference was held from 6 to 8 October 2022, bringing together editors and publishers from around ten countries.

Representatives of general encyclopedias from Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden discussed the role of encyclopedias in providing reliable and verified information about culture, art, science, and society as well as preserving national and cultural identity. The first European and North American encyclopedia conference was held in Brussels in 2019, organised by the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, the European Parliamentary Research Service, and the Mission of Norway to the EU.

International Conference Encyclopedistics 2020

The international conference Encyclopedistics 2020 – Achievements and Challenges, organised on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography, was held on 15 and 16 October in the Institute's great hall, and simultaneously online. Scholars and experts from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Poland, the USA, Serbia, Spain, and Croatia exchanged experiences and the results of their research. The conference was opened by the Institute's director general, Bruno Kragić, and the introductory presentation was held by Filip Hameršak, member of the Institute's Board of Directors and assistant editor-in-chief of the Croatian Biographical Lexicon.

The Institute of Lexicography – Our 70th Anniversary

The Institute of Lexicography was founded on 5 October 1950 as a scientific institution devoted to encyclopedistics and lexicography. The founder of the Institute was the Croatian writer, lexicographer, and erudite Miroslav Krleža, who brought together professionals from all scholarly fields and initiated encylopedic-lexicographical activity in modern Croatian society. The Institute was founded in Zagreb, which already had a strong lexicographical tradition, including experience with the Croatian Encyclopedia (1941–45), whose editor-in-chief, Mate Ujević, became Krleža's assistant.

The Institute was first named the Lexicographical Institute of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, and its goal was to create, collect, and process texts for encyclopedic, bibliographical, and other works, and to publish the results of its work and cooperate with other relevant institutions in Yugoslavia and abroad. Its name was changed to the Yugoslav Institute of Lexicography in 1962 and, on 15 June 1972, it was legally tied to the Croatian Parliament and thus recognised as a part of Croatia's cultural heritage. In 1984, the Institute was renamed the Yugoslav Institute of Lexicography Miroslav Krleža, while its current organization and name were established in a Regulation issued by the Croatian government on 13 February 1991 and a Law passed by the Croatian Parliament on 29 May 2003.

The Institute's encyclopedias, lexicons, dictionaries, atlases, and bibliographies are important not only as a traditionally reliable system of general knowledge available today, but also as a way of accessing and testing the limits and possibilities of language and knowledge, while maintaining responsibility for the culture and civilisation we share. In the surroundings of contemporary information technologies and the increasing amount of information, the Institute of Lexicography, as the only institution in Croatia that systematically produces lexicographical and encyclopedic content in the broadest span of scientific disciplines, offers a scientifically verified and systematised groundwork for finding one's way in the world of global informing, raising the level of creation and use of public knowledge in Croatia.

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