CroFacta members in workshops in Dubrovnik and Zagreb


The workshop ‘Basis of Fact-checking’ was held as part of the international scientific conference ‘Dubrovnik Media Days’ (29–30 September 2023), organised by the University of Dubrovnik and the Agency for Electronic Media. Among the participants were members of the CroFacta project: its leader Ankica Šunjić Matković and coordinators Josip Mihaljević and Julija Barunčić Pletikosić. The presenters at the workshop were prominent international experts in the field of data verification, Tommaso Canetta, Vincent Couronne, and Denis Teysossou.

Symposium in Ljubljana: ‘There’s History in All Men’s Lives’

Ljubljana naslovna

On 25–26 September, an international symposium on biography and its role and future in the digital world, ‘There’s History in All Men’s Lives’, was held in the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) in Ljubljana.

The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography was represented by Dr Filip Hameršak, Director of the Institute, and Dr Nataša Jermen, Assistant Director for Research and Inter-Institutional Cooperation.

Visit of the Latvian
National Encyclopedia

LatvijaMembers of the Latvian National Encyclopedia’s editorial board paid a study visit to the Institute of Lexicography on 5 and 6 September. The visit was organised as part of the Erasmus+ programme, the largest European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport.

The Latvian National Encyclopedia, whose chief editor is Valters Ščerbinskis, is a general online encyclopedia that currently contains around 4000 articles. The National Encyclopedia’s editorial board was founded in 2015 within the framework of the National Library of Latvia.

The aim of this study visit was to acquaint Latvian encyclopedists with the work of the Institute of Lexicography, primarily the Croatian Encyclopedia, one of the Institute’s fundamental editions.

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.

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