Žiga Oman

Žiga OMAN (1978), Assistant

Main Research Topics

  • Conflict resolution among commoners in Austrian and Slovene historical lands in early modernity (1400–1800); the Reformation in Lower Styria; social history of urban settlements in early modern Lower Styria.

Languages

  • Active: German, English, Croatian, Serbian. Passive: Latin.

Education

  • 2018 PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • 2011 MPhil, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • 2007 BA, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Previous Positions

  • 2016–18 Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia; junior researcher
  • 2014–16 Institute of Nova revija for Humanities, Slovenia; junior researcher
  • 2012–13 Regional Archives Maribor, Slovenia; archivist

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

  • 2019 Izidor Cankar’s Recognition Award, awarded by the Slovene Art History Society, for        the collaboration on the science monograph Dvorec Betnava [Betnava Manor]
  • 2014 Glazer’s Award for Achievements in the Field of Culture, awarded by the Municipality    of the City of Maribor, Slovenia, for the collaboration on the science monograph            Maribor: mesto, hiše, ljudje [Maribor: City, Houses, People]
  • 2008 four-month stipend of the Stipendienstiftung der Republik Österreich, Austria for the       research for the MPhil degree in Graz, Austria

Teaching Activities

  • 2014–  Assistant, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia:        performance of seminary practice at the first and second cycles of studies on Slovene   and European early modern history as well as German palaeography.

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • 2018 ‘Grundstöer: Devastation as Vengeance for Homicide among Sixteenth-Century      Carniolan Peasants’, Annales: Series historia et sociologia 28, 3
  • 2018 ‘In landt hochverbotten – sovražnosti med plemstvom v 17. stoletju na Štajerskem, Kranjskem ter v Istri ali o reševanju sporov med običajem maščevanja in novoveškim kazenskim pravom’ [In landt hochverbotten – Enmities among Nobility in           Seventeenth-Century Styria, Carniola and Istria or on Conflict Resolution between the Custom of Vengeance and Early Modern Criminal Law] Studia Historica Slovenica 18, 1 (co-author with Darko Darovec)
  • 2017 ‘The Language of Vengeance: A Glossary of Enmity and Peace’, Acta Histriae 25, 2 (co-author with Darko Darovec and Angelika Ergaver)
  • 2017  ‘Modern Age, Ancient Customs – Settling Blood in the Eastern Alps between the Late Middle Ages and Early Modernity’, Acta Histriae 25, 1
  • 2017 ‘Josef Dominik Bancalari: lekarnar na čelu Maribora’ [Josef Dominik Bancalari: A   Pharmacist at the Head of Maribor], Studia Historica Slovenica 17, 3
  • 2016 ‘Will auß der Vnordnung nit schreitten: A Case of Fehde from 17th-Century Styria’, Acta Histriae 24, 1
  • 2015 ‘Slovenci, slovenski jezik in reformacija na Dravskem polju: nekaj paberkov’  [Slovenes, Slovene Language and the Reformation in Dravsko polje: A Few Snippets], Slovenski jezik – Slovene Linguistic Studies 10

Chapters in Books

  • 2018 ‘Cerkveno in šolsko središče Dravskopoljskega okraja augsburške veroizpovedi na Betnavi’ [The Church and School Centre of the Dravsko polje District of the Augsburg Confession in Bentava] in Franci Lazarini and Miha Preinfalk (eds.), Dvorec Betnava [Betnava Manor] (Ljubljana: Založba ZRC)
  • 2015 ‘The Dravsko polje District of the Augburg Confession – A Styrian Border Area during the Reformation Period and its Connections to the Croatian Lands’ in Zrinka Blažević, Stanko Jambrek and Nataša Štefanec (eds.), The Reformation in the          Croatian Historical Lands: Research Results, Challenges, Perspectives (Zagreb:Filozofski fakultet)

Monographs

  • 2012 Maribor: mesto, hiše, ljudje: stavbna zgodovina starega mestnega jedra med sredino 18. stoletja in letom 1941 [Maribor: City, Houses, People: The Building History of the Old Town Centre between the Mid-Eighteenth Century and 1941] (Maribor:            Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor), co-author with Zdenka Semlič Rajh and Lučka Mlinarič

Publication of Archival Sources

  • 2013 Evangeličanska postojanka pri gradu Betnava pri Mariboru, III: 15821600 [Protestant Centre at   Betnava Castle, III: 1582–1600], Gradivo za zgodovino   Maribora 38 [Sources for the History of Maribor] (Maribor: Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor)
  • 2012 Dokumenti o reformaciji in protireformaciji v Mariboru 15891607 [Documents on  the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Maribor 1589–1607], Gradivo za zgodovino Maribora 37 [Sources for the History of Maribor] (Maribor: Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor)

Invited Lectures & Papers

  • 2018 ‘Protestantske skupnosti slovenskega Podravja v času tridesetletne vojne’ [Protestant Communities of the Slovene Podravje during the Thirty Years’ War], Tridesetletna  vojna in slovenski etnični prostor v prvi polovici 17. stoletja [The Thirty Years’ War and the Slovene Ethnic Territory in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century], Milko Kos Historical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2016 ‘Traavelder Gezirkh der Augspurger Confession: Die Kirchliche Organisation der Protestanten zwischen Maribor (Marburg) und Ptuj (Pettau) am Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts’, 36. Schlaininger Gespräche, Landesmuseum Burgenländ, Eisenstadt, Austria
  • 2016 ‘Will auß der Vnordnung nit schreitten: A Case of Fehde from 17th-Century Styria’, Faida: Feud and Blood Feud between Customary Law and Legal Process in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, University of Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy
  • 2013 ‘Reformacija in Ptuj: nekaj drobtinic k zgodovini mesta v 16. in na začetku 17. stoletja’ [The Reformation and Ptuj: A Few Morsels on Town History in the Sixteenth and   Early Seventeenth Centuries], Ptuj v stoletju izdaje drugega mestnega statuta [Ptuj in the Century of the Publication of its Second Town Statute], Zgodovinski arhiv na Ptuju
  • 2013 ‘The Dravsko Polje District of the Augsburg Confession – A Styrian Border Area during the Reformation Period and its Connections with the Croatian Lands’, The   Reformation in the Croatian historical Lands, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Projects (ongoing)

  • 2018– member, Cultural Memory of Slovene Nation and State Building, Slovenian Research Agency
  • 2018– member, Prehistoric Hill Forts and Ethnobotany for Sustainable Tourism and  Countryside- Development, INTERREG Slovenia-Croatia

Projects (realized)

  • 2012 leader, Evangelical [Protestant] Maribor, European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012
  • 2012 member, Maribor: City, Houses, People, European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012

Workshops

  • 2012 IIAS Autumn Archival School 2012. Professional Training Course on the issues  relating to Modern archival building and the Management of records in new media. International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste and Maribor. Archivio di Stato di Trieste, Università degli Studi di Trieste.

Membership in Expert Committees

  • Recurrent member (2009–11, 2013–14, 2018) of expert committees in the fields of history and art history at the Meetings of Young Researchers of Slovenia, organized by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia