On the second day of the Žica Spiritual Assembly “Transfiguration 2023” there will be a presentation of the edition “Publications in the Development of Society and State I: From a Newspaper Report to Objective History. Karanovac/Kraljevo in Serbian Newspaper 1835-1918”, in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo, on Thursday, August 17th, 2023, starting at 8 p.m.
The edition includes four books by Slavoljub Maržik, MSc, with the theme “Karanovac/Kraljevo in the Serbian Press”, in which the period from 1835-1918 is viewed through four chronological frames (1835-1867; 1968-1903; 1904-1908; 1908-1918). This collected material was also the immediate reason for the organization of a scientific meeting, whose Proceedings “Publication in the Development of Society and State I: From Newspaper Report to Objective History. Karanovac/Kraljevo in Serbian Newspaper 1835-1918” is the fifth part of the edition, which completes this topic.
The collection contains works that were presented at the scientific meeting with international participation, held in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo, on August 17th and 18th, 2021, as part of the Žiča Spiritual Assembly “Transfiguration 2021”. The editors of the collection are Ljubodrag P. Ristić, PhD, and Darko Gučanin, and the publishers are the National Museum Kraljevo, the Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade and the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.
Collection of papers “Publications in the Development of Society and State I: From a Newspaper Report to Objective History. Karanovac/Kraljevo in Serbian Newspaper 1835-1918” includes twenty-one works by academics, university professors, institute employees, political scientists, museum curators and advisors, archivists… An overview of the appearance, role and development of the press in the progress of society and the state in Serbia until the First World War and the influence of the press during the First World War in informing or misinforming was the basis of the idea of the organizers of the symposium. That’s why the wider circle of papers is directly and fundamentally related to the history of the Kraljevo region and news about it. The broad arc of consideration of the Kraljevo story begins in the presentation of the power of the written word, the language of the Serbian press, the economic development of the town, in the image of culture and natural resources, in the story of the military units in Karanovac/Kraljevo, the rulers who visited it and the destinies of individuals in economic and political life of Serbia, Kraljevo students and advanced women, health conditions and the development of certain segments of agriculture.
On the other hand, it contains broad considerations of Serbian historiography about the creation of Yugoslavia after the First World War, about nationalism in interwar Romania and the pogrom against the Jews in Timisoara and Iași, studies of the influence of economic publications on social trends in Bulgaria, and a description of the social role of the Archive for legal and social Sciences in Serbia.
Participating in the presentation of the collection of papers and edition: Predrag Terzić, PhD, Mayor of Kraljevo, Ljubodrag P. Ristić, PhD, retired senior research associate of the Balkan Studies Institute SASA and editor of the Proceedings, Darko Gučanin, director of the National Museum Kraljevo and editor of the Proceedings, Radomir Popović, PhD, scientific advisor of the Institute of History, Belgrade and Dragan Drašković, retired museum advisor of the National Museum Kraljevo.