The promotion of the journal “Our Past 21”, the scientific and professional newsletter of the National Museum Kraljevo and the Historical Archives Kraljevo, was held in the Gallery of the National Museum of Kraljevo, on Friday, February 9th, 2024, starting at 6 p.m. At the beginning, Darko Gučanin, director of the National Museum Kraljevo, greeted those present and introduced the participants of the promotion. After that, Tatjana Mihailović, PhD, museum advisor of the National Museum Kraljevo and editor of the journal “Our Past”, addressed the audience.

She referred to the total number of eleven papers: six studies, the first of which is interdisciplinary (the field of archaeology, geology and geography) and five studies from the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Three papers are from the field of museology and heritology, while two papers present new archival material. In addition to that, issue 21 also contains two contributions: the first is In memoriam to Slavoljub Slavko Maržik, a geologist and member of the famous Maržik family from Kraljevo, for whom the National Museum Kraljevo has published several books, the highlight of which is the four-book edition of collected material about Karanovac and Kraljevo in Serbian press from 1848-1918. was the reason for the scientific conference “Publications in the Development of Society and State”, which has been going on for three years (2021-2023). The second part is a presentation of the book “Captainship of Studenica and Jošanica 1933 – List of Haratch Heads” by historian Radomir Ristić, long-time archivist of the Historical Archives Kraljevo. Tatjana Mihailović also presented the papers of three authors Tivadar Gaudenji, Aleksandar S. Petrović and Vera Bogosavljević Petrović entitled “Geomorphological Evolution of the Lojanik 2 Locality near Mataruška Banja (Central Serbia)” as well as Branko Radulović’s paper “Minerals from the Site around Kraljevo in the Mineralogical Collection of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade”, which was published entirely in English.

Given that the announced speaker for the field of younger history, Miloš Timotijević, PhD, museum advisor of the National Museum Čačak, could not come due to unplanned commitments, all papers from the field of history of the 19th and 20th centuries were presented by the historian Ljubodrag P. Ristić, PhD. It is first about the work of Jasmina Milanović “Subsidiary of the Women’s Society in Kraljevo (1878–1879, 1890–1914, 1919–1941)”, then Dušan M. Popović “Church of St. Nicholas in Karadža through the Prism of Historical Sources”, as well as the work of Oleg Romanov and Nemanja Trifunović “Lead Smelter in Sirča near Kraljevo”. The paper of Milutin Živković “Muslims from Old Raška Members of the Brandenburg Special Division” was also published in its entirety in English, while the paper of Kosta Nikolić and Mirjana Savić “Revolutionary Monument Architecture and Urban Toponymy in Serbia after the Second World War” is a historical paper that belongs to the youngest history. Ljubodrag P. Ristić also presented two papers that brought new archival documents: Aleksandar Paunović’s paper “Appendix on the Beginning of Cooperatives in the Kingdom of Serbia”, which brings hitherto unknown archival documents from the Archives of the Diocese of Žiča, as well as Katarina Jablanović’s paper “An Interesting Note from the Legacy of Professor Milorad S. Jović”, who is the founder of the National Museum Kraljevo.

Jelena Pavličić Šarić, PhD, assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Priština, with temporary headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica, presented works from the field of museology and heritology: Danijela Matović’s work “Memorial Complex with Milunka Savić’s Memorial Room: From Idea to Realization” and Marina’s paper and Radovan Bunardžić “On the Occasion of the Conservation of the Inscription of Bishop Stefan”. In the conversation with the audience, the archaeologist Gordana Gavrić, advisor to the director of the Foundation of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar and a longtime associate and director of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Kraljevo, joined the discussion. She referred to the work of colleagues Bunardžić and pointed out the importance of publishing works in the field of conservation that look critically at practice.

Contribution from the promotion of the journal “Our Past 21” in the National Museum Kraljevo.

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