Databases

One of the goals of the project “From Proto-Modernisation to Modernisation of Croatia’s School System” is to set up two internet databases: the database on students from Croatian lands studying at higher schools in the Habsburg Monarchy and the database on teachers and professors in the Kingdoms of Croatia and Slavonia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The search of the databases available here. The basic search is publicly accessible; the access to the advanced search can be permitted to researchers upon sending the description of the research on histedu.croatia(et)gmail.com

 

A database on students studying at higher schools in the Habsburg Monarchy.

The database will comprise names, surnames and time of studies for all students originating from Croatian Lands (including Dalmatia) who studied at institutions of higher learning in the Habsburg Monarchy. The objective of the database is not only to provide additional information on individuals who finished their studies abroad, but primarily to obtain data that would make possible to analyse as to what extent the established higher education system in the Monarchy had influence on the area of Croatian Lands, to do regional analyses, and to analyse the studies abroad as a medium of intellectual transfer and a means for making a successful career and fast climbing up the social ladder (Pacholkiv, 2002; Fata, 2006).

The database will encompass the following institutions of higher learning and colleges: University in Vienna, University in Graz, University in Salzburg, University in Innsbruck, University in Olomouc, University in Trnava (Pest-Budapest), University in Padua, Academies in Linz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana and Prague, Clementinum in Prague, Pázmáneum in Vienna, Frintaneum in Vienna, Collegium Croaticum in Vienna, Theresianum in Vienna, Art Academy in Vienna, Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Josephinum in Vienna, Academy of Engineering in Vienna, Academy of Engineering in Banská Štiavnica (Slovakia), King Joseph Technical School in Budapest, Academy in Cluj and Oradea (Romania), Veterinary Academy in Budapest, Georgicon and Economic Academy in Keszthely (Hungary), Economic Academy in Košice (Slovakia), Academy of Oriental Trade in Budapest, Studium Nauticum in Trieste (Italy). Data for the database would originate from enrolment registers of individual institutions of higher learning that are held in the university archives of the successor states of the former Monarchy. Some of the enrolment registers have already been accessible on the Internet. Sizeable number of the data will be offered by a similar project implemented in Hungary that has resulted in the publication of printed volumes on students studying at Austrian, Hungarian, Czech and Slovak institutions of higher learning, among whom are also partly included students from Croatian Lands. Data preparation and their entry in the database will take place in three stages:

  1. Universities in present-day Austria, Hungary and Slovakia;
  2. Other institutions of higher learning and colleges in the area of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia;
  3. All institutions of higher learning in Czechia, Poland and Italy.

It is realistic that the major part of the Stage 1 and 2 will be completed within the three years of the project. Stage 3 will include subsequent additions to the database and the same researchers conducting research within the framework of this project would be in charge of this work organised either by the Croatian Institute of History or by an international project. The general public will have access to the Internet database with a search engine in Croatian and English on the project website. All team members under technical guidance of dr. Milan Vrbanus and dr. Ivana Horbec are taking part in setting up the database.

 

A database of teachers and professors in the Kingdoms of Croatia and Slavonia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sources for the database will be many preserved reports submitted by schools to executive authorities. Since this is very time-consuming work, the database will not be fully established within the three years of the project implementation. The database will be designed and set up and the data entry will follow the progress in analysis of material. The same researchers conducting research within the framework of this project will be in charge of the necessary follow-up organised either by the Croatian Institute of History or by an international project.