Presentation of project results – Croatian School Museum, 22 February 2018
Croatian School Museum and Croatian Institute of History cordially invite you to a presentation of the results of the project From Proto-Modernisation to Modernisation of Croatia’s School System, accompanied by the exhibition “Being a Pupil in Croatia in the ‘Long’ 19th Century” authored by Dinko Župan.
The presentation and the exhibition will be held at 12.00 on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at the Croatian School Museum, Trg Republike Hrvatske 4 in Zagreb.
The speakers are: Dr Štefka Batinić, Head of the Croatian School Museum, dr Ivana Horbec, Principal Investigator of the project (Croatian Institute of History), dr Vlasta Švoger, researcher on the project (Croatian Institute of History) and dr Dinko Župan, author of the exhibition and researcher on the project (Croatian Institute of History – Department in Slavonski Brod).
Installation research project From Protomodernisation to Modernisation of Croatia’s School System (18th and 19th Century) is part of scientific research conducted at Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb. The Project is fully supported by Croatian Science Foundation in duration of three years (September 1st 2014 – August 31st 2017). The objectives of this project are to determine, using modern methodological approaches and critically analysing archival material, factors that were of crucial importance in the process of creation and functioning of Croatia’s school system and for the influence this system exerted, to evaluate correlation of Croatia’s school system with the school system in the Habsburg Monarchy and its reflection on the network of power in the society in the period of (proto)modernisation. Project team consists of dr Ivana Horbec, dr Milan Vrbanus, dr Vlasta Švoger, dr Robert Skenderović, dr Dinko Župan, dr Maja Matasović, dr Branko Ostajmer, Mislav Gregl and Zrinko Novosel.
The exhibition Being a Student in the Long 19th Century deals with diverse student practices and cultural and anthropological aspects of education such as student standard, student absence and illness, student discipline, class attendance, stay in the schoolyard, student games and free time activities, students working in the school garden, students’ practical training, students’ memories, journals, diaries and scrapbooks, building student subjectivity and identity (gender, social, religious, national, etc.), student mobility and discrimination against other students. The exhibition also deals with the social aspect of education (availability of primary, secondary and higher education, literacy and social stratification), the gender aspect of education (sexual division of schools and curricula), the intellectual aspect of education observed through education of gymnasium and university students, and ideologisation of education analysed through school ceremonies and rituals. In those days, as an important segment of the disciplinary society of the 19th century, the school system was intended to produce obedient citizens who should, within the whole society, unconditionally respect any ruling authority. Thus, the leading pedagogical authorities of the 19th century advocated that schools should primarily raise the future “tamed” and “obedient” citizens.