Last updated

Editor-in-chiefMartin Hergouth
Former editorsMiha Kosovel
CategoriesCultural magazine
Circulation 1.500
PublisherDruštvo humanistov Goriške
First issue2010;12 years ago (2010)
Country Slovenia
Based in Nova Gorica and Ljubljana
Language Slovene
Website Razpotja

Razpotja (Slovene for Crossroads) is a Slovenian quarterly cultural magazine, part of the Eurozine network of European magazines. [1]


History and profile

Razpotja was founded in the autumn of 2010 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, by a local association of students and young scholars of humanities and social sciences, with the aim to open a new space for public discussion. [2] It has four issues per year, providing a platform for informed non-academic debate, mostly written from the perspective of the millennial generation. [3] Each issue is dedicated to a topic of broad public interest, approached in the form of longreads articulating different standpoints. These articles are usually selected from responses to an open call for papers, thus enabling the participation of emergent authors. [4]

The magazine includes sections of contemporary debates and cultural phenomena in Europe and North America. It is renowned for its long interviews with public intellectuals, including Garry Kasparov, Timothy Snyder, Jordan Peterson, Michael Freeden, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Stuart Ewen, Padraic Kenney, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Jean-Luc Marion, Pieter M. Judson, Simona Škrabec, Jan-Werner Müller, and Vinko Globokar. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Since 2014, Razpotja has been collaborating with young Slovenian illustrators, who contribute illustrations and visual essays relating to the main topic of the issue. [10]

As of 2021, the editor-in-chief is Martin Hergouth, and the members of the editorial board are Bojan Albahari, Peter Karba, Blaž Kosovel, Miha Kosovel, Aljoša Kravanja, Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič, Katja Pahor, and Danijela Tamše. [11]

Notable contributors

Several notable authors have contributed to Razpotja, including Julián Casanova Ruiz, Manuel Castells, Božidar Debenjak, Jordi Graupera, Drago Jančar, Miljenko Jergović, Tomasz Kamusella, Dean Komel, Mirt Komel, Janko Kos, Ivan Krastev, Geoff Manaugh, Stephen Mulhall, Sofi Oksanen, Vinko Ošlak, Jože Pirjevec, Andrei Pleșu, Boris Podrecca, Peter Pomerantsev, Paul Preston, Alenka Puhar, Mykola Riabchuk, Anton Shekhovtsov, Quentin Skinner, Timothy Snyder, Andrzej Stasiuk, Kirmen Uribe, Vladimir Tismăneanu, Olga Tokarczuk and more than 200 others. [12]

Issues and topics

As of spring 2018, 29 issues of the magazines have been published, which include two double issues and a special edition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the town of Nova Gorica (in 2017).

See also

References and sources

  1. "Eurozine".
  2. "Razpotja enkrat letno tudi dvojezična".
  3. "Eurozine".
  4. "Eurozine".
  5. "On the anthropology of climate change".
  6. "Beware the destruction of the state!".
  7. ""Chess is not the type of game dictators play." an interview with Garry Kasparov". 30 June 2016.
  8. "'It's a war of ideas'".
  9. "Fast-food ideology".
  10. "Eurozine".
  11. "Razpotja 41: Praznina". 13 November 2020.
  12. "Sodelujoči".

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