Slovak Institute of History Matica slovenská, Bratislava

Slovenský historický ústav Matice slovenskej, Bratislava
Contact: PhDr. Ján Bobák, CSc. Director
Contact: PhDr. Peter Mulík, PhD. Secretary
Telephone: 421 (0) 2 5296 5754
SHÚ MS, Grösslingova 23, 812 51 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5292 3933

The Sovak Institute of History Matica slovenska (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) was established in 1997 by the National Council of the Slovak Republic Act No 68/97 coll.

The Institute is a central scientific institution of the Matica slovenska. Its major focus is on research into Slovak history. Within its scientific-research activity the Institute aims to meet the following long-term tasks: (i) issuing historical sources on Slovak history; (ii) ethnogenesis of the Slovak nation; (iii) development of the Slovak-Hungarian ethnic border from the early Middle Ages; (iv) the Slovak national and political agenda from the late 18th century; (v) the history of Matica slovenská; (vi) communism in Slovakia; and (vii) Slovak political exile after 1945.

While carrying out its research programme the Institute co-operates with scientific institutions and universities in the Slovak Republic and abroad.