New book: The Drama of the International Statue of Martin Kukučín
Dráma medzinárodnej sochy Martina Kukučína [The Drama of the International Statue of Martin Kukučín] aims at the history of the first Kukučín monuments in the world that were created abroad much earlier than those in his homeland. Martin Kukučín or Matej Bencúr (by his real name) was praised abroad not only during his life but also after his departure and death in 1928. And he is still respected and honoured even today. However, due to a lack of information and Kukučín’s modesty, people on Brač Island and in Latin America knew little or even nothing about his writings.
Conference: The Book and Its History in Slovakia
The Slovak National Library invites you to attend the international conference on history of book culture: The Book and Its History in Slovakia, which will take place from 16th to 18th May 2023 in Martin, Slovakia.
Transformations of the muse or woman of the new age II.
Transformations of the muse or Woman of the new age II. is a continuation of the very successful exhibition in 2020. Even now, we will look at the origin and development of Slovak women's literature through the life stories and work of selected women writers. And it will not be just facts known from literary science and history, but also less published knowledge from sociology or gender studies, defining the topic in a wider cultural-historical context.
On halfway to Mars
The residential building of the Slovak National Library was crowded with the people on July 10, 2022 afternoon. Almost a thousand visitors from various corners of the country took place at the science afternoon On the halfway to Mars. The exclusive guests were Dr. Michaela Musilová, Slovak astrobiologist and popularizer of science and prof. Štefan Klein – creator of the Slovak flying car AirCar.