Oskar Mulej studied history and philosophy in Ljubljana (Slovenia) before continuing MA studies in Central European history at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. He was a doctoral candidate in the comparative history of Central, East and Southeast Europe at the CEU from 2011. In 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the Masaryk Institute at the Czech Academy of Sciences (Josef Dobrovský fellow). He was also a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in 2013. He joined the ERC project ‘NTAutonomy' in April 2018.
Period: last third of the 19th century and first half of the 20th.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy, Yugoslavia, East Central Europe, Southeast Europe, especially Slovenia, Austria and the Bohemian lands
Topics: political history, history of ideas, ideologies, political movements, liberalism, nationalism, youth subcultures, local history
- National Liberals and their Progeny : Central European Liberal Party Traditions 1867 -1918. In: Acta Poloniae Historica 111, 2015, 57-81.
- “Post-Liberalism”, Anti-Clericalism and Yugoslav Nationalism : Slovene progressive political camp in the interwar and contemporary Czech politics. In: Střed | Centre, 1/2014, 65-93.
- Gospodarski in družbeni nazori v slovenskem naprednem taboru, 1930-35. II. del – idejnozgodovinski vidiki. [Economic and Social Views within the Slovene Progressive Camp, 1930-35. Part II. - The Intellectual Historical Aspects]. In: Prispevki za novejšo zgodovino / Contributions to Contemporary History, 56/2, 2016, 40-58.
- A Place Called Johnny Rotten Square: The Ljubljana Punk Scene and the Subversion of Socialist Yugoslavia. In A European Youth Revolt. European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s (London: Palgrave, 2016), 189-202.
- “We Are Drowning in Red Beet, Patching Up the Holes in the Iron Curtain”: The Punk Subculture in Ljubljana in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s. In: East Central Europe, 38/2-3, 2011, 373-389.