Petra Testen Koren, PhD
Research Associate

+386 5 3357326

petra.testen@zrc-sazu.si



Petra Testen Koren deals with the problem of housework and employment in housemaid sector in the 19th and 20th centuries (especially in the Gorica region). Her research centres on: cultural history, challenges of oral history, history of everyday life, history of women, history of family, memory, etc.

At the Institute of Cultural History ZRC SAZU, she takes part in the project of rewriting the Slovenian Biographical Lexicon (SBL II) as an author and a member of the editorial board.

CERGOL PARADIŽ, Ana, TESTEN KOREN, Petra. Slovenske priseljenke v Trstu : vprašanje identitete ob ljudskem štetju 1910. Dve domovini : razprave o izseljenstvu, 2022, [Št.] 55, str. 151–171, tabele, graf. prikazi. doi: 10.3986/dd.2022.1.09.

TESTEN KOREN, Petra, CERGOL PARADIŽ, Ana. The excluded amongst the excluded? : Trst/Trieste and (Slovene) servants after the First World War. Acta Histriae, 2021, letn. 29, št. 4, str. 887–920. doi: 10.19233/AH.2021.35.

CERGOL PARADIŽ, Ana, TESTEN KOREN, Petra. Nekateri vidiki dela slovenskih služkinj v Kraljevini SHS/Jugoslaviji po prvi svetovni vojni = Some aspects of the work of Slovene servants in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia after the First World War. Retrospektive : znanstvena revija za zgodovinopisje in sorodna področja, 2021, letn. 4, št. 1, str. 9–30, ilustr.

TESTEN KOREN, Petra. (War)fare: women behind the Isonzo front line and the issue of food. V: BOISSERIE, Étienne (ur.), MONDINI, Marco (ur.). I disarmati = The disarmed : profunghi, prigioneri e donne del fronte italo-austriaco = refugees, prisoners and women of the Austro-Italian front, (Studie e ricerche, 5). [Rovereto]: Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra. 2020, str. 73–96, 269, graf. prik.

TESTEN KOREN, Petra. Sostenitori e collaboratori maschili di Slovenka (1897-1902). V: VERGINELLA, Marta (ur.).Slovenka : il primo giornale femminile sloveno (1897-1902), (Exempla). 1a ed. Trieste: Vita Activa. 2019, str. 107123.

TESTEN KOREN, Petra. Minka Skabernè (1882-1965), die Gründerin der ersten slowenischen Blindenbücherei. V: KRAMBERGER, Petra (ur.), SAMIDE, Irena (ur.), ŽIGON, Tanja (ur.). Frauen, die studieren, sind gefährlich : ausgewählte Porträts slowenischer Frauen der Intelligenz. 1. Aufl. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. 2018, str. 243–270, 269–270, 275.

TESTEN, Petra. La nostra "materia prima" : le donne slovene a servizio a Gorizia tra otto e novecento. V: VERGINELLA, Marta (ur.). Sconfinamenti storiografici e attraversamenti di confini, (Qualestoria, a. 44 (2016), n. 1). Trieste: Istituto regionale per la storia del movimento di liberazione nel Friuli Venezia Giulia, 2016, anno 44, n. 1, str. 47–63.

InTaVia (mednarodni_raziskovalni • 01. november 2020 - 31. october 2023)
Biographies, mentalities, epochs 2015‒2019 (research programme • 01. january 2015 - 31. december 2019)

2004
she graduated in History (major) and Philosophy (minor) at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with the thesis Ženske, delo in družina – filozofski in zgodovinski vidiki (služkinje, “dikle”, hišne pomočnice)    

2011
received her PhD in History with the dissertation Hišne pomočnice – žensko delo v mreži narodnih in socialnih odnosov na Goriškem v 19. in 20. stoletju.