Dr. Svetlana Slapšak, born in Belgrade in 1948, is an eminent cultural scientist with many awards, specialising in ancient history. In addition to her academic work, she fought for freedom of expression as a political activist. In 1991, she moved to Ljubljana, where she taught as a professor and was dean of the Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (ISH) from 2004 to 2014. She has also been editor-in-chief of the journal ProFemina since 1994. Svetlana Slapšak is the author and editor of more than 70 publications, wrote around 400 studies, over 1500 essays, several novels, a libretto, travelogues and dramas. She has also translated from Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, French, English and Slovene. In 2005, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize by the initiative “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize” due to her great commitment to society.