Egon Pelikan (1963) was born in Ljubljana. He studied at the University of Vienna and worked as a researcher at the University of Graz (1994-95) and at the History Department of Trieste University (1998). As a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he was a visiting assistant professor at the History Department of Duisburg-Essen University (2004–2005). He was also a visiting researcher at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig (2011). Between 2008 and 2010 he was president of the Union of Historical Societies of Slovenia. His research focuses on the period of political ideologies from late 19th century to the end of the Second World War. His papers have been published in collaboration with a number of internationally acclaimed historians and the most prestigious academic publishers in the field of historiography (Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik, Rodopi, Metropol, Peter Lang, etc.). His recent monograph in English, published in 2020 by Peter Lang, is Hitler and Mussolini in Churches: The Church Painter’s Subversion of Fascism. Pelikan is the recipient of Slovenia’s most prestigious prize for scientific achievement, the Zois Award (2017).