Antonia Bernard, born in Slovenia, has an associate degree in Russian and a doctorate in Slavics, specialist in Slovenia and the history of Slavism, translator. She is a lecturer at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations and a member of the Center for the Study of Middle Europe and the Center for Balkan Studies. We owe him The Little History of Slovenia (Institute of Slavic Studies 2000). Slovenia (with Georges Castellan, Que sais-je? 1996) and recently the collection Histoire de la slavistique. The role of Institutions (Institute of Slavic Studies 2003).