January 22, 2022
Matica Srpska is the oldest literary, cultural and scientific institution of the Serbian people, founded in Pest on Thursday 4/16. February, 1826.. The need for national homogenization, enlightenment, as well as the publication of Serbian books, were the main reasons for the formation of such a Society. The immediate reason for founding Matica Srpska was the need to take over the Serbian Chronicle (later the Chronicle of Matica Srpska), the oldest Serbian literary magazine and then the only Serbian newspaper, which was threatened with extinction. The Matica Srpska Publishing Center has regular publishing activities, including several projects of national importance, such as Ten Centuries of Serbian Literature. The literary and cultural society played a huge role in the flourishing of science and culture of the Serbs in Vojvodina. The Matica was moved to Novi Sad in 1864. Matica Srpska also operates on the territory of the Republika Srpska, through the Association of Members of the Matica Srpska in the Republika Srpska, as well as in Montenegro, through the Association of Members of the Matica Srpska in Montenegro. In addition, the establishment of Matica Srpska in Vienna is planned.