Archive for the ‘Croatia’ Category

  • CfP: Movements, narratives, and landscapes. Zadar, 5-7 June 2015

    on Sep 1, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Conference, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Culture, Ethnography, Etnology, History, Management, News, Preservation, Prospecting, Religion, Restoration, Technology, Tourism, Tradition • with Comments Off on CfP: Movements, narratives, and landscapes. Zadar, 5-7 June 2015

    International and interdisciplinary conference MOVEMENTS, NARRATIVES, AND LANDSCAPES University of Zadar 5th-7th June 2015 Through the development of technology, the informatization of society and political, geographical and historical changes to borders, it often seems that (non)movements and (im)mobility have become the dominant processes in our lives. Scholarly work on these processes has shown the ways, in which the landscapes through which people, things and ideas move, are laden with stories about past lives, present experiences and future becoming. People not only use landscapes, they also talk about and fashion them through narratives in such a

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  • SECOND MEDIEVAL WORKSHOP IN RIJEKA

    on Apr 1, 14 • in Conference, Croatia, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on SECOND MEDIEVAL WORKSHOP IN RIJEKA

    Rijeka, 10th-11th October, 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS Department of History of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka in collaboration with the Department of Historical Research of the Institute of Historical and Social Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb are please to invite proposals to the “Second medieval workshop” in Rijeka. The workshop is planned as a two-day gathering of young medievalists at the early stages of their career, doctoral and postdoctoral students. Workshop follows upon the previous one, which makes this an opportunity for further

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  • Incredible discovery of boat wreck in Croatia dated to 3,200 years

    on Mar 27, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Croatia, News • with Comments Off on Incredible discovery of boat wreck in Croatia dated to 3,200 years

    Marine archaeologist and researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France, Giulia Boetto, has announced the incredible discovery of a boat wreck in Zambratija Cove, Croatia, which has just been dated to 1,200 BC. The unique and rare finding is a Bronze Age sewn boat, a type of wooden boat which is literally sewn together using ropes, roots, or willow branches. The boat wreck was first seen by fishermen in 2008, just 600 metres from the beach and only two metres below the surface, however, they believed it to be a

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  • Remains of 4th century amphitheatre found in Split

    on Nov 19, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Croatia, Excavation, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Remains of 4th century amphitheatre found in Split

    An amphitheater from the 4th century has been discovered in the Adriatic port of Split. Archaeologists have this week shown the amphitheatre was under one of busiest roads in centre of the 1,700 years old Croatian city. Local archaeologists have commented this was one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this area in last 100 years. “According to the latest research findings, which are still in progress, it was discovered that this is not a theater but an amphitheater with an arena in the range of 50 meters. Because of this discovery, we will

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  • Book: The Roman Danube: An Archaeological Survey

    on Oct 6, 13 • in Archaeology, Book, Bulgaria, Croatia, History, News, Roman period, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on Book: The Roman Danube: An Archaeological Survey

    The purpose of this book is to present in summary form the present state of knowledge of the Roman Danube in the light of recent research and archaeological discoveries. The river itself is the core, as it was for the Roman presence in Central and Eastern Europe from early in the first century A.D. to the last decades of the fourth century. In its long course from its confluence with the Inn at Passau, the point from which it assumes its dominant role, to its delta on the Black Sea, Europe’s greatest river impinges on

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  • Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    on Sep 23, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Culture, Exhibition, Greece, History, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    Is it possible to build a shared narrative of the Balkans, overcoming the conflicts between national historiographies? The travelling exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, these days in Belgrade, tries to do so On September 9th, the exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, devoted to the formation of identity and memories in the communities of south-eastern Europe during the 19th century, was inaugurated in Belgrade. The title of the exhibition will be familiar to those interested in the Balkan region – it was chosen after the famous book in which Bulgarian scholar Maria Todorova criticizes Western culture’s tendency to

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