Dr. Goranka Lipovac Vrkljan, research associate
Dr. Goranka Lipovac Vrkljan was born in Zagreb in 1962. After completing the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb in 1981 she began studying Archaeology and History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, where she graduated in 1987. In 1998, she received her Master's degree in Classical Archaeology from the Department of Archaeology and in 2001 she received her PhD from the same Department. She has been working at the Institute of Archaeology since 1990, and since 2009 she has held the title of research associate.
Participation in research projects: from 1991 to 1995 as research assistant, on the project “Antique metal and ceramic production and imports in northwestern Croatia“ (led by Dr. Remza Koščević); from 1996 to 2002 as a junior researcher on the project “Classical Period archaeological heritage on Croatian soil“ (led by Dr. Remza Koščević); from 2002 to 2005 as research associate on the project “Classical period movable and immovable finds from continental Croatia“ (led by Dr. Remza Koščević); in 2005, she participated in the project “The archaeological topography of Croatia in Classical Antiquity“ (led by Dr. Vlasta Begović); from 2006 to 2007 she led the research project “Liburnian limes – archaeological topography“ and from 2007 to 2014 she led the research project “Northern Croatian coastland within the context of the Classical Antiquity defence system“, along with her associates Dr. Bartul Šiljeg, Dr. Ivana Ožanić Roguljić, Dr. Irena Radić Rossi and Ana Konestra, MA.
She received the AMAC – UK, (Almae Matris Alumni Croaticae) annual award in 1997. Within research projects, she managed several archaeological investigations at the following sites: Prezid – Roman defence fortifications, Crikvenica – Roman pottery production complex, Lopar – Roman ceramics workshop, the archaeological topography of the northern Croatian coastal region and the archaeological topography of the island of Rab. She was part of the postdoctoral program Humanities at the University of Zadar until 2013 as a mentor and member of the Mentors' Council. Together with her associates on the project, she organised two international archaeological colloquia: “Roman pottery and glass workshops: production and trade in the Adriatic region“, that took place in Crikvenica in 2008 and 2011. She is the editor of the “Proceedings of the 1st International Archaeological Colloquium in Crikvenica“ (with Bartul Šiljeg and Irena Radić Rossi) and a member of the editorial board of the “Contributions of the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb“. She is the author of two exhibitions: “Ad Turres“, held in 2007 in Crikvenica and “Archaeological topography: a journey through Lopar's past“, Lopar, 2014.
Her research interests are focused on topics related to classical period economy, especially pottery workshops, work technology and burning regimes.