Dr. Marko Dizdar, Director of the Institute, scientific advisor
Dr Marko Dizdar was born in Vinkovci in 1971. He graduated from the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 1996. He received his Master's degree in Archaeology from the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2000 and his PhD in Archaeology from the same Department in 2004.
He worked at the Vinkovci Municipal Museum as a curator in the Archaeology Department from 1997 to 2000. He joined the Institute of Archaeology in 2000 and in 2010 he was appointed to the academic title of senior research associate. He led the research project ''Development and mobility of the protohistoric communities settled on the territory of continental Croatia'' from 2007 to 2013. From 2000 to 2006 he was an associate on the research project “The Prehistoric Identity of Northern Croatia“ led by Dr. Kornelija Minichreiter. From 2007 to 2013 he was an associate on the research project “Bronze Age and Iron Age elites on the territory of Croatia“, led by Prof. Hrvoje Potrebica.
As part of a group of authors led by Dr Mirjana Sanader, he received the Josip Brunšmid annual award of the Croatian Archaeological Society in 2009. He has been managing the investigations of the La Tène and Bijelo Brdo culture cemeteries in Zvonimirovo since 2006. He managed the investigations of the sites: Virovitica-Kiškorija North, Gornji Vukojevac, Poljana Križevačka 1, Grabrić. He participated in investigations in Vinkovci, Županja, Slavonski Brod, Ilok, Sotin, Batina, Osijek and Dolina.
In the academic year 2012/2013 he led a course entitled “The La Tène Culture in Northern Croatia“ in the graduate program of the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He participates in the work of the doctoral program in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He was a member of the scientific committee of the conference “The Beginning of the Late Bronze Age between the Eastern Alps and the Danube“, held in Osijek in 2011 and “Late Urnfield Culture between the Eastern Alps and the Danube“, held in Zagreb in 2013.
He is co-author of the exhibition “Vinkovci in the World of Archaeology“, presented in 1999 at the Vinkovci Municipal Museum. He is co-author of the exhibition “Early Urnfield Culture in Northern Croatia - New Challenges“ presented at the Archaeological Museum in Osijek in 2011. He participated in devising the exhibition “Slavonia, Baranja and Syrmia – origins of European civilization (Iron Age)“ in 2009. He participated in developing the permanent displays in Ilok, Vukovar and Vinkovci. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal “Contributions of the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb“, and has been its editor-in-chief since 2012. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal “Arheološki Vestnik“ (Ljubljana). He has been a member of the Croatian Archaeological Society since 1992 and is a member of the European Association of Archaeology.
His research interests are focused on the Iron Age in southern Pannonia and the Romanisation of southern Pannonian identities. He is especially interested in the Latèneisation and Celtisation of the southern Pannonian area and in analyses of the protohistoric identities in the interfluve of the Sava, Drava and Danube rivers, with an emphasis on settlement infrastructure, burial rituals and social structure during the La Tène Culture.