Goranka Lipovac Vrkljan


Senior Research Associate

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She was born in 1962 in Zagreb. After the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb, in 1981 she enrolled in the study of archaeology and history at the Faculty of Social sciences, University of Zagreb. She graduated in 1987. She received her master’s degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb in 1998 at the Department of Archaeology, Ancient Archaeology, and in 2001 she received her PhD from the same Department. She has been employed at the Institute of Archaeology since 1990, and as a research associate since 2009. She is the winner of the annual AMAC - UK award (Almae Matris Alumni Croaticae) for 1997.

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As part of scientific projects, she is the leader of several archaeological excavations at the following sites: Crikvenica - Roman pottery production complex, Lopar - Roman pottery workshop, Plemići Bay - pottery workshop research, archaeological topography of the northern Croatian coast. He participates in numerous domestic and international colloquia, congresses, workshops and round tables. Together with her collaborators on projects, she organizes four international archaeological colloquia "Roman ceramics and glass workshops: production and trade in the Adriatic area" held in Crikvenica in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017. She is the editor of the Proceedings of the International Archaeological Colloquia in Crikvenica. She continuously, independently and in cooperation with colleagues, organizes a series of thematic workshops, round tables and doctoral seminars of an international character. Some of them are Gis and archaeology (2011), Database on examples of Roman amphorae (2013), Round table on experimental archaeology (2013), AdriAmphorae - Amphoras as a source for the reconstruction of economic development of the Adriatic region in antiquity: local production / (2016), DNA of local/regional ceramic production: possibilities and perspectives (2016) and others.

She is the author and co-author of the exhibitions: "Ad Turres" (Crikvenica 2007), "Archaeological topography: a journey through the past of Lopar" (Lopar 2014), 845 ° - Ad turres (Crikvenica 2017). In addition to researching ancient pottery workshops, she is also conducting an experimental project for the construction of a Roman kiln (in Crikvenica 2011-2013), which explores the regime of firing ceramics, construction techniques, object design. She participated in the postdoctoral studies of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zadar until 2013, as a mentor and a member of the mentoring council. She is a mentor and co-mentor on several doctoral dissertations. She participates in several commissions for the defence of doctoral theses at the University of Zadar and the University of Zagreb (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Geodesy and Faculty of Science). Her scientific interests are focused on topics related to the ancient economy of the province of Dalmatia.


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