Team members

Robert Skenderović (PhD)

Robert Skenderović was born on 14 May 1972 in Zagreb, where he attended elementary and high school. In 1997, he graduated with a degree in history and philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. He attended postgraduate studies at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, where he successfully defended MPhil thesis titled “Stanovništvo Požege 1699.-1781. prema matičnim knjigama” (“Population of Požega 1699-1871 According to the Parish Records”) in 2002 (under mentorship of Professor Filip Potrebica), and in 2005 he earned his PhD degree with a dissertation titled “Utjecaj terezijanskih reformi na demografski razvoj slavonskog Provincijala” (“Influence of the Reforms by Maria Theresa on the Demographic Development of the Civil Slavonia”) at the same faculty (under mentorship of Professor Božena Vranješ-Šoljan). In 2008 he was employed as a research fellow at Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb. From 2007 he began to work as a research associate at the Institute’s Department for the History of Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja, and since 2012 he has taken up the position of senior research associate at the same department. Between 1998 and 2014 he was engaged in the following government funded research projects: from 1998 to 2002 “Utvrde i krajiška obrana – 17. i 18. stoljeće (“Fortifications and Defence at the Military Frontier – 17th and 18th Century”) (headed by Dr Milan Kruhek), from 2002 to 2007 „Političke ideologije, stranke, vjere i institucije u Hrvata u XIX. i XX. stoljeću“ (“Croatian Political Ideologies, Parties, Religions and Institutions in 19th and 20th Century”) (headed by Dr Jure Krišto), and from 2007 to 2012 „Društvena i gospodarska povijest Slavonije od 1699. do 1868.: putevi modernizacije“ (“Social and Economic History of Slavonia from 1699 to 1868: Pathways to Modernisation”) (headed by Zlata Živaković-Kerže). Since 2014, he has been engaged as the associate on the emerging project: „Od protomodernizacije do modernizacije školstva u Hrvatskoj (18. i 19. stoljeće)“ (“From Protomodernisation to Modernisation of Education in Croatia (18th and 19th Century)”) (headed by Dr Ivana Horbec), which is funded by Croatian Science Foundation.

Stanko Andrić

Stanko Andrić (born in Strizivojna, Croatia, in 1967) graduated in 1993 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb with a B. A. degree in Latin and French philologies. He earned his Ph. D. in 1998 at the Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University in Budapest. His doctoral thesis, supervised by prof. Gábor Klaniczay, was entitled The miracles of St. John Capistran – historical and textual analysis. He is employed since 1996 in the Croatian Historical Institute, Department for the history of Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja, based in Slavonski Brod, where he now holds the title of scientific advisor and, since 2012, acts as the head of the Department. He works primarily on the medieval history of north-eastern Croatia and is especially interested in church history, cultural history, local history and history of noble families. He was conducting research in the libraries and archives of Rome (grant of the Ecole française de Rome), Florence (grant of the Fondazione Ezio Franceschini), Paris, Budapest, Naples, Vienna, Leipzig, Zagreb etc. From 1997 to 2013 he was the principal researcher of three consecutive research projects funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education. Since 2001 he has been the chief editor of the historical annual Scrinia Slavonica. He lives in Osijek, Croatia.

Scholarly publications of Stanko Andrić include more than 60 articles published in Croatian and foreign journals and conference volumes, as well as the following books:
The miracles of St. John Capistran (Budapest: CEU Press, 2000);
Potonuli svijet. Rasprave o slavonskom i srijemskom srednjovjekovlju (A sunken world. Studies on Slavonia’s and Syrmia’s Middle Ages) (Slavonski Brod, 2001);
Vinkovci u srednjem vijeku. Područje grada Vinkovaca od kasne antike do kraja turske vlasti (Vinkovci in the Middle Ages. The Vinkovci urban area from the Late Antiquity until the end of the Ottoman rule) (Vinkovci and Slavonski Brod, 2007);
Kapisztrán szent János csodái (The miracles of St. John Capistran), trans. G. di Sandri and D. Falvay (Budapest: METEM, 2009).

He has also edited: a selection of texts by Croatian Latinist historian Baltazar Adam Krčelić (Izbor iz djela, Vinkovci, 1999); Croatian translation of a book by Georges Duby (Tri reda ili imaginarij feudalizma, Zagreb, 2007); the conference volume Donji Miholjac od XI. do XX. stoljeća. Zbornik znanstvenog kolokvija (Slavonski Brod, 2010); and the literay and historical anthology Zavičajna čitanka. Slavonija u ogledalu svoje pisane baštine (Zagreb, 2011). Finally, he has published translations from French (Annie le Brun, Izopačena perspektiva, Zagreb, 1998; Gustave Flaubert, Rječnik uvriježenih mnijenja, Zagreb, 2007). He occasionally writes and publishes literary prose (three books of essays and a novella).

Karlo Beljan (PhD)

Karlo Beljan was born on 7th November 1986 in Karlovac. He completed primary and secondary school in Karlovac. In 2010 he graduated at the Faculty of Forestry (University of Zagreb). In the same year he started to work at the Faculty of Forestry as a Young researcher –assistant. He has participated in several seminars: 2011 – SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), Beograd, Srbija (org.: EFI); 2011 – Doctoral Political Ecology Theory Seminar, Varaždin, Croatia (org.: EFI); 2011. – Doctoral colloquium in Belgrade, Serbia, (org.: EFI); 2012 – Project Management (org.; University of Zagreb, Croatia); 2012 – 1st EFI Winter Summer School; 2012 – Writing and publishing a research article (org.; University of Zagreb, Croatia); 2013 – Statistics in R (org.; Croatian Biometric Society)

Krunoslav Teslak

Krunoslav Teslak was born on 1st November 1978 in Virovitica. He lives in Mali Zdenci, Grubišno Polje Municipality, Bjelovar-Bilogora County. He completed primary school in Grubišno Polje and High school of forestry in Karlovac in 1997 (graduation report entitled «Organisation of Forest Worksite in Lowland Forest Areas»). He graduated on 2 June 2003 in Forest Management (The issue of defining the site productivities with respect to different management levels in selection fir and beech forests). He served in the military in 2003/04.

Since 1st September 2004, he is employed at the Department of Forest Inventory and Management at Faculty of Forestry – University of Zagreb as a Young researcher– Assistant. Dissertation title: “Impact of structural and spatial-temporal determinants on management planning of Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) Forests” was defended on 21thOctober 2010 and acquired a Ph.D. degree in the field of biotechnology, the scientific field of forestry research branches forest management.

Independently or in co-authorship has published 17 scientific papers in the areas of growth and increment of forests, forest inventory and forest management planning. Head is a one national project, and actively participated in five national research projects and one bilateral project. He has participated in four international and three national scientific conferences. In scientific title of senior research associate he was elected at the 15th session of the Registry board for biotechnology, held on 13th July 2012.

In the period from 2004 to 2013 is an assistant in the subjects: Introduction to Forest Management, Special-purpose Forest Management and Forest Management Planning. At 27 November 2013 years was promoted – assistant professor in the field of biotechnology, forestry field, branches forest management and from 02 December 2013 he was employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Forestry – University of Zagreb.

Actively use English language in speech and writing. . He has membership in the Croatian Forest Society, Croatian Hunters Society and Croatian Biometrical Society.

Anđelko Vlašić

Anđelko Vlašić (born in Slavonski Brod in 1982) obtained a PhD in history at the University of Zagreb in 2010 and an MA in Turkish studies and French language and literature at the University of Zagreb in 2013. He worked as a TÜBİTAK research fellow at Koç University in Istanbul (November 2014 – November 2015). He finished an advanced course in Turkish language at the University of Ankara TÖMER in 2013. He won two excellence awards in the pre-graduate and graduate studies in Turkish studies. He worked as a history teacher in the Technical School in Požega (2006-2008) and the 16 th Gymnasium in Zagreb (2014) and as a translator of Turkish language (2012-2015). He won the scholarship of the Government of Turkey for the summer course in Turkish language in Ankara (2010), the scholarship of the Yunus Emre Institute for the summer course in Turkish language in Istanbul (2012), the scholarship of Koç University for the summer programme in history and culture of Istanbul (2013) and the scholarship of the Research and Technology Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) for a postdoctoral research in Istanbul (2014-2015). He published a book with Oğuz Aydemir called Tragovi osmanske kulture u Hrvatskoj / Traces of Ottoman Culture in Croatia (Denizler Kitabevi, Zagreb – Istanbul, 2015). He published a number of scientific articles on the political and cultural history of Croatia and Yugoslavia in the 20 th century, on Yugoslav- Turkish relations in the 20 th century, and on the history of Croatia and especially Slavonia under the Ottoman rule in the 16th and 17th centuries. He researched in the Ottoman Archives of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Turkey, in the Republican Archives of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Turkey, in the Archives of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, in the Croatian State Archives in Zagreb, and in the Archives of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University in Zagreb.

Milan Vrbanus

Milan Vrbanus was born on 1st June 1970 in Osijek. In 1996, he graduated History and Archaeology from the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as a custodian at the Regional Museum in Našice. Since 16 January 1998 he has been employed at the Croatian Institute of History, Department for the History of Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja in Slavonski Brod. At the History Department, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb he defended 2002 his master’s thesis and 2006 his dissertation.

His research interest is focused on economic history of Slavonia in 17th and 18th centuries. In course of his work he researched on various archival sources for history of Slavonia and of county administration. He published archival sources on economic, social and church history of Slavonia from 17th to 19th century. He uses quantitative methods in his research on slavonian household’s economic structure. He co-authored one book, co-edited two books on archival material and authored more research papers published in internationally peer-reviewed journals and reviewed books.

was born on 1st June 1970 in Osijek. In 1996, he graduated History and Archaeology from the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as a custodian at the Regional Museum in Našice. Since 16 January 1998 he has been employed at the Croatian Institute of History, Department for the History of Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja in Slavonski Brod. At the History Department, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb he defended 2002 his master’s thesis and 2006 his dissertation.

His research interest is focused on economic history of Slavonia in 17th and 18th centuries. In course of his work he researched on various archival sources for history of Slavonia and of county administration. He published archival sources on economic, social and church history of Slavonia from 17th to 19th century. He uses quantitative methods in his research on slavonian household’s economic structure. He co-authored one book, co-edited two books on archival material and authored more research papers published in internationally peer-reviewed journals and reviewed books.

Dinko Župan (PhD)

Dinko Župan was born on March 2nd 1970 in Osijek. He got his degree in philosophy and history on the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1997. During his studies he edited the journal of philosophy students “Čemu/What for”. After finishing his studies he worked in the elementary school in Belišće as a history teacher. In January 1998 he started working in the branch-office of the Croatian Institute of History in Slavonski Brod. He won his master’s degree in the Department for history of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 2002. The name of his master’s thesis was “Primary education in the time of Viceroy Ivan Mažuranić’s government”. He was an organizing secretary of the international scientific meeting “Croatian-Hungarian relations 1102-1918”, which was held in Zagreb in 2002. More than 35 historians from Hungary and Croatia took part at that meeting. He won his doctor’s degree in the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 2006. The name of his doctor’s degree was Education of Women in Croatia from 1868-1918. During 2008 he was an organizing secretary of the scientific meeting “Andrija Torkvat Brlić”. In the same year he was promoted to a higher research profession: scientific associate. During the school year 2008/09 he was teaching an optional course “Post-structuralism and History” at the College of Croatian Studies, and during the school year 2009/10 he was teaching another optional course “Postmodernism and Historiography”. The main area of his research works is the history of education and cultural history in Croatia from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. He is the author of the book “Mentalni korzet: spolna politika obrazovanja žena u Banskoj Hrvatskoj (1868-1918), Osijek-Slavonski Brod, 2012.