Department of History

Contact information

Head of the Department: doc. dr. sc. Kosana Jovanović, phone: 051/265-728, e-mail: kjovanovic@ffri.hr

Secretary: Gordana Dželalija, phone: 051/265-638, e-mail: gdzelalija@ffri.hr

About the Department

The Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Rijeka was founded in 1998 as a double degree study with free study course combination. The Department performs scientific, scholarly and specialized work in the Humanities, History area. The Department established two Chairs, one for Ancient History and the other for Modern History.

The Undergraduate study program (BA) is a three year or six semester course after which the students obtain the baccalaureus in History.

The Graduate study program (MA) is a two year or four semester course after which the students obtain the Master of Arts degree in History Education

Apart from the Departmental faculty there are several visiting lecturers who teach both national and world history courses, enabling the Department to develop collaboration with established Croatian and foreign academics. The Departmental faculty are also working on several scientific projects, whether as project leaders or as collaborators. The Department organized several guest lectures of Croatian and foreign academics and held international congresses such as the North Adriatic Historical Panopticon in 2011. From 2013 the Department organises in collaboration with the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb the annual congress Medieval workshop in Rijeka.

The Department cooperates with numerous research institutes such as Institute of Historical and Social Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Rijeka, State archives in Rijeka and Pazin and the Maritime and History museum of the Croatian littoral in Rijeka. In addition the Department collaborates with foreign institutions such as the University in Regensburg and the Sweet Briar college and has established several Erasmus student exchange programs in Europe.
Since 2006 the Department has its own scientific peer reviewed publication West Croatian History Journal which publishes articles in both Croatian and foreign languages. The Department  of History will host the Centre for National Minorities which has been established in 2014 as a research institution among the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Law of the University of Rijekaand the Institute for Ethnic Studies from Lubiana, Slovenia.
The students of the Department have their own organization „Malleus“ since 2006, and their members publish the student collection of papers Klepsidra


Darko Dukovski
Vjekoslav Perica

Associate Professors
Mila Orlić milaorlic@ffri.hr 051/265-735 F-445

Assistant Professors
Andrea Roknić Bežanić
Lucijana Šešelj
Maja Ćutić Gorup

Goran Bilogrivić
Kosana Jovanović
Dubravka Božić Bogović



Newfelpro fellowship holders

Francesca Rolandi francesca.rolandi@gmail.com F-438

Francesca Rolandi graduated from History at the University of Milan and she obtained a Phd in Slavic Studies at the University of Turin in 2012. Her Phd research investigated the influence of Italian popular culture on the former Yugoslavia in the decade between 1955 and 1965 and was awarded the Vinka Kitarovic price in 2014. Her current research is focused on Yugoslav asylum seekers in Italy and migration flows in the Upper Adriatic area during the Cold War. She has been a research fellow at the Italian Institute for Historical Studies in Naples and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies in Graz. She is author of the book “Con ventiquattromila baci. L'influenza della cultura di massa italiana in Jugoslavia (1955-1965)” and the author of several scientific articles.

Marco Abram abram.marco@yahoo.it F-438

Marco Abram (1984) holds a PhD in History at the University of Udine and a Masters in History of Europe at the University of Bologna. From 2013 and 2015, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies – South Eastern Europe. He has conducted research in Italy, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Erzegovina, his doctoral thesis is devoted to the analysis of Socialist Yugoslavism in Belgrade after the Second world war. His written work has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals. Currently he is working on post-war transition in Rijeka, with a focus on the nationalities politics implemented in the city's public spaces by the Communist party.

Study programmes

Undergraduate study programme: History (double major)

Graduate study programme: History (double major)


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