The Department of Cultural Studies was established as the seventeenth scientific-teaching unit and the fifth university department of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. Being the youngest Department within the Osijek University, it is unique concerning a model of its Program in Cultural Studies—the first university interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate study program at the Osijek University having three programmatic courses of studies: Cultural Management, Media Culture, and Library Science.
In addition to interdisciplinarity, such an open model aspires to promote the acquisition of theoretical knowledge in various analytical discourses (media theory, information science theory, theory of nation, educational theory, cultural anthropology, cultural studies, deconstruction, New Historicism, gender studies, environmental sciences, postcolonial studies, subcultural theories, etc.), incessantly perplexed with professional practice.
Thus, modern and innovative learning models—adjusted to the students of all courses of studies—are tried to be applied, also facilitating professional qualification by a practical teaching segment in the form of mandatory workshops. The teaching is realized in cooperation with the versatile cultural institutions and experts from the practice, being relocated outside of departmental classrooms as to enable the students to acquire special competences and skills necessary for an active participation in the labor market in a direct encounter with various cultural activities. Methodologically, the teaching is based on a change of the teaching paradigm from a “post-learning research” into a “learning through research” and develops the students’ awareness about social participation in the local environment of the City of Osijek, Eastern Croatia, and Croatia as a whole.
Launching interdisciplinary scientific-teaching projects(national and international), the Department will be established as a hub of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in the framework of the Osijek University. Besides a scientific-teaching activity, it will also promote an artistic activity, introduce various professional training programs within a lifelong learning concept, and motivate the faculty’s professional and postdoctoral specialization and mobility, as well as an intercultural communication with the various domains of science and arts.
- President: Lucija Ljubić. Ph. D., Asst. Prof.
The Chair in Cultural Studies was constituted in 2010. It is based on a common original programmatic module of the University Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Study Program in Cultural Studies for all three courses of studies. The Cultural Studies module provides for a backbone of general theoretical knowledge and implies an interdisciplinary area with a versatile research subject and a methodological framework encompassing a broad spectrum of analytical domains dealing with culture. A group of mandatory general courses that provide for a general theoretical knowledge in various analytical discourses (cultural studies, deconstruction, nation theory, New Historicism, gender studies, ecology, postcolonial studies, subcultural theories, media theory, education theory, cultural anthropology, information science theory) is being performed at the Chair. The Chair provides for a great number of elective courses for all three courses of studies.
Prof. Zlatko Kramarić, Ph. D., Tenured Full ProfessorIvana Žužul, Ph.D., Asst.Prof.Lucija Ljubić. Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Anđelko Mrkonjić, Asst. Prof. in ArtsAlen Biskupović, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Mirta Bijuković Maršić, LecturerBorko Baraban, Ph.D., Asst. Prof.Tatjana Ileš, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Igor Josipović, TA
- President: Vladimir Rismondo, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.
The Chair in Media Culture was established in 2010. The Chair performs a group of general mandatory courses that provide the students with basic theoretical knowledge in various analytical discourses, such as media theory, media philosophy, visual and informational literacy, media policy and ethics, and public relations. In mandatory professional courses at the Chair in Media Culture, theoretical knowledge is entirely perplexed with practice, assuring students’ professional qualification while enabling them to be exactingly profiled in media culture. The Chair’s mandatory workshops provide for an acquisition of practical skills and competences through cooperation and direct encounter with the professionals and media practices (e.g., television, radio, newspapers, blogs), as well as with the practices of marketing agencies and political marketing. The Chair offers certain number of elective courses exactly correlated to the Course of Studies in Media Culture. Three Assistant Professors, a Lecturer, and three Teaching Assistants are employed with the Chair.
Vladimir Rismondo, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Ivica Šola, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Ivo Džinić, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Marina Đukić, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Kristina Raspudić Kumrić, LecturerLuka Alebić, TAGordana Lesinger, TATomislav Levak, TASnježana Barić šelmić, TA Kristina Marić, TA Toni Podmanicki, Lecturer
- President: Tihomir Živić, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.
The Chair in Library Science was established in 2010. It performs a group of general mandatory courses that provide the students with basic theoretical knowledge in various analytical discourses within the framework of Information Sciences. In the mandatory professional courses at the Chair in Library Science, theoretical knowledge is completely perplexed with a practice that assures students’ professional qualifications while enabling their strict profiling in the domain of Library Sciences. Mandatory workshops provide the students with an opportunity to acquire practical skills and competences while cataloging the library funds, deploying information technologies, and being introduced to the models of library funds’ conservation and digitalization. The Chair also offers certain elective courses exactly coordinated with the Course of Studies in Library Science. An Associate Professor, an Assistant Professor, a Senior Assistant, a Lecturer, and two Teaching Assistants are employed with the Chair.
Tihomir Živić, Ph. D., Asst. Prof.Tamara Zadravec, LecturerMarija Erl Šafar, Ph. D., Sr. Asst.Tihana Lubina, TAAntonija Huljev, TA
- President: Ivana Bestvina Bukvić, Dr. Sc. Econ., Asst. Prof.
The Chair in Cultural Management was established in 2010. The Chair performs a group of general mandatory courses that provide the students with basic theoretical knowledge in various analytical discourses within the framework of social sciences (economics, law, history, sociology). In the mandatory professional courses at the Chair in Cultural management, theoretical knowledge is entirely perplexed with practice assuring the students’ professional qualification while enabling them to be strictly profiled in the field of Cultural Management, and mandatory workshops provide for the practical skills and competences. The students acquire these competences while being instructed “outside the classroom,” encountering the cultural practitioners, and being directly introduced to certain national cultural institutions and their operational mechanisms. A tenured Full Professor, two Assistant Professors, a Lecturer, three Teaching Assistants, and a Teaching Expert Associate are employed with the Chair.
Ivana Bestvina Bukvić, Ph.D., Asst. ProfMarija Tolušić, LecturerMarija Šain, Asst. Prof.Marta Borić, TAIva Buljubašić, TA