Projects

Identity Politics and Croatian Drama from 1990 to 2016 (PoIHDrama) 
Project leader: Zlatko Kramarić, PhD, full prof., Department of Cultural Studies, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Project duration: 48 months (01/04/2017 – 31/03/2021)
Research project IP-2016-06-4316 is financed by Croatian Science Foundation.

http://poihdrama.unios.hr/

Since the Croatian drama produced from 1990 to 2016 has been approached partially and mostly from a perspective of a singular researcher persona, the project proposal Identity Politics and Croatian Drama from 1990 to 2016 will encompass a comprehensive dramatic corpus of the adduced period, and the research topic will be expanded by an analysis of the text produced while working on a show or at a performance itself within the individual auctorial or collective theatrical performances. Theoretically and methodologically, the project proposal relies on the gender studies and anti-essentialist nation theories, while the term of identity politics is assumed from the recent studies in identity based on a derivation of a notion of difference in poststructuralism and deconstruction of an essentialist approach to the term, in which identity is represented as inseparable, unproblematic, and natural.

 

Digitization of Heritage Librarian Funds: Our Necessity and Obligation (Project Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Tihomir Živić, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities as a European Research Consortium, DARIAH ERIC)

Duration: 12 months (August 2016 – August 2017)

The project of systematization, non-invasive digitization, and metalinguistic processing of select works from the librarian funds of the Subotica-based St. Michael’s Franciscan Monastery proceeds in partnership with the Osijek-based Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academy of Arts, City and University Library, and the Museum of Slavonia, the Zagreb-based ACOS service, and the Institute for the Culture of Vojvodina Croats from Subotica, Serbia. The results of an interdisciplinary research will be presented at an International Conference on public (digital) humanities in Osijek (May 2017) and at the meeting of the DARIAH-EU consortium in the Danish city of Aarhus (European Capital of Culture, November 2017).

http://www.zkvh.org.rs/index.php/digi-knjige

Strossmayerana in English Sources: An Epistolographic Analysis, 1860 – 1892 (Principal Investigator: Assist. Prof. Tihomir Živić, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months (April 2016 – April 2017)

In collaboration with Assist. Prof. Tatiana Kuzmic, Ph. D., from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, in her capacity as a Visiting Researcher, and the Catholic Faculty of Theology in Đakovo, the project interdisciplinarily deals with an interpretative upgrade to the scientific database on J. J. Strossmayer compiled heretofore while providing for a modern, computer-assisted research and for a critical insight in the less-known, partially translated, or entirely untranslated correspondent philological (epistolographic) materials from the Anglo-American sources (William Ewart Gladstone, John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, etc.) and/or from the Croatian sources produced in the English language. The project’s objective is a publication of papers on the British and on the American standpoints pertaining to Strossmayer’s undeniable role as a theologian, Maecenas, politician and educator, in light of the 19th-century revival of the Croatian culture, which he propagated as one of the promotors in the Habsburg Monarchy.

Popular culture as a political strategy (Principal Investigator: Full. Prof. Zlatko Kramarić, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months ( April 2016 – April 2017)

The project applies a postmodern methodology while joining the most recent research in the Balkan culturological and literary-philosophical context. A starting point is the fact that the Yugoslav idea has demarcated the formation of cultural-political identities in the (post-)Yugoslav areas.

 

Transfiguration of visual poetry into an animated film (Principal Investigator: Assist. Prof. Anđelko Mrkonjić)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months ( April 2015- April 2016)

The project is focused on the exploration od the possibilites of transfiguration of visual poetry into an animated film.

 

The relationship between the eye and verbal description in the process of viewing a work of art (Principal Investigator: Assist. Prof. Vladimir Rismondo, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months ( April 2015- April 2016)

The project deals with the cultural and generational differences and verbal description of works of art.

 

Creative Danube: “Places to See, Places to be!”

Project type: applied project/cooperation with economy-NGOs (Baden-Württemberg Stiftung GmbH )

Duration: June 2015.- February 2016.

The project is conducted in cooperation with the Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (Stuttgart Media University), multidisciplinary platform Mikser House Belgrade and the Department of Cultural Studies. Its total worth is about 50,000 EUR, and the main aim of the project is to create a multimedia tourist guide to Danube region.

 

Croatian Actresses in Contemporary Croatian Theater and Society (Principal Investigator: Assist. Prof. Lucija Ljubić, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months (September 2013- September 2014)

The principal aim of the project is to explore the problem of representation of the status of Croatian actresses in the Croatian society in the past two decades.


Cultural Capital and Educational Success (Principal Investigator: Assist. Prof. Željko Pavić, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months (September 2013- September 2014)

The project is focused on the research of the relations between contextual cultural capital and educational success of Croatian students.


Nation and Literature (Principal Investigator: Assist. prof. Ivana Žužul, Ph. D.)

Project type: scientific project (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek)

Duration: 12 months (September 2013- September 2014)

The general aim of the project is to analyse literary and programatic texts of the Croatian National Revival Movement in the context of  modern and postmodern theory of nation and nationalism.