Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade

Republic of Serbia

Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade

WP2 – Promotion and dissemination of project results

Institute of Archaeology Belgrade is a unique and central archaeological-scientific research institution in Serbia. It was founded in 1947 by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and since 1961 it is an independent research institute. The Institute is the primary institution for the excavation and research of archaeological monuments in Serbia and its research activities are funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Missions of the Institute are research and development in social and humanitarian sciences, with a primary focus on the field of archaeology, as well as publishing of scientific results (i.e. books, journals, periodicals, etc.). The foremost goal is the application of scientific methods in the field of archaeology and especially in the study the historical, social, economic and cultural development on all archaeological sites and monuments in the territory of Serbia, ranging from the earliest hominin traces until the formation of civil relations in modern-day Serbia.

Representative: dr Miomir Korać
Phone : 381112637191

PhD Jelena Anđelković Grašar, Project manager

Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology

Jelena’s research area and methodology belong to domains of visual culture of antique, late antique and early Byzantine period, women’s history and gender studies, presentation, interpretation and popularization of the cultural heritage.  She earned her PhD in History of Arts in 2016 at the department of Art History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, with thesis entitled: “The image of a woman in Early Byzantine visual culture on the territory of Central Balkans”. Since 2011 she is employed at the Institute of Archaeology. She is a member of Scientific board of the Institute of Archaeology, National Committee of the XVIII Congress of Christian archaeology (CIAC), Starinar journal board (secretary) and editorial board of all Institute’s publications (secretary) and Serbian Archaeological Society. She participated in several EU funded projects:

Project manager: TRAME – Traces of Memory (2020-1-IT02-KA201-079794), 2020-2022, ERASMUS+ programme – 2020-2022

Project manager: Sadike za prihodnost (2020-2-SI02-KA105-015668), 2020-2021, ERASMUS+ programme – 2020-2021

MC substitute: ARKWORK – Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the Digital Environment (COST Action CA15201), 2016-2020

Research member: SEADDA – Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age (COST Action CA18128), 2019-2023

Research member: OpenArch project – 2011-2015, EU Culture programme

She participated in many scientific conferences and is author or co-author of four monographs and numerous research studies, published in international journals or as book chapters.

She is part of Viminacium project team which established and developed Viminacium Archaeological Park as a specific scientific product with further used in the touristic industry.

Member of the team which established and developed the unique scientific product – exhibition Itinerarium Romanum Serbiae and Viminacium, which was visited by more than a million visitors throughout the world.

PhD Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Principal researcher

Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology

Dr. Tapavički-Ilić studied Archaeology at Belgrade University and received her B.A. degree.

She continued her postgraduate studies at Belgrade University, receiving her M.A. degree.

From 1998 to 2002, she did her Ph.D. studies at Philipps-Universität in Marburg (Germany), as a DAAD Scholarship holder and received Ph.D. degree.

  • From 2002 to 2004, she worked as custodian of the Iron Age Collection at the National Museum in Belgrade.
  • From 2004, she started working at the Archaeological Institute of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts. (project “Viminacium” – the Roman City and Legionary Fort).
  • She conducted two excavations of ancient Singidunum and she was the expert consultant at the site Ukosa (Stalać, south Serbia), with the time-span from Celtic to Medieval period.
  • In 2004-2005, she organized an exhibition in Hochdorf (Germany), entitled “Silber der Illyrer und der Kelten im Zentralbalkan”, Keltenmuseum – Hochdorf/Enz.
  • From 2011, a member of the editorial board of the periodical “Arheologija i prirodne nauke” (Archeaology and Science), edited by the Center for new Technologies and Archaeological Institute.
  • From 2015 she was the EXARC board member and from 2018 she is chosen for EXARC secretary.
  • She conducted several projects, like OpenArch and some of the COST Actions.
  • In 2018, she was enlisted as an expert for digital cultural heritage at the project “ViMM – Virtual Multimodal Museum”.čki-Ilić_TA1_Expert.pdf

She published over 80 papers, studies and monographs about Celtic and Roman archaeology, but also about experimental archaeology and preservation and presentation of cultural heritage.

She organized several conferences, some of them regarding experimental archaeology.

The focus of her scientific research is the process of Romanization and aspects of “barbarian” (autochthonous) material cultures within Roman culture. Another focus are archaeological experiments. Finally, she is very much engaged with presentation of cultural heritage.

Emilija Nikolić, Project assistant

Research associate at the Institute of Archaeology

Emilija Nikolić graduated and earned her PhD at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. She is a member of the team researching the archaeological site of Roman city and legionary fortress of Viminacium in today Serbia, employed by Belgrade Institute of Archaeology. As an architect she made designs for Archaeological Scientific and Research Centre, Mammoth Park and reconstruction of Roman Amphitheatre in Viminacium Archaeological Park, the archaeological open-air museum from the neolithic period and reconstruction of the medieval fortress in Užice, and presentation of the prehistoric mine shaft on the mountain Rudnik, Serbia. She is the author and co-author of the papers published in national and international journals, proceedings and collections of papers, has lectured at international conferences, attended workshops specialised in the history of architecture and protection of cultural heritage, being a participant and tutor to students, and worked as an assistant in international projects connected to the protection and presentation of cultural heritage. She currently leads the team of the scientists in the national project dealing with the research of Roman mortars used in the buildings of Danubian limes, aiming to offer the recommendations for future conservation activities. Her research interests include historic constructions and use of building materials, lime mortars, origin and exploitation of raw materials, geometry in art and architecture, technical protection of building heritage and cultural landscapes.

MA Ljubomir Jevtović, Communication’s manager

Institute of Archaeology

Ljubomir Jevtović is a research assistant at the Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade (Serbia) and a PhD student of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy. Specialised and passionate about Roman archaeology, he has been participating in excavation of the archaeological site Viminacium since 2009, especially the amphitheatre and the camp of the legio VII Claudia. The main focus of his academic endeavours are the Roman army, ancient epigraphic monuments and Roman building ceramics with particular interests in military production and its technological, organizational and epigraphic aspects. In 2013 he earned an MA in archaeology at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, on the subject of Bricks and tiles with the stamp of the Legio VII Claudia in the territory of modern day Serbia. His newest interests are photography, social media marketing and graphic design. He participated in numerous Serbian as well as international conferences and projects. Most recently, he is a proud member of project TRACCE DI MEMORIA – TRAME (2020-1-IT02-KA201-079794), co- funded by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Commission, working as a communications manager in front of the Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade.

Gordana Marinković, Financial manager

Head of the department for foreign projects and foreign exchange operations at the Institute of Archaeology

Gordana Marinković is an economist with more than 40 years of professional experience. For 30 years she was the head of the Accounting department at the Institute of Archaeology. More importantly, Gordana was the Financial manager of all of the Institute’s projects funded by the EU.

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