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Fortifications, defence systems, structures and features in the past

What you will learn
  • – concrete representations of technical solutions of certain defensive elements,
  •  – different manifestations and changes in the organization of defensive structures and systems over time, with regard to the causes of those changes,
  • – identification of possible patterns in a certain area, region or in a certain
    archaeological or historical period.



A total of 123 scholars from 16 countries  (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey), will take part at the conference and discuss the topics through 74 lectures and 14 posters.


The Call for papers for the  conference “Fortifications, defence systems, structures and features in the past” organized by the Institute of Archaeology, which will be held in Zagreb 7—9 June 2017 is closed.


You can download full letter here

About conference

The final version of Conference Program 2017 gathers all abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the 4th International Scientific Conference on Mediaeval Archaeology of the Institute of Archaeology. 

There are 123 participants from 16 different countries that are going to present their research in 74 lectures and 14 posters. The invited keynote speaker is prof. dr. sc. István Feld.

You can download the full Book of Abstracts  here.





Organizing committee

Meet the team


senior research associate

In 2000, she started working at the Institute of Archaeology....


scientific advisor

She defended her doctoral dissertation “10th to 13th century settlements of the Sava–Drava Interfluve – archaeological


research associate

He received his Archeology PhD in 2012....


senior research associate

He joined the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb in 1997....


Director of Croatian Institute of History

Since 2011 she has been Director of the Croatian Institute of History.


Senior research associate

She has been working at the Croatian Institute of History since 1997

Scientific Committee: dr. sc. Juraj Belaj (Zagreb, Croatia), dr. sc. Vesna Bikić Belgrade, Serbia), prof. dr. sc. István Feld (Budapest, Hungary), dr. sc. Marija Karbić (Slavonski Brod, Croatia), dr. sc. Siniša Krznar (Zagreb, Croatia), dr. sc. Jana Maříková-Kubková (Prague, Czech Republic), prof. dr. sc. Katarina Katja Predovnik (Ljubljana, Slovenia), dr. sc. Adrian Andrei Rusu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), dr. sc. Tajana Sekelj Ivančan (Zagreb, Croatia), dr. sc. Tatjana Tkalčec (Zagreb, Croatia), dr. sc. Jasna Turkalj (Zagreb, Croatia)

Organizer: Institute of archaeology

Co-organizer: Croatian institute of history 

Partners: Archaeological museum in Zagreb 

 Zagreb City Museum 

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