Prof. Darko Darovec, PhD
Family name, First name: DAROVEC, Darko
Year of birth: 1961
URL for web site: https://uni-mb.academia.edu/DarkoDarovec
1987: graduate degree, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia in history and sociology of culture
1994: master’s degree, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
1998: doctor’s degree, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC TITLES
2009 (University of Primorska), 2015 (University of Maribor): educational title: full professor
2003 (University of Primorska): scientific title: research counsellor
1987-1989 Regional Museum Koper
1989-1996 Regional Archives Koper
1996-2003 Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia, Koper
2003-2012 University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre, Faculty of Humanities of Koper
2012 – Nova revija Institute for Humanities, Ljubljana
2013 – New university, Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies, Kranj
2014 – Institute IRRIS for Research, Development and Strategies of Society, Culture and Environment, Koper
2015 – Ca’ Foscari University Venice
2016 – University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts
MANAGEMENT DUTIES AND ABILITIES
1991 – Editor in Chief of scientific periodical journals Annales – Series Historia et Sociologia (AHCI, Scopus), Acta Histriae (SSCI, AHCI, Scopus) and Annales – Series Historia Naturalis (Scopus)
1994-2003 He actively participated in the establishment of the University of Primorska (2003)
2000-2012 Director of the Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia and from 2003 of the Science and Research Centre of University of Primorska
2000-2002 Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Koper
2002-2011 Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and for Research of the Faculty of Humanities
2007-2011 Counselor of the Rector of the University of Primorska in the field of Development
2013 – Director of the Institute IRRIS
2017-2019 Dean of the Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies, Kranj of New University
2017 – Vice-rector for scientific research at New University
During his research career Darko Darovec has written 16 scientific monographs, which were published in Slovenian (8), Italian (3), English (3) and Croatian (2) language. In addition, he has also written many original scientific articles and book chapters (more than 100) in English, German, Italian, French, Serbian, Czech and Croatian, which were published in international peer-reviewed journals and by international scientific publishing houses, together he has more than 480 scientifical bibliographical units; see more:
He was also the coordinator or the head of several national and international research and development projects. He participated at many international scientific meetings and he organized more than 25 international scientific meetings in cooperation with other international scientists and institutions.
Leadership of projects:
– Principal Investigator of the project »FAIDA. Feud and blood feud between customary law and legal process in medieval and early modern Europe. The case of the Upper-Adriatic area«. 7th FP EU – Marie Curie Actions (MCA- IEF) for established researchers at the Ca’ Foscari University Venice, 2015-2017;
– Project manager of strategic international project SHARED CULTURE – Strategic Project for the knowledge and availability of shared cultural heritage (3,5 mio €) approved by The Program for transnational cooperation Slovenia-Italy 2007–2013;
– Project manager of HEART OF ISTRIA: Heritage and Art. The development of cross-border tourist itinerary in urban and rural areas of Istria, approved by INTERREG III A Slovenia – Hungary – Croatia, 2004-2006;
– An institutional partner in the 6th Framework Program of European Union (SS-ERC), project SS-ERC-“Social Sciences and European Research Capacities (2003-2006);
– Coordinator of the project Life nature CONSERVATION OF ENDANGERED HABITATS AND SPECIES IN THE FUTURE KARST PARK, 2002-2004;
– Coordinator of the project Different Memories –Memories of Honor (1999–2000) – Phare CBC Slovenia – Italy;
– Partnership in the project KAŠTELIR. Prehistoric hillforts and ethnobotanics for sustainable tourism and rural development – from the Karst (via Brkini, Čičarija and Istria) to Kvarner. Interreg Slovenia-Croatia, 2018-2021;
National Research Projects (financed by Slovenian Research Agency):
– Cultural Memory of Slovene Nation and State Building; 1.7.2018-30.6.2021;
– Rebellious Survival Strategies in Slovenian Territory (16th to 19th Century); 1.7.2011-31.12.2012;
– The Sociodemographic Features of Istria in the Modern Age; 1.5.2009 – 30.4.2012;
– Rural and Urban Primorska: Social, Economic and Legal Relations From the Old Order to Modernization; 1.2.2008 – 30.1.2011;
– Civilizational-cultural outline of Slovene Istria in its past; 1.1.1999 – 30.6.2003;
Project manager of Bilateral Cooperation projects with:
– United States of America (USA), Northwestern University, Evanston, their Project Manager: prof. dr. Edward Muir, Witnesses and Testimonies of the Past. 1.1.2011-31.12.2012
– Austria, University of Vienna, their project manager: prof. Joseph Ehmer, 2011-2012. Migration Movements in Slovenia and Austria from the 18th to the 20th Centuries. 1.1.2011-31.12.2012
– Portugal, Departamento De História, Faculdade De Letras Da Universidade De Lisboa, Alameda Da Universidade; their project manager: prof. dr. Hermenegildo Fernandes, 2010-2011), Common Traits in Slovenian and Portugal History of the Modern Age. 1.1.2010-31.12.2011
– United States of America (USA), Northwestern University, Evanston, their Project Manager: prof. dr. Edward Muir, Interpreters of Cultures. 23.4.2008-31.3.2010
– France, Universite` de Paris – Sorbonne (Paris IV), their Project manager prof. Jacques Oliver Boudon, The French heritage in Slovenia: from the Illyrian Provinces to the EU. 1.1.2007-31.12.2008
– Croatia, Hrvaška akademija znanosti in umetnosti; their project manager: Petar Strčić, History of Demographical and Ethnical Questions in Istria and Quarnero. 1.1.2007-31.12.2008
– United States of America (USA), Nortwestern University, Evanston, their Project Manager prof. Edward Muir, Rhetorics of deviance. 1.1.2006-31.12.2007
– United States of America (USA), Northwestern University, Evanston, their Project Manager: prof. dr. Edward Muir, The Victim in the Scene of the Criminal Trial; From Victimless Crimes to the Appearance of the Victim in the Social and Political Debate. 1.1.2004-31.12.2005
– Greece, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; their Project manager: Nagia Sgouritsa, Greeks in Istria. 1.1.2003 -31.12.2004
Organisation of International conferences:
- »FAIDA. Feud and blood feud between customary law and legal process in medieval and early modern Europe, Venice, 9th to 11th June 2016, Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice.
- Third Party. Liturgies of violence and liturgies of peace: mediators, arbitrators, peacemakers, judges, 14th-16th April 2011, University of Primorska. Head of the steering committee. Koper 2011.
- Witnesses And Testimonies of the Past, Koper, 24th to 26th September 2009, University of Primorska. Head of the steering committee, Koper 2009.
- Perspectives Of The Slovenian-Croatian Border Region, Koper, 4th – 5th June 2009, University of Primorska. Head of the steering committee, Koper 2009.
- Interpreters of Cultures, Koper, 27th – 29th September 2007, University of Primorska. Head of the steering committee, Koper 2007.
And many others since 1991.
– 2002-2012 Holder of many graduated and post graduated courses and coordinator of graduated, post graduated and PhD study programmes of history at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska
– 2014- Holder of the course Slovene modern age history: early modern history of the Slovene area, Postgraduate Master’s Study Programme of History at the University of Maribor
– 2015- Holder of the course History and social psychology of Mediation, Postgraduate Master’s Study Programme Alternative Dispute Resolution at the European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica
– 2018- Holder of graduated and post graduated courses at the Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies of the New University, Ljubljana
Number of successful PhD mentorships: 7 (Boštjan Plut, 2008, Klemen Pust, 2009, Zdenka Bonin, 2009, Urška Železnik, 2010, Roberta Vincoletto, 2016, Angelika Ergaver, 2017, Žiga Oman, 2018).
WORK IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES
He was a reviewer of study programs and research projects in the field of historiography, at the request of the competent ministries of the Republic of Croatia (2010-2012). Member of the commissions for the defense of masters and PhDs at the University of Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper, Venice (Ca ‘Foscari), Central European University, member of the presidency and research council of the East European Historical Society, Sochi, Russian Federation, etc.
Membership in editorial boards of international scientific journals:
– Acta Histriae, a member of the editorial board from 1993-.
– Annales. Series historia et sociologia, a member of the editorial board from 1991-.
– Studia Historica Slovenica, a member of the editorial board from 2001-.
– Časopis za povijest zapadne Hrvatske, a member of the editorial board from 2006-.
– Časopis za zgodovino in narodopisje, a member of the editorial board from 2006-.
– Povijesni prilozi, a member of the editorial board from 2009-.
– Studia lexicographica, a member of the editorial board from 2007-.
– Rijeka, a member of the editorial board from 2011-.
– Dignitas. The Slovenian Journal of Human Rights, Ljubljana, a member of the editorial board from 2014-.
– Bylye Gody, Russian Historical Journal, Moscow, a member of the editorial board from 2016-.
– East European History, Russian Federation, Sochi, a member of the editorial board from 2016-.
AWARDS AND THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT OR LAST RESEARCH PROJECTS
– 1993 Fellowship of Fundation Open Society Fund.
– 1997-1999 Fellowship of Fundation Research Support Scheme from Prague.
– 2010 Award at the 10th Anniversary of the Faculty of Humanisties of the University of Primorska for the elaboration of many study programmes.
– 2011 Award Primorski um, for scientists, who are introducing major scientific achievements into practice within their work.
Darko Darovec’s work based on large amounts of unpublished primary archival sources, preserved in archives and libraries in Koper, Piran, Venice, Ljubljana, Trieste, Vienna, Rijeka and Pazin. On the basis of his research over the last few years he presented the complex image of the borderland issues and the structure of conflicts and crises in the Adriatic region (f. e. the book A Brief history of Istra, which was also reprinted and translated into languages: English, Croatian, Italian). Long-term experience in the fields of social, economic and cultural history of Istria and Northern-Adriatic region during the Middle Ages and especially in early modern period present the basis of his work which is also influenced by his studies of different sources and literature published within the Adriatic region and elsewhere. His main field of research are: medieval and modern history of Istria, Slovenia and Mediterranean, with a special emphasis on law history, history of culture, society and economy.
Currently in the frame of his projects is dealing with European customary systems of conflict resolution (project FAIDA – Marie Curie Actions 7th FP EU, at Ca’ Foscari University Venice) and in the context of research program The past of North Eastern Slovenia and neighbouring regions of Austria, Hungary and Croatia (at University of Maribor) is dealing with Slovenian modern history, especially from the interdisciplinary perspective of the Slovenian nation and state bulding, and with different forms of representations of cultural memory within research project “The Contemporality of the Understanding Context and the Expression of Personal and Social Freedom” at the Institute IRRIS and within research project “Cultural Memory of Slovene Nation and State Building”, financed by Slovenian Research Agency.