Project leader

Andrej Žmegač, PhD

Team members

Elisabetta Molteni, Professor, PhD

Darka Bilić, PhD

Consultants

Christian Ottersbach, PhD

Tea Perinčić, PhD


Andrej Žmegač graduated and obtained his PhD in Art History from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1997. He is employed as a research adviser at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. Profane architecture is his main field of interest, with a particular emphasis on fortification structures. He has published two books on bastion fortification in Croatia. He has also taught courses on fortification architecture at the University of Split.

Selected works from the project area:

 

Fortezze venete in Dalmazia, in: L'architettura militare di Venezia in terraferma e in Adriatico fra XVI e XVII secolo, Firenze 2014

Mletački graditelj utvrda Antun Jančić (Antun Jančić, a Venetian Fortification Engineer), in: Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti, 37, 2013

Hvarski arsenal u kontekstu ostalih mletačkih arsenala (The Hvar Arsenal in the Context of Other Venetian Arsenals), in: Ars Adriatica, 2, 2012

Bastioni jadranske Hrvatske (Bastions of Adriatic Croatia), Zagreb 2009


Elisabetta Molteni graduated in Architecture from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and earned her PhD in the History of Architecture and City Planning.  She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of History of Architecture at the Università Ca' Foscari in Venice. Her publications concern various aspects of the history of Medieval and Renaissance architecture and town building. She has studied Italian architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries with particular regard to Venetian territories in Italy and the Levant. Her main interest lies in the exploration of the relationship between architecture and institutions as well as architecture and society in general.

Selected works from the project area:

 

Coste e città della Calabria Ultra nei manoscritti e nella cartografia ottomani (sec. XVI-XVII), in: Progettare la difesa, rappresentare il territorio (secoli XVI-XVII), Il Codice Romano Carratelli e la Fortificazione nel Mediterraneo, Reggio Calabria 2015

Carte aggregate all’archivio Bernardi. Il Mio Portafogli del capitano Antonio Paravia (Corfù 1754-Venezia 1828), in: Jacopo Bernardi un veneto testimone dell'Ottocento (Ricerche Storiche 13), Venezia 2015

Le opere militari del Seicento tra aggiornamento tecnico e nuovi sistemi di fortificazione. Un progetto dell'ingegner Verneda per Zara, in: L’architettura militare di Venezia in Terraferma e in Adriatico fra XVI e XVII secolo, Firenze 2014

Le cinte murarie urbane. Innovazioni tecniche per un tema antico, in: Il Rinascimento italiano e l’Europa, 6, Luoghi, spazi, architetture, Treviso ‒ Costabissara 2010

Maps and drawings of Corfù in the Library of the Correr Museum, in: e-Perimetron, 1, 2006 (with S. Moretti)

La scienza del fortificare, in E. Concina, E. Molteni, "La fabbrica della fortezza". L'architettura militare di Venezia, Verona 2001


Darka Bilić is a research associate at the Institute of Art History in Split, Croatia. She received her MA in Art History and Italian language and literature from the University of Zagreb. She was awarded scholarships by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during which she conducted research at the Archivio di Stato in Venice. In 2010 she defended her PhD thesis on engineers and civil architecture in 18th-century Dalmatia. She focuses on the history of architecture on the eastern Adriatic coast of the early modern period, independently of contemporary political borders, by exploring the evolution and transmission of ideas.

Selected works from the project area:

 

Francesco Melchiori – inženjer u službi Mletačke Republike (Francesco Melchiori – Engineer in the Service of the Venetian Republic), in: Ljudi 18. stoljeća na hrvatskom prostoru. Od plemića i crkvenih dostojanstvenika do težaka i ribara, Zagreb 2016

I protagonisti dell’edilizia militare in Dalmazia nei secoli XVII e XVIII, in: L'architettura militare di Venezia in terraferma e in Adriatico fra XVI e XVII secolo, Firenze 2014

Sudbina kneževe palače u Šibeniku u pozno doba Mletačke Republike (Fate of the Rector's palace in Šibenik during the decline of the Venetian Republic), in: Peristil, 56, 2014

Inženjeri u službi Mletačke Republike. Inženjeri i civilna arhitektura u 18. stoljeću u mletačkoj Dalmaciji i Albaniji (Engineers in the Service of the Venetian Republic. Engineers and Civil Architecture in the 18th Century in Venetian Dalmatia and Albania), Split 2013


Christian Ottersbach studied Art History, Medieval and Early Modern History and Medieval Archaeology at the universities of Bamberg and Marburg. He obtained his PhD in Art History from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany in 2008. His PhD thesis is a study on fortified castles in the German Federation in the period from 1815 to 1866. He is mostly working as a freelancer. Castle and fortress architecture is his main field of interest.

Selected works from the project area:

 

Venezianische Villen und Herrenhäuser auf Kreta. Anmerkungen zum Export der Villegiature in den östlichen Mittelmeerraum, in: Burgen und Schlösser, 1, 2017

„... ein Schlüssel der Christenheit“. Die Beschreibung der venezianischen Festungen Korfú und Zákinthos bei Hans Jacob Breuning von Buchenbach 1612, in: Festungsjournal, 28, 2006

Im Schutz des Markuslöwen. Die venezianischen Festungen auf den Ionischen Inseln und dem griechischen Festland, in: Festungsjournal, 26, 2005

Venezianische Herrschaftsarchitektur in der Ägäis – Die Pyrgoi von Naxos, in: Marburger Correspondenzblatt zur Burgenforschung, 2, 1999/2000


Tea Perinčić graduated in Philosophy and History from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She obtained her PhD from the University of Padua, Italy and her book Dalmatia between Venetian and Ottoman Rule 1645-1718 was based on her thesis. She is employed as curator at the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral in Rijeka, and at present she is holding the position of Director of the Museum. Her main research interest is the history of  Venetian Dalmatia as well as the early modern and modern history of the city of Rijeka and its surroundings, with a particular emphasis on the social history of war. She has also taught courses on Early Modern History of the Croatian Lands and Cultural History at the Universities of Zadar and Rijeka.

Selected works from the project area:

 

Mletački katastar Pirovca (Zlosela) iz 1752. godine (The Venetian Cadastre of Pirovac (Zlosela) from 1752), Rijeka 2010

Dalmatia between Venetian and Ottoman Rule 1645-1718., Roma 2008

Krčka komuna u vrijeme Lepantske bitke 1571. (The Community of Krk in the Period of the Battle of Lepanto 1571), Krk 2008


Research funded by the Croatian Science Foundation

 

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