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Culturelink Team

Director and Editor in Chief

Biserka Cvjetičanin

Biserka Cvjetičanin is Emeritus Research Adviser at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia, and former Deputy Minister of Culture (2000-2004).

Mrs. Cvjetičanin holds a Ph.D. in African studies (comparative literature) from the University of Zagreb (1980). She studied at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Sorbonne, Paris, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London.

Her research areas include cultural development, cultural policies and intercultural communication. She is the author of numerous books, studies and articles on cultural development and intercultural communication and the editor of several proceedings. Biserka Cvjetičanin is Director of the Culturelink Network and Editor-in-Chief of the Culturelink publications.

Mrs. Cvjetičanin delivers lectures at postgraduate studies at universities and institutes abroad. She is the 1989 winner of the University of Zagreb award for scientific research and was awarded the French Legion of Honour in 2003. Mrs. Cvjetičanin serves as member of the Administrative Council of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), UNESCO, 2004-2008.

Biserka Cvjetičanin, Biserka.Cvjeticanin@irmo.hr

Editorial Board

Aleksandra Imogen Ivir

Aleksandra Imogen Ivir provides language and information services at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Her interest areas cover new information and communication technologies, including network resources, web and multimedia technologies.

Ms. Ivir is also editor and administrator of the Culturelink Network web site and its electronic newsletter C-News, as well as co-editor and administrator of the IMO and the OCPA (Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa) web pages.

In recognition of her work, the Culturelink WWW Resource Centre was nominated finalist in the Culture and Entertainment category of the Stockholm Challenge Award 2001 and was selected for the World Summit Award 2003 competition in the e-culture category.

Aleksandra Imogen Ivir,

Daniela Angelina Jelinčić

Daniela Angelina Jelinčić is Research Adviser at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Ms. Jelinčić holds a Ph.D. in Ethnology (cultural tourism) from the University of Zagreb (2004).

Her research areas include cultural tourism, cultural heritage as a resource in tourism, ethnology and tourism. She is the editor of the Guide to the Culturelink Network, the Culturelink Special issue 'Culture and Development vs. Cultural Development' and the Proceedings 'Culture: A Driving Force for Urban Tourism'. She is also the author on numerous articles and policy papers on the subject of cultural tourism.

Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Daniela.Jelincic@irmo.hr

Mira Mileusnić Škrtić

Mira Mileusnić Škrtić, Mira.Skrtic@irmo.hr

Nina Obuljen

Nina Obuljen is Research Associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Ms. Obuljen graduated both from the Academy of Music and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb. She finished a one-year programme at the Diplomatic Academy in Zagreb and is is currently enrolled in a Comparative Politics post-graduate programme at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Zagreb.

Her research areas include research in the field of international cultural relations and co-operation, comparative cultural policies, cultural development, cultural financing and management.

Ms. Obuljen currently assumes the poisition of Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

Nina Obuljen, Nina.Obuljen@irmo.hr

Jaka Primorac

Jaka Primorac is Research Associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Ms. Primorac holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciencies, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Her research interests include creative and knowledge industries, arts production, cultural identities and cultural transition. She is currently working on the research project 'Creative and Knowledge Industries of Countries in Transition'.

Jaka Primorac, Jaka.Primorac@irmo.hr

Nada Švob-Đokić

Nada Švob-Đokić is Emeritus Research Adviser at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Mrs. Švob-Đokić holds a PH.D. in Literary Studies (Development of African Literatures) from the University of Zagreb (1979).

Her research areas include global and national cultural and scientific development, transformation and transition, development and transitional policies and strategies. She has been particularly involved in problems of multiculturality, intercultural communication and management of cultural differences, and carried on research in African and Southeast European countries. She is the author of numerous books, studies and articles and editor of several proceedings.

Mrs. Švob-Đokić delivers lectures at the university postgraduate courses abroad and in Croatia. She is Director of the postgraduate Course on Cultural Transitions at the Inter-University Center (IUC), Dubrovnik.

Nada Švob-Đokić, Nada.Svob-Djokic@irmo.hr

Aleksandra Uzelac

Aleksandra Uzelac is Senior Research Associate at the Culture and Communication Department of the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. She has been member of the Department since 1993, and is Head of the Department for Culture and Communication as of 2006. She holds a PhD (2003) in information science from the University of Zagreb.

Her research interests focus on the impact of ICT on cultural issues, virtual networks and portals, digitalisation of culture, organization of knowledge in the cultural field and issues of public domain and cultural heritage, cultural information, cultural management and cultural cooperation issues.

Since 2000 her research activities were combined with practical initiatives aimed at developing the e-culture infrastructure in Croatia. She was the initiator of the CultureNet Croatia project in 2000 - the virtual centre for cultural information, a project initiated jointly by the Open Society Institute Croatia and the Ministry of Culture. Based on the investigation of concrete cultural practices, her interest developed towards virtual networks and portals and the changing context that virtual culture has brought to cultural policies. Her present interest centers around the impacts of globalization and commercialization of society and the virtual sphere on cultural diversity.

She has been involved with different networks working in areas related to digital culture, such as Lab for Culture, On-the-Move and Culturemondo Network.

For a more detailed CV, see here.

Aleksandra Uzelac, Aleksandra.Uzelac@irmo.hr

Ana Žuvela Bušnja

Ana Žuvela Bušnja is Research Fellow at the Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

Ms. Žuvela Bušnja received a BMusHon undergraduate degree from the University of Central England and holds an M.A. degree in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from the University College Dublin. She has a proven track record in arts administration, arts production and marketing, and cultural management, gained through the professional experience which includes the organization of more than one hundered and fifty cultural events.

Her research interests include cultural transition and development, cultural management and development of cultural policies and strategies, cultural democracy and interconnections between standing cultural policies and the arts. She is also active in operational and fundraising acitivites of the Culturelink Network.

Ana Žuvela Bušnja, Ana.Zuvela-Busnja@irmo.hr