Tvrtko Zebec, PhD


Graduated Ethnology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. Earned his Master’s at the Dept. for Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Ljubljana University (Slovenia), and his PhD at the Zagreb University (The Tanac Dance on the Island of Krk). Has been on the staff of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb since 1990; since 2018 as senior researcher / advisor, and honorary full professor;  President of the Research Council (2005-2011), Director (2011-2015), and Assistant Director (since 2019).

Author of the bilingual book Krčki tanci – plesno-etnološka studija. Tanac dances on the Island of Krk – Dance Ethnology Study (2005), awarded for the scientific and educational work by the Croatian Ethnological Society.

Invited lecturer at the Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand /Auvergne (2016, 2018) for the Choreomundus – International Master Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage, programme Erasmus+ consortium of four universities: Clermont-Ferrand (France), Trondheim (Norway), Szeged (Hungary), Roehampton-London (UK). Guest lecturer at the universities in Croatia in Zagreb, Zadar and Osijek, and at the Sarajevo University Music Academy (BiH). Holds courses in Croatian traditional dance at home and abroad.

Member of the Publication Committee and editor of the bibliography Dance Research: Published or Publicly Presented by Members of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), a member of the International Board – journal Češký lid (2007.-2015.), Etnografie Sonore / Sound Ethnographies (od 2017.). Representative of the Republic of Croatia in the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2008-2012) and the Chair of the National Committee for the ICH at the Ministry of Culture. Reviewer for journals, books and projects (Hungarian, Czech, Polish and Croatian scientific agencies); member of the International Advisory Board at the Ethnographic Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2019).

Associate of the Miroslav Krleža Croatian Lexicographical Institute, Croatian Radio-Television, and Culturnet. Member of the Matrix Croatica, the Croatian Ethnological Society, Croatian Musicological Society, International Council for Traditional Music.

Artistic Director of the Zagreb International Folklore Festival (since 2016).

Fields of interest: research into dance, performance studies, dance events in the past and in the present, history, methodology and development of ethnochoreology, dance ethnology, anthropology of structural movement and dance ethnography, applied work, intangible cultural heritage, digital humanities.

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