PhD in ethnology, professor of history, research fellow

Address:                Research station Nova Gorica

                                 Delpinova 12,

                                 5000 Nova Gorica

+386 31 322 387
Phone. lab.:
+386 5 335 73 25
Research interests

The research interests of Jasna Fakin Bajec, who works in the Research station of ZRC SAZU in Nova Gorica, are the following: socio-political, economic and developmental potentials of cultural heritage in contemporary, globalised world; the development of participatory methods and tools for fostering integrative approach in the safeguarding and management of cultural heritage (establishing the ways of collaboration and cooperation among political decision makers, scientists/experts, entrepreneurs and other local residents); the importance of cultural practices for establishing sustainable development; empowerment and integration of marginalized groups and young people in heritage practices; ways of preserving cultural and human rights in development of cultural practices. Her field research and implementation of theoretical approach concerned with the cultural and heritage studies include the Karst region and the Vipava Valley in Slovenia.

Her interest is also focused to the problems of the function of humanities in assuring social cohesions in local communities, preserving cultural diversity and development of competitiveness and innovation of contemporary, technological development society.

Selected publications

Cultural heritage and the role of voluntary associations in the process of achieving sustainable development in rural communities. Studia ethnologica Croatica, ISSN 1330-3627, 2016, vol. 28, str. 21-45, ilustr., doi: 10.17234/SEC.28.2. [COBISS.SI-ID 40920109].

Cultural heritage practices and life-long learning activities for fostering sustainable development in local communities. V: PINTON, Simona (ed.), ZAGATO, Lauso (ed.). Cultural heritage: scenarios 2015-2017, (Sapere l'Europa, sapere d'Europa, ISSN 2610-9247, 4). Venice: Ca' Foscari - Digital Publishing. 2017, str. 693-710. [COBISS.SI-ID 42676781]

Mreženje znanj in vzdržni razvoj lokalnih skupnosti: realnost ali utopija?. V: BATINA, Klementina (ur.), et al. Etnologija i selo 21. stoljeća: tradicionalno, ugroženo, kreativno. 14. hrvatsko-slovenske etnološke paralele = Etnologija in vas v 21. stoletju: tradicionalno, ogroženo, ustvarjalno. 14. slovensko-hrvaške etnološke vzporednice. Zagreb: Hrvatsko etnološko društvo; Ljubljana: Slovensko etnološko društvo. 2018, str. 17-39 [COBISS.SI-ID 43069741]

Vloga etnologa in kulturnega antropologa pri razvoju družbe znanja na primeru Društva gospodinj in dramske skupine s Planine pri Ajdovščini. Goriški letnik, ISSN 0350-2929, 2015-2016, št. 39/40, str. 261-273, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 40918829].

The uses of cultural heritage for innovative development of rural communities. V: AMOÊDA, Rogério (ur.), LIRA, Sérgio (ur.), PINHEIRO, Cristina (ur.). Heritage 2014. Portugal. 1st ed. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, cop. 2014, str. 153-162, doi: 10.14575/gl/heritage2014/0015. [COBISS.SI-ID 37456429].

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Curriculum Vitae

Current post

research fellow, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies SRS SASA, (from 3 October 2013)

Previous posts

Research assistant, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, ZRC SAZU (2009 - 2013)

Young researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, ZRC SAZU (2003 - 2009)

Primary school Komen (from 2002 to 2003)


PhD, 2010, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology, Faculty of arts, University of Ljubljana; thesis title: “Cultural heritage between tradition and innovation”

BA, 2002, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology, Faculty of arts, University of Ljubljana; thesis title: “Komen – the Paris of the Karst: Tourist development in Komen and nearby karst villages between the First and the Second World War”

Teaching experience

Assistant professor, Faculty of humanities, University of Nova Gorica, BA in Cultural history, from October 2009: Cultural heritage in historical perspective

Research interests

cultural heritage, tradition, identity, memory, the development of ecotourism and eco agriculture, the sustainable development of local community, the history and ethnology of Karst region