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, Research station of ZRC SAZU Nova Gorica, are the following: socio-political, economic and developmental potentials of cultural heritage in contemporary, globalised world; the development of methods and tools for fostering   different forms of collaboration and cooperation of participants and practitioners of cultural practices (especially political decision makers, scientists/experts, entrepreneurs and other local residents); the importance of cultural practices for establishing sustainable development in local communities. Her field research and implementation of theoretical approach include the Karst region and the Vipava Valley in Slovenia.  

She is the leader of the Karst development forum, which aims to create appropriate conditions for the sustainable development of the Karts region. Her interest is also focused to the problems of the function of humanities in assuring 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].


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].


Pilgrimage in the context of establishing sustainable development in rural communities. V: BAMBI, Gianluca (ur.), BARBARI, Matteo (ur.). The European pilgrimage routes for promoting sustainable and quality tourism in rural areas.Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2015, parte 1, str. 209-223, zvd. [COBISS.SI-ID 38696749].  


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].


Interpretations of stone in the Karst yesterday, today and tomorrow. V: HROBAT VIRLOGET, Katja (ur.), et al. Stone narratives: heritage, mobility, performance. Koper: Založba Univerze na Primorskem, 2015, str. 13-26, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 39167021].

Intangible cultural heritage as a medium for the establishment of sustainable development. V: Sharing cultures 2013. Portugal: Green Lines Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável: = Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, 2013. [COBISS.SI-ID 35943981].

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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