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Research interests

Education

  • BA in archaeology 1990, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • PhD in archaeology 2009, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Research interests

  • Late Antiquity, early christianity (Tonovcov grad)
  • Late Antique coarse pottery
  • documentation

Research programme

Late Antique settlement of Slovenia and its placement in the settlement structure of the Roman Empire

Recognitions and awards

Zois Award for the year 2012 (with S. Ciglenečki and T. Milavec) for an important scientific achievement in archeology for a two-part scientific monograph Late Antique fortified settlement Tonovcov grad near Kobarid

Editorial board

member of the Editorial Committee of the Arheološki vestnik

Selected publications

Monographs

Articles

2020

  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana, Bodešče. − V: Benjamin Štular (ur.), Srednjeveški blejski otok v arheoloških virih / Medieval archaeology of Bled Island, Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae 42, 2020, 279−286.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana, Ančnikovo gradišče. − In: Jana Horvat, Irena Lazar, Andrej Gaspari (ur.), Manjša rimska naselja na slovenskem prostoru / Minor Roman settlements in Slovenia, Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae 40, 2020, 349−362.

2018−2019

  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Changes along the Slovenian part of the River Drava (Drau) in the Late Roman period. – In: Auer, Martin (ed.). Roman settlements along the Drava River, (Ager Aguntinus 3), 2019, 81−90.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Early Christianity in Slovenia : an overview and some new data. – In: Spickermann, Wolfgang (ed.), Grieb, Volker (ed.). Frühes Christentum im Ostalpenraum : Beiträge der Internationalen Tagung "Frühes Christentum im Ostalpenraum" im Graz vom 1. - 3. Juni 2016, (Keryx, 5). Graz, 2018, 157−171.

2017

  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. New military finds from Ančnikovo gradišče. In: DÖRFLER, Ines (ed.), et al. Ad amussim : Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Franz Glaser, (Kärntner Museumsschriften, Bd. 85). Klagenfurt am Wörthersee: Verlag des Landesmuseums für Kärnten. 2017, str. 159-174, zvd., risbi. [COBISS.SI-ID 42429229]
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana, KLASINC, Rok, KAJZER CAFNIK, Mihela. Jurišna vas : arheološko najdišče Ančnikovo gradišče. Varstvo spomenikov, Poročila, ISSN 1580-5166, 2017, [Št.] 52, str. 80-82, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 44328749]

2014−2015

  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana (vodja projekta, avtor), BERDNIK, Alenka Julijana, KLASINC, Rok, JANEŽIČ, Polona. Arheološko izkopavanje na Ančnikovem gradišču pri Jurišni vasi : prvo strokovno poročilo o raziskavi 14 - 0483. [Ljubljana: Inštitut za arheologijo ZRC SAZU], 2015. 65 str., [24] str. pril., 33 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 38978605]
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana, NOVŠAK, Matjaž. Lonec z glajenim okrasom iz rimskodobnega vodnjaka v Dobovi = A pot with burnished decoration from a Roman period well near Dobova. Arheološki vestnik, ISSN 0570-8966, 2015, [Št.] 66, str. 23-45, ilustr., zvd. [COBISS.SI-ID 38841901]
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana (avtor, ilustrator). Imports from the Aegean area to the Eastern Alpine area and Northern Adriatic in late antiquity. Ephemeris napocensis, ISSN 1220-5249, 2014, 24, str. 51-69, zvd., risbe. [COBISS.SI-ID 38090541]
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Amphorae from late antiquity hilltop settlements in Slovenia. V: HEBERT, Bernhard (ur.), HOFER, Nikolaus (ur.). Fachgespräch "Spätantikes Fundmaterial aus dem Südostalpenraum", 7. April 2014, Graz (Steiermark), (Fundberichte aus Österreich, ISSN 2410-9193, Tagungsbände, Bd. 1). Horn: Ferdinand Berger & Söhne, 2015, str. 21-32, risbe, zvd. [COBISS.SI-ID 38782253]
  • MILAVEC, Tina, MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. The transition between late antiquity and early Middle Ages in western Slovenia and Friuli. Hortus artium medievalium, ISSN 1330-7274. [Print ed.], 2014, vol. 20, 1, str. 260-271, ilustr., zvd., doi: 10.1484/J.HAM.5.102648. [COBISS.SI-ID 37599277]

 

Before 2014

  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Continuity in late antiquity Slovenian fortified hilltop settlements. V: Keszthely-Fenékpuszta im Kontext spätantiker Kontinuitätsforschung zwischen Noricum und Moesia, (Castellum Pannonicum Pelsonense, vol. 2), 2011, 157–171.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. The last phases of the settlement at Tonovcov grad (Slovenia) : the ceramic evidence. V: MENCHELLI, Simonetta (ur.). LRCW 3 : late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae in the Mediterranean : archaeology and archaeometry : comparison between western and eastern Mediterranean, (BAR international series, 2185, 1; 2185, 2), 2010, 687–694.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Glazed pottery from Tonovcov grad and Korinjski hrib (Slovenia). V: MAGRINI, Chiara (ur.), SBARRA, Francesca (ur.). La ceramica invetriata tardoromana nell'arco alpino orientale e nelle province Danubiane : primi risultati di un progetto internazionale = first results of an international project : atti del I incontro Internazionale di Archeologia a Carlino, Carlino, 14-15 dicembre 2007 = First International Meeting of Archaeology in Carlino, Carlino, 14-15 December2007, 2009, 33–40.
  • MILAVEC, Tina, MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. L'abitato tardoantico di Tonovcov grad presso Kobarid alla luce dei reperti ceramici e metallici = Poznoantična naselbina Tonovcov grad v luči keramičnih in kovinskih najdb. V: BANCHIG, Giorgio (ur.), MAGNANI, Stefano (ur.), PESSINA, Andrea (ur.). Terre d'incontro : contatti e scambi lungo le Valli del Natisone e dell'Isonzo dall'antichità al medioevo : atti della giornata internazionale di studi, S. Pietro al Natisone, 26 november [!] 2005 : stiki in izmenjave vzdolž Nadiških in Soške doline od antike do srednjega veka : zapiski z mednarodnega študijskega dne v Špetru, 26. novembra 2005. Cividale del Friuli, 2007, 107–127.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. The late antique settlement Tonovcov grad near Kobarid: excavations 2002-2005. V: CHIABÀ, Monica (ur.), MAGGI, Paola (ur.), MAGRINI, Chiara (ur.). Le Valli del Natisone e dell'Isonzo tra Centroeuropa e Adriatico : atti del convegno internazionale di studi, San Pietro al Natisone (UD) 15-16 settembre 2006, (Studi e ricerche sulla Gallia Cisalpina, 20), Trieste, 2007, 175–180.
  • MODRIJAN, Zvezdana. Oskrba z vodo v poznoantični utrjeni naselbini Tonovcov grad pri Kobaridu = Water supply to the late antique fortified settlement of Tonovcov grad near Kobarid. V: MIHEVC, Andrej (ur.). Kras : voda in življenje v kamniti pokrajini = water and life in a rocky landscape, (Projekt Aquadapt). Ljubljana, 2005, 249–264.

 

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