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Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

Tch. Asst. Dr. Veronika Zavratnik

Veronika Zavratnik is a teaching assistant.

She was born in 1990 in Ptuj, Slovenia. In 2011 she graduated at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of arts, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology with the thesis on understanding local ethnographic collections in the context of local communities. At the same faculty she finished her MA studies in 2016 with the thematic focus in material culture studies. Currently she is working on her PhD thesis. 

Between 2018 and 2020 she was a researcher at the Faculty of electrical engineering, Laboratory for telecommunications. From 2019 she is a teaching assistant at the Faculty of arts, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology. Since 2021 she also works as the researcher at the Institute for innovation and development of University of Ljubljana.


Fields of research: material culture, sustainability, arts and crafts, cultural heritage, smart villages, digitalization

(Co-author) Večdisciplinarni pristop kot bistveni dejavnik pametnega in trajnostnega razvoja podeželja. Etnolog, Ljubljana 2020, vol. 30, pp. 89-109.

(Co-author) Sustainable and Community-Centred Development of Smart Cities and Villages. Sustainability, Basel 2020, vol. 12, n. 10, pp. 1 – 17.

“O, čevlji, kako vas ljubim!” V: Mimohod blaga: materialna kultura potrošniške družbe na Slovenskem. Andrej Suden, ed. Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana 2019, pp. 199-210.

(Co-author) Living Labs for rural areas: Contextualization of Living Lab frameworks, concepts and practices. Sustainability, Basel 2019, vol. 11, n. 14, pp. 1 – 17.

(Co-author) Smart Villages in Slovenia: Examples of good pilot practices. V: Smart Villages in the EU and beyond. Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis D. Lytras and György Mudri, ed. Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley 2019, pp. 125 – 138.

(Co-author) Smart Villages: Comprehensive review of initiatives and practices. Sustainability, Basel 2018, vol. 10, n. 7, pp. 1 – 14.

Pohištvo za vse čase: obravnava pohištva kot prispevek k raziskovanju materialne kulture. Etnolog, Ljubljana 2017, vol. 27=78, pp. 65 – 81.

»Allstarke so pa malo dlje ostale«: čevlji kot del materialne kulture. Etnolog, Ljubljana 2016, vol. 26=77, pp. 147 – 163.  


Full bibliography available online.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)