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Dr Dušan Borić 


Education and Qualifications

  • PhD: Archaeology, University of Cambridge (1998-2003)
  • BA (hons): Archaeology, University of Belgrade (1991-1996)

Career Overview

  • Lecturer in Archaeology, Cardiff University (2009-onwards)
  • Research Associate, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge (2005-2009)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York City (2004)
  • Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003-2004)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology/Center for Archaeology, Columbia University, New York City (2002-2003)
  • Curator, Department of Archaeology, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia) (1996-1998)

Teaching Profile

Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Ethnoarchaeology, Balkan Studies

Notable Achievements

  • Postdoctoral Hunt Fellowship, The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (2009)

Conferences organised

  • Body Histories, conference sponsored by the Leverhulme Research Programme "Changing Beliefs of the Human Body", Cambridge (September 11th-13th, 2009).
  • Human and Non-Human Bodies: Permeable Boundaries, symposium sponsored by the Leverhulme Research Programme "Changing Beliefs of the Human Body", Cambridge (January 15th-16th, 2006).
  • Past Bodies (co-organised with John Robb), symposium sponsored by the Leverhulme Research Programme and the Royal Anthropological Institute, Cambridge (January 13th, 2006).
  • Acting and believing: An archaeology of bodily practices (co-organised with John Robb), symposium organized for the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 28th, 2006).
  • Excavating Memories: The Archaeology of Remembering and Forgetting, two day conference held at the Center for Archaeology, Columbia University, New York (April 26th-27th, 2003).
  • Layers, Surfaces and Interfaces: Apotropaism and Memory as Material Practice (co-organised with A. Jones), one-day conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge (November 3rd-4th, 2001).

Invited lectures

  • 2011. “Corporeal politics of agricultural transformations,” research seminar at the the University of Manchester, Manchester (April 6th, 2011).
  • 2008. "Beliefs in a Mesolithic Landscape", research seminar at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford (November 20th, 2008).
  • 2007. "What happens to people when cultures change?", research seminar at the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, Cardiff (November 22nd, 2007).
  • 2007. "Balkanized Memories: An Archaeology of Contested Histories and Identities", Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (February 5th, 2007).
  • 2007. "New Discoveries at the Mesolithic-Neolithic site of Vlasac (Serbia)", McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Garrod Seminars, Cambridge (January 31st, 2007).
  • 2005. "Forager-farmer encounters in the Balkans: New field research in the Lepenski Vir culture zone", University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (November 17th, 2005).
  • 2005. "Forager-farmer encounters in the Balkans: New field research in the Lepenski Vir culture zone", McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Lunch Time Seminars, Cambridge (November 9th, 2005).
  • 2004. "Colonizing the Past: Archaeological narratives and Mesolithic-Neolithic transformations in the Balkans", Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (April 9th, 2004).
  • 2002. "The Art of Material Memory: Efficacy of the Past at Lepenski Vir", Center for Archaeology, Columbia University, New York City (May 15th, 2002).
  • 2000. "Dimensions of Deep Time in the Danube Gorges", the School of History and Archaeology, University of Wales, Cardiff, Cardiff (March 9th, 2000).
  • 1999. "Creation of ritual landscapes in the Danube Gorges, SE Europe", at the Ritual Seminars of the University of London, London (November 29th, 1999).