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Dr Jelena Anđelković Grašar

Dr Jelena Anđelković Grašar

Senior Research Associate

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Interests and methodology of research


Dr Jelena Anđelković Grašar is dedicated to the research of visual culture in the period during and after the Roman domination of the territory of the Danubian provinces and the Central Balkans. Dr Anđelković Grašar’s research is focused on the visual testimonies and material remains related to the themes of women’s history and gender studies. Her other interests are associated with cultural heritage and the methods of its presentation, interpretation and popularisation, as well as the possibilities for its implementation in education.




2016 – Doctoral thesis in History of Arts. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, PhD: Image of Woman in the visual culture of the early Byzantine period on the territory of the Central Balkans

2007 – Bachelor’s degree in History of Arts. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade




2022 – Institute of Archaeology, Senior Research Associate

2017 – Institute of Archaeology, Research Associate

2012 – Institute of Archaeology, Research Assistant

2011 – Institute of Archaeology, Research Trainee


Languages: English, Italian


Director of projects


(2022-2025) “SHELeadersVR – Life and environment of Women Leaders in the Western Balkans’ History in Virtual Reality” (Project No. 101055818) EACEA Creative Europe project, co-financed by the European Union

(2021-2023) “COOLTOUR – Millennials for Cultural Heritage” (Agreement No. 2021-1-IT03-KA220-YOU-000029203) co-financed by the European Union through ЕRASMUS +.

(2020-2021) “Sadike za prihodnost” (2020-2-SI02-KA105-015668), co-financed by the European Union through ЕRASMUS +.

(2020-2022) “ТRАМЕ – Tracce di memoria” (2020-1-IT02-KA201-079794), co-financed by the European Union through ЕRASMUS +.

Director of the theme: Visual and spiritual culture of Viminacium, as part of the project IRS – Viminacium, Roman city and legionary camp – research of the material and spiritual culture, population, application of the modern non-destructive techniques of aerial prospection, geophysics, GIS, digitalisation and 3D visualisation – Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Institute of Archaeology

(2017.) Co-ordinator of the project Mobility, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia “Participation of the Institute of Archaeology on the 20th stock market of archaeological tourism in Paestum, Italy, from the 26th – 29th October 2017


Participation in projects


(2020-2021) associate on the project “Roman Heritage in the Balkans”, co-financed by the Western Balkans Foundation

(2011 – 2019) IRS – Viminacium, Roman city, and military legion camp – research of material culture and non-material of inhabitants by using the modern technologies of remote detection, geophysics, GIS, digitalisation, and 3D visualisation

(2016-2021) – MC associate on the EU COST action “Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment”, ARKWORK

(2012-2015) Associate on the EU project from the programme Culture “OpenArch”, Viminacium-Institute of Archaeology, Dialogue with Visitors, Archeon




– editorial secretary of the Starinar journal

– editorial secretary of the special editions of the Institute of Archaeology

– President of the programme board of the Gallery of Modern Art in Kučevo

– A member of the programme board of the 50th Jubilee cultural manifestation “Motives of Homolje”

– A member of the editorial team of the journal “Archaeology in Serbia”

– A member of Serbian Archaeological Society

– A member of the working group for tourism for the development plan of Požarevac city, for the period 2022-2029.


International conferences

  • 6th International Conference on the Roman Danubian Provinces, Belgrade, 2022
  • 15th Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology, Sacred Grounds: Place and Space in Mythology and Religion, Belgrade, 2022
  • 9th MetArh, scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry, Zagreb, 2021
  • XXIVth international LIMES (Roman Frontiers) congress, Belgrade-Viminacium, Serbia, September 3rd  -11th  2018.
  • МetArh, scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry, Zagreb, Croatia, December 6th – 7th 2018.
  • Roma ed il mondo Adriatico, convegno internazionale, Macerata, Italy, maggio 18-20. 2017.
  • The 27th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC), Durham University, Durham, UK, March 31th 2017.
  • 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade, Serbia, August 22nd – 27th 2016.
  • 3rd International Conference on the Roman Danubian Provinces – Soceiaty and Economy, Vienna, Austria, November 11th -14th 2015.
  • Second International Symposium at Viminacium, “The Impact of Dialogue with Visitors on AOAM Management”, Viminacium, Belgrade, September 29th – October 3rd 2014.
  • XII International Conference on Ancient Painting, Athens, Greece, September 16th -20th 2013.
  • FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BLACK SEA ANTIQUITIES, The Danubian Lands between the Black, Aegean and Adriatic Seas (7th Century BC-10th Century AD), Belgrade, Serbia, September 17th -21st 2013.
  • “Archaeological Heritage – its Role in Education, Presentation and Popularization of Science”, Viminacium, Belgrade, Serbia, October 5th -8th 2012.
  • Second Interdisciplinary Conference: Disasters, Catastrophes and the Ends of the Worlds In Sources, Pultusk, Poland, June 25th -27th 2012.
  • “Archaeological Heritage – Methods of Education and Popularization”, International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, December 1st -3rd 2011.





  • Anđelković Grašar, J. 2020. Femina Antica Balcanica, Beograd: Arheološki institut, Evoluta.
  • Лајић-Михајловић, Д. и Анђелковић-Грашар, Ј. 2017. Пола века Хомољских мотива (1968-2017),  Мирис јоргован у долини златоноског Пека, Кучево: Центар за културу „Вељко Дугошевић“ Кучево.


Chapters in international monographs and edited volumes

  • Anđelković Grašar, J.,  Rogić, D., Nikolić, E. 2020. Act locally, think globally: Late antique funerary painting from the territory of present-day Serbiain A Globalised Visual Culture?: Towards a Geography of Late Antique Art, Eds. F. Guidetti, K. Meinecke. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 59-86.
  • Anđelković-Grašar, J. 2018. Image as a way of self-representation, association and type creation for Late Antique women in the Central Balkans, in VIVERE MILITARE EST From Populus to Emperors- Living on the Frontier Volume I, ed. S. Golubović, N. Mrđić, 333-364. Belgrade: Institute of Arcaeology
  • Anđelković – Grašar, J. 2018. Imaging the Feminine during the Migration Period on the Territory of the Central Balkans: Transferring Ideas and Ideals, in Migrations in Visual Art, ed. J. Erdeljan, M Germ, I. Prijatelj Pavičić, M. Vicelja Matijašić, 7-18. Belgrade: Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University
  • Anđelković-Grašar, J.  Nikolić, E.  Rogić, D. 2017. Pictorial Elements and Principles in the Creation of Context and Meaning of the Ancient Image Using the Example of Viminacium Funerary Paintings, in Context and Meaning, Proceedings of the twelfth International Conference of the Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale AntiqueAthens, September 16-20, 2013, ed. S. T.A.M. Mols, E. M. Moormann, 515-521. Leuven – Paris – Bristol: PEETERS, CT
  • Nikolić, E. Anđelković-Grašar, J. Rogić, D. 2017. Viminacium: Research, Protection and Recognition, in Preserving Transcultural Heritage. Your Way or My Way? Questions on Authenticity, Identity and Patrimonial Proceedings in the Safeguarding of Architectural Heritage Created in the Meeting of Cultures. ed. J. R. dos Santos. 573-584. Lisbon:  Caleidoscópio – Edição e Artes Gráficas, SA
  • Anđelković-Grašar, J. 2015. Funerary images of women in tomb frescos of the Late Antique and Early Byzantine period from the Central Balkans, in The Danubian Lands between the Black, Aegean and Adriatic Seas (7th Century BC – 10th Century AD), Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Belgrade, 17-21 September 2013, ed. G. R. Tsetskhladze, A. Avram, J. Hargrave, 269-275. Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology
  • Anđelković, J. 2012. Painted tombs from Viminacium and their presentation to the public, BAR S2443 2012, in Archaeological Heritage: Methods of Education and Popularization,  ed. R. Chowaniec, W.Wieckowski, 1-6. Warsaw: Bar Int. Series


Papers in scientific journals

  • Gavrilović Vitas, N., Anđelković Grašar, J. 2020, A Message from Beyond the Grave: Hercules Rescuing Hesione on a Stojnik Funerary Monument, Starinar 70, 111 – 125.
  • Gavrilović, D., Anđelković Grašar, J. 2020. Funeral Banquet, Procession or an Offering Scene – A Few Remarks on Roman Provincial Painting, Banatica 30/1, 271 – 296.
  • Tapavički-Ilić, M. Anđelković Grašar, J. 2017. Finds in the Late Iron Age tradition from the Roman graves of Viminacium, Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 23(1): 71-8
  • Anđelković Grašar, J. 2016. Female Power that protects: Who is the woman who Takes Care of the City? Goddess Protectresses on the Territory of the Central Balkans in Late Antiquity, Archaeology and Science 11: 63-72.
  • Petković, S. Tapavički-Ilić, M. Anđelković Grašar, J. 2015. A portrait oil lamp from Pontes Possible interpretations and meanings within early Byzantine visual culture, Starinar 65: 79-89.
  • Anđelković Grašar, J. Nikolić, E. Rogić, D. 2013. “Tomb with Cupids” from Viminacium: a Contribution to Research of Construction, Iconography and Style, Starinar 63: 73-100.
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