Jasna Turkalj, PhD

She was born in Zagreb. She completed her studies of history and archeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, where she later on defended her master’s thesis in 1998 under the title “Significance of Starčević’s and Kvaternik’s Ideas in the Press and Politics of Rakovica (1867-1881)” and in 2002 her doctoral dissertation “The Carriers of Right Thought in the 80s of the 19th Century”. Since April 1, 1995, she has been working at the Croatian Institute of History, where she worked as an associate on several projects: “The History of Political Thoughts and Political Parties in Croatia from 18-20. century”, “Political life in Croatian society from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century”, “Political life in Croatian society from the 1840s to the 1940s”. In 2009 she acquired a title of senior research associate and in 2010 was elected as a part-time professor of sciences at the Department of History of the Croatian Catholic University. She was the project leader of “The Catholic Church meeting with Ideologies and Political Programs” in 2013. She was the carrier of the one-year project “Asymmetric Balkans”, which was conducted in cooperation of the Croatian History Institute with the Department for Conflict and Peace Studies (Chair of Research on Conflict and Peace) of Faculty of Humanities of University of Szczecin – Poland. From 2002 to 2008 she was the editor-in-chief of the scientific magazine Povijesni prilozi (Historical Contributions). She was a member of Organizational or Scientific Committees of 20 national and international scientific conferences and congresses. Since 2010/2011, she teaches undergraduate studies at the Croatian Catholic University as the holder of the course of the “Croatian Countries from 19th century to 1914”. She works as a Director of the Croatian Institute for History since 2011.

Within the project she will investigate the development of parliamentarism in Croatia through comparative discourse, that is, parliamentary procedures based on Croatian Parliament’s rules of procedure (first published in 1861) and their practical application. Furthermore, she will investigate the development of parliamentary culture, for instance, freedom of speech and the immunity question of the parliamentary representatives, the question of political corruption, election campaigns and similar.


Selected bibliography:

  1. Turkalj, Jasna. Pravaški pokret 1878.-1887. Zagreb: Hrvatski institut za povijest, 2009.
  2. Švoger, Vlasta – Turkalj, Jasna. „Die Pressefreiheit in Kroatien vom Ende der vierziger bis Mitte der achtziger Jahre des 19. Jahrhunderts – gesetzliche Regelung und Praxis“, Kroatisch-ungarische öffentlich-rechtliche Verhältnisse zur Zeit der Doppelmonarchie, Gábor Máthá, Barna Mezey (ed.). Budapest: Eötvös University Press, 2015, 293-344.
  3. Švoger, Vlasta – Turkalj, Jasna (ed.), Temelji moderne Hrvatske. Hrvatske zemlje udugom“ 19. stoljeću. Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2016.