Ivan Lozica, PhD

Ivan Lozica graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University with degrees in comparative literature and philosophy. He obtained his master’s degree from the same university in 1977, with a dissertation on the book Della Poetica by the Croatian renaissance philosopher Frane Petrić. He defended his doctoral thesis, Theatrable Forms of Folklore in Croatia, at the University of Zagreb in 1989.

Lozica has worked at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb since 1976. His scientific work is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach; his areas of research include folk drama, oral literature, folk customs (mostly carnival-linked), and other aspects of Croatian traditional culture as well as theoretical and methodological issues in folklore studies.

His publications include around 70 studies and articles, and the following books: Izvan teatra (Outside the Theatre, 1990); Folklorno kazalište (Folk Theatre, 1996); Hrvatski karnevali (Croatian Carnivals, 1997); Poganska baština (Pagan Heritage, 2002); and Zapisano i napisano: folkloristički spisi (Noted Down and Written: Folkloristic Papers, 2008).

From 1975 to 1977 he taught aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since 1990, he has periodically taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and the Department of Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, as well as postgraduate doctoral courses at the Department of Comparative Literature at the same faculty, and postgraduate doctoral courses at the Centre for Croatian Studies in Zagreb. He has been a supervisor of Master’s and PhD candidates, a member of the examining committees at the oral examinations of Master’s and PhD theses and the leader of various scientific projects. Since 1985, he has been a permanent member of the editorial board of the academic journal Narodna umjetnost (Folk Art), and between 1999 and 2011 he was the journal’s editor-in-chief. During the same period, he was the head of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb.


Ivan Lozica
The 1981 Lastovo Carnival

The author first provides two authentic 19th century descriptions of the Lastovo Carnival, written by Zora and Lucijanović. He then compares 20th century handwritten documentation, gives a short commentary, and proceeds to a description of his own experience of the 1981 Carnival.  

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