Lorena Popovic, M.A.

Research associate (PhD candidate), PhD candidates' representative

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Orders"
Doblerstr. 21
D-72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-77339
lorena.popovicspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

G03 – Istria

Project within the CRC 923

Project G03: A ‘genealogy of hybridity’. The Threatened Orders of the multicultural Istrian peninsula (1970 - 2013)

Project G03 investigates the history of “hybridism”, a category of order first described by Austro-Hungarian researchers at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries using Istria as a model case (as described in the 2nd period of funding). In the wake of the threatening disintegration of Yugoslavia, the regional order of the multilingual and multicultural peninsula has been redefined several times with reference to older experiences. Project G03 will develop a genealogy of hybridity based on the lessons of the Istrian laboratory.

Research interests:

  • Microhistory of Yugoslavia and Croatia in the 20th century
  • Regional history of Yugoslavia and Croatia in the 20th century
  • Cultural history of Yugoslavia and Croatia in the 20th century

Curriculum vitae

since 2021
PhD candidates' representative of the CRC's board
since 2019
Research associate

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project G03)

2017 to 2019
M.A. degree course in history

at the University of Tübingen

2015 to 2019
Student assisant

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project G03)

2012 to 2017
B.A. degree course in history and english/american studies

at the University of Tübingen and University College Cork (Ireland)

Conferences / Workshops


  • International Summer Academy: Diversity beyond Nation/State (1948–2013), Cluj-Napoca. Vortrag: Managing Diversity in Istria (1985–2000), 10.–15.09.2018.
  • Inclusion through ‘Hybridity: Istrianity in the late 20th century. 10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies: “Bridging National and Global Perspectives”, Montreal, 04.–09.08.2020 (postponed to 03.–08.08.2021).
  • Hybridität in den Bedrohten Ordnungen Istriens: Diagnose eines Symptoms.  Colloquium of the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies: Krise – Katastrophe – Bedrohte Ordnungen, Tübingen, 11.2.2021.
  • Ordnung durch Hybridität. Inklusion und Exklusion in Istrien im späten 20. Jahrhundert. Colloquium of the Institute for Eastern European History and Regional Studies: Neuere Forschungen zur Osteuropäischen Geschichte, Tübingen, 11.1.2021.
  • Inklusion durch Hybridität – Istrianität als Ordnung und Grenze im späten 20. Jahrhundert. 6. Annual conference (attendance conference) of the Cultural Studies Society: “B/ORDERING CULTURES: ALLTAG, POLITIK, ÄSTHETIK“, Frankfurt (Oder), 08.–10.10.2020.