Ana Plosnić Škarić PhD

Senior Research Associate

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Born in 1970 in Split. Graduated in Art History and Latin language and Roman literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 1995. In the same year, she was employed at the 1st gymnasium in Zagreb as a professor of art history and the Latin language. She was also a proofreader for the Latin language on the Croatian-Latin encyclopaedic dictionary authored by Jozo Marević (Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1997).

Since December 2000, she has been employed at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. As a researcher on the project “Artistic heritage from antiquity to the modern age„ (PI Dr Diana Vukičević Samaržija), she accomplished a MA thesis on the topic “Trogir – Romanesque residential architecture on the example of the Andreis’ block“. The dissertation on the topic “Gothic residential architecture of the city of Trogir“ was accomplished as part of the project “Architecture and Urbanism of the Croatian Late Middle Ages“ (PI Dr Diana Vukičević Samaržija) and defended in May 2010. Both qualification theses were done under the supervision of Igor Fisković, a Full Member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Her area of scientific interest includes topics from medieval urban and architectural history, research of archival sources of medieval communes and the development of digital art history methodology.

In 2024, she holds the position of Richard Krautheimer Visiting Professor/Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome.


Dalmatian cities in the Middle Ages: the form and the function (PI, Institutional project, 2019–2023). Within the project she participates in Adriatic Net/Work with scholars from Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Croatia to create a digital database People of the Renaissance Adriatic

Fortifications of the city of Trogir. Visualising changes from 220 BCE until 1900 CE (PI, Institutional project, 2018/2019–2023). The project was part of the Getty Foundation Summer Institute Visualizing Venice Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)Spatial Networks, Venice, 2018–2019, organised by Duke University NC, USA, Università di Padova, Italy, and Venetian International University, Italy

Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum. Visualising Development of the Late Medieval Urban Fabric (PI, Croatian Science Foundation, 2014–2017). The project is listed at the Renaissance Society of America Digital Resources webpage and as Local Time Machine by the Time Machine Organisation

Editorial work

2023 Member of the Advisory Board of Renaissance Quarterly Journal

2011–2019 Member of the Editorial Board of Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti [Journal of the Institute of Art History]

Bibliography (selection)


Lapicide i marangoni u spisima trogirske kasnosrednjovjekovne komune [Lapicide and Marangoni in the Trogir Late Medieval Communal Archives], Državni arhiv u Zadru, Zadar, 2019.

Mapping urban changes / Mapiranje urbanih promjena, Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb, 2017. (editor). The editor was awarded the Charter for the development and promotion of Art History by the Association of the Croatian Art Historians.

Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum 1400–1450 (with Danko Zelić), Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb, 2017.

Scholarly papers

„Urban Transformation after a Scandal: Preserving Social Values in Late Medieval Dubrovnik“, in: Land (MDPI), 2024, 13(3), 318 (with Ana Marinković)

Ex Cicerone et aliis quibusdam – nepoznati frazarij Mihovila Vrančića / Ex Cicerone et Aliis Quibusdam – An unknown phrase book of Mihovil Vrančić, in: Colloquia Maruliana, 32, 2023, 119-174 (with Danko Zelić)

“Trogirski rezidencijalni sklopovi s dvorištem i kulom tijekom srednjega vijeka; Metodologija istraživanja i principi transformacija [Residential Complexes with Courtyards and Towers in Medieval Trogir; Research Methodology and Principles of Transformation]“, in: Prostor, vol 28. No 2. (60), 2020, 232–245.

“An example of a map-searchable database: The Dubrovnik city councils’ deliberations 1400-1450“, in: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2018. CHNT 23, 2018, Wolfgang Börner, Susanne Uhlirz (eds), Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchäologie, Vienna, 2019, 1–13 (with Natko Katičić).

“Policies and Regulations in the Forming of Late-Medieval Trogir (Croatia)“, in: Terry R. Slater and Sandra MG Pinto (eds.), Building Regulations and Urban Form 1200-1900, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, New York – London: 2018, 59–86.

“Decline of Medieval Urban Symbols of Power: Tower Houses in Trogir, Croatia“, in: RIHA Journal, August 2017, No 0177.

“Arhitektonska plastika Male palače Cippico u kontekstu novih arhivskih spoznaja [Architectural Sculpture of the Small Cipico Palace in the context of the new archival discoveries]“, in: Ivan Duknović i krugovi njegove djelatnosti – Giovanni Dalmata e le opere della sua cerchia, Radoslav Bužančić, Igor Fisković (eds.), Književni krug, Split, 2018, 147–170.

“Graditelji Trogira 1420.–1450. [Builders of Trogir 1420-1450]”, in: Ars Adriatica, 4 (2014), 173–198.

Conference and congress presentations

“From indicative to interpretative maps: Dubrovnik urban fabric in the city councils' deliberations 1400‐1450”, Spatial Humanities 2022, Daniel Alves, Sally Chambers, Isabelle Devos, et alii, University of Ghent, Ghent, 2022.

“Visualising Hypotheses at the Urban Scale for Dalmatian Cities: Sources, Principles and Aims”, The Future of the Virtual Past, Donal Cooper, Morgan Ng, Cambridge, 2022.

“Employment and Mobility of Lapicide and Marangoni in the Renaissance Adriatic: A View from Trogir”, RSA Dublin 2022, Ireland


Francesco Petrarca, “Poslanica Giovanniju Colonni (Francesco Petrarca ad Iohannem de Columna ordinis predicatorum, non sectas amandas esse sed verum, et de locis insignibus urbis Romae (Fam. VI, 2)“ (with Gorana Stepanić), in: Marko Špikić, Humanisti i starine, od Petrarke do Bionda, Zagreb, 2006, 193–203.

Petar Pavao Vergerije, “Poslanica Ludovicu degli Alidosi“ (Pier Paolo Vergerio, Epistolario, ed. L. Smith, Roma, 1934, 189–202), in: Marko Špikić, Humanisti i starine, od Petrarke do Bionda, Zagreb, 2006, 205–217.

James S. Ackerman, “Ars sine scientia nihil est. Gotička teorija arhitekture na primjeru katedrale u Milanu“, in: Katedrala. Mjera i svjetlost, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, 2003, 11–99 (translation of the Latin text)

Conference, congress, and sessions organisation

Past and Present Representations of Historical Urban Spaces (Middle Age – Early Modern Times), Dubrovnik, September 2023
Sceintific co-organisation with Tanja Michalsky, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History

The Renaissance Society of America, Digital Humanities in the Renaissance Adriatic: New Directives I & II, Dublin, 2022
Co-organisation with Stephan Karl Sander-Faes

5th Congress of Croatian Art Historians, Zagreb, November 2022
Member of Organising Committee

Mapping Urban Changes, Dubrovnik, September 2017
Co-organiser with Danko Zelić