Research Resources

Resources for research & writing

Are you doing research in Istria or Croatia?


This section provides links for social science researchers doing research in either Istria or Croatia, particularly related to agricultural politics or economic issues. Please be in touch if you find this useful! I would love to create a community similar to that which I created around the 'anthropology of tax', creating a networker page that has generated new projects and collaborations of all sorts.


Journal databases

Hrčak, the main Croatian portal for scientific journals


News sites

Glas Istre, the major Istrian daily newspaper

Večernji list, a major national newspaper

Jutarnji list, a major national newspaper

Index.hr, an online newspaper

Naša Bujština, a small Istrian regional newspaper


Books on Istria by social scientists

Ashbrook, John. 2008. Buying and selling the Istrian goat: Istrian regionalism, Croatian nationalism, and EU enlargement. Brussels: Peter Lang Books.

Ballinger, Pamala. 2003. History in exile: Memory and identity at the borders of the Balkans. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


Other

Istrapedia, the Istrian Encyclopedia

The Istrian Tourist Board, Istrian tourism site

Acta Croatica, Croatian document archive


Research projects and institutions

Unwanted Heritage: Remembering and Forgetting Industry in Istria

Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism (CKPIS), Univ. of Pula

The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb

Connecting Collections: Cultural Opposition, Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries

Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

Croatian State Archives, Zagreb


Writing Resources

Blogs, documents, & lists of resources for

writers


Writing is a craft, and there are mountains of writing resources helpful for all genres. In fact, during the Covid-19 pandemic lock-down I have learned that many of the tools of memoir and fiction novelists also translate to academic writing.


Thus, this section has an ongoing list of resources. I hope that you find it useful!


Books


Cameron, Julia. 2002. The artist's way: A spiritual path to higher creativity. 


Ghodsee, Kristen. 2016. From notes to narrative: Writing ethnographies that everyone can readChicago, IL: Chicago UP.


Gilbert, Elizabeth. 2016. Big magic: Creative living beyond fear. Penguin Publishing Group.


Kelsky, Karen. 2015. The professor is in: The essential guide to turning your PhD. into a job. New York: Penguin Random House.


Zerubavel, Eviatar. 1999. The clockwork muse: A practical guide to writing theses, dissertations, and books. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.


Websites


Inframethodology by the resident writing consultant at the Copenhagen Business School Libarary, Thomas Basbøll.


The Thesis Whisperer, a blog written by Professor Inger Mewburn, director of resarcher development at The Australian National University.


The professor is in. Guidance for all things PhD, by Karen Kelsky.


Podcasts


Christine Kloser's Get your book done.


Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic lessons.


Hodgepodge


Marie Forleo's YouTube compilation video 'Want to improve your writing?'


Fortunato, Alfred and Susan Rabiner. 2002. Thinking like your editor: How to write great serious nonfiction and get it published. New York: WW Norton & Co.


Portwood-Stacer, Laura. 2021. The book proposal book: A guide for scholarly authors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press


Kerins, Francis. 1979. The academic con-men: Advice to young college professorsThe Journal of Higher Education 50(4): 439-444. (this is satire but if you're reading this far on my page you need some humor)


Orwell, George. 1946. Politics and the English language.