|izv. prof. dr. sc. Šime Demo|
He was born 1979 in Rijeka. He completed a BA in Classical Philology in 2002 and a PhD in Linguistics in 2008 at the University of Zagreb (thesis: ”Verbal valency in Croatian Grammars of Latin”; supervisor: prof. dr. Ivo Pranjković, co-supervisor: prof. dr. Mate Križman).
From 2004 to 2010 he worked at the Croatian Institute of History, then moved to the Faculty of Croatian Studies. Served two terms (2010-2012, 2014-2016) as the chair of the Department of Croatian Latinity. Since 2002 he has taught eighteen courses in the field of Latin language and literature.
In 2007 he attended an intense two-month programme in advanced Latin language and literature Aestiva Romae Latinitas with p. Reginald Foster (Rome, Italy). Thanky to a scholarship by the Belgian Nurus foundation and Croatian Science Foundation, he had a one-semester research stay at the Katholike Universiteit Leuven (Louvain, Belgium) in 2011-2012, while a scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences took him to a six-month stay at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für neulateinische Studien and Leopold-Franzens-Universität (Innsbruck, Austria) in 2017-2018. He participated twice (Szeged-Budapest, Hungary, 2008; Rome, Italy, 2010) in seminars of spoken Latin organised by the Academia Vivarium novum.
He has participated in ten research projects and lead two research groups within the University of Zagreb. Within his institute, he was the president of the Work group for the reform of the Latin language course and a member of several of its internal committees. For the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency, he has participated in the national committee for school competitions in classical languages, as well as in working groups for certifying school textbooks. He has been a member of editorial boards of the journals Kroatologija and Systasis. He received four times (for five papers) the award of his institute for a paper of high international visibility.
He authored three books (of which one, co-authored with Pavao Knezović, is a university manual), edited four books, and published about forty articles in journals and collections, about fifteen reviews, and about twenty translations from Latin. He talked at around forty conferences and professional meetings in Croatia and abroad, and had five public lectures.
He reported on two research projects, six books, a large number of articles for about twenty journals and collections, four canididates for academic positions, and four textbooks. He helped organise four academic conferences and five times organised guest stays of foreign academics at his institute. He was invited lecturer at three foreign universities (Louvain, Belgium; Olomouc, Czech Republic; Belgrade, Serbia - 2 times).
Professional interests: Latin language (especially post-medieval), macaronic Latin, digital humanities.
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