Urška Bratož, PhD
- Social history
- History of medicine and health
- History of everyday life
Urška Bratož has graduated in 2005 in cultural studies and anthropology at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities in Koper, with a thesis on possible methodological intertwining between anthropology and historiography. Between 2005 and 2010, she was a postgraduate student of the doctoral study programme History of Europe and the Mediterranean at UP FHŠ. She received her PhD degree in 2010, with a thesis on cholera outbreaks in the 19th century in the Austrian Littoral ("Socio-historical aspects of epidemic diseases: the Istrian experience with cholera"), supervised by prof. D. Darovec.
She is employed at the Institute for Historical Studies at the Science and Research Centre Koper as a research associate. Between 2013 and 2015, she served as Institute's Deputy Head. From 2005 to 2010, she had worked at ZRS Koper as a young researcher. In addition, she collaborated with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska, as an assistant and later as an assistant professor within the undergraduate and MA courses of History.
She is the author of a scientific monograph on 19th-century cholera epidemics in Istria, which was published in Slovenian and Italian languages. Besides, she authors 5 chapters in scientific monographs and more than 10 scientific articles on the history of medicine, epidemic diseases and social history.
In 2011 she received the Glasnik znanosti award (by the Science and Research Center of Koper) for individual top scientific achievements of promising researchers, and the Vladimir Bartol award (by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska) for her PhD thesis.