Dr. Vedran Barbarić graduated from the School of archaeology, University of Zagreb, in 2004, and he defended his PhD thesis in 2011. Since 2005 has worked at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Split, and since 2015 he has been an assistant professor. He holds five courses in the bachelor and master studies of Art History. He is in charge of the course From the Imperial to the Mass-Tourism Resort: Lives of Monuments of the Historic Core of Split and Its Surroundings at the Split Summer School. The fields of his scientific interest cover the material culture of the last millennium BC and Early Christian and Early Mediaeval Art.
Since 2007 he has been in charge of the systematic excavation on the site of Rat, Island of Brač. His professional work is in the field of Cultural tourism, focusing on models of presentation and communication of material and non-material heritage, the transfer of knowledge and education models. Since January 2018 he has been the Head of the Art History department and, since 2016, head of the Module of Art History at the post-graduate doctoral programme in the Humanities at FFST. Since 2016 he has been a member-secretary of the Editorial board of the Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, where he has taken part in the work on vols. 8, 9, 10 and 11.