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The evaluation of the cultural heritage of the area is carried out by the Ethnology Department and includes scientific research about the traditions and cultural heritage of the mixed ethnic villages of Islam Grčki, Islam Latinski and Kašić. The specific subjects of the research are the: traditional architecture, traditional energy sources and their usage, working practices particularly related to agriculture, the structure of communications in the Ravni Kotari area, trade, market, social life, traditional food and medicine. The results of the research are evaluated and their feasibility within the revitalisation of the villages will be explored. Local people and those who are still in exile are included in the research. All collected material will be presented and used for the establishment of the Eco-Community Museum. The results of the research will be published in a study about the cultural heritage of the area of the villages of Islam Grčki, Islam Latinski and Kašić.

Evaluation of the historical heritage of the area is carried out by the History Department-Triplex Confinium in collaboration with the associated organisation of the History Department, University of Padua, Italy. The total overview of the archival material and its placement have to be done and evaluated. This has been partly carried out through the PhD research of Dubravka Mlinaric 'Malaria and social-migratory movements in northern Dalmatia in the 18th century'; Tea Mayhew 'Zadar hinterland between the Ottoman and Venetian dominion 1645-1718' and Marko Šarić 'Dinaric Vlachs between the Ottoman Empire and Venice (15th to 17th century)' as well as through the student's project (mental maps).

Regeneration and interpretation of the arboretum next to the Janković Castle is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Ancient Monuments of Zadar and the Chair of Museology. Volunteers also participate in this activity. A part of the arboretum will be prepared as a nursery where crops recommended by experts to cultivate in the Ravni Kotari region will be planted. This will be done in collaboration with the Agricultural Association Kašić – Islam Grčki. The History Department – Triplex Confinium will provide information found through historical research about the plants which were cultivated in the Ravni Kotari. The Ethnology Department will provide information on the traditional cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants within the revitalised arboretum. The arboretum as well as the castle will be an integral part of the Eco-Community Museum.

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