Welcome to the online home of the Croatian Studies Foundation. Established in 1984 in Sydney, Australia; we are the first independent, non-for-profit organisation promoting the knowledge of the Croatian language, culture and anthropological studies in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether you want to learn Croatian, contribute to the Croatian Studies Review or simply connect to a vibrant and welcoming community, this is the place to start. Dobro nam došli!

Uncover the mysteries of "Croatian Troy"

Follow the Macquarie University's team excavating one of the largest archaeological sites in Croatia dubbed 'Croatia's Troy’.

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2018 CSF Governing Council

The 2018 CSF Governing Council has been elected on the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, 26th November 2017 at the Croatian Club Punchbowl, Sydney.

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Learn Croatian at MQU

Learn Croatian in 2018. Enrollments are now open at Macquarie University’s Croatian Studies Centre. For more information, call the Centre on + 61 2 9850 7040.

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Croatian in Australia: Is it disappearing?

According to the 2016 Australian Census, there are almost 7000 speakers of the Croatian language in Australia less than in 2006. SBS Croatian Radio has produced several interviews on the topic in order to establish what is really going on with the Croatian language in Australia. Click on the links to listen to the interviews:

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The Narona Family M and A Vidovic Award 2017

The Narona Family M and A Vidovic Award for outstanding performance in 100, 200 and 300 Level Croatian Units was awarded to Croatian Studies student Goran Dragicevic. Goran received his prize at the Department of International Studies Prize Giving Ceremony on the 9 May 2017. Presenting the award were the two members of the Croatian Studies

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50th anniversary on the Declaration on the name and position of the Croatian literary language

On the 17th of March 1967 one of the most important documents in the history of Croatian language was published in a weekly magazine Telegram: The Declaration on the name and position of the Croatian literary language. The Declaration called for the equality of the four standard languages of SFRY, one of them being Croatian, and

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Croatian Studies at MQU – Time to enroll!

Learn and study Croatian at Macquarie University and in Croatian language schools right across Australia. Keep Croatian language alive! In Croatian language are deep-rooted, ingrained, recorded and written all Croatian historical documents, all Croatian traditions, all Croatian customs, all Croatian set ways, all Croatian habits, all Croatian practices, all Croatian routines, whole Croatian history… All

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Public lecture: “Reflections of linguistic and cultural diversity in popular culture in Croatia”

You are invited to the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures research seminar To be presented by : Dr Lidija Cvikić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education “Reflections of linguistic and cultural diversity in popular culture in Croatia” Date: Friday 28th October 2016 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Place: W6B201 Faculty Tute Room  

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AGM 2016

The CSF AGM 2016 took place on the 6th November 2016 at the Croatian Club Punchbowl. The Governing Council executives and directors for 2017 are: John Gavljak, President Dr Danijel Dzino, Vice-president Christine Klaricich – Treasurer Dr Jasna Novak Milic, Secretary Jagoda Basic  – Director Ana Bruning – Director Marko Jakovac, Director Helena Lasan  –

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Writing and Art Competition – Winners!

As previously announced, The Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia Sydney in collaboration with the Croatian Studies Foundation and the Croatian Studies Centre Macquarie University have organised a writing and art competition for children ages 5 to 18 in NSW. We have received 27 entries in three categories: Essay, Photography and Poster/Drawing. The jury, comprising of

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