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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Governing Council 2016

AGM 2015

On Sunday 22nd November 2015 at the Annual General Meeting (CSF 2015, President’s report available here) members of the Croatian Studies Foundation selected a new governing council for 2016: John Gavljak, President Danijel Džino, Vice-President Sara Ocepek, Secretary Christine Klaricich, Treasurer Directors: Jagoda Basic Ana Bruning Marko Jakovac Marko Jakovac Helena Lasan Natasha Levak Natalie Martinovich Jasna

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Bribir, the greatest archeological site in Croatia

Presentation on “Croatian Troy”

On Tuesday, 2nd of June 2015, the Macquarie Ancient History Association is hosting a presentation on archaeological excavations on Bribirska glavica “Croatia’s Troy”. The presentation will be held at Macquarie University, Museum of Ancient Cultures, X5B (3rd Floor) at 7 p.m.  Croatian Studies Foundation and Croatian Studies at Macquarie University from 2014 are involved in

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The humble necktie’s Croatian origins

The habit of wearing a humble tie, one of the most used fashion details worn by men, originated with the 17th century Croatian mercenaries fighting in the Thirty Years’ War. The mercenaries came from the Croatian Krajina on the edge of the Ottoman Empire to fight with the French wearing distinct neckties made of linen, lace or

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