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Celebrating 30 years of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University

Page last published: 04 Jun 2013

The International Conference on Croatians' History, Language, and Migration will focus on the development of the identity and political consciousness of Croatians in Croatia or abroad through the exploration of the construction and expression of personal and group identities of Croatians of all social classes, in all periods from the Middle Ages to the modern day.

  • When: 5 - 7 February 2014 
  • Where: Macquarie University
  • Registration: details will be supplied in second call for papers

Themes include but are not limited to:

  • identity
  • history
  • language
  • art
  • trans-national communities
  • literature
  • politics
    of Croatians in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and all the other places where Croatians live as a minority group or diasporic community.

Croatian Studies Centre
The Croatian  Studies Centre, at the Department of International Studies, is organising this international conference to honour 30 years of teaching the Croatian language at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. The conference aims to bring together researchers and community members across various fields of academia and the arts to share their research and theories relating to the conference themes.

Types of Contributions:
Proposals for in-person presentations at the conference may be submitted as one of two types: 1) paper presentation or 2) poster presentation

  1. Paper presentations: are appropriate for reporting on completed scholarly work. Concept papers will be considered for presentation. Presenters will be allocated a maximum of 30 minutes that will include 5-10 minutes of question and discussion time. Papers are to be presented in English.
  2. Poster presentations: are best suited for works in progress or the dissemination of preliminary results. Posters may also be suitable for showcasing artistic and cultural ventures relating to the conference themes.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

  • Title:Please ensure that the title is short and succinct.
  • Abstract: The abstract word limit is 250 words. The abstract will be written in English.
  • Font:Times New Roman with a font size of 12 pt.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th October, 2013
  • Submission Instructions: Email proposals (title and abstract) to or

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th October, 2013
  • Conference Committee's Decision: 1st November, 2013
  • Confirmation of Attendance by Presenters: 6th January, 2014
  • Conference:  5-7 February, 2014

Associated Publication
All abstracts will be published in the conference booklet. 

Authors of accepted abstracts will be offered the opportunity to submit a full paper for peer-review and possible publication in a special edition of the Croatian Studies Review. The CROATIAN STUDIES REVIEW (ISSN: 1440-0448) is a peer-refereed multidisciplinary journal with an international editorial board, published by: the Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, Australia, and financially supported by the Croatian Studies Foundation and by State Office for Croats Abroad of the Republic of Croatia as of 2013. The journal was founded in 1997 and is published once a year in collaboration with our partners from University of Split, Croatia. The journal is listed on Hrak - Portal of scientific journals of Croatia, where the articles are available for free download ( Croatian Studies Review is also listed on CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library database of scholarly journals.

Contact Details
Please direct all inquiries to:
Mr Luka Budak
Dr Danijel Dzino

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