Joza Vrljičak, Buenos Aires, Argentina, director of Studia Croatica since 1995. Mr. Vrljičak speaks Spanish, Croatian, English and French. Born in Buenos Aires 1947 of Croatian parents, he studied in Canada at Université de Montréal - Loyola College, and at Concordia University. Government of the Republic of Croatia decorated him with the Order of Croatian Interlace.
Studia Croatia, Revista trimestral de estudios culturales y politicos, has been founded in 1960. The journal has a nice layout, decorated with traditional Croatian Coat of Arms and with background containig a detail from the Baska Tablet from around 1100, a famous Croatian Glagolitic monument.
Studia Croatica is an important Croatian quaterly in Spanish founded in 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It has published thosands of pages devoted to various historical, cultural and political issues dealing with Croatia and Croatians. The journal is published under the patronage of the Institute of Croatian Culture in Buenos Aires (Instituto Croata - Latinoamericano de Cultura - Instituto de Cultura Croata). As many as 146 issues has appeared in print on about 10,000 pp.
Since 1996, upon the initiative of its present director Mr. Joza Vrljičak, Studia Croatica is being published via Internet:
This impressive web site contains enormous material dealing with all aspects of life and culture of Croatians in South America, including thousands of photos, many videos films, e-books, etc.
The web has 60.0 MB, about 6500 web pages, which is equivalent to about 18,000 pp of printed text. The texts are published in Spanish, English, French and Croatian. Each year about 1500 new pages of text is prepared.
To my knowledge this web was among the first major web site among Croatians in the world, if not the first. Since 2006, upon the invitation of Nenad Bach, Studia Croatica is a part of the Croatian Constellation, composed of three web sites:
In 2005 Studia Croatica with Joza Vrljičak as director issued an excellent CD-ROM de Historia Croata – Hrvatska povijest (Croatian History), containing 1300 pp in PowerPoint, including 600 photos. See Culture of the Croats in Argentina on CD-ROM. This CD-ROM has been warmly received by the public.
We owe our deep gratitude to Mr. Joza Vrljičak and his collaborators in Argentina for everything that he has done in a relatively short period. Knowing him, we can be sure there is a lots more to come in the future. His achievements are an inspiration for us all. We should also not forget his deserving predecessors who established Studia Croatica in 1960.
Ljeposlav Perinić, better known as the King of Dolls, and Joza Vrljičak
Studia Croatica has published numerous books in the past 50 years
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