Elsie Dunin

Elsie Ivancich Dunin

The ethnochoreologist Elsie Ivancich Dunin was born into a family of Croatian immigrants in Chicago in 1935. She is one of the founders of dance ethnology as an academic discipline in the USA. Ivancich Dunin graduated from Fremont High School in Los Angeles in 1953. She defended her master’s thesis, Silent Dances of the Dinaric… Pročitaj sve »

Zorica Vitez

Zorica Vitez, PhD

Zorica Vitez attended primary and secondary school, as well as a school of rhythm and dance, in Zagreb. She received a B.A. in ethnology from the University of Zagreb. In 1971 she received her master’s degree from the same university with a thesis entitled “The problem of trial marriage as a traditional institution for Croats… Pročitaj sve »

Joško Ćaleta

Joško Ćaleta, PhD

Joško Ćaleta (b. 1964 in Trogir, Croatia) is an ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue and a conductor. He received a B.A. in Music Education from the Academy of Music in Split, and a master’s degree in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Since 1997, he has worked at the Institute of Ethnology and… Pročitaj sve »


Iva Niemčić, PhD

Iva Niemčić graduated from the University of Zagreb with a B.A. in ethnology and another in Czech language and literature in 1997. In the same year she enrolled in the master’s degree program in ethnology and cultural anthropology at the same university, which she completed in 2002 with the thesis Ples i rod u lastovskom… Pročitaj sve »

Ivan Lozica

Ivan Lozica, PhD

Ivan Lozica graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University with degrees in comparative literature and philosophy. He obtained his master’s degree from the same university in 1977, with a dissertation on the book Della Poetica by the Croatian renaissance philosopher Frane Petrić. He defended his doctoral thesis, Theatrable Forms of… Pročitaj sve »

Stjepan Leon Stepanov - biography

Stjepan Stepanov

Stjepan Stepanov was born in Osijek on 30 October 1901. In his hometown he completed his primary and secondary education, and gained his first musical education. His music-related journey started in 1915. In 1918, he continued his musical education in Budapest. At the end of the same year, as World War I ended and the… Pročitaj sve »

tvrtko zebec

Tvrtko Zebec, PhD

Tvrtko Zebec was born in 1962. He received a degree in ethnology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University. He went on to obtain a master’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Ljubljana (Slovenia), and a PhD from the University of Zagreb, with a thesis on Tanac… Pročitaj sve »

Ivančan Ivan

Ivan Ivančan, PhD

The ethnochoreologist and choreographer Ivan Invančan was born in Molve in 1927. Ivančan completed his primary and secondary education in Varaždin and Zagreb. He obtained a degree from the Technical School of Zagreb University in 1954, and then a degree in ethnology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1962. He received his… Pročitaj sve »

Antun Jurica M.D.

Antun Jurica M.D. was born in Lastovo in 1923. He obtained his degree from the University of Zagreb. After a one-year internship in Split, he accepted the invitation from the Lastovo Municipality and spent the next decade on Lastovo, working as the local doctor. During this time, he actively participated in the community life. In… Pročitaj sve »

Ivan Lović

Ivan Lović was born on 14 December 1984 in Đakovo, in the Croatian region of Slavonia. He has lived his whole life in the village of Gorjani. Upon completing his secondary education in Đakovo, he enrolled at the Faculty of Agronomy in Osijek, where he is nearing the end of his studies. Since 1998, he… Pročitaj sve »

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