Readers will learn about several excellent new books: Dr Adolf Polegubić’s The Pastoral Care of Croatians in Germany), a miscellany on Nikola Benčić, The Canon of Croatian Poetry and Šimun Šito Ćorić’s Looks Like There Was No Other Way

The latest double issue of Matica, the magazine of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, offers fascinating articles and introduces a new design look. The cover features writer and statesman Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski (1816–1889), with the magazine covering events in the first two months of the current year.

Among the fascinating articles is a report on the Winter School of Folklore staged in Koprivnica, the sixth Croatian as a Second & Foreign Language (HIDIS) symposium and events at the Croatian Heritage Foundation headquarters: the God Bless, Croatia! – Greetings from the Native Land exhibition of photographs and the promotion of a book by Valentina Krčmar, a returnee from Canada. Readers will learn about several excellent new books: Dr Adolf Polegubić’s The Pastoral Care of Croatians in Germany), a miscellany on Nikola Benčić, The Canon of Croatian Poetry and Šimun Šito Ćorić’s Looks Like There Was No Other Way. Žejlko Holjevac writes about Stjepan Krpan and his book on the Croatian enclave in Romania. The issue also features obituaries on prominent figures that recently passed away: Don Anto Baković, Dr Jozef Krainer from Austria and choreographer Antun Kričković from Hungary.

The latest issue features the always fascinating regular columnists and articles on the jubilee Croatian Ball in Vienna, Minister Stier’s meeting with Gradišće Croats, a meeting in Zagreb with participants of a Croatian language course, the anniversary in Vienna of the Kolo-Slavuj folklore ensemble and much more. This double issue also bring Franjo Bertović and Irena Ozimec’s article on American Croatians and their activities and Karmen Vrljičak’s report on the Croatians of Argentina.

Also in the news is the must-visit Internet site created by art historian and Matica contributor professor Vladimir P. Goss. At the helm of Matica magazine for another year is Hrvoje Salopek, with design, layout and prepress by Krunoslav Vilček.

Content
Croats abroad advisory council meets
Croatia celebrates 25 years since its international recognition
Winter School of Folklore
CHF: Photo exhibition by Croatian emigrant kids
Vienna: Gradišće Croatian Ball
Minister Stier with Gradišće Croatians
Adolf Polegubić’s new book
Young diaspora students in Zagreb
Traditional Croatian angling
A miscellany on Nikola Benčić
Cleveland: Kordun Croatian Bee
Anthology of Croatian lyric poetry in English
Šimun Šito Ćorić book promo
An interview with Darko Baštovanović
Valentina Krčmar book promo
Anniversary of the birth of Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski
Croatian festival in New York
Vienna: anniversary of the Kolo Slavuj ensemble
Croatian restaurants in Argentina
Croatian minority community researcher Stjepan Krpan
Croatian monuments in Olten (Switzerland)
Croatian as a foreign language
Kettlebell lifting champion
The CHF time machine

COLUMNS
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Click – I’m Going Home (Vesna Kukavica)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
The Apostolic Work of Croatian Nuns Abroad (Jozo Župić)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)
Croatian Beauty Through the Lens (CNTB)

Text by: Diana Šimurina-Šoufek