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Adventures Online: Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik & More

From the Dalmatian Coast to the city of Dubrovnik, join our experts to explore the very best of Croatia during this live, online learning adventure!
Program No. 24205RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Online Program

Adventures Online: Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik & More

From the Dalmatian Coast to the city of Dubrovnik, join our experts to explore the very best of Croatia during this live, online learning adventure!
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24205 RJ
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At a Glance

Journey along the Dalmatian Coast to experience the wonders of Croatia during this live, online learning adventure! With experts including art historians and professors from Croatian universities, get a local’s look into the art, history and culture of this fascinating country. Embark on virtual field trips to the city of Dubrovnik and Diocletian’s Palace in Split, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to learn about two of Croatia’s most important historic landmarks. You’ll also join your experts for virtual explorations of of Sibenik, the Adriatic island of Hvar and the fortified town of Korcula to get a further look into Croatian culture and history. Through insightful lectures and lively discussions, learn about the influence of Greek and Roman civilizations, gain insight into local politics and important artworks, and most importantly, enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Dubrovnik, a historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, during an expert-led virtual field trip.
  • Enjoy a virtual field trip to Diocletian’s Palace and learn how the city of Split has grown around this important fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discover the town of Sibenik, the Adriatic island of Hvar and the fortified town of Korcula during virtual field trips with local experts.

General Notes

Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Vedran Barbaric
Dr. Vedran Barbaric is an Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia. Throughout his professional career, he has dedicated himself to the research and communication of various aspects of cultural heritage of the Eastern Adriatic area. These interests provide his impetus for presenting the continuity of cultural change in this interesting area of the Mediterranean to Road Scholar groups.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Vedran Barbaric View biography
Dr. Vedran Barbaric is an Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia. Throughout his professional career, he has dedicated himself to the research and communication of various aspects of cultural heritage of the Eastern Adriatic area. These interests provide his impetus for presenting the continuity of cultural change in this interesting area of the Mediterranean to Road Scholar groups.
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Alen Soldo View biography
Alen Soldo is a tenured professor at the Department of Marine Studies, University of Split. Currently, he is the head of postgraduate doctoral study “Applied Marine Sciences.” His areas of expertise are fisheries, marine biodiversity, management of living resources, marine biology and ecology, conservation, and scientific diving. He is also an expert on sharks and co-chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group for the Mediterranean. So far, he authored seven scientific books, more than a hundred research papers, and several hundred expert papers.
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Zorana Juric Sabic View biography
Zorana Juric Sabic graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in Art History and English Language and Literature. Since 2009, she has worked as a curator at the Ivan Mestrovic Museums – Mestrovic Gallery in Split. She developed the cultural project “In the Native Land of Ivan Mestrovic,” shedding light on his childhood, sources of inspiration, and art works he produced dedicated to his native land. She also led the international project “Mestrovic and Milles” and co-authored numerous Mestrovic exhibitions.
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Lovro Kuncevic View biography
Lovro Kuncevic received his PhD in medieval studies from Central European University, Budapest, in 2012. He is currently research associate at the Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Regusa (Dubrovnik.) His main interests are the history of diplomacy and institutions of medieval and early modern city-republics, primarily Ragusa and Venice. His award-winning thesis focused on how Ragusans represented their city-state during its golden age. He has also taught courses of medieval history at the University of Dubrovnik.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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Dubrovnik, A History
by Robin Harris
Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik.
Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation
by Laura Silber, Allan Little
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
The Hired Man
by Aminatta Forna
When Duro Kolak encounters a strange car in his small Croatian village of Gost, he offers its British occupants assistance in setting up a summer cottage. But tensions soon develop between the village residents and the foreigners, as painful memories from the Croatian War of Independence are revived.
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
by Slavenka Drakulic
These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
The Balkans, A Short History
by Mark Mazower
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
Zagreb, A Cultural History
by Celia Hawkesworth
An illuminating account of the tumultuous but vibrant history of Croatia's capital, with a strong focus on the art and architecture of the city.
Croatia, A Nation Forged in War
by Marcus Tanner
A modern history of Croatia, from its medieval origins to Nazi occupation to the present day, written by the British correspondent who reported from the region during the events of 1993.
The Balkan Express
by Slavenka Drakulic
The celebrated Croatian writer describes life in Zagreb during the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence in this series of essays, detailing the ways the war encroached upon daily life and eliminated all sense of normality.
City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas
by Roger Crowley
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
Death and the Dervish
by Mesa Selimovic
The tale of Sheikh Nuruddin, the self-serving dervish of the title, set during Ottoman rule in 18th-century Bosnia. Selimovic (1910-1982) was a well-known Bosnian Muslim author.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast
by Eyewitness Guides
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia
by Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
A Traveller's History of Croatia
by Benjamin Curtis
Curtis untangles with alacrity the complex history of this nation at the crossroads of Europe.
Croatia Coast Map
by Freytag & Berndt
A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline.
Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History
by Robert D. Kaplan
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans
by Dennis Hupchick
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
The Bridge on the Drina
by Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
Eyewitness Guide Croatia
by Eyewitness Guides
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book offers a thorough overview of Croatia's history, traditions, cultures and sights.





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