Return to the roots - is a name for four different lectures delivered on May 29th, on the topic of second and third generation Croats in Latin America. The lectures were organized by the Faculty Center for Local History and Genealogy, and the Croatian Academic Union (HAZ).
After the introductory presentation by assoc. prof. Marko Rimac, head of the Center for the local history and geneology, lectures on the life of second and third generation of Croats in Latin America were delivered by Martina Patino Loza and Vannia Llanca Arzic, students of Croatian language and literature ot our Faculty Center for Croatian Studies Abroad, and long-time members of the Mladost folklore association in Antofagasta, Chile.
Petar Mikelić, vice-president of the HAZ Association, gave a lecture on amateur genealogy and family history research, and Zvonimir Jurun, head of the "Jedinstvo" folklore ensemble, gave a lecture on the Salonsko kolo dance, preserved by the efforts of the Croatian emigrants.