Field trips to the neighboring islands
Tuesday June 14th, 2022 – Island of Pag
On Tuesday afternoon, June 14th, attendees will depart from Zadar by bus and visit the bridged island of Pag, one of the most diverse of the Adriatic islands. Pag is below the mountain Velebit and within the path of the intense bura wind, its local symbol. The island is distinguished by its rocky scenery and terrain, which have influenced both land use and local culture across centuries.
Our visit to Pag will be a combination of lectures and visits to local attractions. The keynote lecture will be given by professor Josip Faričić, PhD, and held in the town of Pag, the largest settlement on the island. Participants will have the opportunity to visit local cheese producer Gligora, famous for its hard sheep cheese made from local traditional recipes. While in the municipality of Kolan, participants will have the opportunity to visit its small local Ethno-museum to learn more about the local community and how it has transformed over time. In Lun, a village in the northern stretch of Pag, attendees will be treated to the largest and most intact Millenial wild olive groves in the Adriatic, an important natural and cultural landscape within the Croatian archipelago.
The time of departure for the Pag field trip will be announced prior to the conference.
More information about island of Pag available on: http://tzgpag.hr/en/
Wednesday June 15th, 2022 – Island of Ugljan
On Wednesday afternoon, June 15th, attendees will depart from the historic center of Zadar for a boat tour along Ugljan, a near and prominent island within the Zadar urban archipelago. Professor Nenad Starc, PhD, will deliver a keynote lecture in Preko, one of the largest settlements on the islands. On Ugljan, participants will have the opportunity to take in local attractions and landscapes and learn of its rich history, dating back to the Middle Ages.
The time of departure for the Ugljan field trip will be announced prior to the conference.
More information about island of Ugljan available on: https://www.preko.hr/en
Thursday June 16th, 2022 – Island of Dugi otok
On Thursday, June 16th, attendees will depart by boat from the historic center of Zadar to Dugi otok, an island located along the outer rim of the Zadar urban archipelago, facing the open sea. Named for its shape, literally meaning long island, Dugi otok figures as one of the longest islands in the entire Croatian archipelago with more than 40 km in length. En route to Dugi otok, participants will get the opportunity to see Nature Park – Telašćica and parts of National Park – Kornati, two different natural protection institutions in the Zadar urban archipelago.
Dugi otok has a rich fishing history that has shaped life and local traditions, especially in the community of Sali, the largest settlement on the southern shores. Sali is the birthplace of Tovareća mužika (donkey music), a local music style that tethers drums, irons, and horns to marching percussions and formations. It is widely used in the many traditional ceremonies originating from local legends and lore. A legacy and symbol of the island, Tovareća mužika was declared an intangible cultural heritage of Croatia in 2012.
The time of departure for the Dugi otok field trip will be announced prior to the conference.
More information about island of Dugi otok available on: https://www.dugiotok.hr/en