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National Museum of Contemporary History

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The Museum's basic mission is to acquire, document, preserve, research and promote materials related to contemporary Slovenian history. In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum also offers a variety of programmes for both children and adults. It carries out activities in the field of culture, education and research, collaborating with various institutions, and thus serves as a bridge between the general public and historical science. It connects the fates of 20th century Slovenian people and provides visitors with answers to questions about their own identity in modern times. The Museum also serves as a gathering place for groups of all kinds and as a place for dialogue and reflection.

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A branch of the National Museum of Contemporary History in in Brestanica, where a Museum of Political Prisoners, Internees and Deportees can be seen.

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Galaksija (computer) history

The Galaksija (pronounced Galaxiya, meaning Galaxy) was originally a build-it-yourself computer designed by Voja Antonić. It was featured in the special edition Računari u vašoj kući[1] (Computers in your home, written by Dejan Ristanović) of a popular eponymous science magazine, published late December 1983 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Kits were available but not required as it could be built entirely out of standard off-the-shelf parts. It was later also available in complete form.

In the early eighties, various laws in Yugoslavia prevented importing computers into the country. At the same time, even the cheapest computers available in the West were nearing average monthly salaries. This meant that regardless of demand for home computers, only a relative minority of people owned one - mostly a ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64.

According to his own words,[2] some time in 1983, Voja Antonić, while vacationing in Hotel Teuta in Risan, was reading the application handbook for the RCA CDP1802 CPU and stumbled upon CPU-assisted video generation.[2] Since the CDP1802 was very primitive, he decided that a Zilog Z80 processor could perform the task as well.

Awsome ultimate Galaksija (http://t.co/nBBHTqQB) talk, Tomaž Šolc @avian2 at #29c3 : http://t.co/b7022WEM

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Not so long time ago - only 30 years & another crisis - computers were not used for daily work and pleasure as they are today. Can you even imagine genealogy work without computers and Internet?

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A History of Conflicts

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Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.     


Via Seth Dixon, Geocrusader80
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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, August 16, 2012 8:06 AM
Oh... You are lucky ;-)
Paul Rymsza's comment, August 22, 2012 2:15 PM
the potential of this site is amazing between the interactive learning system and the correlation between the timeline and location. If the human geography class is anything like this i can't wait for it!
Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:34 PM

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.    

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Slovenian heraldry

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Slovenski spletni portal o heraldiki z arhivom grbov. HERALDIKA, GRBOSLOVJE (RT @AleksHribovsek: Cesarski grb na Ljubljanskem gradu iz druge pol. 16. st., verjetno obdobje cesarja Rudolfa II.
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Heraldic Impressions: Rudolf II emblem of the city of Ljubljana in the second half of 16th century.

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Phylogenetic network of the FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA competition has been played every 4 years since 1930, except 1942 and 1946. Morrison et al. have analised how the number of teams competing has changed dramatically over the years (13-204), as has the number of teams accepted into the finals (13-32). They prepared some extraordinary graphics showing interesting results.

 

There have been several attempts to provide visualizations of the relative success of the different national teams at the FIFA World Cup competitions (Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup™). This is quite a complex task, because there have been 19 competitions so far, and at least 74 teams have competed in the finals at least once. The relationships between these teams represent a network within each competition, based on their relative success at the games they play, and this network changes through time across the various competitions. Here, I review some of the previous network analyses, and then I present a combined analysis of all of the competitions based on a phylogenetic network

 

Given the 80 years over which the competitions have been held, there have been some changes in the political entities that the teams represent. Confusion over this issue affects some of the graphs shown below. For example, FIFA officially attributes the various results as follows:
(i) all West Germany results go to Germany (leaving 1 finals result for East Germany);
(ii) all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro results are attributed to Serbia (since the break-up, both Croatia and Slovenia have reached the finals independently)... 

 

By D Morrison, L van Iersel, S Kelk, M Charleton

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Resistance Day, Slovenia – April 27

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Slovenia’s Day of Uprising: Traditions, Customs and Activities

 by @ACelebrationofW

 

The Day of Uprising or Resistance Day (Slovenia, dan upora proti okupatorju) is a holiday in Slovenia to commemorate the establishment of Slovenia’s Liberation Front, which spearheaded the home-grown resistance against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

The Slovenian monument features three beams pointing to the heavens, painted in the colours of the Slovenian flag. They angle as a reminder of an old proverb that states: “We bend but never break.” The three pyramids represent Mount Triglav, the tallest mountain in Slovenia. Triglav is also the name of the monument itself, designed by Mr. Miro Korsik of Toronto.

During the holiday, events such as public speeches from surviving Slovenian guerillas and political groups gather at the Monument of Freedom, created by Jakob Savinek (1922-1961) to commemorate this momentous event which liberated the country from foreign rule during World War II.

 

Celebration of freedom 

 

In Slovenia, The Liberation Front was established in Ljubljana on 26 April 1941 in the house of writer and literary critic Josip Vidmar, only two weeks after Slovenia was occupied by Nazi Germany and ten days after the Yugoslav authorities surrendered in Belgrade.

The National Resistance Day is a celebration of the fundamental values of freedom, courage, ingenuity and culture.The Second World War forced the Slovenian nation to take many important decisions. The decision to resist the occupation required a clearly defined position on the existence of the nation and a complete break with the past.

 

Brief history

 

On 27 April 1941 an anti-imperialist front was founded in Ljubljana. Immediately upon its founding, the Liberation Front launched a campaign to attract followers, and urged all Slovenians to rise against the enemy when the Soviet Union was attacked by the Third Reich on 22 June 1941. The front soon became popular among Slovenians and represented a solid basis for a partisan resistance movement named the National Liberation Struggle.

The founding meeting of the Liberation Front was attended by a number of people on behalf of four main founding groups, namely the Communist Party of Slovenia, the Sokoli - a gymnastic society with patriotic aspirations based on a similar Czech movement, the Christian Socialists and a group of Slovenian intellectuals. The front was active in the entire territory populated by Slovenians, including where the Slovenian ethnic minority lives in Italy, Austria and Hungary.

Its platform set down that a movement against the occupying forces had to begin at once. One of the front's aims was also to bring about unity of all five nations in the then Yugoslavia. Moreover, the platform said that after the country was liberated, the front would take power in Slovenia and introduce people's democracy. Soon after being set up, the front became dominated by the Communist Party, which also "took over" the leadership of the partisan national liberation movement. All class or political opponents were denied participation in it and were labelled "enemies of the people".

Following pressure exerted by the Communist Party, three founding groups of the front - the party, the Sokoli and the Christian Socialists - adopted a joint statement in February 1943 reiterating the unity of the Liberation Front. The statement - which has become known as the Dolomiti Declaration - in fact gave the Communist Party the leading role, while the other groups renounced their independent political activity.

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Heroines in your family: International Women’s Day 2012

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Photo: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons


MyHeritage Blog: International Women's Day is March 8, 2012 and they invite you to submit stories about the heroines in your family. They will showcase the best here in the blog. MyHeritage invites you also to post your stories and photos on their Facebook page or on Twitter @myheritage with the hashtag #WomenRock.

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SISTORY - Andrej Gabršček: Goriški Slovenci

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SIstory has made available to the public two books about Slovenians in Gorica territory (west Slovenia). Short stories about national, cultural, political and economic issues in 19th century (1839-1900) and begining of 20th century (1901-1924) are provided.

 

Goriški Slovenci; Narodne, kulturne, politične in gospodarske črtice 1. knjiga od leta 1839 do 1900, 2. knjiga od leta 1901 do 1924; Ljubljana, 1934

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On the eve of Holocaust: Life of Jews in the territory of Slovenia

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Reuters/STA (Celje, Slovenia) reported on thematic events in Slovenia.

 

The National Museum of Contemporary History has marked 27th of January - the day when the world remembers the victims of the Holocaust - by the presentation of the first comprehensive work about the Jewish community in Slovenia in the period before the World War II.

 

The author Andrej Pančur entitled his monograph ‘The Jewish community in Slovenia'. This work is also the starting point for any further exploration of the Holocaust in this part of Europe. The author deals with the Jewish community in the territory of present Slovenia since its inception resettlement in the Habsburg monarchy. Detailed analysis of demographic, economic and social structure of Jewish communities is presented.

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Poster Competition takes place in Atrium ZRC SAZU in the period 28. 1. / 10. 2. 2012.

 

Življenje Judov na Slovenskem na predvečer holokavsta :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija

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Digital treasury - dLib.si

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Digital Library of Slovenia, Digital treasury - dLib.si : Digitalna Knjižnica Slovenije, Digitalna zakladnica ...

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Exploring Slovenia 

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The Republic of Slovenia is a young country by global standards, having been independent since 1991. The decision on a completely independent country was confirmed at a plebiscite in December 1990. And in 2004 Slovenia joined the European Union.

 

First independent 20 years of the Republic of Slovenia have already become a history. But there is much more to discover about the history of Slovenians, who settled in this part of central Europe in 6th century.

 

The scope of this topic is to bring forward ascertainment of history and national heritage: less about individuals and more about the nation. Welcome those Slovenes around the world and all others, interested in this piece of Europe. Genealogists are gathered to:

- Slovenian Genealogy portal, Slovenian Genealogy Society home page and related links in Slovenian language)

- Glossary of Slovenian Surnames and Slovenian Genealogical Index of family names, first names, dates and places of birth

- Slovenian Genealogical Gazetter (subscription, slovensko)

- Forum and other Genealogy links

- Slovenian Genealogy Society International 

 

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Mountain Tourism in Slovenia

Photographic and cartographic material from the end of the 19th century to the thirties of the 20th century.

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The area of the Slovenian Alps is the juncture of three large mountain ranges and sub-alpine plateaus. The area is criss-crossed with a number of well-marked climbing, hiking, panoramic and thematic trails. Read more at http://www.slovenian-alps.com/en/

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Arheological route in Maribor

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A new archeological route connects all the important archeological sites that were previously scattered across Maribor’s suburbs. The archeological route will connect important archeological sites, such as Villa Rustica in Radvanje, Betnava and Bohova, archaelogical site Poštela, the burial mounds in Pivola and the Hoče crypt.

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Maribor is one of European Capitals of Culture 2012. On the southern edge of the Maribor suburbs, along the north-east – south-west archaeological settlement axis (Radvanje – Betnava – Bohova – Hoče – Slivnica), we can find rich archaeological sites, partly presented “in situ” but mostly completely unknown to the public. During the prehistoric era, they were connected by the settlements along the outermost edges of the Pohorje Hills which gave them shelter, and during the antiquity, by the fertile area of the Roman road by the Drava River that shows both the direction and the power of the Roman colonization in the Podravje area. See an on-line version of archeological trial.

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Rajhenbrug castle

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The oldest castle in Slovenia was opened in December 2012 after being significantly renovated, reports Posavje.info. The Rajhenburg castle, which stands high above the narrow Sava river valley, was first mentioned in 895, when it was owned by the Bavarian knights. It was rebuilt in XII Century. In the period 1141 to 1570 Rajhenburg knights lived in the castle. The castle's current form dates back to the Renaissance period, and the luxurious wall and ceiling frescoes are still well-preserved. The most prominent owners of the castle were the Rajhenburgs, the noble Moscons, the Knights Gradeneck, the Barons Gall Galenstein and the Counts Attems. In 1881, the castle was bought by the Trapist monks, who turned it into a monastery where delicious chocolate, cheese and liqueur were produced. The saddest part of the castle's history came during the second world war, when it became a gathering camp for Slovenian exiles.

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Today, the Museum of Deportees, the Museum of WWII Political Prisoners and Internees, an exhibition on Trappist monks and a gallery of wines from the Posavje region are open at the castle. For visitors the Rajhenburg castle can be found at address: Cesta izgnancev 3, 8280 Brestanica, Slovenia.

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Soča Valley - Path of Peace (Valle d`Isonzo - Sentiero della Pace)

Soča Valley (Valle d `Isonzo) is rich in numerous remains  of past centuries, among  them the Soča Front has the most important role in the period of the World War I. The foundation Path of Peace established an outdoor museum, which is located on the ridge Kolovrat and worth to see.

But the Soča Valley offers much more for active leisure: the revelation of  the mysteries of recent times, tourism, sports, hiking, ethnological peculiarities, food, rest, beautiful nature, genuine people ...

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Medieval Fair in Ljubljana, 20 May

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One of the most popular Slovenia's Medieval Festivals.

 

The forthcoming Medieval Fair (20 May 2012), conceived as an open-air living history event, will try to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere in the midst of Ljubljana Old Town. Stalls at the fair will be selling medieval objects, food and drinks.

The fair will be accompanied by demonstrations of medieval handicraft techniques and nowadays unusual practices such as bloodletting using leeches, medieval dentistry, torture, etc. Accompanying events will also include creative workshops offering visitors an opportunity to try their hand at various handicrafts, and a theatre show featuring medieval buffoons.

The Official Travel Guide by Slovenian Tourist Board

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Zbogom orožje - dobrodošli spomini | Goodbye to Weapon - Welcome Memories

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Rodoslovje (Genealogy). One of the new opportunities brought by new technologies is digitalization. More and more of life becomes digital and virtual. That is happening also to the past. Genealogists bring back memories of their ancestors and relatives. Genealogical work can be regarded also as a kind of transfer of archival material to modern media. In doing this voluntary genealogical work is complementary to official projects of archives, libraries and other entities.

 

Europeana is one of those. Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.

 

Genealogy societies are invited to participate in its project dedicated to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War: Europeana 1914-1918: Remembering the First World War – a digital collection of outstanding sources from European national libraries (http://www.europeana-collections-1914-1918.eu/del/D4_1_Awareness_and_Dissemination_Plan.pdf).

 

Europeana is organizing some working days also in Slovenia to digitalize photos, postcards, diaries and other documents kept in private archives. Slovenian Genealogy Society and its president Peter Hawlina are actively participating in these activities. Private collections could be scanned or photographed in Nova Gorica (Library of France Bevk, 28 March 2012) in Maribor (War museum, 19 April 2012) or in Celje (main library, 23 May 2012).

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KAMRA - Digitalised cultural heritage of Slovenian regions

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The portal Kamra offers a unique access to information, documents, photos and other material, that Slovenian public libraries, museums and other local cultural institutions wish to share with the public.

 

Portal Kamra has been established by Slovenian central regional libraries who also maintain it with financial support of the Ministry of Culture. Contents on KAMRA are presented in the shape of stories, with multiple points of view on selected events, people or occurences and in various forms - paintings, photos, texts...

 

As from 2011 KAMRA web portal has been established for free online access to local history digital content published online. The portal KAMRA offers digital content (news, digital databases, multimedia element) for free on-line access for personal use. The interface languages are: Slovenian, English, Hungarian and Italian, but the content is mainly in Slovenian.

 

Sloveanian KAMRA is linked to the European portal Europeana - Europe's cultural collections.

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SISTORY - Aleš Gabrič: Kronika

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SiStory (Slovenian history / Zgodovina Slovenije) announced a new addition to the portal: Kronika (2004) 1

 

In the cronicle several articles about Slovenian history have become available to the public (in Slovenian).

Časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino, 2004, No 1, 127 p.

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SISTORY - History of Slovenia

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History of Slovenia – SIstory web portal contains digitalised contents identical to the originals and the original digital contents. All the contents were verified during the review process.

The majority of the content at the SIstory web portal is available under the conditions of the Slovene licence Creative Commons 2.5, which would allow a broad use and exploitation of copyrighted works published on the SIstory web portal.

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Digital Library of Slovenia - dLib.si

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Digitalized books, newspapers and photos, which could be used for Genealogical Research.

 

Dlib.si News:  New technological approaches and solutions enable also searching by video contents. Materials in which a definite word or expression was pronounced can be searched in the same way as other documents (keywords), while a searching bar at the metadata record enables searching within a certain video content. The first one (Slovenia’s Independence) was prepared by the RTV Slovenia.

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