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ALMOST SPRING, 100 Years of Slovene Art (20th Century)

ALMOST SPRING, 100 Years of Slovene Art (20th Century) | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
In the final stage of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 the UGM / Maribor Art Gallery, in cooperation with the major Slovenian galleries and museums, presents a review of the 20th century art from Impressionism to Retro Avant-garde.
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A review of Slovenian art of the past 100 years from the collections of about 20 Slovenian museums and galleries, including the National Gallery and Museum of Modern Art, Coastal Galleries Piran, Mikl house in Ribnica, Gallery of Murska Sobota and others are presented.

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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

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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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Arheological route in Maribor

Arheological route in Maribor | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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

Rajhenbrug castle | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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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First public beta version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek is launched

First public beta version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek is launched | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Professional knowledge-sharing platform (It's been a big week for us in Berlin - after the AGM, we went straight to the launch of Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.


"The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany," explained Hermann Parzinger.

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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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Old Vine festival

Old Vine festival | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The Old Vine Festival is a top tourist culinary-wine-cultural festival in Maribor, the biggest tourist event in autumn. Over 500 participants were recorded this September. The next event will take place on 13 September 2013.

The Old Vine Festival is the main happening in the cycle of events From Vine to Wine, from pruning to St Martin’s Day celebrations, which in Maribor we prepare in the honour of the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world. It was planted more than 400 years ago infront of a house on Vojašniška street in Maribor. The vine is documented by two pictures dated 1657 and 1681 (kept in museum in Graz, Austria).

The Old Vine is Maribor’s greatest ethnographic sight, which symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor and Štajerska and is at the same time a starting point and finishing point wine roads, which intertwine the hilly town wine growing district.

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Bled Winter Swimming Cup 2013

Bled Winter Swimming Cup 2013 | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Bled Tourist Board

The idyllic Alpine gem, Bled, world renowned for its beautiful lake with an enchanting island and mysterious ancient cliff-top castle, was the host of World Winter Swimming Championships in January 2010. You are kindly invited to the winter fairytale world, with BLED WINTER SWIMMING CUP 2013, Lake Bled, Saturday, 23rd February 2013

 

The venue chosen for this event is the outdoor pool in front of Grand Hotel Toplice*****. Swimming competition will be held in the Lake Bled, where temperatures around 5°C can be expected. Sauna and Jacuzzi hot tubs will be available for all the competitors.


 

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St Martin’s tour of Bled Castle

St Martin’s tour of Bled Castle | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

SATURDAY, 10 November, at 2pm and 4pm: Bled Castle Restaurant invites you to St Martin’s Weekend.

In Slovenia, St. Martin's Day marks the day when the must traditionally turns to wine. The must is usually considered impure and sinful, until it is baptised and turned into wine. The baptism is performed by someone who dresses up as a bishop and blesses the wine, this is usually done by the host. Another person is chosen as the godfather of the wine. The foods traditionally eaten on the day are goose, red cabbage and mlinci.

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Europeana on your mobile: What do you think? | europeana

Europeana on your mobile: What do you think? | europeana | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
It's Feedback Friday! Now you've all had a few days to play with the preview of the new Europeana portal – it’s time for us to hear what you think. We've created a very short survey, which will take only 3 minutes of your time.
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France Marolt Academic Folklore Group (Slovenia) - traditional dances

France Marolt Academic Folklore Group (Slovenia) - traditional dances | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The group performs traditional dances from all the regions inhabited by Slovenians. Nearly all the dances are performed in traditional costumes worn in the regions of the dances' origin.

 

The France Marolt Academic Folklore Group was established in 1948 in Ljubljana by France Marolt, an ethnomusicologist at the Institute of Ethnomusicology. Currently led by Mirko Ramovš, this biggest and one of the oldest Slovene folklore groups presents traditional dances from the wider Slovene area to national and international audiences and is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the European Prize for Folk Art... 

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Vprašalnik - SLOVENSKI PAREMIOLOŠKI OPTIMUM

Raziskava v okviru doktorske disertacije Primerjava paremiologije v slovenskem in slovaškem jeziku na osnovi paremiološkega optimuma.

 

Matej Meterc has launched a survey on knowledge and use of Slovenian proverbs. The questionnaire will be available online for several months. The respondent may accede to it at any time, save his answers and come back as many times as he wants, until he comes to its end.

In an accompanying text some short-term goals (survey and comparison with the situation in Slovak language) and the possibility to follow the research in future. are given. Some proverbs and sayings in the questionnaire are oldfashioned and might be difficult to understand. To get any additional information or just give a comment, contact pregovori@gmail.com.

 

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Muzeji in galerije | Museums.si

Muzeji in galerije | Museums.si | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Museum.si is a web portal that represents museums and galleries in Slovenia. Detailed information on collections, exhibitions and events in Slovenian museums and galleries is offered for more than 50 cultural institutions. The portal, which has been developed by Slovenian company Sematika d.o.o., enables that the information is updated by museums and galleries, who contribute themselves using the museum's documentation system Galis.

Similarly, Museu.ms portal brings together museums and galleries around the world: in addition to information also referred to the European portal Europeana and linked with social networks.

The Web data are also available in mobile applications for multiple platforms. Users of mobile devices offer mobile Museu.ms in three languages. Advanced users can also check if Slovenian Museums and galleries have been already presented in the mobile applications for iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android. ( http://www.museum.si/)

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MyHeritage mobile app version 2.0 released today!

MyHeritage mobile app version 2.0 released today! | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
We're delighted to announce the release of MyHeritage app version 2.0, our free mobile application, packed with exciting new features. Now you can build and edit your family tree, add more information to it, and take your heritage with you anywhere...
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Argentina Research on the FamilySearch Wiki

Argentina Research on the FamilySearch Wiki | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

By Lineagekeeper; Posted on 27 December 2012, Posted in: FamilySearch Wiki, Genealogy, Research.


The FamilySearch Wiki contains dozens of articles to aid in research for Argentina records. The articles covers dozens of topics and include links to a wealth of Argentina record collections on FamilySearch.

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Argentina's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. After WWII also many Slovenians emigrated to Argentina, therefore the on-line articles and data sources might be of interest to our genealogists.

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A History of Conflicts

A History of Conflicts | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
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 1:06 PM
Oh... You are lucky ;-)
Paul Rymsza's comment, August 22, 2012 7:15 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!
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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

Slovenian heraldry | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
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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An online European History Experience: unlike any you know - Pro Blog

An online European History Experience: unlike any you know - Pro Blog | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Professional knowledge-sharing platform (Watch our new API video and find out how it's been put to use as part of the fascinating 'Inventing Europe' exhibition )...

A unique collaboration between historians and cultural heritage institutions across borders has created a new and innovative history of Europe. Inspired by the book series Making Europe: Technology and Transformations 1850-2000 that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 and 2014, Inventing Europe opens up brand-new perspectives on the history, formation, and culture of Europe.

Inventing Europe is one of Europeana’s API projects. In addition to direct feeds from partner websites, the Europeana feed turns the rich narrative environment of Inventing Europe into a portal for further exploration of objects across Europe. Consequently, the visitors of Inventing Europe can explore hundreds of extra relevant objects and images.

Take a tour through Europe’s history at www.inventingeurope.eu

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History and Geography of Europe

History and Geography of Europe | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
Historical atlas of Europe. Maps of mountains, rivers, cities and countries of Europe and of the World. 2000 pictures of towns and landscapes. Antique digitized maps. Digital vector maps and georeferenced vector maps, educational softwares.

Some of them are freely available after registration.

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Ancestry.com docs, translated by robots?

Ancestry.com docs, translated by robots? | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Narrative Science technology is one way Ancestry.com could double users and make family history mainstream. Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan said Narrative Science’s computers could help read the 3 million records found on the genealogy site each day—especially those hard to read—and then translate the contents into individual stories about a person’s family.


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Your family history of World War One

Your family history of World War One | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Europeana 1914-1918 is collecting material from across Europe.

Do you have pictures, letters, postcards, souvenirs or other items from 1914-1918 relating to World War One? Do you have a story or anecdote to tell about those involved or affected? Please add it to the online story collection so the world can know about it.

 

RT @Europeana1914: Could you help #Europeana1914-1918 solve a 12-year-old boy's mystery?

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Genealogy Rings By TT: Slovenian Genealogy

Genealogy Rings By TT: Slovenian Genealogy | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Slovenian Genealogy. This site is for the advancement of genealogy research among Slovenians anywhere in the world. Click on the title to join this ring. Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 ...

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Engineering Wanderlust: Slovenia: Trip

Engineering Wanderlust: Slovenia: Trip | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Thus I was heading to Slovenia for three days and two nights to meet/stay with family and try to get more genealogical information for the family tree (my family uses genealogy.com to keep family records ...

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First names and family names in Slovenia, 1 January 2012 - final data

First names and family names in Slovenia, 1 January 2012 - final data | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

New statistical data has been published recently on first names and family names in Slovenia. Among more than 50,000 different first names the most frequent female name in Slovenia is Marija, and the second most common name is Ana. The most common male names in 2012 are still Franc, Janez, Anton, Ivan and Jožef, only their frequency has decreased.

Among more than 100,000 different family names the most frequent family name is Novak (appears more than ten thousand times). This is followed by family names Horvat, Kovačič, Krajnc, Zupančič and Kovač. Most of the population celebrates birthday on 1 January.

See in the interactive database of first names and family names how frequent is a name or surname of your interest. 

 

Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

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Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)

Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will be opened in Vitanje in September 2012 and will complement the Herman Potočnik Noordung Memorial Centre. The building has been designed by four architectural bureaus that established the Architectural union for Vitanje.

 

Herman Potočnik (pseudonym: Hermann Noordung; 22. 12. 1892 - 27. 8. 1929) was born in Pula (nowadays Croatia) to Slovenian parents: Marija (Minka) Kokošinek from Vitanje and Jožef Potočnik from Zgornji Razbor near Slovenj Gradec.

 

Herman Potočnik Noordung, along with his book The Problem of Space Travel – The Rocket Motor (1928), is regarded as a pioneer of spaceflight. The book can be downloaded free of charge or bought as a printed version (in Slovenian and English). KSEVT invited all interested in this area to discover his influence on the development of space programmes. The openning of the centre is announced for 7 September 2012.

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