Expert symposium: They have Demonstrated Their Slovenehood in the Wide World

On Friday, 8 October 2021, the Study Centre for National Reconciliation and the Association of Slovenian Intellectuals Trieste held an expert symposium titled “They have Demonstrated Their Slovenehood in the Wide World” in the hall of Finžgarjev Dom in Opicina near Trieste. The symposium presented the fates of seven individuals who were driven abroad by the War and revolution and who became well known abroad, in the expatriate communities as well as in the broader Slovenian context. Their stories shed light on the circumstances in which they found themselves and in which they lived. The presentation found its starting point in their memories, which have so far been published in the collection titled "Zapisi iz zdomstva” (Records from Exile). The collection is edited by Ivo Jevnikar (Mladika publishing house, Trieste). Based on the recorded memories, the lecturers presented the life journey of the seven individuals. The keynote speakers were: Sergij Pahor, chairperson of the Association of Slovenian Intellectuals and dr. Tomaž Ivešić, director of the Study Centre for National Reconciliation.

Video of the expert symposium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTZHVFNVPa0 


Sergij Pahor, chairperson of the Association of Slovenian Intellectuals


dr. Tomaž Ivešić, director of the Study Centre for National Reconciliation


prof. Aleš Bercelj  (Presentaion of Alojzij Geržinič)


dr. Renato Podbersič (Presentaion of Pavel Borštnik)


dr. Rozina Švent (Presentaion of Jože Mihevc)


dr. Andrej Fink (Presentaion of Branko Rebozov)


Ivo Jevnikar (Presentaion of Zdravko Kalan)


Cilka Žagar and Anamarija Rajk


prof. Helena Janežič (Presentaion of Anton Komotar)

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