In Trieste, the third annual NationalSeminar on the Eastern Border

Posted on March 28, 2012

The contribution of the Julians and Dalmatians to history and national culture ( “Difesa Adriatica”, april 2012)

 The Eastern Border issues and the school sphere: the contribution of the Julians and Dalmatians to our history and national culture». is was the theme for the third annual national Seminar, which took place February 22     nd and 23     rd in Trieste at Starhotel Savoia Excelsior Palace, promoted by Ministry of Public Education, University and Research and the associations of exiles, and addressed to all levels of Italian scholarly institutions. e 2012 seminar’s goal was the same as past years’: to garner interest and reflection on this composite and vast subject that still needs to be fully inserted in text books. is year the seminar’s attention was particularly dedicated to the cultural contributions of the Julians and Dalmatian in the course of national cultural formation. e initial greetings on behalf of the Authorities were given by Daniela Beltrame, the director general of Friuli Venezia Giulia; Carmela Palumbo, director general of scholastic Orders; and Antonio Lo Bello, the Department manager. General Silvio Mazzaroli gave greetings for the associations represented by the working groups which are involved in Ministry in Rome. e morning session saw illustrious speakers: Fulvio Salimbeni (Udine University) gave a talk on     e Adriatic: a sea that doesn’t divide, but unites﹐ and Roberto Spaziali (Isml Trieste), who presented     Julian- Dalmatian culture: a European bridge between innovation and tradition . en, Elvio Guagnini (Trieste University) spoke on literature, Alberto Rizzi spoke on art history, Nicola Bressi spoke on natural history, and Dante di Ragogna spoke on sports history. It was indeed a wide gamut of topics, and it was enriched by the testimonials of Gianna Duda Marinelli, Annamaria Muiesan Gaspari, Elda Sorci Skender, Antonella Tommaseo and Maria Vigini Zacchigna. e A was well- represented in the seminar. e three vice-presidents, Codarin, Ziberna and Segnan, were present, as was Alessandro Cuk, president of the Veneto council, along with his vice-president, Antonio Zett. Also participating was Padua’s committee President, Italia Giacca, and, naturally, the two representatives for schools, Maria Elena Depetroni and Donatella Schurzel. During the course of the Seminar, the winners of the contest entitled “Aspects of the geographical and historical territory of the Eastern Adriatic” were presented with their prizes. is contest had as its goal that of promoting education towards European citizenship and Italian history by way of deepening knowledge of historical and cultural relations in the Julian and Dalmatian area. In the afternoon session of February 23rd, the winning essays were shown by professors and students. One more initiative promoting the best knowledge of places evoked is to be represented by the national contest entitled “Tourist Class: Festival of School Tourism”. It is sponsored by the Touring Club, in collaboration with Ministry, and with the exile associations, and with contributions from the A. e contest is open to secondary school students in Italy and Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia. It will take place in Grado on October 17     th to 20     th, 2012, and it is a special edition, being that it is open to minority schools in Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia. In particular, this edition has the goal of promoting travel in Italian schools for the sake of learning about historical places that express the civilizations of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia, as well as increasing knowledge and recognition of the students’ own cultural heritage, both for those residing in Italy and those Italians living in Slovenia and Croatia.



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