Dear users, we created a list of websites, blogs and magazines regarding Istrian, Fiuman and Dalmatian culture, followed by a short introductive description. This list is for obvious reasons a work in progress. First of all, you will find the IRCI members in alphabetical order.
Associazione delle Comunità Istriane (Association of Istrian Communities) - www.associazionedellecomunitaistriane.it - The association can be considered the successor of Gruppo Esuli Istriani (Exiled Istrians Group) and of the Comitato Nazionale di Liberazione dell’Istria, CNL (National Liberation Committee of Istria). The official agency is “La nuova Voce Giuliana”. The headquarters are in via Belpoggio, a street that was source of inspiration for Italo Svevo.
Associazione Giuliani nel Mondo (Julians in the World Association) - www.giulianinelmondo.it/ - This non-party association represents migrants of Italian culture, language and nationality both from the provinces of Trieste and Gorizia and from Istria, Fiume and Zara. The association clubs are literally scattered all over the world.
Associazione Nazionale Venezia Giulia e Dalmazia - www.anvgd.it - sito ufficiale dell'ANVGD, fondata nel 1947, maggiore rappresentante italiana dei nostri compatrioti costretti all'esilio dall'Istria, da Fiume e dalla Dalmazia "sotto la spinta della pulizia etnica delle milizie jugoslave e sotto lo spettro delle foibe". Sede principale è nella Città Eterna, in via Leopoldo Serra. Il resto è storia.
Circolo di Cultura Istroveneta “Istria” (National Association of Venezia Giulia and Dalmatia) - www.circoloistria.com - The Association was founded in 1947 and is the most important Italian body for those Italians who were forced into exile from Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia “under threat of the ethnic cleansing and of foibe massacres by Yugoslav armies”. The headquarters are in Rome, via Leopoldo Serra.
The municipality of Muggia – www.comune.muggia.ts.it/ - Muggia represents what is left of the Italian Istria. The website offers a nice photo gallery, which is regularly updated, and is available in four languages: Italian, German, Slovenian and English.
Deputazione di Storia Patria – https://dspvg.online.trieste.it – The association “Deputazione di Storia Patria” (delegation for the homeland history) for the region Venezia Giulia was founded in 1965 by such personalities like Silvio Rutteri and Carlo Schiffer. Its aim consists in supporting the historical studies related to the region, in collecting and publishing its sources and in protecting the historical heritage. It is based in Via La Marmora, at the Archivio di Stato (state record office) in Claudio Magris’s hometown Trieste.
Fondazione Rustia-Traine – www.dalmaziaeu.it/ – The foundation was an idea of two Italian exiles from Zara and Sebenico who wanted to preserve and protect the cultural, artistic, historical and literary heritage of Dalmatia. It organizes conferences, concerts, exhibitions across Europe, Italian language courses in Dalmatia, from Veglia to Cattaro, and much more. The address is via Giacinti, in the city of Enzo Bettiza’s ghost, Trieste.
Società Dalmata di Storia Patria (Dalmatian Society of Homeland History) – http://www.sddsp.it/ – The Dalmatian Society of Homeland History was founded in 1926 in Zara and is now based in Rome. It contributes to keeping the Dalmatian society and culture alive. The coat of arms “is a medal in which the Dalmatian coat of arms is represented on a 14th century shield, the royal crown on top of it. The external ring contains a 14th century decorative motif recalling a rose window of the San Francesco d'Assisi basilica”.
Società di Studi Fiumani (Society of Fiuman Studies) – www.fiume-rijeka.it/ - The Society of Fiuman Studies also includes the historical Museum-Archive of Fiume. The society has carried out studies and culture promotion activities for more than fifty years, in particular in the historical, social, economic, artistic and literary fields. It was founded in Rome in 1960 by Fiuman exiles and is internationally recognized.
Società Istriana di Archeologia e Storia Patria (Istrian Society of Archaeology and Homeland History) – https://www.facebook.com/siasp1884/ - The Istrian Society of Archaeology and Homeland History was founded in 1884 in Porec; it moved its headquarters to Pola in 1927 and then to Venice after the tragic events of WW2 and the dramatic diaspora. The current location in Trieste dates back to 1969.
Unione degli Istriani. Libera Provincia dell’Istria in Esilio (The Istrians’ Union. Free Province of Istria in Exile) - www.unioneistriani.it - The “Istrians Union. Free Province of Istria in Exile” is a proudly independent, non-party association founded in 1954 by lawyer Lino Sardos Albertini from Capodistria/Koper and other exiled people. The head office is in Palazzo Tonello, in Silvio Pellico street, in Slataper’s city, Trieste.
Università degli Studi di Trieste – www.units.it/ - The University of Trieste was well-known and very coveted already during the Austrian domination. It is now one of the major Italian universities.
Università Popolare di Trieste - www.unipoptrieste.it - The folk school of Trieste is a charitable trust set up in 1899 in order to defend and support the Italian culture in Trieste, Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia. The offices are in Ponterosso square in Trieste, particularly loved by James Joyce.
Let’s examine another selection of organizations dealing with the Istrian, Fiuman and Dalmatian realities, listed in alphabetical order.
C.D.M. - Arcipelago Adriatico (Trieste) - www.arcipelagoadriatico.it - The CDM, established in 1999, is the Italian acronym for Centre of multimedia Documentation of Julian, Istrian, Fiuman and Dalmatian culture in Trieste. The organization implements a multi-faceted approach to history and culture in the broad sense. It is based in via Milano, in Trieste, Fulvio Tomizza’s city after his exile.
Centro di Ricerche Storiche (Rovigno) - www.crsrv.org - The Centre for History Research of Rovinj was set up in 1968 and is concerned with five main areas: general regional history, ethnography, literary dialect, labour movement and Italian anti-fascist resistance, social studies. The headquarters are in the old town of Rovinj in Ligio Zanini’s district, Istrian speaking poet author of “Martin Muma”.
Istituto Giuliano di Storia e Documentazione (Julian Institute of History and Documentation) - www.istitutogiuliano.it - The Julian Institute of History and Documentation was created with the aim of promoting Julian culture “still vibrant in Italy”. The organization is politically independent. It is based in Viale Miramare, in Stelio Mattioni’s hometown, brilliant Italian author.
Istituto Regionale per la storia del movimento di liberazione in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Regional Institute for the Liberation movement history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia) - http://www.irsml.eu/ - The regional Institute for the Liberation movement history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia was established in 1953 by Ercole Miani and Antonio Fonda Savio, who also worked at the Inštitut za zgodovino delavskega gibanja of Ljubljana. Interesting contents can be found here: le-vie-della-memoria; Il confine più lungo; Luoghi della tolleranza.
Istrianet - www.istrianet.org - This website was created by a small group of Istria aficionados from all around the world, who try to cover every aspect of the Istrian culture and society and keep it always up to date. The group of users includes second or third generations of exiled people, people who decided not to move and foreigners who fell in love with our region. The website is obviously politically independent. Its offices are at College Point in New York at the Istrian American Charities Association.
Lega Nazionale (Trieste) - www.leganazionale.it - The national association (Lega nazionale) defends and promotes the Italian culture of Trieste and Venezia Giulia. Its head office is in the old district “Rena Vecia” in Trieste, Rossetti’s hometown.
Mailing List Histria - www.mlhistria.it - Mailing List Histria was created for the preservation of the Italian aspects of the Istrian, Fiuman and Dalmatian cultural identity, in the spirit of the multi-ethnicity characterizing our times. The association is non-party and seeks for partnerships with institutes and organizations based in Istra, Fiume and Dalmatia. On the website you will find a wide selection of links redirecting to websites dedicated to our lands and people.
Unione Italiana (SLO - HR)- www.unione-italiana.hr - The Italian Union, i.e. “the united, independent, democratic and pluralistic organization of Italians from Croatia and Slovenia, gives voice to the political, economic, cultural and social needs of the minority. It is based in Fiume, hometown of the historian Mario Dassovich and poet Valentino Zeichen; the “Ufficio Europa” (European headquarters) is located in Nazario Sauro’s hometown Koper.