Newsletter Jan 2008 Webzine

Dear friends,

Sloveniana Webzine is one of the focal educational and cultural projects of the Institute for Slovenian Studies of Victoria Inc. In June 1998  the webzine was initiated by Aleksandra Ceferin as a resource for the cultural component of the Slovenian language curriculum in the Victorian state education system. It is a unique approach in integrating language and culture studies in multicultural Australia. The name Sloveniana was conceived by web designer Chiron Morpheus to indicate the focus of the publication –  to present cultural, natural and historical landscape of Slovenia. 
In 2007 the webzine was redesigned and organized into categories by Morpheus of Zavod Neuropolis. The header image for the webzine is the portal of the Slovenian National Museum in Ljubljana with stylish sculptures of the four muses.  You can review all categories and the entry page of the webzine section by clicking on the header image or on the webzine icon above. For a view of all the articles in a given category, click on the CATEGORIES on the left side column.

The webzine is now linked to the gallery – Galeria Sloveniana, in particular to the section  Sloveniana Photolog. Selected albums provide the visual background for a number of webzine articles. For instance, the album Plečnik’s Ljubljana illustrates the article Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana, the album Pivka Valley provides the visual dimension to the article The jewel of Kras – Pivka valley. The photos are displayed with titles and short explanatory texts, and can be accessed by pointing the arrow with the mouse to the upper part of the picture frame.

Sloveniana Webzine features eight categories that reflect the range and scope of the articles. They are: cultural treasures, ethnographic heritage, myths and legends, natural heritage, notable Slovenes, Slovenian arts, Slovenian history, and Slovenian landmarks. A new extensive article – Terra cognita serves as an introduction to  Sloveniana Webzine and to Slovenian culture. The Sloveniana collection has  been extended by thirteen articles – on the Renaisssance composer Iacobus Gallus, Reformation luminary Primož Trubar, encyclopaedian Janez V Valvazor, the missionary Friderik Baraga, Slovenia in the 16th century, and series of articles on the Slovenian Impressionist school. All are displayed with images and some with full albums.

Enquiries for submission of articles are to be sent to Aleksandra Ceferin, the Chief Editor of Sloveniana webzine at Email:

Dragi prijatelji!

Spletna revija Sloveniana Webzine je eden osrednjih kulturno-šolsko-vzgojnih projektov Viktorjskega Inštituta za slovenistiko. V juniju 1998 si je Aleksandra Ceferin zamislila revijo kot vir za kulturno komponento slovenskega učnega načrta v okviru viktorijskega državnega učnega sistema. Bil je edinstven pristop z integracijo jezikovnega in kulturnega študija slovenščine v multikulturni Avstraliji. Ime Sloveniana je bila zamisel Chirona Morpheusa, v katerem se zrcali osrednji namen spletne revije – osvetlitev slovenske kulturne, naravoslovne in zgodovinske pokrajine. 

V letu 2007 je spletna revija razširjena, urejena po kategorijah in preurejena po zamisli spletnega desajnerja Morfeja, Zavod Neuropolis. Naslovna ilustracija Sloveniana Webzine je portal Slovenskega narodnega muzeja v Ljubljani, s skulpturami štirih muz.  Revija je zdaj preurejena po kategorijah. Vstopno stran spletne revije in vse kategorije lahko pregledate, s tem da pritisnete na podobo ali ikono zgoraj. Če želite pregled vseh člankov v posameznih kategorijah, pritisnite najprej na gumb CATEGORIES na vrhu stolpca na levi strani, potem pa na posamezne kategorije.

Spletna revija je zdaj povezana s sekcijo Galeria Sloveniana, in sicer v prvi vrsti z galerijo Sloveniana Photolog. Izbrani in prirejeni albumi nudijo vizualno ozadje člankov. Na primer, album Plečnik’s Ljubljana ponazarja članek Jože Plečnik v Ljubljani, album Pivka Valley podeljuje vizualno razsežnost članku o Pivški dolini in slovenskem krasu. Fotografije so opremljene z naslovi in kratkimi besedili, ki jih lahko vidite, če usmerite puščico z miško v zgornjo stran slikovnega okvira.

Spletna revija Sloveniana je urejena po osmih kategorijah, in sicer: kulturni zakladi, etnografska dediščina, miti in legende, naravna dediščna, znameniti Slovenci, slovenska umetnost, slovenska zgodovina, slovenska dežela. Nov obširni članek – Terra cognita – je uvod tako k spletni reviji, tako kot slovenski kulturni dediščini. Zbirka člankov Sloveniana Webzine vključuje vrsto novih prispevkov in sicer – renesančni skladatelj Iacobus Gallus, reformacijski genij Primož Trubar, polymath Janez V Valvazor, Friderik Baraga misijonar Indijancem severne Amerike, Slovenija v 16. stoletju  in serija člankov o slovenski impresijonistični šoli. Vsi članki so ilustrirani, nekateri so opremljeni z albumom.

Vse poizvedbe za predložitev člankov lahko pošljete na  Aleksandra Ceferin, glavno urednico Sloveniana Webzine, email

Kind Regards / z lepimi pozdravi,
Aleksandra Ceferin
Thezaurus Team
Melbourne, Australia



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.