April 25, 2007

An Istrian in New York

The moment I saw the familiar sadness in my mother’s eyes as she looked out over the land she helped her grandfather farm, my experience of being a daughter of Istrians—and more specifically, Istro-Romanians—crystallized. Tears came to her eyes as she looked upon the topola (poplar) trees her grandfather had planted with his son when he was ...
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Community News

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Elena Profesta Brooklyn, NY Christie Vieira Trumbull, CT An interesting article “In search of my other Greek roots” appeared in the September/October 2006 issue of Odyssey, a leading Greek magazine written in English.  Writer Elena Polyzos was raised in a trilingual (Greek-Vlach-English) family in Sydney, Australia, that ...
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Vlach Women and Modernization: A Footnote to Progress

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a paper that was written almost 20 years ago in graduate school and neither intended for publication nor subjected to academic peer review.  I include it in this Newsletter not as fact but rather as an unproven thesis that may provoke thought about the trade-offs we make as ...
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