ISTROX Project Completed

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The ISTROX project was formally completed on the 31st of July 2021.  We have deposited the original Hurren materials in ORA (the Oxford Research Archive).

We are deeply grateful to Mrs Vera Hurren for her foresight and generosity in donating to the University of Oxford (in 2010 and again in 2017) unpublished sound-recordings, fieldwork notebooks, photographs, and other material from Tony Hurren’s fieldwork in 1966 and 1967.

We are also very grateful to Oxford University’s John Fell Fund for funding the ISTROX project, which has enabled us to analyse and document the Hurren material, and to upload most of it to the Oxford University Research Archive.

We thank the members of the communities in Žejane and Šušnjevica for receiving us so kindly and giving so freely of their time to help us, and to all speakers of the Istro-Romanian language willing to put time into helping us complete this stage of our project.

Our thanks go also to Dr Robert Doričić and Mrs Viviana Brkarić for their generous assistance in putting us in touch with members of the Istro-Romanian community, to the photographer Bojan Mrđenović, who documented our encounters with the members of the community during the spring of 2019, to the late Professors Goran Filipi and Petru Neiescu, and to Professors August Kovačec, Richard Sârbu, and Zvjezdana Vrzić, for their interest and support.

Our Zooniverse page remains open, and we continue to welcome contributions. Watch this space for news of further developments of our project.