events and news

Mar
2
Thu
2017
7th conference „Digitale Bibliothek“ @ Universität Graz, ReSoWi-Zentrum
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

Presentation of the project at the conference

„Zukunft des digitalen Erbes?“
Nachhaltige Lösungen für Gedächtnis- und Wissenschaftseinrichtungen

Within this conference, Dr. Joachim Kemper (Frankfurt a.M.) and Dr. Markus Späth (Gießen) will present “Digitized wax: 3D capture of medieval seals  – project presentation and persepctives within the framework of the EU-funded project “co:op””

Abstract:

Despite the significant progress of digitizing archival material from the Middle Ages, for one part of this historic tradition there has not yet been found an adequate solution: the seals. These signs of privilege were imprinted with a stamp onto soft carrier substance (especially wax) and subsequently attached to charters. Already in the archive organization of the Middle Ages, seals turned out to be foreign object with regard to the documentation of charters – and they remained to be considered foreign objects up to today’s digitization activities of archival sources.

The presentation, on the one hand, introduces the results of the pilot project carried out by the City Archives of Speyer (DE) and the Justus Liebig University of Gießen (DE) on digitizing wax seals, employing various methods to measure surface area (3D scan) and capture the wax objects (μCT). On the other hand, this presentation discusses perspectives on how to integrate the gained knowledge resp. digital objects into existing data platforms which usually focus on the archiving and presentation of two dimensional documents as well as explore future usability within the scope of the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity”. This contribution aims at gathering ideas on how to sustainably pass on the digital archiving of seals as central artefacts of medieval privilege and image culture.

Link to conference homepage

Bring your history, Czech Republic! @ 1st department of the National Archives in Prague
Mar 2 all-day

The National Archives (Národní archiv) in Prague organizes a “Bring your history day” for the the Graphic School Prague (Vyšší odborná škola grafická a Střední průmyslová škola grafická), conservators and the interested public. On this occasion, the films produced by the students of the Graphic School during the “Adventures in archives” earlier in January, will be presented as well.

Programme:

  • Welcome words by: Jitka Křečková (Head of the 1st department of the National Archives in Prague)
  •  Contributions: 
    • Project Topoteka (Jitka Křečková – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives)
    • Archival holdings of the National Archives (Jitka Křečková – Petr Mareš – Lucie Neužilová – Alena Pazderová – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives)
    • Screening of the“Adventures in Archives“ movie (students of the Graphic School Prague)
Mar
3
Fri
2017
Lecture series “Ad fontes online” | #1 @ Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade
Mar 3 @ 11:00 – 12:00

The lecture series “Ad fontes online” offers a number of presentations from international experts on original archival sources online.

The first lecture is by Johan Ahlfeldt (Lund University, SE) on “Historical Geography in the Digital Age: connecting sources and literature to interactive maps“.

Download invitation here. (Cyrillic)

More information on the lecture available here (in Serbian).

Organizers: Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in cooperation with Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy (Centre for Theory of History)

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Lunch time lecture @ ZIM at the University of Graz (AT)
Mar 7 @ 12:30 – 13:30

Please be kindly invited to yet another lunch time lecture organized by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ZIM) at the University of Graz (AT) within the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity“.

Dominique Stutzmann (senior researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, FR) will present “Automated indexing of medieval manuscripts: the HIMANIS research project and the registers of the French royal chancery“.

More information on the presentation and venue is available online here.

On a side note: Please feel free to take the term “lunch time lecture” literally – you can literally bring your lunch to the event, the ZIM provides you with the necessary infrastructure: from an oven to cutlery, everything is ready for use.

Download abstract here.

Mar
10
Fri
2017
Roadshow: Archival Knowlege Centre
Mar 10 @ 07:31 – 08:31

The National Archives of Hungary are setting up an Archival Knowledge Centre within our project: A further means to fuse institutions and users. It will serve as best practice model for further organizations of such setups. The Archival Knowledge Centre will be set up in the research room of the National Archives where a certain amount of computers will give free access to archival databases.

Currently, it is widely common that the users of these types of setups (which are only accessible locally) are left on their own to figure out the database’s potential. With the Archival Knowledge Centre, staff members will be at the users’ disposal to explain the usage and functions of said databases. Users will proactively be guided and supported and the information transfer optimized.

To promote this helpful Centre, the National Archives of Hungary starts a roadshow campaign: archival experts will tour the country and introduce the services of the National Archives. From Hungaricana, to the Hungarian research website ADTPLUS, archival finding aids and online databases with parish registers. This way the National Archives addresses a variety of user communities and lowers the threshold of approaching archives.

These are the dates and places where the roadshow will make its stops:

  • 27 April 2017 – [Szeged] Csongrád Megyei Levéltár (County Archives)
    Click here for the programme
  • 25 September 2017 – [Debrecen] Hajdú-Bihar Megyei Levéltár
  • 19 October 2017 – [Veszprém] Veszprém Megyei Levéltár
  • 15 November 2017 – Kaposvár] Somogy Megyei Levéltár

 

Lecture series “Ad fontes online” | #2 @ Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade
Mar 10 @ 17:00 – 19:00

The lecture series “Ad fontes online” offers a number of presentations from international experts on original archival sources online.

The second lecture is by Žarko Vujošević (University of Belgrade, RS) on “Digital Diplomatics. Theories and experiences by the example of the Monasterium portal“.

Organizers: Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in cooperation with Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy (Centre for Theory of History)

 

Mar
13
Mon
2017
Bring your history, Czech Republic! @ 1st department of the National Archives in Prague
Mar 13 all-day

Yet another “Bring your history day” organized by the National Archives (Národní archiv) in Prague in cooperation with the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov (Strahovský klášter). The interested public is warmly welcomed to participate in this event to learn about the possibilities of a Topotheque, archives treasures of the National Archives and visit the famous Strahov Library and Monastery.


Programme:

  •  Welcome words by: Jitka Křečková (Head of the 1st department of the National Archives in Prague) and Hedvika Kuchařová (Librarian at the Strahov Library)
  •  Contributions:
    • Archival holding “Acta Unitatis Fratrum, 1437-1589“. An important source for history of the Unity of the Brethren  (Denko Čumlivski, the National Archives)
    • Presentation of the project Topoteka (Jitka Křečková – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives)
    • Guided tour to Strahov Library and Monastery (Hedvika Kuchařová)
Mar
15
Wed
2017
Lecture: Topotheques as resource @ Liceo Statale A.Genovesi
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Lecture: How to create a resource of historical sources on the Web?

The University of Naples (UNINA) in cooperation with the Associazione Archivistica Italiana (ANAI) – Sezione Campania, the Associazione Amici degli Archivi and the Liceo A. Genovesi recently started the project “Progetto di alternanza scuola lavoro Fonti fotografiche digitali per la Storia del centro antico di Napoli“ in order to explore alternative learning methods as promoted within our co:op project.

The group has now fused their quest with the possibilities of services the Topotheques provide: to promote this activity, Antonella Ambrosio and Maria Rosaria Falcone (UNINA) will hold a lecture on the creation of the historical sources on the web resource.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
3rd Croatian ICARUS days @ Vukovar City Museum
Mar 16 @ 09:53 – Mar 18 @ 10:53

Archives without borders

The conference “Archives without borders” is the third event within the series “Croatian ICARUS days”. It is organized by ICARUS Hrvatska with the support of the ICARUS consortium and the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity“.

Vukovar City Museum – Castle Eltz

The conference will take place in Vukovar, at the Vukovar City Museum and within the Homeland War Memorial Centre premises.

Participation in the conference is free of charge and includes working lunches and the gala dinner in the evening of 16 March. The conference languages are Croatian and English.

View programme and further details here.

3rd Croatian ICARUS days @ Vukovar City Museum
Mar 16 @ 09:53 – Mar 18 @ 10:53

Archives without borders

The conference “Archives without borders” is the third event within the series “Croatian ICARUS days”. It is organized by ICARUS Hrvatska with the support of the ICARUS consortium and the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity“.

Vukovar City Museum – Castle Eltz

The conference will take place in Vukovar, at the Vukovar City Museum and within the Homeland War Memorial Centre premises.

Participation in the conference is free of charge and includes working lunches and the gala dinner in the evening of 16 March. The conference languages are Croatian and English.

View programme and further details here.

Lecture series “Ad fontes online” – MOMschool | #3 @ Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade
Mar 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00

The lecture series “Ad fontes online” offers a number of presentations from international experts on original archival sources online.

The third lecture is by Georg Vogeler (University of Graz, AT) on “MOMschool: Doing digital diplomatics in monasterium.net: images, diplomatic discourse and indexing“.

Organizers: Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in cooperation with Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy (Centre for Theory of History)

 

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Fair: Suku 2017 – Family 2017 @ Kandidaattikeskus
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

Colleagues from the National Archives of Finland (Kansallisarkisto) will promote the co:op project, especially the Topotheque and the READ project at this year`s jubilee fair “Suku 2017” of the Genealogical Society of Finland (GSF).

More information on the event can be found here (in Finnish).

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Bring your history, Czech Republic! @ Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov
Mar 25 all-day

What can archives and libraries offer to genealogists?

The National Archives in Prague and the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov will hold a “Bring Your History Day“ for topotequers from the villages of Olešná, Křenovice, and Podolí I.

The interested public is welcome  to join the event! 

Programme

  • Welcome words by: Jitka Křečková (Head of the 1st department of the National Archives in Prague) and Hedvika Kuchařová (Librarian at the Strahov Library)
  • Event contributions:
  1.  “The Project Topoteka” (Jitka Křečková – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives; Hedvika Kuchařová, Strahov Library)
  2. “Archival sources for history of municipalities and families” (Jitka Křečková – Lucie Neužilová – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives)
  3. “Archival holdings of the National Archives” (Jitka Křečková – Petr Mareš – Lucie Neužilová – Alena Pazderová – Kateřina Zenklová, the National Archives)
  4. Guided tour to Strahov Library and Monastery (Hedvika Kuchařová)
Strahov Library
Mar
27
Mon
2017
Local history meets City Archives @ Budapest City Archives
Mar 27 all-day
The Budapest City Archives.

The heads of local history collections and advisers for cultural affairs of the districts of Budapest meet the archivists of the Budapest City Archives. A presentation of the co:op project and the Topotheques will introduce tools and activities for presenting local history online, encouraging the local public to share private collections of historic material.

Bring your history, Hungary! @ Budafok Library of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library
Mar 27 @ 17:00 – 20:00

Within the frameworks of the Internet Fiesta of Libraries, the Topotheque of Budafok – a district of Budapest – will be presented to the public.

 

 

Mar
30
Thu
2017
@ Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Mar 30 @ 11:00 – Mar 31 @ 16:54

Archival Sciences Course – University of Naples Federico II

The course will be lead by Antonella Ambrosio for the students from the Archaeology and Art History degree courses.

Main focus will be on the evolving relationship between archives and computers, paying special attention on the influence of descriptive and inventory software, digital systems and online sources on archive traditions. These topics will be exemplified on the basis of the online platform of the topotheque, precisely the Topotheque of the Centro Museale delle Scienze Agrarie, MUSA. This topotheque has been and is being developed within the co:op project – more details on this project is available here.

The course will allow the students to try out the services of the topotheque platform themselves at the photographic lab of the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (30 March 2017) and also offers a visit to the MUSA centre (31 March 2017), where the Angerio Filangeri Archive is kept.

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Lecture series “Ad fontes online” | #4 @ Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 11:00

The lecture series “Ad fontes online” offers a number of presentations from international experts on original archival sources online.

The fourth lecture is by Nebojša Porčić (University of Belgrade, RS) on “The Serbian charters collections on the Monasterium portal“.

Language: Serbian

Organizers: Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in cooperation with Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy (Centre for Theory of History.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
CO:OPyright @ Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Tcapturehe conference is hosted by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and the Institute of the Foundations of Law, Section ‘Law and ICT’ at the University of Graz (Austria).

In the age of digital information technology and the constant availability of information through the Internet, it is not only important to have democratic access to knowledge, but also essential to consider the potential that lies in the critical production and expansion of knowledge.

The project co:op – short for community as opportunity: the creative archives’ and users’ network – co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public.

Of particular interest and concern to cultural heritage institutions are issues of copyright on, provision of and access to digitized material. There is a recognizable political drive in the European Union to facilitate public access to cultural heritage – and data in general – hosted at public institutions. However, the lack of  legal harmonization and the often unclear national legislations on the use and provision of resources by public cultural  heritage or scientific institutions has been prohibiting a much broader engagement between the general public and its own cultural heritage.

Please find the Call for Papers with further information here.

CO:OPyright @ Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Tcapturehe conference is hosted by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and the Institute of the Foundations of Law, Section ‘Law and ICT’ at the University of Graz (Austria).

In the age of digital information technology and the constant availability of information through the Internet, it is not only important to have democratic access to knowledge, but also essential to consider the potential that lies in the critical production and expansion of knowledge.

The project co:op – short for community as opportunity: the creative archives’ and users’ network – co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public.

Of particular interest and concern to cultural heritage institutions are issues of copyright on, provision of and access to digitized material. There is a recognizable political drive in the European Union to facilitate public access to cultural heritage – and data in general – hosted at public institutions. However, the lack of  legal harmonization and the often unclear national legislations on the use and provision of resources by public cultural  heritage or scientific institutions has been prohibiting a much broader engagement between the general public and its own cultural heritage.

Please find the Call for Papers with further information here.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Round table at 23rd International Book Festival @ Millenáris
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day

The colleagues from the Budapest City Archives organize a round table to present our co:op project and the Topotheques for the interested public.

Visit our booth at this event and learn how communities and archives can join forces and how a Topotheque can showcase historic gems!

For more information on the programme, click here.

 

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Adventures in archives: AHEB-BEHA @ Historical Ecclesiastical Archive of Bizkaia (AHEB-BEHA)
Apr 26 all-day

The Historical Ecclesiastical Archive of Bizkaia (AHEB-BEHA) organizes an “Adventures in archives” in cooperation with the Txomin Agirre Ikastola of Biscay – a school that teaches in the Basque language.

Within the three day school programme “Ondorra: monuments, churches, seashore and history” the Ikstola visits the AHEB-BEHA with 17 pupils and their teachers. At the archives, the pupils will have the chance to discover the village of Ondorra through archival material and docuemtns. In a first step, a family tree with the help of the Baptist records of two of the most significance people born in the village: Txomin Agirre, priest and famous writer in the Basque language (1864-1920) and name giver to the Ikastola, and the famous tenor Pedro María Unanue (1814-1846). Additionally, the pupils will learn about the history of the village with the help of old photographs from the early 20th century, kept at the AHEB-BEHA – a playful approach to recognizing locations, geographical landmarks, buildings etc.

Download programme here

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Round table @ Sala Alberto Boscolo, Cnr Isem
Apr 27 @ 16:00 – 18:30

Fisco, ufficiali e amministrazione nella Spagna di Ferdinando VI Documenti, interpretazioni

The roundtable “Taxation, Officers and Administration in Spain of Fernando VI: Documentation, Interpretation” focuses on the debate on administrative practices of the 18th century and how they influenced the creation of documents, especially with regard to the area of public finances. Also, the different documentary categories and their subsequent conservation in the archive will be analyzed. It will take as an example what happened in the reign of Ferdinand VI of Spain.

Download programme here

May
28
Sun
2017
Bring your history, Hungary! @ Budapest City Archives
May 28 all-day

With this “Bring your history day”, Hungary celebrates the opening of yet another Topotheque: the Topotheque of Solymár, an urban village in northwest of Budapest metropolitan area.

You can follow the Hungarian Topotheques on Facebook here.

The Budapest City Archives.
May
29
Mon
2017
ICARUS-Meeting #19 @ National Archives of Estonia - Rahvusarhiiv
May 29 @ 13:00 – May 31 @ 00:00

co:operative Estonia

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Noora

The host of the first ICARUS-Meeting of 2017 and also 5th partner meeting of the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the National Archives of Estonia in Tartu.

 

The event’s motto: “co:operative Estonia“.
The event’s location: The brand new archive’s building “Noora.

Within the meeting not only will the participants be able to learn more about the best of Estonian digital heritage projects as well as the National Archives’ best practices but also about cooperation projects across national borders. Furthermore, the event will inform on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity, and how one can even apply for it.

Within the meeting, the ICARUS Didactics Group invites to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy. More information on the workshop’s content is available here.

The meeting takes place in the cozy university town Tartu –  town of students, intellectuals and creatives.   We are happy to invite you to the brand new main building of the National Archives of Estonia which is situated in “Silicon Valley” of Tartu.

Click here to learn more about unique Estonia!

Come and spend some quality time with colleagues!


Preliminary programme Registration form

Accommodation

Travel to Tartu Local transportation in Tartu 

Mobility Grant

ICARUS-Meeting #19 @ National Archives of Estonia - Rahvusarhiiv
May 29 @ 13:00 – May 31 @ 00:00

co:operative Estonia

noora_estonia

Noora

The host of the first ICARUS-Meeting of 2017 and also 5th partner meeting of the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the National Archives of Estonia in Tartu.

 

The event’s motto: “co:operative Estonia“.
The event’s location: The brand new archive’s building “Noora.

Within the meeting not only will the participants be able to learn more about the best of Estonian digital heritage projects as well as the National Archives’ best practices but also about cooperation projects across national borders. Furthermore, the event will inform on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity, and how one can even apply for it.

Within the meeting, the ICARUS Didactics Group invites to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy. More information on the workshop’s content is available here.

The meeting takes place in the cozy university town Tartu –  town of students, intellectuals and creatives.   We are happy to invite you to the brand new main building of the National Archives of Estonia which is situated in “Silicon Valley” of Tartu.

Click here to learn more about unique Estonia!

Come and spend some quality time with colleagues!


Preliminary programme Registration form

Accommodation

Travel to Tartu Local transportation in Tartu 

Mobility Grant

Jun
12
Mon
2017
MOM-Tool-Summer-School @ Cologne Center for eHumanities
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Within the EU-funded project „co:op – community as opportunity“ the Cologne Center for eHumanities will organize a MOM-Tool-Summer-School from 12-14 June 2017 in Cologne (DE).

MOM-Tool-Summer-School?! Just a tongue twister? By no means.

In a MOM-Tool-Summer-School you will be able to learn about the applicabilities of the Monasterium portal – from basic introductions to state-of-the-art newly implemented features. In just three days you´ll get to learn all you need and wish to know about the Monasterium portal!

So far the planned learning opportunities include:

  • Introduction into charters management
  • Set-up of one´s own collections / charters
  • Edit in EditMOM 3
  • Possibly a local MOMathon

Sounds like plenty of opportunities to get involved! Programme will be updated soon.

Jun
19
Mon
2017
”Offene Archive” | ArchivCamp @ Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jun 19 @ 10:30 – Jun 20 @ 18:00

At the fourth conference “Offene Archive” (Open Archives), modern and innovative developments in the German and international archives’ world take centre stage: from archival blogging to digital presentations up to virtual user contacts. The list of presenters stretches from Germany to the Netherlands up to the US, from archives to companies up to Wikipedia.

ArchivCamp

The ArchivCamp in connection with the conference is the first BarCamp in the German speaking archive world. It´s all about proactive involvement, exchange of ideas and enthusiasm. There is no trial and error – every idea is a step towards innovation!

Click here for more information on the event’s programme (in German).

Organizers: VdA-Working Group „Offene Archive“ in cooperation with the State Archives NRW, the LWL Archivamt for Westphalia, the Institute for City History Frankfurt am Main, the Rhineland-Westphalian Archive for Economy in Cologne, the Regional Archives of Siegen-Wittgenstein and ICARUS within the EU-funded project “co:op“.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
ICARUS-Meeting #20 @ Complutense University Madrid
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

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May
28
Mon
2018
ICARUS meeting #21 @ The National Archives Service of Finland - Arkistolaitos
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Details will follow.

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ICARUS meeting #21 @ The National Archives Service of Finland - Arkistolaitos
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Details will follow.

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Sep
23
Sun
2018
ICARUS-Meeting #22 @ Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Sep 23 @ 12:56 – Sep 25 @ 13:56

More information will follow in due time.

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

ICARUS-Meeting #22 @ Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Sep 23 @ 12:56 – Sep 25 @ 13:56

More information will follow in due time.

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Nov
19
Mon
2018
Film festival @ Hrvatski državni arhiv
Nov 19 @ 12:59 – 13:59

The film festival organized within the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the concluding activity of the project. Further details will follow in due time.

Hrvatski državni arhiv

Film festival @ Hrvatski državni arhiv
Nov 19 @ 12:59 – 13:59

The film festival organized within the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the concluding activity of the project. Further details will follow in due time.

Hrvatski državni arhiv