Our second network meeting of 2015 will take place in St. Pölten (AT) at the Bildungshaus St. Hippolyt within the frame work of the project “co:op – community as opportunity. the creative archives’ and users’ network“. The programme of the meeting offers a special event counting on our network’s active input:
Archive material in the Middle East between menace and solidary
Almost every week the public – likewise experts and laypersons – are alarmed by terrifying news coming from the crisis-shaken Middle East region, regarding the repeating barbaric destructions of the oldest cultural heritage of mankind by fanatic and ideologically blinded forces. But not only the archaeological finds are endangered. The archival treasures of the region are facing similar threats and the erasement of millennia-long traditions seems to be possible.
ICARUS recognises its responsibility in this matter and wants to contribute by giving information and offering help, where it is needed mostly. Beside others P. Najeeb Michaeel (Dominican Fathers Church, Paris) and professor Andreas Schmidt-Colinet (Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna) will give an overview about the current situation of the archives in Iraq and our colleague István Kenyeres from the City Archives in Budapest will share his practical experiences during a recent helping mission in the Ukraine. One of the main aims of the workshop is to find out the most urgent needs of the colleagues on-site and how to organise the most effective help.
It is furthermore a special honor to have Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako (Chaldean Catholic Church, Baghdad) and Bishop Shlemon Warduni (Chaldean Catholic Church, Baghdad) with us during the meeting.
You can reach St. Pölten easily from Vienna airport via train. There is a direct ICE with no changes. Please visit the official site of the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railway) for more details.
Registration was open until 15 November 2015. Please register via kerstin.muff[at]icar-us.eu
Deadline for making reservations at the Bildungshaus St. Hippolyt was 25 October 2015. If you wish to inquire about available rooms, please contact Kerstin Muff at kerstin.muff[at]icar-us.eu directly.