The Archival Military System in the Community of Madrid @ Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación (UCM) Sala de Conferencias
May 4 @ 09:00 – 14:00

The Seminar “The Archival Military System in the Community of Madrid” aims to raise awareness towards the panorama of military archives that are based in the Community of Madrid.

To that end, it will be introduced with a lecture on the Archival Military System with respect to the Spanish State. Then there will be two round tables; one focused about central and general archives, and the other historical archives.

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ICARUS4all excursion to the Bavarian Main State Archive @ Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv
May 11 @ 07:30 – 17:30

Niemand kennt die Schätze des Bayerischen Hauptstaatsarchivs besser, als die Direktorin Ksoll-Marcon. (c) Luiza Puiu

Dr. Margit Ksoll-Marcon, director general of the Bavarian state archives. (c) Luiza Puiu

A field trip to the Bavarian Main State Archive. This largest archive in Bavaria is one of the most important archives in Europe and will offer participants the unique chance a glimpse behind the scenes and learn about the latest developments in the Bavarian archival landscape.

Surely, the guided tour through the archive will convince you of its outstanding role as the safe-keeper of the “Ostarrichi-Urkunde”!

Details on the programme will follow.

Organisation: Bavarian Main State Archive in cooperation with the Creative Europe project “co:op” and ICARUS4all.


ICARUS-Meeting #17 @ The Regional State Archives in Visby
May 23 – May 25 all-day

Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society

The Regional State Archives in Visby is a department of the Swedish National Archive since 2010 and will host our ICARUS-Meeting #17 tackling major topics of the co:op project of how to sustainably and resourcefully bridge archives and the general public.

Early Tourist Brochure from Visby dated 1902. © Regional Archives Visby

Early Tourist Brochure from Visby dated 1902.
The Regional State Archives in Visby

The Archive has one of the largest photographic collection in Sweden and is located in the medieval Hanseatic Town of Visby on Gotland – the one and only popular Swedish island rich in medieval churches (92!), historical and natural sites.

And did you know that famous director, writer and producer Ingmar Bergman lived on Fårö just north of Gotland?


Programme Registration form

Accommodation Travel information Mobility Grant


Kindly supported by Region Gotland.


Legal Issues of Cultural Heritage Digitisation @ University of Graz
May 30 @ 09:30 – 10:30

Further details on the event will follow soon.

MOMathon @ online
Jun 14 @ 08:00 – 22:00

Keep lounging and join the next MOMathon!

THE collaborative, location independent, online crowdsourcing event that enhances the data set of digitzed charters on the Monasterium portal.


Everybody who likes charters and wants to help enlarge the dataset of – Europe’s virtual charters archive – is welcome to participate on the next MOMathon.

All you need is an internet connection, an account in and you are ready to enrich the archival material with your knowledge.

How can you do so? Simply by accomplishing online tasks such as: add transcriptions of dates or add even entire charter transcriptions. As you please! During the whole event you will be fully supported by the Monasterium technical team via online live chat.

Login to Monasterium to get further information on the event.

This event is being organized within the EU-funded project co:op – community as opportunity.

Inauguration of the topotheque Berettyóújfalu (HU) @ Bihari Múzeum
Jun 18 all-day

Inauguration of the first Hungarian topotheque Berettyóújfalu


The Herpály tower.

The first Hungarian topoteque has been established within the cooperation between the Local Government of Berettyóújfalu City and the Budapest City Archives. On 18 June 2016 the topotheque Berettyóújfalu will officially go online and be freely accessible for the general public.

This event is being celebrated within a “Bring your history day” organized within the EU-funded project “co:op“, inviting the interested public and the community of Berettyóújfalu to join the celebration.


The topotheque managers of  “Berettyóújfalu” will first present the over 150 documents already available in their topotheque and are happy to share their experiences with the attending audience. All participants are warmly invited to bring along their own private archival material such as letters, photos, documents, recorderd material etc. to be added to the topotheque and shared with the community, if they wish.

Click here to visit the topotheque Berettyóújfalu



co:op@IMC Leeds 2016 @ University of Leeds
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day

CaptureOn 04 July 2016 our colleagues from the University of Naples Federico II (IT) will present recent research on the documents of Southern Italy during the Norman and Hohenstaufen periods within the session “Southern Italy in the Norman and Staufen Periods, III: Documents and Digital Technologies” at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2016 in Leeds (UK).

The session is organised by Antonella Ambrosio (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Napoli – Federico II). In particular there will be two papers by participants in our digital edition of the charters of S. Maria della Grotta:

  • Vera Schwarz-Ricci (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Napoli – Federico II) will talk about “Digital Editions and Digital Archives of Charters: The Case of the Abbey Santa Maria della Grotta of Vitulano, Benevento”
  • Paola Massa (Dipartimento di Scienze librarie e documentarie, Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’) will speak of “The Private Deeds of the Abbey of Santa Maria della Grotta: Patterns and Functions in Notarial Practices, 10th-13th Centuries”.
  • Last but not least, Adele di Lorenzo (Institut d’histoire et civilisation de Byzance, Collège de France, Paris) will talk about “Donations pro anima in Greek Private Deeds in Southern Italy under the Normans during the 12th Century”.

Click here for the programme

ICARUS4all-late summer fair @ Archive of the Diocese of Passau
Sep 17 @ 12:00 – 18:00

Das neue Außenmagazin in Passau-Hacklberg. (c) Archiv des Bistums Passau

The brand new external archival  facility in Passau-Hacklberg. (c) Archive of the Diocese of Passau.

Bring your history!” and join the ICARUS4all-late summer fair in Passau!



On 17 September the Friends Association ICARUS4all organizes once again its popular late summer fair! We want to bring people and archives together and thus allow for mutual exchange!

This year, we celebrate at the new external facility of the Archive of the Diocese of Passau at Passau-Hacklberg (DE). The recently opened facility is a highlight within the archival landscape and can be visited during the event.

Furthermore, you will have the chance to exchange knowledge on research of local history or family research and share experiences during the afternoon get-together.

Last but not least, you can convince yourself over a pint of beer at the “Hacklberger Bräustüberl” of the the excellent Passauer brewing tradition …

  • Participation is free of charge for ICARUS4all members (exkl. optional dinner at the brewery)
  • Non-members pay 20 Euro
  • Travel expenses are at one`s own expenses
  • Eventdetails

Information on the Archive of the Diocese of Passau can be found here. The following YouTube-Video provides an insight into the new external facility.

The event is financed within the EU-funded project “co:op” and a “Bring your history day”, co-organized by the Hessian State Archives in Marburg.

Looking forward to seeing you in Passau!


Cooperation and networking of heritage institutions in the digital age @ Gradska i sveučilišna knjižnica Osijek, American Corner
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00

This conference is organized within the EU-funded project “co:op” by ICARUS and the newly founded ICARUS HR.

As official kick-off and public introduction of the Croatian archives network “ICARUS HR”, this event focuses on international initiatives and projects dedicated to the possibilities of future-oriented cooperation and development of IT infrastructures for making cultural heritage accessible in the digital age.

Programme available here.


Austrian Heritage Day @ Österreichweit
Sep 25 all-day

Upon invitation of the Austrian Federal Monuments Office, local topotheques will take part in this year’s Austrian Heritage Day. Individual topothequers will present their topotheques in situ and offer real as well as virtual tours through the regional history of their respective hometowns.

Highlight: Topotheque Kleinmariazell

© Archiv der Forstverwaltung Klein-Mariazell

© Archive of the forest management of Klein-Mariazell

Founded in the 12th century, the building and the church of the Austrian Benedictine monastery Kleinmariazell where subject to profound changes throughout the centuries; especially between the years 1964-1967 when extensive parts of the ensemble which had historically grown over 8 centuries got torn down. Dr. Thomas Aigner (Director of the Archives of the Diocese in St. Pölten , AT) , Mag. Alexander Schatek (Project Leader Topothek, ICARUS) and the topotheque managers Lambert Schön, Hanns Balber and Manfred Stadelmann will bring the today no longer existing monastery back to life based on maps, images and further source materials.

Guided tours: 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00 o´clock (duration ca. 60 min.), Dr. Thomas Aigner, Mag. Alexander Schatek, Lambert Schön, Hanns Balber uund Manfred Stadelmann
Meeting point: Main entrance of the basilica


One of the highlights: the topotheque of the largely destroyed monastery of Klein-Mariazell in Lower Austria. Thomas Aigner will be your guide on location.

More information on the “Austrian Heritage Day”