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



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”

68th Genealogy Day @ Bregenz
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day

Thomas Aigner will present the topotheque as a comprehensive tool for safe-guarding and publicly providing historic sources from private collections. The topotheque makes the digital
provision of private material for current and future generations possible: it unearths the treasure chests of private memories for everyone. This way each topotheque becomes a new and exciting source for family and regional history.

Link to the programme


APAE 2016 @ University of Zadar
Oct 25 @ 09:45 – Oct 28 @ 17:00

Conference and School on Authority, Provinance, Authenticity and Evidence

apaeThe University of Zadar hosted the Summer School in the Study of Old Books in 2009; the Summer School in the Study of Historical Manuscripts in 2011; and the Conference and School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies in 2013. The 2016 Conference and School will focus on historical and contemporary understandings and manifestations of the concepts of authority, provenance, authenticity and evidence in diverse cultural, community, disciplinary, professional and technological contexts, as well as on the nature, valence and relevance of these concepts looking toward the future. Proposals are welcomed from scholars, including students, and professionals in any field.

Conference homepage

The Conference and School is co-organised by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Information Studies, VESTIGIA, the Manuscript Research Centre of Graz University, International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS), Croatian State Arhive and Scientific Centre of Excellence for Croatian Glagolitism.

Introduction of the Topotheque in Vukovar (HR) @ Gradski muzej Vukovar
Dec 14 @ 10:00 – 00:00

The Topotheque: Linking heritage institutions and communities

Organized within the EU-funded project “co:op”, ICARUS HR and ICARUS will introduce the online service tool Topotheque to the interested public in Vukovar (HR).

After the recent inauguration of ICARUS HR, representatives of the Croatian ICARUS network will pressent current international initiatives and projects dedicated to the possibilities of cooperation and common development of information infrastructure in the presentation of cultural heritage.

Event  language: Croatian

Please find the programme here.

(Deutsch) Einladung in die private Geschichte Bayerns @ Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns
Feb 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

History for Everyone @ Hessisches Landesarchiv beim Hessischen Staatsarchiv Marburg
May 25 @ 10:00 – 13:15

Day of the Topotheque – History for Everyone

In times of globalization and digitization, returning and recollecting one´s own as well as local history gains importance. This event will inform local communities about funding possibilities to set up Topotheques – THE online service tool to safe-guarde historic documents and bring the past back to life.

Detailed information on the programme can be found here (in German).

(Deutsch) Stammtisch des Mostviertler Genealogenvereins für Familien- und Heimatforschung @ GH Voitiech,
Nov 6 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

Online Topotheque workshop
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00

ICARUS and ICARUS Croatia organize online Topotheque workshop for Topotheque administrators and starting Topotheques in Croatia, Serbia, BiH, Slovenia, Macedonia.

Workshop will be moderate by Vlatka Lemić and Alexander Schatek, author of Topotheque, will present Topotheque idea, work and new features. All interested for Topotheque activities are welcomed.


Language: English and Croatian


Registration form:


ICARUS Lecture #4: Topotheque – our memories @ online
Feb 3 @ 16:00 – 17:00

Topotheque – our memories

On February 3rd, 2022 ICARUS hosts the fourth online lecture!

Alexander Schatek will present the portal Topotheque!

03.02.2022 – 04:00 p.m. CET!

Click here to join via zoom: ZOOM.
ID: 840 8138 5151
Passcode: 296283

The lecture will be held in English.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!