The ICARUS Meeting #22, hosted by the University of Naples Federico II (IT), will incorporate the second international convention of the EU-funded project “co:op (community as opportunity – the creative archives’ and users’ network)”. The motto of the entire event:
“Cooperation as Opportunity. Historical Documents, Research and Society in the Digital Era”.
The convention’s thematic priority
Thematic priority of the convention will be to discuss how societal changes of the Digital Era affect archive structures, research methods and the handling of historical documents and vice versa.
Not only do archives and historical documents of the Digital Era call for new (digital) research methods by scholars and teachers (hitherto traditional users of this cultural asset). What’s even more remarkable, today, archives are faced with completely new types of users (that have no specific scholarly background).
By tailoring the technological advancement of the Digital Era to the diversified needs of this new, heterogeneous audience, participatory user communities can be explored, served, activated and expanded.
How to reflect on these aspects? Through discussion, exchange, the sharing of experiences and the development of possible solutions and strategies!
The convention’s structure
The convention will act as a sharing place where professionals and user communities will have the possibility to present, discuss and share their ideas, visions and concrete projects, with the aim to prepare new partnerships, as well as the planning and implementation of common new projects.
During the three days of the convention there will be five sessions and equally as many round tables, which will become a unique opportunity for public discussions, actively engaging and encouraging the the participation of the audience.
The keynote “Big Data of the Past” by Frédéric Kaplan (DHLAB) will set the visionary tone of the convention and kick-off the first debate and round table “Big Data of the Past: Vision or Near Future?”
On a not to be overlooked side note: The convention will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of ICARUS – the network that has since its beginning spearheaded the digital advancement of the archive community.
8th co:op partner meeting
This event furthermore marks the final meeting of all partners of the co:op project. Within the administrative co:op meeting, concluding preparations for successfully finalizing the projects will be made.
Click on the image below to enjoy a video introducing the many facettes of Naples:
Within the frameworks of the EU-funded project “community as opportunity” (co:op) the complete stock of documents of the Monastery of St. Emmeram in Regensburg (DE) at the Archives of the Bavarian State in Munich (DE) has been digitised: ca. 4500 charters from the year 194 to about 1800 will soon be available online. By taking the example of this corpus of source material, the workshop intends to bring together research questions and technical exploitation models.
Original title of the workshop:
“Entziffern, Forschen, Mitmachen: Das Kloster St. Emmeram in Regensburg und seine digitale Überlieferung”
The workshop will be held in German.
Please find further information on the programme (in German) via the link below. Registrations can be made via the form also provided via the link below:
Forced displacement and other human migration crises raise complex interacting issues about nation-states, laws, borders, human rights, citizenship and identity, security, resource allocation, and information and communication technologies (ICT). Integral to this complexity, documentation and particularly official records are pervasive and fundamental yet somehow rarely conspicuous. Much attention has been focused on official verification of identities and citizenship of displaced persons and other migrants, vetting them for security risks, reunifying families, and determining whether or not they qualify for asylum and resettlement. However the issues that asylum seekers and other migrants confront in understanding, accessing, carrying, preserving and producing the kinds of authoritative documentation required for these as well as other bureaucratic processes in their future lives remain under-addressed.
This one-day symposium at the University Department of Croatian Studies (University of Zagreb) is one of a series of workshops taking place across the globe in 2018 to highlight issues linked to records and other documentation for refugees and asylum seekers. The symposium is organized by ICARUS-HR and the University Department of Croatian Studies (University of Zagreb) in collaboration with the Refugee Rights in Records Project of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ Centre for Information as Evidence (UCLA CIE) and the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS).
More information about the project can be found at https://informationasevidence.org/refugee-rights-in-records.
One of the goals of this symposium is to bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds to promote awareness, dialogue and initiative on topics including the following:
- Issues faced by child and women migrants and relating to family separation/reunification
- Coping with trauma and health concerns
- Education and literacy concerns and initiatives
- Classification considerations and more existential dilemmas about personal identity
- Support infrastructure for personal recordkeeping
- Development of a platform to ensure personal rights in and to bureaucratic records
- Documenting and archiving current and historical personal and community displacement and diaspora experiences
- Designing and implementing information technology to address specific humanitarian needs.
To register to attend, please email: info.icarushr[at]gmail.hr.
Working languages of the Symposium are English and Croatian.
Expect the Unexpected!
The film festival organized within the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the concluding activity of the project and signals the end of a four year long inspiring and exciting cooperation project with our project partners from all over Europe.
The festival will look back and reflect on on two special activity types carried out within the project: the “Adventures in Archives” film happenings and the “Bring Your History Days”.
“Adventures in Archives” invited high school kids, equipped with modern recording devices like digi cams and smartphones, behind the walls of archival institutions to spot the hidden treasures of historical material, learn about the various occupational areas in an archive and eventually discover how our cultural identities have evolved and their witnesses are being safe-guarded for the future.
The close cooperation between archives and education centres encouraged the understanding and perception of archives in the public, educated our younger generations on the manifold possibilities of professional qualifications, be it modern-day archivist, (art) historian, media production, journalism, restauration, international project or cultural management, and rose awareness for the shared heterogeneity of our cultural identities.
At the festival, the movies and clips produced by the students will be screened. Discussion rounds will reflect on the experiences made by the students themselves and also on the experiences made by the archive staff and pedagogues involved.
The “Bring Your History Days” documented the process on setting up Topotheques, an online service tool joining historic material from private collections and thus highlighting the vivid history of municipalities and communities. The documentations give insight into what it takes to build a topotheque and how important historic materials kept in private collections are with regard to enriching and broaden the perspective of the past.
At the film festival a closer look will be taken at the role a Topotheque can play for a community and how the voluntary participation of citizens in setting up a Topotheque raises awareness for the importance the past plays in the present – and for the future.
Digital Challenges & Collaborative Networks
ICARUS Hrvatska together with ICARUS (International Center for Archival Research), the State Archives in Pazin and further partners organize the 5th Croatian ICARUS Days in conjunction with the ICARUS Convention #23 under the theme “Interactive Archives: Digital Challenges & Collaborative Networks”.
The conference will take place in Pula on the premises of the House of the Croatian Defenders (Dom hrvatskih branitelja) from 27-29 March 2019.
Accommodation in Pula
For the participants of this event, special conditions have been arranged with two hotels:
Please contact your preferred hotel via e-mail and mention the promotion code “ICARUS19”.
— CANCELLED —
… due to the current pandemic crisis, the following conference has been cancelled:
6th Croatian ICARUS days
“Archives – borders, identities, reflections”
Rijeka/HR, March 25th to 27th 2020
ICARUS Hrvatska in cooperation with ICARUS, the University of Rijeka (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) and other partners, organize the 6th Croatian ICARUS days under the topic “archives – borders, identities, reflections” – intending to emphasize the current importance of archival institutions and records for societies.
The conference will take place in Rijeka, Croatia, on the premises of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, from March 25h to 27th 2020 and we are happy to invite all scholars, students, professionals and archival fans to join us in the promotion of archives in the European Capital of Culture 2020.
At the conference, ICARUS and its members will present various activities concerning networking, digitization and protection of written heritage, as well as current archival projects and programs across Europe, such as CREARCH, Digital Treasures, Store the future and international digital platforms for cultural heritage such as Topotheque, Mapire, Archives Portal Europe and others. The conference program will also focus on up-to-date issues emerging from the archival and heritage preserving community, with emphasis on IT themes, information on, presentation and interpretation of historical sources, use in the digital world and open access to GLAM institutions, like Time Machine activities, DARIAH topics and interdisciplinary projects such as Rijeka in Flux, Frankostrukcija, Znameniti.hr etc.
Participation in the conference is free of costs. The conference languages are Croatian and English.
We kindly invite potential speakers to present a paper (15 min.) corresponding with one of the proposed topics. Applications with specified name, surname, institution of employment and a proposal for a presentation should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com until January 15th. More information will be available at https://www.icarushrvatska.hr/ where you can see previous ICARUS days-conference material.
We invite you to join us in Rijeka as well as to spread the news about the 6th Croatian ICARUS days among your colleagues and friends.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the abovenamed e-mail-address.
Looking forward to meeting you in Rijeka!
The OCR webinar will present Optical Character Recognition technology as a tool by which archival processes with digitized material can be multiplied or even automated at minimal cost and while maintaining or improving the quality of the results obtained. The lecture will be held on Croatian by two ICARUS Croatia members: Željko Trbušić, archivist at the Department of the History of Croatian Literature of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and prof. Hrvoje Stančić, Chair of Department of Archival and Documentary Studies at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.
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: https://forms.gle/qhV3Td5m9dUBNmt66
Archives – borders, identities, reflections
ICARUS Croatia in collaboration with the ICARUS consortium, the University of Rijeka Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and other partners is proud to announce the 6th Croatian ICARUS days.
The event will take place online in the conference languages English and Croatian.
The programme, abstract book and all further conference information are availabe on the ICARUS HRVATSKA website.
We look forward to your participation!