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.
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”.
Archives and Archival Research in the Digital Environment
Topics of this convention circle around digital platforms and digital research of archival sources, challenges of archives in the digital societies, international cooperation networks and initiatives creating new ways to use digital sources and bring history closer to the public.
Organizers and hosts: Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade and Historical Archives of Belgrade
We reserved a limited contingent of rooms at the three hotels mentioned below. All of them are located in the city centre and just a stone´s throw from the convention´s venue. Please make sure to use the code “ICARUS Convention” upon booking to be eligible for the special rates as indicated.
- Belgrade Art Hotel **** 85€ per night
- Hotel Majestic **** 65€ per night
- Hotel Le Petit Piaf *** 60€ per night
Hear speakers from Europe’s leading science, technology and cultural institutions discuss the potential of cultural heritage data for education, creative and media industries, entertainment, urban planning, policymaking and more.
Meet and connect with companies and academics from throughout Europe who are actively working to realise the vast potential of our cultural heritage across fields and industries.
Further details and continuos updates on the conference´s programme can be found on the corresponding website.
— 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!
… postponed to May 2023…
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
Due to the special circumstances this year´s general assembly and ICARUS Convention #25 will be held completely virtual.
It will be dedicated to a comprehensive discussion of our shared community´s future:
“Rise to the next Decade – An agenda for the future of ICARUS”
We are looking forward to welcoming you this time in our common virtual space!
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!