Within the frameworks of the EU-funded project “community as opportunity. the creative archives‘ and users‘ network” (co:op), the Institute for Balkan Studies hosts the international workshop for researchers and archivists on
Digital Archiving of Medieval Documents:
Concepts and Experiences
which is to be held on Thursday, June 21st, in the hall II at the 1st floor of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Within the first session of the workshop, the work-in-progress Diplomatarium Serbicum Digitale will be presented through three contributions, while the second session is dedicated to similar projects concerning digital processing and publishing of medieval charters, to be presented by our international partners.
The programme of the workshop is available here.
The friends-association ICARUS4all offers its members an excursion to the
Archive of the Archdiocese Salzburg (Austria)
Short info about the archive
The archive of the archdiocese Salzburg is located at the Kardinal-Schwarzberg-Haus since May 2006. It’s an “One-House-Solution”, which means that all functional areas are beneath the same roof: on three floors with a total area of 2.000 square metres you find 9.600 linear metres of archive material in five magazines. They date back to the 12th century. The first systematization took place after the unrest according to the peasants revolt in 1525. The collection of documents nowadays includes 3.600, and the graphics-, plans-, and photo-collection include more than 30.000 exhibits in total.
To the highlights rank the documents from the “Dommusikverein and Mozarteum“, matrices with records from W.A. Mozart or C. Dopper, some “Mozartianas” and records about the forced displacement of the protestants in 1731/1732. The modern archive fulfills several tasks, e.g an art inventory of church-owned art treasure, or the development of a people database about public individuals who had any relations to Salzburg from 1500 until now.
More information (DE) about the Archive of the Archdiocese Salzburg.
Infos about the excursion
The participants receive an exclusive guided-tour through the archive by director Thomas Mitterecker. He gives you a fascinating insight to the different areas and tells you all about the characteristics, working-methods and challenges.
Thereafter, the participants have the possibility to gain more and specific information about the usage of the archive.
After lunch in a cosy restaurant close to the archive, we organised for those who are also interested in local and contemporary history a guided-tour through the special exhibition “Anschluss, Krieg & Trümmer – Salzburg und sein Museum im Nationalsozialismus” at the “Neue Residenz” (Salzburg Museum).
The event-language is GERMAN. It is commonly organised by the archive of the archdiocese Salzburg and ICARUS4all.
Arrival and departure have to be organised independently.
- 10.45 to 12.15: Archive-tour guided by Dr. Thomas Mitterecker
- 12.15 to 12.30: Break
- 12.30 to 13.30: Presentation & questions about the use of the archive
- 13.45 to 15.00: Lunch at Gasthaus “Zwettler’s” (opt.)
- 15.30 to 16.30: Guided-tour (opt.) through the special exhibition “Anschluss, Krieg & Trümmer: Salzburg und sein Museum im Nationalsozialismus” at the Salzburg Museum (“Neue Residenz”)
We kindly ask for your binding registration until Monday, 18th June. We look forward to see you!
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:
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.
The event is at the same time the closing conference (fourth conference) of the international research initiative ‘En route to a shared identity. Sources on the history of Central Europe in the Digital Age’, led by Adelheid Krah (University of Vienna/AT).The international team, whose members are renowned scholars working at universities and archives in the field of research and teaching in Austria as well as in neighbouring countries of Austria, has existed since 2014 and is explicitly addressing the question of conservation and preservation of culture in the Central European and European area.
As it apparently becomes more difficult, despite the digitization and the opening of borders, to preserve the right of people on culture, cultural networking and the traditionally connecting construction of a shared identity, within this final conference also the study of music as another discipline as well as the dimension of the art of the interpretation of a piece will be included. To the existing co-operations of the working team comes a further collaboration with the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. We are looking forward to this!
At the conference, next to numerous talks on new topics and issues also two pieces will be presented:
- the in the Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht publishers as well as in the Böhlau publishing house issued edited volume of the conference in November 2017 ‘Sources, neighbourhood, community. En route to a shared cultural history of Central Europe’, ed. A. Krah (Wien, Köln, Weimar 2019, 302 p.),
- the new CD ‘postscriptum B. – Beethoven-Katzer-Kontraste’ with cello sonatas by L. v. Beethoven and G. Katzer (interpreters J.-U. Krah, B. Parz) in a concert at the MKU Vienna at the occasion of the coming Beethoven year.
All contributions of the conference will again be released in an edited form on the blog ‘En route to a shared identity’, link: https://dighist.hypotheses.org/ and published until February 2020 online. At this point, the team will lay down its collaborative work until further notice.
Conference language: GERMAN
This year´s general assembly will take place online virtually.
ICARUS4all members only can take part after having registered in the following form.
After your registration you are going to receive a registration link for logging in na few days in advance of the meeting.