Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Common Archival Heritage

Preservation, Accessibility, Digitisation


The State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia, together with ICARUS, has the honour to organize the 31st ICARUS Convention in Skopje and Ohrid.

The first two days of the Convention (8 and 9 November) will take place in Skopje, and the last day of the Convention (10 November) is planned to be held in Ohrid, a town which is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.

As most of historical processes are not geographically or otherwise isolated, archives worldwide, whether national, regional, or even personal, have also a mission to keep and present documents concerning common history. Hence the intention of the 31st ICARUS Convention is to shed light to the importance of common archival heritage that should be
a base for a fruitful scientific and cultural cooperation as well as for the promotion of good neighbourly relations.

We expect participants to highlight the archival heritage of international/regional interest, its preservation, accessibility,
digitization, especially its presence at online archival platforms and development of digital research tools.

Moreover, the contributions will be related to the provenance and preservation of the archival heritage in the context of political, legal and ethical issues.


Click here to find information about hotel recommendations for Skopje & Ohrid.


The event is planned to be organized in the center of the town at the following locations:

Day 1:

  1. Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence (“11 March”, No. 1, 1000 Skopje –
  2. Porta Makedonija (“11 October”, No. 4, 1000 Skopje)

Day 2:

  1. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts – MANU (Boulevard “Krste Misirkov”, No. 2, 1000 Skopje –

Day 3:

  1. The State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia (“Kay Dimitar Vlahov”, No. 19, 1000 Skopje – for departure to Ohrid
  2. Department from Ohrid in the evening “Nikola Karev”, No. 6, Ohrid

We are happy to announce that the programme of the convention has been finished.
Click here to see the programme and please pay special attention to the different venues as stated above and in the programme.


The registration is closed.

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ICARUS General Assembly @ Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence
Nov 8 @ 13:00 – 14:30

The General Assembly* 2023 will take place within the ICARUS Convention #31 in Skopje!

Date: 08.11.2023

Time: 13.00 – 14.30

Venue: Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence – address: “11th of March”, No. 1 ( and Porta Macedonia – address: “11th of October”, No. 4;

Please find the agenda here.

Note: The regular General Assembly 2023 was held in Sittard in May already. Important task was the election of the new board. As the financial report of 2022 has not been finished by then, it is necessary to do a second (special) General Assembly in which the financial report will be presented accordingly to the constitution.

ICARUS Lecture: BoostDigiCulture Microlearning Upskilling Programme @ online
Dec 12 @ 17:00 – 18:00

ICARUS Lecture

BoostDigiCulture Microlearning Upskilling Programme:
Promoting digital skills and opportunities for cultural professionals


On Tuesday, 12th of December 2023, Sabrina Köhnke (Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Germany) and Dr. Stefania Savva (Synthesis Center for Research and Education, Cyprus) will present the project “BoostDigiCulture” as well as its newly developed Microlearning Upskilling Programme and discuss the benefits of microlearning for the promotion of digital skills among busy cultural heritage professionals.

Date: 12.12.2023
Time: 17.00 CET

Zoom: Click here to join via zoom.
Meeting-ID: 868 9053 3517
Passcode: 904500

The lecture will be held in English.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon online!

ICARUS Croatia Days #9
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day

Already for the 9th time ICARUS Croatia, supported by ICARUS, organises the annual ICARUS Croatia Days. This year the event will be hosted by the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, the Centre for Cultural Heritage and other partners.

Under the title “Heritage Beyond Borders: Cultural and Educational Practices and New Perspectives” the event will be carried out within the frame of the Creative Europe project AtoM – Archives and Traces of Migration dealing with documenting and exploring archival heritage related to past and present migrations. Following ICARUS Croatia Days’ previous reflections on archives’ and heritage institutions’ work in digital society, this conference will also address creative perspectives and innovative approaches to communication of cultural, historic, and artistic heritage, especially in the framework of Creative Europe and audience development programmes as well as the implementation of digital tools in the cultural heritage sector.

This conference will also present international projects and initiatives in GLAM, art, science and education communities connected to topics such as digital storytelling and education, networking and the use of multimedia in representations of cultural heritage. Different digital platforms as well as various projects and programs reflecting interdisciplinary collaboration in the domain of culture, education and academia will also find a place in this event.

Find the preliminary programme here.




(Deutsch) ICARUS4all Online-Diskussionsrunde: Historische Kochbücher @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

Cultural Heritage Innovation Workshop @ JenTower
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day

Join us for an unforgettable experience where your ideas can lead to tangible solutions that celebrate and preserve Europe’s cultural heritage!

Within the frame of the project C4Education, our team organises a learning workshop that promises to be a transformative experience for students and professionals alike. Hosted by Heritage Innovation Lab using the working method created by MESA Company, renowned for its groundbreaking approach to solving complex challenges, this workshop offers the opportunity to immerse in the innovative MESA Method – a strategy adopted by leading organizations globally to foster creativity and execution in just a few days.

Workshop Overview

This unique three-day sprint will focus on “Prototyping Business Solutions for Cultural Heritage in Europe”, aiming to blend creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving skills. Our mission is to explore new avenues for preserving, promoting, and innovating within Europe’s rich cultural heritage sector. Using the MESA Method to guide our journey from concept to prototype we will be thinking about the next steps of Heritage Innovation Lab, a B2B platform for preserving and promoting the rich cultural traditions of Europe through creativity and the most innovative digital technologies.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone eager to apply their creativity and professional skills to the field of cultural heritage, including:

  • Students in related fields seeking practical, impactful learning experiences.
  • Professionals in the areas of cultural management, tech, tourism, innovation, and creative industries.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn from Experts: Engage with an extraordinary team of facilitators and peers, bringing together a wealth of diverse experiences and expertise​​.
  • Hands-On Experience: Transition from inspiration to action, applying the MESA Method to create tangible solutions to real-world challenges​​​​.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and students passionate about making a difference in the cultural heritage sector.
  • Make an Impact: Contribute to a project with the potential to influence how Europe’s cultural heritage is appreciated and sustained for generations to come.

Be kindly invited to register here or directly get in touch with Mr. Gustavo Nogueira in Jena (

Spaces are limited and the group of participants will be selected to have a diverse team working together, so we encourage you to apply early to be part of this groundbreaking workshop.

(Deutsch) Webinar: Diskriminierende Sprache in Archivdaten erkennen und beheben – Herausforderungen und Chancen @ online
Apr 17 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

ICARUS4all Spring Excursion @ Regioarchiv Sittard-Geleen
Jun 1 @ 09:30 – 16:00

Dear ICARUS4all Members!

As you certainly know, our president, Peer Boselie, comes from Sittard in the Dutch province of Limburg, where he is the head of the Sittard-Geleen regional archive until his retirement at the end of May.
On the other hand, with the continuing going online of parish registers of new dioceses in Germany, our association has recently seen many new members joining from these areas.

If we add one and one together, the place and occasion for this year’s

spring excursion
on 1 June 2024 in Sittard (NL)

literally suggests itself!!!

Sittard is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. “Small but fine,” as Albert Dürer wrote. Inhabited since around 5500 BC, it served as a fortified town since around 1200. In 1677, it was largely destroyed by the French, but many traces of its history still remain. Notable features include the oldest choir stalls in the Netherlands (circa 1400), the (small) Bastion Sanderbout, and the first Basilica Minor in the Netherlands (elevated in 1883). Pope Pius IX himself sent the cornerstone for it.

Especially notable are the secret gardens, where history is told in a different way, through stories of war and peace, poems and songs, about God and people.


9:30-10:00 AM: Welcome at the Regioarchiv Sittard-Geleen, Kapittelstraat 6, Sittard
with coffee/tea/’vlaai’ (European heritage!)

10:00-12:00 PM: Guided tour of the archive, including explanation of the archive system and digital resources.

12:00-2:00 PM: Lunch (individually at one of the many restaurants nearby).

2:00-4:00 PM: City tour with visits to some special buildings and the “secret gardens of Sittard.” Departure point: Regioarchiv Sittard-Geleen, Kapittelstraat 6, Sittard.

How to get there:

By train: You can reach Sittard by train via Aachen and Heerlen. Alternatively, you can take a train to Geilenkirchen and then catch bus SB3 to Sittard (hourly service).

By plane: If you’re flying, you have a couple of options. You can fly into Eindhoven Airport, which is advantageous as there’s a bus connection to the train station. From there, you can take a train to Sittard (approximately 45 minutes). Alternatively, you can fly into Düsseldorf Airport and continue your journey by train via Aachen or Geilenkirchen (as mentioned above).


Participation in the archive and city tour is free, and we would be delighted to welcome you in Sittard on June 1, 2024. Please register by May 20, 2024, via email at with the subject “Sittard 2024” and provide us with:
• Name
• and number of persons

Best regards and see you soon!
Your ICARUS4all-Team

ICARUS Convention #32
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

Our next semi-annual ICARUS Convention will be held in the thriving city of Novi Sad, Serbia, under the topic “Archives and Research – Between the Analog and the Digital”.

Thanks to the contributions from inside and outside the ICARUS network, our colleagues in Novi Sad were able to compile a spectacular programme, filling the days between 5-7 June 2024 with inspiring presentations and dedicated sessions, while not leaving out on opportunities for social interactions and getting to know the city and history of Novi Sad and Vojvodina.

Convention Programme:

In addition to presentations covering the main conference topics of “Minority Communities in Europe – Archival Materials and Other Sources” and “Archives and Societies – An Analog Archivist in a Digital World”, there will also be a session on Topotheque, introducing activities from partners in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a workshop focussing on charters and Monasterium.

A special session concentrating on case studies on “Conservation and Restoration of Paper and Parchment” from Serbia and Hungary will be held in parallel to the main conference on June 6th. Note: this dedicated workshop will be held in Serbian and Hungarian language, with simultaneous interpretation into Hungarian respectively Serbian.

The programme also includes:

  • Sportive event: the traditional soccer match will take place in the evening of Wednesday, June 5th.
  • Culinary feasts: reception at the Archives of Vojvodina (Wednesday); Joint dinner with a view, at restaurant Karlo on the Petrovaradin Fortress (at own expenses, Thursday).
  • Guided tours: visit of the City Museum of Novi Sad and the Military Tunnels at the Petrovaradin Fortress (Thursday); Guided city tour through Novi Sad and visit of the Museum of Vojvodina (Friday).
  • Themed exhibition and book presentation by Ms Svetlana Liubljanac (Friday), presenting her publication on archival material of the advocate chamber of Vojvodina.

As always, participation in the ICARUS Convention is free of charge (exception: joint dinner on Thursday) and all ICARUS and ICARUS4all members are most welcome to join us in Novi Sad at the beginning of June!

Register here

Programme (short)

Programme (incl. abstracts and speaker biographies, general information about location and accommodation)

Call for papers (with extensive list of hotels and travel information)

Exploring Creative Tools for Cultural Heritage
Jun 10 @ 14:00 – 16:00

As culmination of our common project C4Education, the consortium consisting of University of Jena, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Time Machine Organisation and ICARUS will be hosting an online event to present the results of our project, launched as Heritage Innovation Lab. This virtual event will promote the discussion on integrating innovative creative tools into the cultural heritage field and will offer insights and support opportunities for project proposals with the latest advancements in technology.

Event Highlights

  • Overview of Creative Tools: Discover how tools such as AI, 3D Sound and XR and other digital applications can revolutionize the cultural heritage sector.
  • Funding Opportunities: Learn about current calls and funding opportunities available for GLAM institutions – Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – looking to innovate and expand their impact.
  • Network and Collaborate: Engage with professionals from the University of Jena, Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, ICARUS, and Time Machine Organisation.

The Heritage Innovation Lab, a collaborative venture between the mentioned institutions, is dedicated to promoting the rich narratives and cultural traditions of Europe through cutting-edge digital technologies. Our platform not only showcases valuable tools and resources but also offers consultancy and a dynamic online forum for professionals to share insights and experiences.

Why attend?

This gathering is a must for educators, researchers, and innovators focused on preserving and promoting European cultural heritage through innovative and digital methodologies. Join us to be at the forefront of transformation in the cultural heritage sector.

We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a stimulating and informative event!