Events

Jun
4
Mon
ICARUS meeting #21 @ National Archives of Finland (Kansallisarkisto)
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day

Taking Cultural Heritage Outside the Archives

 

Our ICARUS Meeting #21 will take place at the National Archives of Finland under the motto “Taking Cultural Heritage Outside the Archives”:

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National Archives of Finland

In times of rapid technological developments and thus societal changes – especially shifting and adjustments of everyday activities and daily life choices especially in terms of using these modern technologies – archives not only have to keep up with the digital age but to even more importantly ensure a participatory outreach. This meeting will give insight into a variety of topics dealing with how to better connect with communities on the basis of digital technology opportunities.

 

7th co:op partner meeting

At the penultimate partner meeting of the EU-funded project “community as opportunity“, the project partners will be able to hold a resumé about their accomplishments and start into their next phase of preparing the project`s final event – the Film Festival which will take place at the Croatian National Archives in November 2018.


Programme

Jun
15
Fri
Unleash the Invisible -The Power of Spectral Imaging @ Wien, Akademie der Bildenden Künste - Institut für Konservierung - Restaurierung
Jun 15 @ 14:30 – 18:00

What if you could see more? See the invisible? Access hidden information? Learn more through this extra information? This is exactly what XpectralTEK does. XpectralTEK provides you with affordable imaging solutions that allow you to see beyond what your eyes can, and learn from it.

Find out more about our state-of-the-art spectral imaging technology and see for yourself the transformation it can do to your daily work!

ICARUS and its corporate partner XpectralTEK (Portugal) organize a workshop focused on the current spectral imaging technology used in active and preventive art conservation. The basic principles of spectral imaging will be explained, and the available technological solutions demonstrated and explained. Potential applications on cultural heritage will be presented from real case studies, and the future perspectives will be discussed.

The workshop will be held in English and aims at professionals in the field of museums, archives, libraries and conservation of cultural heritage in general.

Programme incl. site plan


Registration

Registration is open until 13 June and limimted to 20 participants.

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Jun
21
Thu
Digital Archiving of Medieval Documents: Concepts and Experiences @ Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Jun 21 @ 06:26 – 07:26

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.

Sep
20
Thu
Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges @ National Archives of Georgia
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

On behalf of our colleagues from the National Archives of Georgia in Tbilisi (GE) we would like to invite you to participate in 3rd international conference “Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges”.

Furthermore, proposals relating to the below mentioned topics may be submitted. Deadline for submitting proposals is 30 June 2018 (max. 500 words).

Conference themes

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the independence of Georgia, including the traditional blocks. Thematic emphasis will be put on 1918-21 Georgia and South Caucasus, the period preceding the declaration of independence of Georgia and the proclamation of the First Democratic Republic.

The goal of the conference is to present most recent scientific innovations, bring together the Georgian and foreign scientists to broaden communication networks, to promote the interdisciplinary and intercultural researches, to seek for adaptation ways of the modern requests of the Cultural Heritage Management and to share the novelties of the digital humanitarian sphere.

Scientific directions of the conference:
  • Georgia and the South Caucasus in 1918-1921 (period preceding the declaration of independence of the South Caucasus countries, the Transcaucasian Seimas, the first republics of Transcaucasia, Georgian government in emigration)
  • Archival studies
  • Source studies
  • Study of antiquities
  • History/art history/ Ethnography
  • Philology (textual criticism/study)
  • Political Science and law
  • Restoration/Conservation
  • Digital archives and databases
  • Cultural Heritage management
  • Intercultural communications

The conference package foresees small educational programs (informative lectures, electronic archives and others), which will be held within the framework of the plenary sessions.

Persons with academic degree, as well as with Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree are allowed to participate in the conference.

For more information please click here

Kulturhackathon 2O18 @ St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Sep 20 @ 16:00 – Sep 22 @ 17:00

Open-Up and Create!

Der zweite Kulturhackathon für Österreich folgt dem Prinzip „Öffnet eure Daten und seid kreativ damit!“ Wir widmen uns vom 20. bis zum 22. September 2018 einem spannenden, sensiblen, interessanten und explosiven kulturellen Erbe.

Wir bekommen Zugang zu Material, welches oft verborgen liegt, jedoch in die Öffentlichkeit dringen möchte, um wahrgenommen und gesehen zu werden! Dem entspricht auch das heurige Motto „Bunkers, Bombs and Big Data“. Wir werden sehen, wie explosiv und wertvoll Daten sein können, wenn wir sie aktivieren!

Der Kulturhackathon möchte kulturelles Erbe zugänglich machen. Es soll den Menschen nahe gebracht werden und ihre Lebensqualität erhöhen. Gesucht werden Start-ups, die Innovatives erzeugen, um der Bevölkerung den Wert kulturellen Erbes und seine Verwertung näher zu bringen. Institutionen vernetzen sich und interdisziplinäre Kooperationen entstehen.

Für weiter Informationen zum Programm und Anmeldung, klicken Sie bitte auf unten stehenden Link:

Kulturhackathon 2018


Sep
24
Mon
ICARUS Meeting #22 @ Società delle Scienze, Lettere e Arti di Napoli
Sep 24 @ 09:00 – Sep 26 @ 17:30

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.


Programme Registration


Click on the image below to enjoy a video introducing the many facettes of Naples:

Oct
5
Fri
Workshop “Decipher, Research, Participate: The Monastery of St. Emmeram in Regensburg and its Digital Tradition” @ Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns
Oct 5 @ 09:30 – 16:00

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:

Programme and Registration


The Bavarian State Archives
© Luiza Puiu

Nov
8
Thu
Focal Point: Upcycling Cultural Heritage @ Archa Theatre
Nov 8 @ 09:00 – 17:00

2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

During 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the national coordinators of the European Year such as civil societies organisations, small local initiatives, big European networks etc. organise a variety of events and activities on this occasion.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage draws attention to the significance of heritage sites, crafts, and intangible stories of our ancestors that are passed from one generation to another. Cultural heritage shapes our identities and has a profound impact on our everyday lives.
To understand that our history used to be someone else’s present and that our present will become someone else’s history is essential for the vision of a meaningful future. We are currently facing pressing questions related to the legacy of cultural heritage, which should be not only preserved and uncritically admired but also made alive.

The Creative Europe Desk of the Czech Republic invites to their international conference “Focal Point: Upcycling Cultural Heritage” to discuss the following key questions:

  • Why and for whom do we preserve cultural heritage?
  • What can cultural heritage organizations and sites offer to society?
  • What is the relationship between cultural heritage and contemporary art?

A variety of internationally renowned experts with different professional backgrounds and disciplines will share their thoughts, experiences and expertise on the given topics, inter alia, Thomas Aigner (President of ICARUS).

More information (in Czech) on the programme and registration can be found here.


 

 

Nov
19
Mon
Film festival @ Hrvatski državni arhiv
Nov 19 @ 12:59 – Nov 20 @ 13:59

Expect the Unexpected!

Hrvatski državni arhiv

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.


Programme

Jun
5
Wed
3rd Archival Congress in Bosnia and Herzegovina @ Hotel “San” Laktaši
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

The Oranizing Committee of the 3rd Archival Conrgess in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Archival Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina are convening the third congress of archival professionals and scholars in a 3-day conference. Next to paper presentations divided in three thematic sessions, the congress will also feature other events. The congress location is the Hotel “San” in the town of Laktaši.
The dates are 5th to 7th June 2019, Wednesday to Friday, several days before the International Archives Day.

The three themes and their concpetual framework are these:

  1. Archives and education
  2. Records on and from Bosnia and Herzegovina beyond its borders
  3. Archives in the post-truth era

Deadline for submitting applications: 15 April 2019

Call for Papers