CO:OPyright @ Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Tcapturehe conference is hosted by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and the Institute of the Foundations of Law, Section ‘Law and ICT’ at the University of Graz (Austria).

In the age of digital information technology and the constant availability of information through the Internet, it is not only important to have democratic access to knowledge, but also essential to consider the potential that lies in the critical production and expansion of knowledge.

The project co:op – short for community as opportunity: the creative archives’ and users’ network – co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public.

Of particular interest and concern to cultural heritage institutions are issues of copyright on, provision of and access to digitized material. There is a recognizable political drive in the European Union to facilitate public access to cultural heritage – and data in general – hosted at public institutions. However, the lack of  legal harmonization and the often unclear national legislations on the use and provision of resources by public cultural  heritage or scientific institutions has been prohibiting a much broader engagement between the general public and its own cultural heritage.

Please find the Call for Papers with further information here.

ICARUS-Meeting #19 @ National Archives of Estonia - Rahvusarhiiv
May 29 @ 13:00 – May 31 @ 00:00

co:operative Estonia



The host of the first ICARUS-Meeting of 2017 and also 5th partner meeting of the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the National Archives of Estonia in Tartu.


The event’s motto: “co:operative Estonia“.
The event’s location: The brand new archive’s building “Noora.

Within the meeting not only will the participants be able to learn more about the best of Estonian digital heritage projects as well as the National Archives’ best practices but also about cooperation projects across national borders. Furthermore, the event will inform on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity, and how one can even apply for it.

Within the meeting, the ICARUS Didactics Group invites to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy. More information on the workshop’s content is available here.

The meeting takes place in the cozy university town Tartu –  town of students, intellectuals and creatives.   We are happy to invite you to the brand new main building of the National Archives of Estonia which is situated in “Silicon Valley” of Tartu.

Click here to learn more about unique Estonia!

Come and spend some quality time with colleagues!

Programme Registration form


Travel to Tartu Local transportation in Tartu 

ICARUS4all field trip @ Budapest City Archives
Jun 12 @ 12:15 – 18:30

The Friends Association ICARUS4all invites its members to a field trip to the

Budapest City Archives

Budapest Főváros Levéltára


Short info about the archive

The new building with the prominent front side made of glass blocks dates from 2004. Until then, the Budapest City Archives were spread over seven locations. New building and digitalisation attract more and more people to do on-site-research or to use the database. The holdings of the second largest archive of Hungary comprise approximately 35 kilometres of shelving and are hosted in a storage facility with an area of almost 18.000 m². The documents which date by the middle of the 19th century are written in Latin or German. Only 12 documents from the Middle Ages could be preserved, cause the majority was destroyed due to the Ottoman occupation. These are mainly letters of privilege from the butcher guild. The oldest dates from 1300, and they are kept in the “Páncél” (engl. tank). Furthermore, the letters of privilege for the two free royal capital cities Buda and Pest from 1703 are particularly interesting.

Further information (EN; also available in German) about the history of the Budapest City Archives > here.

Infos about the field trip

Participants obtain a fascinating insight into the different areas of the archive, will find out more about its characteristics, and, by visiting the workshops (e.g. bookbinding, book press), get an impression of the various procedures. The guided tour will be lead by István Kenyeres, the director of the archive. The following round for questions provides time and space for the participants to ask question about the archive, or for example, the Hungarian archival landscape.

New: This year, ICARUS4all offers its members as a separate programme point the possibility to do some guided on-site research on one’s own, or to ask staff members questions about the use of the archive.

Round trip must to be organised by the participants themselves.

The event language is German (with the possibility to switch to English) and jointly organised by the Budapest City Archives and ICARUS4all within the EU-funded project community as opportunity (co:op).

We kindly ask for your binding registration until 7th June!

Programme flow

  • 12.15 – 12.45: “Come together”
  • 12.45 – 14.45: Guided tour through the archive by director István Kenyeres
  • 14.45 – 15.15: Time for questions about the archive/archival landscape, et cetera
  • 15.15 – 15.45: Coffee break
  • 15.45 – 16.45: Session1 (own on-site research) & Session2 (time for questions about the use of the archive) (simultaneously)
  • 16.45: Joint dinner at a nearby restaurant (optional)



”Offene Archive” | ArchivCamp @ Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jun 19 @ 10:30 – Jun 20 @ 18:00

At the fourth conference “Offene Archive” (Open Archives), modern and innovative developments in the German and international archives’ world take centre stage: from archival blogging to digital presentations up to virtual user contacts. The list of presenters stretches from Germany to the Netherlands up to the US, from archives to companies up to Wikipedia.


The ArchivCamp in connection with the conference is the first BarCamp in the German speaking archive world. It´s all about proactive involvement, exchange of ideas and enthusiasm. There is no trial and error – every idea is a step towards innovation!

Click here for more information on the event’s programme (in German).

Organizers: VdA-Working Group „Offene Archive“ in cooperation with the State Archives NRW, the LWL Archivamt for Westphalia, the Institute for City History Frankfurt am Main, the Rhineland-Westphalian Archive for Economy in Cologne, the Regional Archives of Siegen-Wittgenstein and ICARUS within the EU-funded project “co:op“.

Archive Topics: project @ Sveučilišni računarski centar u Zagrebu
Sep 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00

This lecture of the lecture series “Archive Topics” is dedicated to the Slovenian e-archives project The project is founded by European Union within the framework of the Operative Programme Competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020 and it’s run by the Slovenian government and all public archives.

Experts from the Archives of Republic of Slovenia will present strategies, plans and activities regarding the development and implementation of e-archives in the Slovenian public archives service. The programme is open to the public and will be held in University Computer Centre in Zagreb, starting at 10 am.

Programm available here.

Opening Topotheque Podsused @ Library Podsused
Sep 26 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Another Topotheque goes online: the Croatian Topoteka Podsused!

This is a joint project by ICARUS, ICARUS HR and the Association EKO-2000 for Protection of Environment and the Podsused Library realized within the EU funded programme “community as opportunity“.

Administrator of the Topotheheque is the Association EKO-2000 and the first material going online will show previously held actions of collecting Podsused historic documents.

All citiziens are welcome to bring their material for this project!

Click here for the programme (in Croatian)

ICARUS meeting #20 @ Complutense University Madrid
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

3-2015-07-01-Marca UCM logo negroThe Age of Digital Technology: Documents, Archives and Society

Under the motto “The Age of Technology: Documents, Archives and Society” a wide range of speakers from the Iberian Peninsula will share their experiences and expertise with us. The spectrum of speakers is expanded by further presentations from colleagues of our ICARUS network. The conference promises a truly multi-facetted insight into current projects and developments of the European archival landscape in the digital age.

Furthermore, we will celebrate our 15th anniversary of Europe´s virtual charters archive – Monasterium with a talk show. Colleagues involved in the development of the Monasterium portal will take a look back at the beginnings and discuss options and plans for future developments.

Also, thanks to a cooperation with the Archives Portal Europe Foundation, we can offer a workshop for students within our meeting: On 24 October, Ana María López Cuadrado (Country Manager Archives Portal Europe, Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte. Subdirección de los Archivos Estatales, ES) will conduct a workshop for students and scholars in Spanish, explaining how to conduct research using the Archives Portal Europe. As the largest online archives catalogue in the world, this Portal is a one-of-a-kind innovative tool for conducting archival research online: the Portal allows simultaneous research in hundreds of institutions throughout Europe, and it supports multilingual research.

Programme Registration


4th Croatian ICARUS Days & EURBICA Conference @ Hotel Medena
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day

4th Croatian ICARUS days & EURBICA Conference

The European Archival Landscape: Reaching out for new Horizons

This conference is comprised of contributions presenting a variety of digitization activities focused on the protection of written heritage as well as contributions introducing current archival projects and programmes across Europe such as “community as opportunity (co:op)“, Monasterium, Matricula, the Topotheque and the Time Machine FET Flagship Project.

Ongoing joint archival activities, such as the Archives Portal Europe and EURBICA themes (“Safe Havens for Archives at Risk” and “Shared Archival Heritage”) will also be presented at conference, as well as further current topics regarding digital heritage, use and reuse of digital information, open GLAM, DARIAH activities and various cross-border portals and current programmes in the culture and science field.

Conference language: Croatian and English

Information on accommodation and registration

Conference programme

Conference material for download

Themes of the conference: Digitization and Protection of the Written Heritage  – European Archival Projects, Programmes and Activities – co:op –  ICARUS online platforms: Monasterium, Matricula, Topotheque – European Flagship project Time Machine – Archives Portal Europe – EURBICA – Safe Havens for Archives at Risk – Shared Archival Heritage – – Cadastral Maps

Digital Heritage – Use and Reuse of Digital Information – Open GLAM initiatives – Digital Cultural Politics – Digital Humanistic – DARIAH


Archives and Universities in the Digital World @ Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Apr 20 @ 10:30 – 14:00


Archives and Universities in Digital World.

Contemporary trends in making archival materials available

Organizers: Institute of Archival Science and Auxiliary Sciences of History at the Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and the National Archives in Prague in cooperation with the  International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS) and the EU-funded project “community as opportunity” (co:op)

View programme here

History for Everyone @ Hessisches Landesarchiv beim Hessischen Staatsarchiv Marburg
May 25 @ 10:00 – 13:15

Day of the Topotheque – History for Everyone

In times of globalization and digitization, returning and recollecting one´s own as well as local history gains importance. This event will inform local communities about funding possibilities to set up Topotheques – THE online service tool to safe-guarde historic documents and bring the past back to life.

Detailed information on the programme can be found here (in German).