Presentation by Vlatka Lemic (Hrvatski državni arhiv) on “Creative archives – ICARUS experiences and potentials” within the “Kreativna riznica 2017” in Osijek.
More information about the event can be found here. (Croatian)
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“.
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)
30th international conference
Archival Practice 2017
The conference will cover the following topics:
- Protection of registry material in transitional times – results and perspectives,
- Contribution of project ,,Archival practice” to the development of archival profession,
- Current issues of archival theory and practice, with subtopics:
- Protection of nonconventional material in creation and
- Other issues of archival theory and practice.
Thomas Aigner (president ICARUS) will participate with the following presentation: “Archives in the digital era – Challenges, perspectives, visions”.
More information on the final programme will be available in due time.
2nd International Symposium
The international symposium on Digital Humanities: Empowering Visibility of Croatian Cultural Heritage is the continuation of the 1st symposium held in October 2016 under the title Creative Potential of Glagolitic Heritage. These symposiums are part of the scientific activities related to the project digitization, bibliographic description and research of texts written in Glagolitic, Croatian Cyrillic and Latin scripts until the end of the 19th century in the Zadar and Šibenik area. Since the project is mainly focused on the digitization of Glagolitic heritage, and therefore a large number of topics related to Glagolism is expected, the symposium is included in the year of the Glagolitic Script declared by the Zadar County.
The purpose of the symposium is to cover topics from the areas defining and questioning digital humanities as a new science, as well as the description, research and access to cultural heritage in the digital environment, national and local guidelines and documents related to the digitization of cultural heritage, creative usage of cultural heritage, cultural tourism and including the community into the research of cultural heritage. Particular emphasis is placed on the presentation of methods and research results of cultural heritage, especially written heritage, namely manuscripts and old books and its fragments and watermarks, but also the research in archeology, underwater archeology, art history, linguistics, classical philology, philology, applied arts, etc.
In the context of reflection on the future of research in the field of humanities, starting from the tradition which the University of Zadar nurtures in the field of humanities, the aim of this Symposium is to present research methods and tools from as many fields and branches of the humanities, but also other fields, in order to identify the main research approaches, areas of cooperation within the humanities and other fields, and start a discussion about the need to develop an institutional or cross-institutional center for digital humanities at the University of Zadar.
Submission deadline 19 June 2017
Main organizers: Department of Information Sciences of the University of Zadar (HR), and Vestigia Manuscript Research Centre of the University of Graz (AT)
Co-organizers: Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Zadar (AT), ICARUS, ICARUS-HR, DARIAH-HR, and Glagolitic Association Zadar (HR)
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
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 – Mapire.eu – Cadastral Maps
Digital Heritage – Use and Reuse of Digital Information – Open GLAM initiatives – Digital Cultural Politics – Digital Humanistic – DARIAH
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).
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
- 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.
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.
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”.