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).

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”:


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.


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.