News, News, News – A pile of news concerning ICARUS and our various projects.

13-14 May 2014: Conference “Memory without borders – Austrian and Slovak Archives of the Border Region. Present and Future



Final Conference of the ETC project “Memory without borders”


13 05 2014 @ Bratislava Castle

14 05 2014 @ Austrian State Archives


For more information & registration click here >>>>






Welcome to ICARUS!

We would like to warmly welcome the

Landesarchivverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz / Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz (DE)


We are looking forward to joining our efforts and future cooperation!


Welcome to ICARUS!

Welcome to our new member:

Logo Norway

It´s an honour to have them with us and we are looking forward to our future cooperation!



Hippolyt Holy Order in gold for archivists of Lower Austria and the Diocese of Passau

The bishop of the Diocese of St. Pölten (AT) Klaus Küng awarded the former director of the Regional Archive of Lower Austria Anton Eggendorfer and the director of the Archive of the Diocese of Passau (DE) Herbert Wurster with the Hippolyt Holy Order in gold on 14 March 2014 – the recognition for their meritorious work on the archives of the Diocese.

Thomas Aigner (Director of the Archive of the Diocese of St. Pölten / AT) emphasized that Anton Eggendorfer and Herbert Wurster righteously deserve great recognition for their achievements in the matter of mastering the challenges the Archive of the Diocese is facing in times of far reaching changes through digitisation. Their tireless dedication has not only initiated projects such as the digitisation of the charters of ecclesiastical archives ( and parish registers ( but even more ensured their successful implementation.

Foto (from left to right): HR Dr. Anton Eggendorfer, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Pölten DDr. Klaus Küng, Dr. Herbert Wurster, Dr. Thomas Aigner

Foto (from left to right): HR Dr. Anton Eggendorfer, Bishop of the Diocese DDr. Klaus Küng, Dr. Herbert Wurster, Dr. Thomas Aigner

More information (in German) on the awarding can be found >>> here.


Call for Papers: „Archives of Religious Communities in Croatia – Practical Experiences and Perspectives“

The State Archives in Šibenik and Zadar in cooperation with the Croatian State Archives and ICARUS (International Center for Archival Research) are organising an international conference „Archives of religious communities in Croatia – practical experiences and perspectives“ which will take place in Šibenik on 25th – 26th September 2014.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations related to the thematic areas outlined in the Call. Please find the Call for Papers >>>here.

Proposals for papers: Titles of proposed papers (15 min.) with an abstract of no more than 250 words should be sent to dasi[at] The deadline for the submittion of the paper proposals  is March 15, 2014. We hope to contact those whose papers have been accepted by June 30, 2014.


11 March 2014: ICARUS@work #14

This time the workshop deals with experiences, results and wishes for developing a digital research landscape for archival source material.

More information can be found in our >>>Events Calendar (in German).

To view the programme directly, click on the logos below.


Decoration of Honour in Silver for ICARUS president Thomas Aigner

Yesterday on 05 December 2013 our ICARUS president Thomas Aigner was awarded with the Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria. As inspiring pioneer in terms of the digitization of archival documents and unparalleled catalyst advocating and actively originating initiatives and projects which establish and strengthen international networks within the archival world, we can´t think of a better recipient for this honouring.
With the foundation of, the most comprehensive virtual portal of medieval charters world wide, Matricula which allocates the complete church registers of the Diocese of St. Pölten online, and as president of ICARUS, Thomas Aigner can not only be considered the founder of online sources of archival information but he will most certainly keep pushing the boundaries of today and strike out the path into the future!

We as his team and co-workers are extremely proud of his achievements and ambitious aspirations and are looking forward to further on setting out on this adventurous and thrilling journey with him! Last but not least, how can we not be absolutely cheerful for a president and friend, that always has a smile on his face, is never shy to pull a joke, has an open ear for all of us at any time and is a passionate metal head?!?!?! 


Karlheinz Töchterle (Minister of Science and Research of the Republic of Austria) and Thomas Aigner (President ICARUS and Director of the Diocese of St. Pölten/AT)

Congratulations from all of us!

Welcome to ICARUS CCeH!

Great news! We are happy to welcome yet another new member to ICARUS:

the Cologne Centre for eHumanities (CCeH)


Welcome Archives of the Republic of Srpska!

Welcome to ICARUS: Archives of the Republic of Srpska!

It´s a pleasure to welcome another archive from Bosnia-Herzegovina to our team. To learn more about this archive, please click on the image below.


Welcome Archivverbund Stadtarchiv und Staatsfilialarchiv Bautzen (DE) to ICARUS!

Hello and welcome to the Archivverbund Stadtarchiv and the Staatsfilialarchiv Bautzen (DE)!

Both archives are dedicated to safekeeping, conserving and indexing archival documents for public use. The Archivverbund holds archival material mainly used for research into local and family history as well as for academic, legal and personal research. The Stadtarchiv (City Archive) allocates the city’s chronicle, a picture library, a map collection and contemporary acquisitions. The public relations activities of the Archivverbund consists of lectures, exhibitions and guided tours.

Please click on the image below to learn more.



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