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)

ICARUS4all-Exkursion Budapest City Archives






”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“.

Archival Practice 2017 @ Archives of Tuzla Canton
Sep 28 @ 08:00 – Sep 29 @ 17:00

30th international conference

Archival Practice 2017

The conference will cover the following topics:

  1. Protection of registry material in transitional times – results and perspectives,
  2. Contribution of project ,,Archival practice” to the development of archival profession,
  3. 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.

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

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Digital Humanities: Empowering Visibility of Croatian Cultural Heritage @ University of Zadar
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

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.

Download Call for Papers here for further information

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)

3rd “En route” conference @ Universität Wien, Marietta-Blau-Saal
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

3rd conference of the work group “En route to a shared Identity – Perspectives, new sources and unknown networking groups in past and present on the History of Central Europe”


More information will follow in due time.

ICARUS meeting #21 @ The National Archives Service of Finland - Arkistolaitos
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Details will follow.


ICARUS-Meeting #22 @ Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Sep 23 @ 12:56 – Sep 25 @ 13:56

More information will follow in due time.

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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

The film festival organized within the EU-funded project “co:op – community as opportunity” is the concluding activity of the project. Further details will follow in due time.

Hrvatski državni arhiv