We are always eager to pass our knowledge on to young academics, reasearchers and individuals interested in further studies. In cooperation with various academic institutions and also within our Didactics Work Group, we continuously initiate and carry out educational events and workshops under the title ICARUS4education.

Culture Hackathon 2017 @ Fachhochschule St. Pölten
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Centre stage of this Culture Hackathon takes the encounter of real people, face-to-face – it is this type of encounter which in spite of digitization pre-conditions the development and creation of fresh and innovative ideas. Encounter and dialogue are the key ingredients of every society.

Further information on registration and the programme are available here (in German).

Late summer fair at Klein-Mariazell @ Basilica Klein-Mariazell
Sep 23 @ 12:00 – 22:00

Basilica Klein-Mariazell

The friends association ICARUS4all invites its members to Klein-Mariazell in the region “Mariazell im Wienerwald” in the surroundings of Vienna!


Benefit from this opportunity and visit the pilgrimage site “Klein-Mariazell”! At the beginning, we offer you a guided tour through the Basilica Klein-Mariazell by Thomas Aigner (president ICARUS). The former Benedictine abbey was founded in the early 12th century and repealed 1782. The magnificent Romanic and baroque treasures are really worth seeing!

This classy ambience provides the framework for the ICARUS4all-general meeting and the review of 15 years Monasterium. For those, who don’t know Monasterium yet: It is the biggest virtual documents archive of Europe and one of three online-platforms (Monasterium, Topothek, Matricula), which have been initiated and are being operated by the International Centre of Archival Research (ICARUS). As a member of the ICARUS4all community, you support its continuation.

In order to experience this beautiful landscape actively, we invite those, who enjoy hiking, to a joint hike to the Hafnerberg (ca. 1,5 hours). There, our ICARUS president guides through the worth-seeing baroque pilgrimage church.

For those of us, who prefer to move motorised, we have an alternative programme: you get a guided tour through the baroque pilgrimage church Dornau-Thenneberg.

Over delicious regional food and drink and while listening to live music, we will enjoy the evening at the “Gasthaus zum Kleinen Semmering”. It is located at the Hafnerberg.

Important info: Arrival and departure have to be organised by oneself, as usual. If enough participants are interested in a shuttlebus, we consider to book one from Vienna central train station to Klein-Mariazell and return. This is one important question, that we ask you to answer via our registration form on time (at latest until 4th September)! The cost sharing fee for the shuttlebus accounts for 10 Euro (there and back) per person (regular bus-ticket ÖBB-Postbus costs 13,20 Euro per direction). We kindly ask you to pay cash in the bus.

The event language is German. For additional information about place and history (DE) click here. Brief history of the three pilgrimage churches.

Continue to the programme and registration form here (in German):


Programme  Registration

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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The University Complutense in Madrid will be the host of our 20th ICARUS meeting. Under the motto “The Age of Digital Technology: Documents, Archives and Society” the conference will not only give insights into the archival landscape of Spain and Portugal but we will also celebrate our 15th anniversary of Europe´s virtual charters archive – Monasterium.

Preliminary programme Registration


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)

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 24 @ 12:56 – Sep 26 @ 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