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ICARUS-Meeting #17 | Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society

The Regional State Archives in Visby is a department of the Swedish National Archive since 2010 and hosted our ICARUS-Meeting #17 tackling major topics of the co:op project of how to sustainably and resourcefully bridge archives and the general public.

The Archive has one of the largest photographic collections in Sweden and is located in the medieval Hanseatic Town of Visby on Gotland – the one and only popular Swedish island rich in medieval churches (92!), historical and natural sites. ICARUS-Meeting #17 | Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society weiterlesen

ICARUS-Meeting #19 | 5th co:op partner meeting

The participants of the meeting were not only 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 informed on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity.

The ICARUS Didactics Group invited to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy (click here for more information).

The meeting took place in the cozy university town Tartu –  town of students, intellectuals and creatives.  ICARUS-Meeting #19 | 5th co:op partner meeting weiterlesen

MOM-Tool-Summer-School, 12-14 June 2017 in Cologne (DE)

Within the EU-funded project „co:op – community as opportunity“ the Cologne Center for eHumanities will organize a MOM-Tool-Summer-School from 12-14 June 2017 in Cologne (DE).

At this event you will be able to learn about the applicabilities of the Monasterium portal – from basic introductions to state-of-the-art newly implemented features. In just three days you´ll get to learn all you need and wish to know about the Monasterium portal.

The programme includes amongst other things

  • Introduction to
  • Edit in EditMOM 3
  • Local MOMathon

Take a look at the complete programme!

 Sounds like plenty of opportunities to get involved?

Then please contact our colleague Stephan Makowski to register:

Interview mit Bernhard Hetzenauer: Erinnerung ist immer Konstruktion

by Dagmar Weidinger, ICARUS

Bernhard Hetzenauer. © Viktoria Milovanovic Nicht gerade  ein gewöhnlicher Büro-Job… für seine Arbeit reist Bernhard Hetzenauer durch ganz Südamerika. Die meisten seiner Filme wurden  in Ecuador und Mexico gedreht.

In einem eineinhalbstündigen Dokumentarfilm hat Bernhard Hetzenauer das Leben der von Prag nach Quito emigrierten Jüdin Vera Kohn eingefangen. Vier Jahre lang arbeitete er an dem Oral-History-Portrait der 98-jährigen Psychotherapeutin und Zen-Meisterin und sammelte dazu auch Archivmaterial aus Ecuador und der ehemaligen österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. In einem Gespräch mit „insights“ erzählt Hetzenauer, wie der Blick des Filmemachers jenen des Historikers ergänzen kann.
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Interview with Bernhard Hetzenauer: Like film, memory is always a construction

by Dagmar Weidinger, ICARUS

Bernhard Hetzenauer. © Viktoria Milovanovic  Nothing but an ordinary office job … for his work Bernhard Hetzenauer travels across Southern America. Most of his films are set in Ecuador and Mexico.

In his 90-minute documentary film, Bernhard Hetzenauer has captured the life of Vera Kohn, a Jewish woman who emigrated from Prague to Quito. The work on the oral history portrait of the 98-year old psychotherapist and zen master took four years. In its course, he also collected archival material in Ecuador and the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. In an interview with “insights”, Hetzenauer talks about how the filmmaker’s perspective can complement that of the historian.
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Dagmar Weidinger

Dagmar Weidinger. © Markus Ladstaetter

Dagmar Weidinger is a trained art historian. She has studied at the Universities of Vienna, London (UK) and Tours (F). After her PhD she has worked as a curator, lecturer and journalist, writing for various national and international newspapers and magazines. She joined ICARUS in 2014 taking over the press and public relations activities as well as working on the „insights“-magazine together with Kerstin Muff.

Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind and Current Issues of European Sigillography

by Karel Maráz

The first part of the paper focuses on the specific monograph entitled Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind, which will also include the edition of sigillographic material from this particular period. The model and content of the publication was already presented in 2000 (Sborník archivních prací 50, 2000, pp. 460-473) and the work on it is still continuing. From the particularities of Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind, it is necessary to point out that alongside the corpus of seals of the diplomatic material, covered in the CDB edition, it will also include seal matrices in state institutions and private ownership, as well as incomplete matrices until 1310. It will contain not only deperditum seals, whose form is known by means of for instance earlier photographs or casts, but also those which are currently referred to merely in corroboration of instruments. In this case, however, one needs to be particularly cautious, as it has been sufficiently demonstrated that the information in the corroboration may not always correspond to reality. With great caution, however, the Corpus also needs to cover the seals mentioned in formularies. The monograph will also include seals released from the written document and stored separately in institutions, as well as seals mentioned in other than diplomatic (mainly narrative) sources, provided that meet the temporal and territorial delimitation of the Corpus. It will also include medieval and modern counterfeits, while also mentioning newer seals attached to acts. Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind and Current Issues of European Sigillography weiterlesen

Terminologické a metodologické problémy výzkumu novověkých pečetí

by Martina Bolom-Kotari

The contribution presented basic questions, on which must focus sigillographers dealing with Early-Modern Age or modern sigillography. We haven´t had proper terminology at our disposal yet, which would enable to reflect specific phenomenon of early-modern age sigillography. Such phenomenon didn´t exist in the medieval sigillography, therefore we don´t have  functional terminology. The attention was paid to the research methodology as well. Sigillography is the only discipline regardless it discovers medieval or early modern age documents. The research methods and theirs usage must reflect the development and transformation of the matter.

Town Olomouc Archive – Catalogue of Seals

by Karel Müller, Jan Štěpán and Hana Seichterová

PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil made available the unique collection of charters of fond Town Olomouc Archive, deposited in the State District Archive in Olomouc, in the form of abstract catalog. PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil intended to make the edition of seals, but the idea has just recently come to realization. The catalog of seals has gradually been created thanks to initiative of PhDr. Karl Müller, the director of the Regional Archives in Opava. A total of 2,528 seals will be divided into thematic groups, e.g. Rulers and Ruling Princes, Nobility, Towns, etc. The dividing of the seals will make the orientation in sigillographic material easier. There were demonstrated examples of individual groups and example of the abstract, which accompanies every seal, at the workshop. The researcher gains the basic information about the seal, the frequency and the picture of the seal, which is indispensable. Photographs will be available on the website of archive.

Descriptions of medieval seals and their use in the development of medieval sphragistic editions

by Miroslav Glejtek, Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre

To be able to understand the seal as a historical phenomenon and an important part of medieval society it must examined from different angles. Not much attention is paid to the period descriptions of the seals. The presented paper tries to introduce some basic types of seal descriptions mentioned in written sources of the Hungarian kingdom. The first group consists of descriptions found in corroborative and confirmatory formulas that are part of the documents. Another group represents descriptions in the literature sources originating from legal impulses. They are royal privileges, statutes of religious organizations, the royal laws, regulations, etc. These descriptions are of a particular importance in cases when the original seals were not preserved and thus must be reconstructed from written sources. The ambition of the paper is to present these written sources as an interesting element in the development of modern editions of seals.

Martina Bolom-Kotari

Martina Bolom-Kotari. © Martina Bolom-Kotari

Martina Bolom-Kotari, PhD. (*1981) – was born in Havířov. She received her master and doctoral degree at the Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Arts, Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies. Between 2008 and 2010 she worked as an archivist at the Security Service Archive.

Since 2010 she has been working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies, Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové in East Bohemia.

Since 2017 she is the head of Department. Her scientific interest lies in sigillography, with a special focus on the late medieval period and Early-Modern Age. She researches church history, church administration, late medieval and Early-Modern Age diplomatics. In her free time she enjoys travelling, walking and reading.

Daniel Jeller

Daniel Jeller. © Daniel Jeller

Daniel Jeller is an Austrian historian and information technology expert and the head of digitisation and IT at ICARUS, the International Centre for Archival Research in Vienna.

His work, apart from managing the digitisation and technical equipment at ICARUS is currently focussed on digitisation technologies and the effects of the so called Digital Age, the increased use of computer technologies in every aspect of life, on the study of history and auxiliary sciences of history. He started pursuing this topic while working as digitisation technician for ICARUS, where he was employed during his studies at the University of Vienna. The experiences he made during the various digitisation projects resulted in his master thesis “Archival material in the age of its digital reproduction”.

Additionally, he works on several software projects from the field of the Digital Humanities, mainly the Monasterium and ProDomo by ICARUS.

Karel Maráz

Karel Maráz. © Karel Maráz

PhDr. Karel Maráz, Ph.D. was born on 16 August 1971 in Brno. From 1985 to 1989 he studied at the Grammar school in Mikulov, from 1989 to 1994 at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, fields of study: History and Archival Science (Master’s degree, 1994).

His postgraduate studies took place at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University from 1994 to 2002, where he majored in Auxiliary Sciences Historical, specialising in sigillography (Ph.D. degree, 2002). He also completed his Pral doctorate examination (PhDr.) at the same faculty in 2003.

He worked as an archivist at the Moravian Land Archive in Brno from 1994 to 1996, as a scientist at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, Institute of Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Science from 1996 to 2015.

Since 2015, he has worked for National Conservation Office, T. O. in Kroměříž and he has been lecturing at the Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies of Charles University in Prag (focusing medieval sigillography). His publication activity (selection) may be found on (ID 1476, Karel Maráz).