Francesco Avolio studies historical sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. The curriculum that he chose has a focus on the medieval and early modern Europe. His personal interests include various aspects of the late-medieval European and Mediterranean sphere of studies: from the feudal society’s institutions and the medieval cultural traditions to the civilian and military architecture and the naval innovations of that age. During his first year in the master course, he met professor Antonella Ambrosio, which held a course in Paleography and Diplomatics. Thanks to her, Francesco approached simultaneously the world of the medieval documentations and archives and the subject of the Digital Humanities.
by Stella Montanari
Ti Racconto la Storia is a portal, integrated in Italian National archival system (SAN) developed with the financial support of General Directorate of Archives (DGA). Its name is a word game meaning, “I tell you a story” or “history”.
It consists of a digital library hosting audio and video collections of oral history, resulting from research projects carried out by institutions and independent researchers, kept in public and private archives. The collections document several aspects of 20th century Italian social life and history, from the point of view of individuals or communities. The portal “Ti Racconto la Storia” weiterlesen
On April 7th 2022, students of the history sciences of the University of Naples Federico II in Italy took part in an ICARUS lecture (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkFDNiCOpIs), given by Antonello Migliozzi, senior researcher of the MUSA (Museum Centre of agriculture sciences, https://www.centromusa.it/it/), and introduced by the founder of the Topothek project (https://www.topothek.at/en/), Alexander Schatek. Angerio Filangieri archive on Topotheque, an ICARUS lecture weiterlesen
by Tatjana Hölzl
After 4 years (2018-2022) the European Digital Treasures (EDT) project, co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe programme, slowly comes to an end in December 2022!
What is the EDT project about?
The project “European Digital Treasures: Management of centennial archives in the 21st century” aims at bringing joint European heritage, especially its digital versions, major visibility, outreach and use! Learn more. European Digital Treasures – WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED? – A SUMMARY weiterlesen
by Dr. Monika von Walter
Digitized versions of all libri traditionum from Bavarian bishoprics and monasteries, the originals of which are kept in the Bavarian Main State Archives in Munich, were recently put online on “Bavarikon”, the internet portal of the Free State of Bavaria for the presentation of treasures of art, culture and knowledge, and are thus made available to an interested public worldwide. The libri traditionum are one of the oldest and undoubtedly also one of the most important types of written sources that are available in the Bavarian Main State Archives. They occur almost exclusively in Bavaria and Austria and were in use from the end of the 10th century to the middle of the 13th century in almost all monasteries and bishoprics in the area of the early and high medieval duchy of Bavaria, which consisted of the southern and eastern parts of present day Bavaria and large parts of modern Austria plus South Tyrol. In these times, when there were few sources, they contain the majority of private charters and are often the only source for names of people and places in a particular region. Many places are mentioned in writing for the first time ever there. Libri traditionum of Bavarian bishoprics and monasteries weiterlesen
by Tatjana Hölzl, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research
Over the last decades, institutions with archival holding have invested important resources to offer access to digitized items. These “digital treasures” are thus included as primary sources to free access portals, but they do not have a transformation process nor generate economic returns. The challenges of the digital age are moving memory institutions into new business models, and developing institutional enterprises around digitization. Digital collections have enormous potential for changing the way that information is used. ICARUS as partner of the European Digital Treasures Project weiterlesen
Maida Gruden works as the Head of Visual Arts Department at the Students’City Cultural Center (SCCC) in Belgrade implementing projects aiming to engage student community in art projects that can serve as a powerful tool for understanding society.
She graduated Art History at the Faculty of Pholosophy in Belgrade and holds the certificate from School for History and Theory of Images, Center for Contemporary Art, Belgrade. Maida Gruden weiterlesen
by Maida Gruden, an art historian, curator at Students’ City Cultural Centre, Belgrade, coordinator of the project ‘They: Live’ – student lives revealed through context-based art practices
The international project ‘They: Live’ – student lives revealed through context-based art practices explores the student life on campuses from the end of World War 2 to present day in Belgrade and Novi Sad (Serbia), Zagreb and Rijeka (Croatia), Madrid (Spain) and Podgorica (Montenegro). During residential stays in student campuses, artists, together with curators, will develop art projects directly with students, using archive photo and audio materials on student life from 1945 to present day, collected from former and current residents of student campuses and stored on the collaborative digital platform Topotheque. Contemporary Art and Archives weiterlesen
by Codruta Mihailovici, National Archives of Romania
Mihai Eminescu is considered the poet of the Romanians, the greatest one. His work (influenced by the Western European authors and the philosophical doctrines of German academics, such as Schopenhauer) belongs to Western European Romanticism but with strong national touches. His life (birth, death, love) is still full of mystery.
by Vuokko Joki, Director of the National Archives of Finland in Oulu and
Tomi Ahoranta, Development Manager at the National Archives of Finland
Letters from All Around the World
I’m going to Tenerife at Christmas and I wish you could come to. It would be really great. Santa could I ask you a favor could you bring me a bring home baby monkey for Christmas please.
P.S. I love you very, very, very much.” Santa’s Archive Collects People’s Hopes and Dreams weiterlesen
by Ott Koor, archivist at the National Archives of Estonia
Illegal cross-border movement across the Soviet border was a process that characterised the areas along the eastern border of Europe from 1920 to 1940. The communist ideology attracted many, which is why cross-border movements took place primarily towards the Soviet Union and not vice versa. One characteristic example is the case of Estonia. Illegal border crossings between Estonia and the Soviet Union in 1920–1940 weiterlesen
by Tatjana Hölzl, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research
Would you like to be the co-creator of a European Archives online exhibition? Would you like to be part of an international summer camp in Hungary?
If you are between 15 and 18 years old and you are a high school student, you can participate in our multimedia contest “Young Digital Treasures” which is open now! Contest: Young Digital Treasures.Application dates: 1st of October 2021 to 14th of January 2022. YOUNG DIGITAL TREASURES weiterlesen
di Giuseppe Consolo
Laboratorio dei documenti sul Web, UNINA
Chiunque sia interessato alla storia dell’Italia meridionale in età medievale non può esimersi dal recarsi presso l’imponente archivio della Badia della SS. Trinità di Cava di Tirreni (SA), fondata nei primi anni dell’XI secolo, che è il più grande e importante archivio del Mezzogiorno contenente documenti e manoscritti, per lo più originali, che risalgono a ben prima della sua fondazione; la creazione dell’archivio vero e proprio risale, invece, alla fine del XVI secolo. Nei documenti risalenti a prima della fondazione dell’abbazia ritroviamo anche quelli relativi alle fondazioni principesche delle chiese di S. Massimo e di S. Maria de Domno; due chiese che nel corso del IX – X secolo risultano essere dei veri e propri centri amministrativi e di potere. Gli Indici del Codex Diplomaticus Cavensis su Monasterium.Net: chiamare per nome i notai, i giudici, gli abati e gli avvocati dell’Italia meridionale longobarda nei secoli VIII-X. weiterlesen
Giuseppe Consolo was born in Naples, Italy, on September 12, 1991. He became interested in the world of the Digital Humanities and digital archives thanks to the Paleography and Diplomatics during his graduate school course (University of Naples Federico II, Prof. Antonella Ambrosio), and continued his studies during his stay in Austria, under the supervision of Professor Georg Vogeler. He got his master’s degree in Historical Sciences in 2019 with a thesis in paleography and diplomatics, “The Codex Diplomaticus Cavensis. The notary in the Principality of Salerno and digital technologies”, a work that looks at the digital world through the use of GIS technologies and document digitization. Giuseppe Consolo weiterlesen
by Dr Charles J. Farrugia, Malta’s National Archivist
The International Council on Archives, through its European Branch, wishes to express its deepest sympathy and solidarity with our archival friends and colleagues who have suffered from the floods in Venice in recent days. The full extent of the damage will only be fully understood once the flood water recedes, but colleagues throughout Europe will wish to help in whichever practical ways they can. For the present, we wanted to send this message of support to let our colleagues in Venice know that they are not forgotten and that archivists throughout Europe are thinking about them at this difficult time.
A collection account has been set up for contributions. Those who wish to help can send donations made out to “SIAE per la raccolta fondi a favore dei titolari delle librerie e delle biblioteche di Venezia”, using the IBAN: IT 36 V 02008 05085 000105794751. For bank transfers from abroad this is the bic swift code required: UNCRITM1B33.