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The Bio-Bibliographical Database of Members of the Religious Order Living in the Czech Lands in the Early Modern Age

by Kateřina Bobková-Valentová, The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague and
Hedvika Kuchařová, Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov, Prague; The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Is it possible to find out what a person living at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries did year by year? If this person entered a religious order, then in many cases the answer would be yes.

Cataloguing Card
Cataloguing Card

Once the Bohemian Revolt was defeated in 1621, a large number of male and female religious orders started to flourish in Bohemia and Moravia and this heyday lasted 160 years up to the reign of Joseph II (1780–1790). All of these orders were keeping records of its members, which had — besides purely practical reasons — also its legal and spiritual importance. By entering an order, the man or a woman committed himself/herself to leading a certain type of life and to fulfilling certain duties; life stories of deceased members were passed on within the community as examples of particular abilities and virtues, and the community prayed for its dead members. The Bio-Bibliographical Database of Members of the Religious Order Living in the Czech Lands in the Early Modern Age weiterlesen

Challenges in Digitizing Archival World

Community as Opportunity Launches a Study on File Formats

by Tomi Ahoranta, CO:OP Project Manager at the National Archives of Finland,
Reko Etelävuori, Format Study Work Coordinator and
Sami Nousiainen, Author of the study

We have been digitizing documents in National Archives of Finland for almost 15 years and our capturing processes have developed a lot during that time. Our processes have developed; the amount of digital images has grown enormously especially during the last couple of years. Concerning digital images we have been using widely used formats to store and share our documents – such as TIFF (preservation) and JPEG (usage).

At the moment our digital images are basically copies from our analog world but after we put them through character recognizing processes they will “born again” and create completely different platform for the same information. After processing we need to know how, what kind and in which format we save our new manifestation since there seems to be no TIFF (standard) available for this kind of data! Challenges in Digitizing Archival World weiterlesen

Open the shrine. The South Italian charters preserved at the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria are now accessible for all on Monasterium.net

by Antonella Ambrosio

The parchments preserved at the Castel Nuovo of Naples, a fascinating and complex history

The Library of BSNSP in Castelnuovo (Naples). ©Angelo Odore
The Library of BSNSP in Castelnuovo (Naples). ©Angelo Odore

The fonds of parchments in question is nowadays at the Castel Nuovo, a fortress which is an authentic symbol of the royal dynasties of the Kingdom of Naples. More precisely, the charters are preserved by the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria (BSNSP) that has its premises in the same fortress. I like to think of this fonds as of a precious shrine because it contains a rich documentation coming from copious private archives as well as from religious institutions in South Italy which ended up for diverse reasons in the library of the Society (http://www.storiapatrianapoli.it/). At last, this documentation now comes to light thanks to its digital archive on Monasterium.Net (http://monasterium.net:8181/mom/IT-BSNSP/archive). Open the shrine. The South Italian charters preserved at the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria are now accessible for all on Monasterium.net weiterlesen

Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material

by Sami Nousiainen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

The National Archives of Finland has carried out format study within our co:op project with the primary purpose of reviewing and analyzing the available file formats for the storage of automatically recognized text or manually input text (transcription). The automatic recognition can be either OCR-based (i.e. recognition of printed text) or HTR-based (i.e. recognition of hand-written text). Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material weiterlesen

The Historical Archives of Novi Sad

by Petar Djurdjev

Celebration of the foundation of the archives on May 21, 2016. © Staff of the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad
Celebration of the foundation of the archives on May 21, 2016. © Staff of the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad

Since 2016 Novi Sad has got a very special attraction – a stunningly new and innovative archival building. Take a look into the home of 7000 metres of archival material documenting the history of the city of Novi Sad and its surroundings.

 

The Historical Archives of Novi Sad were founded in 1954. They have the status of an inter-municipal archive, meaning that they are responsible for a number of different municipalities, precisely Novi Sad, Titel, Zabalj, Temerin, Vrbas, Backa Palanka, Backi Petrovac, Beocin and Sremski Karlovci. The Historical Archives of Novi Sad weiterlesen

In search of lost colours of the terracotta figures

by Jaan Lehtaru

St. John’s Church in Tartu is most famous for its terracotta figures that inhabit the interior and exterior of the church, remnants of approximately 2,000 it is thought to have had in the Middle Ages. There is no other building in the entire European Gothic tradition that could in any significant way compete with this church in the number, variety, and artistic quality of the terracotta sculptures. For more see http://www.estinst.ee/Ea/heritage/alttoa.html.

The National Archives of Estonia holds a collection of the paint samples of the figures. In search of lost colours of the terracotta figures weiterlesen

Digital Discoveries of World War I

by Slobodan Mandić

The Historical Archives of Belgrade present a unique Online Digital Thematic Guide of the First World War. A vast digitization project that comprises all sorts of documents – from telegrams, to diaries and photographs.

imag_01In the year 2013 a team of archivists from the Historical Archives of Belgrade created the concept and started the realization of a thematic guide through archival material concerning the First World War. The first intention to produce a thematic guide, a scientific finding aid, grew soon into the idea to publish all results from this research in an online digital form, as a thorough and searchable analytic inventory of archival fonds and collections, together with digital copies of a certain number of documents. Lateron, this idea was converted into a separate project, approved and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. Digital Discoveries of World War I weiterlesen

The ARCH Research Project

by Dr Eleni Papalexiou and Dr Avra Xepapadakou

ARCH logo (designed by Romeo Castellucci & Michael Giannouris)
ARCH logo (designed by Romeo Castellucci & Michael Giannouris)

“ARCH-Archival Research and Cultural Heritage: The Theatre Archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio” is a research project which runs in Italy, Greece and other European countries. It aims to conduct primary research in the field of theatre genetics and cultural documentation, focusing on the artistic work of the Italian theatre company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.

 

The story so far

ARCH Events 01: Claudia Castellucci: The Rhythmical Exercises of Athens. A workshop organized by ARCH. Athens, 2014
ARCH Events: Claudia Castellucci: The Rhythmical Exercises of Athens. A workshop organized by ARCH. Athens, 2014

The ARCH project emerged in three phases. The first of these was “Archivio”, a two-year initiative under Dr Eleni Papalexiou and Dr Avra Xepapadakou, made possible by the endorsement and financial resources of the University of Crete, and supported by a team of undergraduate students in theatre studies. In the first months of 2012 this small research team began their collaboration with Claudia Castellucci and the other members of the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. By the close of 2013, they had completed the classification of a considerable part of the company’s source materials. The ARCH Research Project weiterlesen

Virtual exhibition on Baltic refugee camps in Germany

by Birgit Kibal, Adviser of the National Archivist and exhibition team member

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Chess players of DP camp in Amberg before the tournament in September of 1947. VEMU FK.61-47

Europe is facing the greatest refugee crisis since the end of the World War II. Therefore we find it appropriate and timely to introduce the stories of wartime Baltic refugees to a wider audience. During World War II, mostly in 1944, tens of thousands of citizens from the Baltic States fled to the West. They left their home countries for fear of Soviet re-occupation and falling victim to repressioon, most of them left their homes and friends forever. Virtual exhibition on Baltic refugee camps in Germany weiterlesen

Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice on Monasterium

by Žarko Vujošević

King Stefan Uroš II Milutin confirms to the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Ratac the grant of six villages donated by his mother, Queen Jelena. Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice 1306-03-15_cca_Milutin, in: monasterium.net, URL http://monasterium.net/mom/SerbMedDocsInVenice/1306-03-15_cca_Milutin/charter, accessed at 2016-02-15+01:00.

 

From the 13th to the 15th century the Serbian Nemanjid dynasty and its successor states (the Serbian Despotate and the Balšić and Crnojević regional lordships) maintained a strong presence on the southeastern Adriatic seaboard, establishing close political and economic contacts with the leading maritime power of the period – the Republic of Venice. As a result, the vast medieval documentary heritage preserved in the State Archives of Venice also includes 25 documents issued by Serbian authors from the year 1208 to 1460, which are presented in this collection through archival and diplomatic descriptions as well as images acquired from the owning institution. Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice on Monasterium weiterlesen