Studied secondary school teaching studies in History, English Studies and Pedagogy at the Philipps University Marburg and the Portsmouth Polytechnic. Archival traineeship at the City Archives of Detmold and the Archives School in Marburg. Since 2006 deputy director of the Hessian State Archives and since 2014 also consultant at the Hessian Regional Archives. Responsible for personnel and planning as well as various collections. Publications in the field of cadastral maps in Hessian-Kassel.
Since graduating M.Sc. (Hons) in Informatics in 1991, Milena Dobreva worked in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on digitisation of cultural heritage where she earned her PhD degree in Informatics (1999) and served as the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004). In 2007 she was a guest researcher at the University of Glasgow contributing to the DELOS network of excellence in digital libraries. In 2008-2011 she worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and served as the principal investigator for projects funded by the European Commission, JISC and Scottish Funding Council. Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course in Documentary Heritage and Melitensia. In 2014-15 Milena contributed to the EC-funded project Civic Epistemologies, which developed a roadmap for citizen science in digital cultural heritage. Milena regularly evaluates for the European Commission programmes in the area of e-Infrastructures and digital humanities.
Studied Computer Science at the University of Kiel and received PhD in 2013. Vice President of the biggest German genealogy association, the Society for Computer Scientists with more than 3600 members. Research focus on semantic web technologies, modelling of historic facts, data normalization, development of methods to effectively move from printed sources to high quality Linked Data through for example crowd sourcing.
Automotive engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Programming in numerous languages and application development have been part of my work throughout my career, and a hobby since my school days. Employed at BMW in Munich since 2012 in the area of vehicle concept development.
Historian, physicist and digital humanist. 2001-2006 research assistant in the DFG-project “Regesta Imperii Online”. 2007 – 2012 leading position in the project management of the Mainz Academy and the “Digital Academy”. Technical expert of the Mainz Academy’s IT-panel. Research assistant in the project “Regesta of Frederic III” in Gießen, interface between Regesta Imperii and “Digital Academy”. Current research topics: Cistercians in Hesse, application of graph databases and network analysis tools for historians, digital usage of historical source databases, search strategies for historical source databases.
Born in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) in 1958, Peer Boselie studied at the Rijksarchiefschool (Den Haag 1979) and theology and church-history (Heerlen/Nijmegen 1996). He worked as an archivist in Eindhoven, Maastricht and Sittard. Since 1999 he is director of the Sittard-Geleen and regional archives, from 2010 to 2015 also director of the Euregional Historic Centre (now Archief De Domijnen).
- Hessian State Archives (Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg – Lead Partner)
- Historical Church Archives Bizkaia (Archivio Histórico Exlesiástico de Bizkaia)
- Budapest City Archives (Budapest Főváros Levéltára)
- Balkan Insitute of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art (Balkanoloski insituti SANU)
- International Centre for Archival Research
- Archive of the Diocese of St. Pölten (Diözesanarchiv St. Pölten)
- General Directorate of the Bavarian State Archives (Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns)
- Croatian State Archives (Hrvatski državni arhiv)
- National Archives of Hungary (Magyar Országos Levéltár)
- Finnish National Archives (Arkistolaitos)
- Czech National Archives (Národní archiv)
- National Archives of Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv)
- Swedish National Archives (Riksarkivet)
- Complutense University Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
- University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln)
- University Graz (Karl Franzens Universität Graz)
- University of Naples Federico II (Universita degli studi di Napoli Federico II)
- Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Akademie věd ČR)
- City Archives Speyer (Stadtarchiv Speyer)
- Archive of the Diocese of Passau (Archiv des Bistums Passau)
- Sapienza University of Rome (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”)
- Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
- Moravian Provincial Archives in Brno (Moravský zemský archiv v Brně, CZ)
- Culture Centre “De Domijnen” (The Netherlands)
- National Centre of Manuscripts in Tiblisi (ხელნაწერთა ეროვნული ცენტრი, GE)
- State Archives in Pazin (Državni arhiv u Pazinu, HR)
- CDK “Notar”, Centre for the preservation and presentation of Kotor’s documentary heritage (Montenegro)
- Faculty of Archival Sciences, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Academy in Iași (Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, RS)
- Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia (Българска академия на науките, BG)
- Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad (Историјски Архив Града Новог Сада, RS)
- Archives of the Cuenca Cathedral (Archivo de la Catedral de Cuenca, ES)
- Zografou Digital Library at Sofia University (Bulgaria)
- Saxon State Archives in Dresden (Sächsisches Staatsarchiv, DE)
- State Archives of Rhineland-Palatinate (Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz, DE)
- Strahov Monastery in Prague (Královská kanonie premonstrátů na Strahově, CZ)
- Centre of Religious History Studies, Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon (Universidade Cátolica Portuguese, PT)
- Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese in Nafplio (GR)
- Istrian Archival Society (HR)
- Faculty of History at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Sofia (BG)
- Archive of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (AT)
- Historical Archives of Belgrade (RS)
- Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar (HR)
- Centre for Advanced Medieval Studies in Belgrade (RS)
- Sarajevo Historical Archives (BA)
- The association “FAGUS. Territori in crescita” in Vitulano (IT)
- The town of Vitulano (IT)
- State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje (MK)
- Archives State Agency in Sofia (BG)
- Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové (CZ)
- The Society of Finnish Archivists – Arkistoyhdistys (FI)
- Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (FI)
- Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Wrocław (PL)
- Institute of History at the University of Wrocław (PL)
- Obec Podolí I (village in in Písek District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic)
- Obecní Úřad Křenovice (village in CZ)
- Obec Olešná (village in CZ)
- State Archives of Baden-Württemberg (DE)
- ICARUS HRVATSKA
- ANAI-Associazione nazionale archivistica italiana. Sezione Campania (IT)
- Sebezia Associazione culturale onlus (IT)
- Associazione Amici degli archivi onlus (IT)
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
co:op community as opportunity: the creative archives´ and users´ network
by Mag.a Kerstin Muff
Breaking new ground together
co:op is the youngest child of the ICARUS family: Together, 17 institutions from 12 European countries successfully launched this project to strengthen and promote the co-operation between archives and other institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and to encourage involving the general public. The kick-off meeting in Prague between 27 and 29 April 2015 marked the start of the project activities.
Kerstin Muff was born in the Dominican Republic in 1983 and studied Theatre, Film and Media at the University of Leipzig and Vienna. Already born a globetrotter, her professional and private motto is: The more diverse the better! She joined the ICARUS team in 2012 and has worked for several EU-funded projects: ENArC – European Network on Archival Cooperation, APEx- Archives Portal Europe network of excellence and is now working as communications and project manager within co:op – community as opportunity. the creative archives’ and users’ network. She furthermore oversees the publication of the ICARUS magazine “insights” as editor-in-chief.
Žarko Vujošević was born in Belgrade (Serbia/Yugoslavia) on May 6th 1976.
He studied History at the Philosophical Faculty of the Belgrade University and Theology at the Faculty of Theology of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. He acquired the studies graduation in 2002 (diploma) and the Magister of History in 2008.
Since 2003 he works as research assistant at the Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, since 2013 he is member of two projects of the Institute for Balkan Studies as external associate.
He is the project coordinator of the international project „Community as Opportunity. The creative archives’ and users’ network” (CO:OP), supported by the EU programme Creative Europe (duration 2014–18) and also member of Managing Boards of International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS, Vienna) and Centre for Advanced Medieval Studies (CAMS, Belgrade).
Since 2013 he also works as teaching assistant at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, Chair in history in the early middle ages and auxiliary historical sciences.
His main fields of interest are auxiliary historical sciences, especially diplomatics, religious and cultural heritage of the medieval Balkans, project management and international cooperation.
Der Forschungsgegenstand dieses Weblogs ist das EU-Projekt co:op. co:op ist ein modernes und innovatives Projekt: Es baut auf den Erfahrungen seiner Mitglieder auf und wagt den Schritt über die zeitgemäße Zurverfügungstellung von Archivgut und die Dokumentation unserer gemeinsamen kulturellen und historischen Identität hinaus. Begründet durch das Internet und die damit einhergehende ständige Verfügbarkeit und Abrufbarkeit von Information ist es nicht nur wichtig, einen Zugang zu Wissen mit Hilfe der immer selbstverständlicher werdenden digitalen Hilfsmittel zu ermöglichen, sondern auch ein Augenmerk auf das sich neu eröffnende Potenzial zu richten: Eine differenzierte Produktion sowie eine umfassende Ergänzung von Wissen. So werden im Laufe des Projekts viele Aktivitäten umgesetzt, die diesen Ansprüchen gerecht werden. Ein großes Anliegen in diesem Zusammenhang ist der Einbezug der Bevölkerung (z.B. durch Crowdsourcing). Auch eine enge Zusammenarbeit mit und zwischen Archiven ist gefragt.