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 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.
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 www.is.muni.cz (ID 1476, Karel Maráz).
Karel Müller was born in Ostrava in 1958. After graduation in History from the Faculty of Arts of the Palacký University Olomouc in 1982, he started to work at the Regional Archive in Opava. He works here till now.
He became a director in 1990. His work and publications are focused on Auxiliary Historical Sciences (Heraldry, Sigillography, Genealogy) and sources of history of Silesia.
He is a member of the Subcommittee for Heraldy and Vexillology of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament of the Czech Republic since 1991. He lectures on Heraldry and sigillography at the Silesian University in Opava, till 2010 did it also at Palacký University Olomouc
Jan Štěpán was born in Olomouc in 1974. He graduated in History from the Faculty of Arts of the Palacký University Olomouc and then he started to work as an archivist in Olomouc in local branch of the Regional Archive in Opava. He became a deputy head in 2001.
His work and publications are focused on history of the end of 16th century – mainly on the diocese of Olomouc, sigillography and local history.
Hana Seichterová was born in Šternberk in 1984. After graduation in Archive Studies from the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in 2010, she started to work as an archivist in Olomouc in local branch of the Regional Archive in Opava. She works here till now.
Her work and publications are focused on the office of Moravian Vice-chamberlain in 16th century and sigillography.
Mgr. Kateřina Zenklová is a archivist at the National Archives in Prague.
She studied Archival Science and Auxiliary Sciences of History at the Charles University of Prague. She is an archivist of the National Archives in Prague, department of Self-Government, Government until 1848 and Church Institutions.
Main topics of her current research are related to municipal administration and municipal books in the Middle Ages, and auxiliary historical sciences (diplomatics, palaeography, sigillography).
Mgr. Jitka Křečková is anarchivist at the National Archives in Prague. She studied Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archives Studies – History at the Charles University of Prague. She is the head of the department of Self-Government, Government until 1848 and Church Institutions in the National Archives.
Between 1992 – 1994 she took part in the international project „Soziale Strukturen in Böhmen vom 16. zum 19. Jh.“ and since 1998 she has been participating in the project of a nation-wide catalogue of seals, seal matrices and casts in the Czech Republic.
In 2005 she joinedn the project Monasterium. The main topics of her current research are related to the church history and auxiliary historical sciences (Sigillography).
Liivi Uuet is an archivist who has worked at the archives over 40 years. She came across the job by chance, but then fell in love with it and now besides attractive documents there are also memories that keep her at the archives.
The National Archives of Estonia is the centre of archival administration in Estonia. The National Archives collects and preserves records documenting history, culture, nationhood, and social conditions in Estonia.
The archives hold 8.8 million items, the oldest of which dates from 1240. In our virtual reading room one has free access to over 15 millions of digital images online and in 2015 already 99% of archival visits were online.
In the project CO:OP our activities include creating topotheques, organizing “Adventures in archives” and contributing to the blog.
Giovanni Schiavone was born in 1980 and graduated in Italian Literature in Naples (University of Naples Federico II). He is studying Modern and Contemporary History at the same university. He is working on a master thesis (supervisor Prof. Antonella Ambrosio – University of Naples Federico II) linked to the Topotheque platform, its impact on sharing the collective memory and its potentialities for public history.
Codruța Mihailovici: “I am an archivist-palaeographer at the National Archives of Romania since 2003, when I graduated the Faculty of Archivology, Bucharest. In 2009 I have started to get involved in the field of digitization of the documents and to represent my institution in international colaboration.”
Sie studierte Bibliothekswesen und Geschichte an der Karlsuniversität in Prag. Seit dem Jahr 1994 arbeitet sie als Bibliothekarin in der Bibliothek des Stiftes Strahov (Prag) mit der Spezialisierung auf alte Drucke.
Ihr Hauptthema ist die kirchliche Geschichte Böhmens in der frühen Neuzeit und die Geschichte des Prämonstratenserordens.
Kateřina Bobková-Valentová was born in the year 1971.
She is Research employee of the Department of Early Modern History of the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences and
Deputy of the Head and Secretary of the Department.
Her Professional focus is Czech history of the Early Modern Period with a focus on church history, primarily the history of monastic orders; the history of education and educational institutions, Neo-Latin Studies, the history of school theatre of the Early Modern Period, Digital Humanities.
Tomi Ahoranta, MA, Development Manager, has graduated from University of Tampere in 2005 majoring Finnish history and minoring general history, political science and international relations.
He has worked at the National Archives of Finland since 2003 in several tasks including information service, recognizability and research and development work. He is also one of the two Time Machine Ambassadors for Finland.
His favourite thought is that the primary goal of all previous generations of archivists has been getting the information into the archives whereas the primary goal of this generation should be getting it out and into people’s everyday use.
Reko Etelävuori, Senior Research Officer – digitization, has been studying Graphic techniques in Helsinki City College and information management in University of Turku.
He has worked in National Archives of Finland in different roles for almost 15 years. In years 2009 and 2010 he acted as a Project Manager for two large scale digitizing projects where almost 10 million documents was scanned.
He has been working a long time with digital images, scanners and cameras, digital workflows and processes, digital preservation, presenting digital images and data storages. He spent the winter 2015 in warm Australia, as he was visiting the National Archives of Australia.