Book presentation on the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty

The association ItaliaDecide has organised a live presentation of the book “Una incredibile avventura. A trent’anni da Maastricht 1992-2002” (“An incredible adventure. 30 years from Maastricht”), an edited book dedicated to one of the milestones in the construction of the European Union.

Here is a curated collection on the Maastricht Treaty on Archives Portal Europe, with more than 81000 Finding Aids from more than 18 countries! https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/search/-/s/d/1634

The event will take place on the 28 March 2022, 5pm CET, at the Historical Archives of the Italian Presidency, and will be live streamed on the association’s website – more information at this link (in Italian)

A Re-Appraisal of Surveying: a Vital Tool for Contemporary Collecting

Our Content Provider the UK National Archives, together with the Business Archives Council, the Business Archives Council of Scotland, and with the support of the British Records Association in memory of Professor Michael S Moss, have organised a conference on surveying. As surveying remains a universally useful tool for all archivists, this conference aims to explore the different ways in which surveying can contribute to the general collecting function of an archive, and can also ensure that the heritage of an organisation, region or nation is appropriately reflected in its archival collections.

The conference will take place on the 27th and 28th April 2022, online – registration via Eventbrite:

Preservation of digitised and born-digital collections: interconnections, policies and workflows

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF), in collaboration with the Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation (IMPACT), and the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), have organised a virtual conference on Thu 24 March at 14:30 CET, on the topic of the preservation of digitised and born-digital collections. More information on the OPF website, registration link here

Open Access and artists

Creative Commons has organised a virtual panel discussion on the 23rd February to explore how open access to cultural heritage materials encourages artists to discover, share, and remix such materials. Panelists include: 

  • Brigitte Vézina | Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM at Creative Commons (Moderator)
  • Hessel van Oorschot | Founder & “Chief of Noise” at Tribe of Noise
  • Eddie Grey | Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, songwriter, and sound designer 
  • Eline de Graaf | Curator of Collections at Het Nieuwe InstituutIván Martínez | Free knowledge activist and human rights defender at R3D 
  • Jesica Pullo | Founding Director at BIOTICO & Co-creator of Wiki meets Sustainable Fashion 

Time: 17:00 – 18:30 CET, registration link here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bXglzyfqQeiAScq1IYj8Ow

Eogan 2022: ​The role of energy archives in present & future energy policies

The 11th EOGAN Conference, the network of energy archives and researchers will take place on the 9th and 10th June 2022, in hybrid form, at the headquarters of Nucleus, the archives of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

EOGAN provides a network for people working to preserve and promote the use of energy- related records across Europe; the annual EOGAN conference is a meeting place for people to share ideas and develop valuable international links across the energy research and archives sectors.

The theme for the 2022 Conference is ‘The role of energy archives in present & future energy policies’. Both papers from history researchers and archivists presenting collections are welcome

The full CFP can be found at this link, or below: