The University of Zadar hosted the Summer School in the Study of Old Books in 2009; the Summer School in the Study of Historical Manuscripts in 2011; and the Conference and School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies in 2013. The 2016 Conference and School will focus on historical and contemporary understandings and manifestations of the concepts of authority, provenance, authenticity and evidence in diverse cultural, community, disciplinary, professional and technological contexts, as well as on the nature, valence and relevance of these concepts looking toward the future. Proposals are welcomed from scholars, including students, and professionals in any field.
Graduate and post-graduate students are invited to participate in a student research forum where they will present and receive feedback on research design and their research in progress. They will also have the opportunity to work directly with and be mentored by individual scholars attending the conference on their own research papers and thesis topics.
The Conference and School is co-organised by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Information Studies, VESTIGIA, the Manuscript Research Centre of Graz University, International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS), Croatian State Arhive and Scientific Centre of Excellence for Croatian Glagolitism.
Previous summer schools and conferences:
Summer School in the Study of Old Book (Summer School in the Study of Old Books, 2009),
Summer School in the Study of Historical Manuscripts (Summer School in the Study of Historical Manuscripts, 2011.) i
Conference and School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies (Conference and School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies, 2013).
Selected papers will be published in refereed proceedings by the University of Zadar.
Proceedings from previous Summer schools:
1. Summer School in the Study of Old Books, Online
Records, Archives and Memory : Proceedings. Zadar: Sveučilište, 2015. Online