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What is an archive and how is it structured? What are the foundations and self-image of archival institutions in their work? What types of archives are there and how do their working methods differ? The seminar provides an insight into the structures and working methods of archival institutions and teaches basic concepts. In this way, you will not only learn to understand the structure of an archive, but also how to conduct targeted research in it.

New dates on request
Distance Learning Degree Programme
Certificate of attendance

At a glance

Target group

The seminar is aimed at academics, students and other interested parties without previous archival knowledge.


  • Dipl.-archivist (UAS) Harald Arends, Brainsafe Consultant
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Scholz, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Information Sciences Department 
  • Dipl.-archivist (UAS) Sabine Stropp, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, State Office for Archives and Public Libraries


The participation fee for the seminar is 280 euros. The participation fee for package partners and members of Freie Universität Berlin is 210 euros.


Information & Registration


Christiane Preißler
+49 30 83851 475


Angela von der Heyde
+49 30 83851 458