International Council on Archives / Section on Sport Archives (ICA / SPO)
Diputació de Girona
Girona City Council
Generalitat de Catalunya
Association of Archivists – Document Managers of Catalonia
26 march 2020
EspaiCaixa Girona – “la Caixa” Obra Social.
Plaça Poeta Marquina,10
The event is aimed at sportsmen and sportswomen, clubs, organisations, sports federations, historians, journalists, researchers, doctors, physiotherapists, archivists, companies and universities (staff and students) managing documents linked to health, sport, history, sociology, etc.
Fundació “la Caixa”, Escola Superior d’Arxivística i Gestió de Documents and The Consortium of the Drassanes Reials i Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Chair of Sport and Physical Education (University of Girona)
From 19 February to 24 March
Diputació de Girona – Archives and Records Management Service
Pujada de Sant Martí, 4-5, 17001 Girona.
Tel.34 972 18 48 40.
The International Council on Archives (ICA), through the Section on Sport Archives (SPO), aims to make governments and the public aware of the need to preserve and conserve archives belonging to all the individuals, public and private institutions, associations and other organisations linked to the world of sport.
The ICA’s activities, through ICA / SPO, are intended to raise awareness in society of the need to organise, preserve, disseminate and facilitate access to documentation and information produced by associations, clubs, federations, sports organisations and athletes, since they play a fundamental role in configuring the personal and collective memory of the world of sport and of society itself.
The complex management of the world of sport has many links with other professionals, such as those involved in health, journalism and the media, history, archive studies, political science, legislation, economics, philosophy, the sciences of physical activity, and sports and engineering, among other fields.
With a view to achieving the above aims, the ICA / SPO, the Diputació de Girona, the Girona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya are promoting a biennial seminar on sport archives in Girona.
Sports archives are the result of the management of the clubs, leagues, athletes, businesses, organizations, schools, etc., related to the world of sports. These are the ones who produce this documentation, this information, this collective memory.
Recently, there has been an apparent rise in interest in using records related to sports and an interest in its function as a type of collective memory of society.
This interest is driven by the utility they have in different fields of knowledge and research, such as sports medicine research or how sports relate to human rights, gender policy, architecture, history, childhood and engineering, among other disciplines.
Different countries have created some interesting public and private policies for preserving this sports documentation and in this way, use it in a social way, by using the information and making it accessible to the public.
It is within the framework of these emerging policies that the 2nd International Seminar on Sports Archives would like to contribute new ideas regarding sports document management and start a discussion on its application and benefits.
The 2nd Seminary on Sports Archives aims to be an inflection point for raising awareness about the transcendence and worth that sports-related archives, in its various forms, contribute to society.
Submission of documents
Sport Archives Section of the International Archives Council, Diputació de Girona, Girona City Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, Catalonia Archivists – Document Managers Association
by Véronique Reuter, person in charge of Documentary Studies, Ministry of Culture of France, Interministerial Service of Archives of France
by Ossi Viita, head of the Collection Department at the Sports Museum of Finland
Fina Solà i Gasset, president of the Sport Archives Section of the International Archives Council
Enric Cobo Barri, head of the Coordination Service of the Regional Archives Network
Moderator: Elisenda Vidal, journalist
Participants: Josep Lluís Canaleta (manager of the Catalan Winter Sports Federation); Mònica Ortega (Department of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya); Enric Cobo (Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalunya); Jordi Piqué (Tarragona City Council), Albert Gispert (Girona Hiking and Sports Group, GEiEG) and M. Assumpció Colomer (Diputació de Girona)
Moderator: Elisenda Vidal
Lunch at the Seminary headquarters (included in the registration)
by Marcel Russiñol Amat, digital asset manager and archivist
by Kenth Sjöblom, vice-chair of ICA/SPO
by Xavier Reche Royo, sports scientist and manager of external load control
by Anna Gironella, archivist. Girona Municipal Archives
by David Iglesias, head of the Photographic and Audiovisual Documentation Section at the Girona City Council
by Joan Soler, director of the Terrassa Historical Archives and President of the Catalonia Archivists – Document Managers Association
by Alexis Serrano, director of the Maresme County Archives
by Julio Quílez, director of the Alt Urgell County Archives
Conclusion. Reading of the “Manifest sobre els arxius de l’esport” [Sports archives manifesto]
by Fina Solà i Gasset, president of the Sport Archives Section of the International Archives Council