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BY EUROPEANA 02.11.2018

The beauty of birdsong: listen, remember, enjoy

Living in bustling cities we often tend to forget about nature, yet it is all around us and in many ways. Some of us might wake up in the morning to the sounds of a couple of birds singing while...
BY EUROPEANA 30.10.2018

Europe’s First Printed Book

How do we know what Europe’s first printed book was? Until the 18th century this question was open to speculation.15th-century printed books usually have no title page and do not always give the...
BY EUROPEANA 25.10.2018

Three Saints and the Art of Anamorphosis

Ross MacFarlane is a Research Development Specialist at London’s Wellcome Collection , a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world. In this guest post, Ross explores...
BY EUROPEANA 24.10.2018

A Place to Call Home: Migration and Housing

Home is where we are safe. Home is where our loved ones are. When that home becomes unsafe, is it still home? If we move away from our loved ones, where is home then? How long does it take create a...
BY EUROPEANA 19.10.2018

A Path to Literacy – Role of the Catechism in Learning to Read

For Protestant and Catholic communities of the past, learning the basics of faith and the basics of reading went quite naturally hand in hand. But were all early catechisms necessarily intended as...
BY EUROPEANA 16.10.2018

Looking for Europe through Fashion Plates

For the #SalonEuropa blog parade, the curatorial team at European Fashion Heritage Association looks at how fashion plates have created and imagined European national identities. Fashion objects...
BY EUROPEANA 11.10.2018

Use of Propaganda in WWI Postcards

Millions of postcards circulated during the First World War and influenced public opinion. It is not surprising that something as ordinary as a postcard was used by governments on all sides to...
Center for Contemporary Arts Celje 10.10.2018

Urška Aplinc in Maja Burja: Variable, performans

Lepo vabljeni na performans v četrtek, 18. oktobra ob 18. uri v Galerijo sodobne umetnosti. »Variable je zasnovan kot avtopoetično, stalno razvijajoče se umetniško delo. Avtorici uporabljata...
BY EUROPEANA 01.10.2018

GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from openly licensed cultural heritage material

Your favourite GIF-making competition is back! For the fifth time, from 1 – 31 October, all GIF-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to create brand new...
BY EUROPEANA 27.09.2018

Arthurian Literature: Foundation for a Common History in Europe

No literary figure has stood the test of time quite like King Arthur . His story has inspired people across Europe for centuries. King Arthur: a Legendary Figure The earliest reference to Arthur...
BY EUROPEANA 25.09.2018

‘All of Europe is my country’ and other stories from Europeana Migration

Europeana Migration brings together digital collections dedicated to the theme of migration to, from and within Europe, sourced from both cultural heritage institutions and the public. When Museum...
BY EUROPEANA 21.09.2018

The nature of Turkestan – legacy of Ernst Kleiber

It was in January 2014 during our second series of Europeana 1914-1918 collection days in Berlin that a very special and unique contribution to our project was made: the richly-illustrated...
BY EUROPEANA 20.09.2018

The ‘Romance of the Rose’: A Medieval Guide to Love

This poem about living and loving in medieval courts was both very popular and controversial in the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, ‘Le Roman...
BY EUROPEANA 13.09.2018

Banned Authors – who got on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum?

Many noteworthy authors were put on the Index librorum prohibitorum because their works were seen to cause religious, political and moral controversies. Famous names on the Roman Index include: ...
BY EUROPEANA 08.09.2018

International Literacy Day 2018 with Rise of Literacy project

Specimens of Calligraphy, Inglis, Esther; University of Edinburgh, CC BY On September 8, International Literacy Day , established by UNESCO, is celebrated around the world. This year’s theme...
BY EUROPEANA 07.09.2018

Back to school – historic school uniforms in Europeana Collections

If your social media feed is anything like mine, this week it’s been full of photographs of children dressed in school uniforms and big grins, ready for their first days at new schools. Their...
BY EUROPEANA 06.09.2018

The Correspondence of Heloise and Abelard: Love, Friendship and Philosophy in the Middle Ages

The blog is a part of the  Rise of Literacy project , where we take you on an exploration of literacy in Europe thanks to the digital preservation of precious textual works from collections across...
Maribor Museum of National Liberation 03.09.2018

Razpis za razstavljanje v Fotografskem muzeju Maribor v letu 2019

Fotografski muzej Maribor, ki ima razstavne prostore na Koroški cesti 19, pripravlja občasni razstavni program za sezono 2019 . Število razstav v tem letu bo največ 10. Čas trajanja posamezne...
BY EUROPEANA 30.08.2018

Travelling texts: information networks of the past

The invention of printing in the middle of the 15th century gave rise to the cross-cultural flow of texts throughout Europe. But complex webs of connections also developed later. The 18 th -century...
BY EUROPEANA 23.08.2018

How primary sources transcend time and transform our connection with history

If you want to know what was it like to live in the Florence of 1400, to discover how the monks of Novacella Monastery begun to produce wine or to trace the development of a public institution,...