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BY EUROPEANA 21.08.2018

Migration stories of community – culture that is shared, not diminished

Community is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’. But what happens when you don’t have anything in...
BY EUROPEANA 16.08.2018

A Variety of Newspaper Formats

News is news, whether it appears in tabloids, broadsheets, newsbooks or the popular Berliner format. The reader is supposed to focus on the content and not the format. Nonetheless, each format was...
BY EUROPEANA 15.08.2018

Europeana Migration Collection Day – how does it work?

Our collection day events are a great opportunity to share your migration story. Sharing your story, or the story of your family or community, means it is recorded for posterity and preserved along...
BY EUROPEANA 10.08.2018

Silly season or cucumber time – 3 fun cultural activities for the summer

The time of the year, usually in the summer, when not much is happening in the politics is called silly season in English. Due to a lack of newsworthy events to report on during the summer, the...
BY EUROPEANA 09.08.2018

Book Censorship and Banned Books: the Index Librorum Prohibitorum

Did you know that the earliest known list of recommended and banned books dates from about 496? It was issued by Pope Gelasius I . Printed lists of banned books existed since the beginning of the...
BY EUROPEANA 07.08.2018

The Belgian Exodus of World War One

Today, the global refugee crisis is a hot topic, all over the news and debated about in society. What is to be changed about the current situation? Who is supposed to do what and when? It may be...
BY EUROPEANA 02.08.2018

Breastfeeding heritage for World Breastfeeding Week

As long as there have been babies, which is quite a long time, there’s been breastfeeding. This week is World Breastfeeding Week – coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action....
BY EUROPEANA 01.08.2018

Dracula was from Yorkshire – and other facts for Yorkshire Day

1. Yorkshire is the biggest county in England An annotated version of Map of England & Wales showing population, 1700s.  Wellcome Collection, CC BY Except that strictly speaking, Yorkshire...
BY EUROPEANA 26.07.2018

Text Announcement in Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

Books didn’t always have title pages! The title page only developed gradually over the 15 th and 16 th centuries.  Before that time, different methods were used to announce the author(s), title,...
BY EUROPEANA 24.07.2018

Moving, breathing, transforming

Three Butterflies by Herman Henstenburgh, c.1683 – c.1726, Rijksmuseum, public domain ‘The universe is transformation, life is opinion.’ Marcus Aurelius, Book IV, Meditations, c. 121–180...
BY EUROPEANA 24.07.2018

Mixed-up mermaids

The Deutsches Historiches Museum  #DHMMeer in Berlin is running a Europe and the sea blog parade from 20-25 July 2018, asking people to share posts on the theme ‘What does the sea mean to...
BY EUROPEANA 19.07.2018

Czechs and Slovaks fighting for independence during World War One

At the end of World War I, the geo-political landscape of Europe changed dramatically. Following the Treaty of Versailles several new nations emerged, among them Finland, Poland, Latvia and...
BY EUROPEANA 29.06.2018

World Cup of Art

Welcome to the World Cup of Art! The matches are between the artworks related to countries playing in the FIFA World Cup, available on Europeana. And you can influence the score by voting for the...
BY EUROPEANA 28.06.2018

Pride in Europeana: Victorian Dragqueens

On the Anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the highlight of LGBT+ pride month 2018, we dive into Wellcome Collection’s rich stores of queer heritage and take a look at an album of Victorian-era...
BY EUROPEANA 27.06.2018

A tale of Spanish migration and creating a home abroad

Spanish gastarbeiders De Egge te Brunssum, 1963, Historisch centrum Limburg, CC BY-SA. During the 1970s, Spanish gastarbeiders made up some 35,000 of the workforce in the Netherlands. We spoke to...
BY EUROPEANA 21.06.2018

Mementos of a lost homeland

When we asked people to share their stories and symbolic objects of migration, the responses submitted could be largely separated into two categories: those who emigrated by choice, and those who...
Maribor Museum of National Liberation 20.06.2018

Museum for Peace

V okviru Evropskega leta kulturne dediščine je Slovensko predstavništvo Evropske komisije pripravilo opise slovenskih projektov v angleščini za objavo na spletni strani in v mesečnih novicah – tako...
Maribor Museum of National Liberation 20.06.2018

60 let z vami - Muzej, to sem jaz

60 let delovanja muzeja je pomembne obletnica. Zaradi tega smo jo proslavili z lokalno skupnostjo ter podelili nagrade našim pomembnim sodelavcem. Ob tem smo odprli tudi razstavo, ki je pregled dela...
BY EUROPEANA 18.06.2018

Tamo daleko (There, far away)

Guest blog written by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig ( Dutch and Serbian language versions below) “The bread you sent, every Serb took it, they crossed themselves and kissed it and then we all...
BY EUROPEANA 11.06.2018

Love across borders: the royal families

We have recently begun collecting personal stories from people all across Europe relating to migration. Our new short blog series, Love across borders , is inspired by collections discovered...