Month: October 2012

Preview Playtime: The Homepage

Preview Playtime: The Homepage

It’s time for us to highlight another new update featured in the preview of the new Europeana portal – go to preview.europeana.eu to see it.  One of the biggest improvements to the new portal is the homepage. We’ve made changes so that it’s easier for you to identify Europeana’s treasures and get on with exploring […]

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Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

It’s Feedback Friday! Now you’ve all had a few days to play with the preview of the new Europeana portal – it’s time for us to hear what you think. We’ve created a very short survey, which will  take only 3 minutes of your time. We want to know why and how you use your mobile or tablet […]

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A Focus on World War One

You don’t have to be particularly eagle-eyed to notice all the references to World War One on the Europeana site, as well as on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter feeds. But you might be wondering why we’ve got a particular focus on it. Well, let me tell you! Oxfordshire Yeomanry, courtesy of Kevin Northover. In […]

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Preview Playtime: Europeana on your mobile

This is our first ‘Highlight Wednesday’ – each week we’ll be highlighting a new feature or aspect of the new Europeana portal. Yesterday, we launched a preview of our new portal. It’s now easier for you to access Europeana because the new portal is responsive, automatically adapting to a range of different devices and screen […]

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Preview Europeana’s New Portal

Last week, with the help of Mona Lisa and Maria Theresa, we got you guessing about the nature of the exciting announcement we promised you! A few of you tweeted and commented your predictions, and now it’s time to reveal all. So here it is: we’ve just launched a preview of our brand new portal […]

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Map Nerds: Jodocus Hondius and Me

What is it about maps? I know I’m not the only one who can spend hours poring over them – places I’ve been, places I haven’t, places I’ve never heard of, it doesn’t matter. Give me a map and I’m as happy as a toddler with a saucepan and a wooden spoon. We have an […]

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Nobel Prizes: Economic Sciences

The final Nobel Prize has been announced, bringing an end to our collection of blogposts celebrating each category from this year’s Nobel Prizes’. Congratulations to Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley on winning the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences ‘for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design’. Follow @NobelPrize_org on Twitter for more […]

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Map of Europe in 1914

By the team from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remain very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world. In this blog the Staatsbibliothek zu […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Peace

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’ll be looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate the European Union, awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe. The Nobel committee commented that the 27-nation EU […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Literature

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’re looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate Mo Yan on winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature. Follow @NobelPrize_org on Twitter for the latest info! However, if you’re wondering who the first winner of the […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Chemistry

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’re looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate Robert J. Lefkowitz & Brian K. Kobilka on winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry ‘for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors’. Follow @NobelPrize_org on Twitter for more info! […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Physics

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’ll be looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate France’s Serge Haroche and the USA’s David Wineland for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics for their work in quantum optics – the precise […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Physiology and Medicine

Over the next few days, the winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes will be announced. So each day, we’ll be looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today the 2012 Nobel Award for Physiology and Medicine was awarded to British researcher Sir John Gurdon and his Japanese colleague Shinya Yamanaka ‘for the discovery […]

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T is for Teacher: World Teachers’ Day

Today, 5 October, is World Teachers’ Day. The day, created by UNESCO in 1994, aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. There are approximately 60 million teachers and 12.5 billion people in education worldwide (according to UNESCO figures). That’s a […]

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International Day of Non-Violence

Today is International Day of Non-Violence. The Day was founded in 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly who decided to observe it each year on the 2nd of October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. “Non-Violence” sculpture […]

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