Month: November 2012

Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments  competition is almost at an end. With more than 350,000 submissions from more then 15,000 people in 33 countries it has been a huge success. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that you can still vote for the best photo in […]

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Preventing A Case of Mistaken Identity

Preventing A Case of Mistaken Identity

Have you ever been the victim of mistaken identity? Or even identity theft? In real life, it’s bad enough. But how about if your identity was mixed up long after your death? It could easily happen, all you need is the same name as someone else and before you know it, your identities are intertwined. […]

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World Television Day

World Television Day

Today, 21 November, is United Nations World Television Day. It might seem odd to dedicate an entire day to television, but when you consider that the average European spends the equivalent of two working days a week watching it, maybe it’s not so surprising. Check out the news video above of Italian Francesc Arellano who […]

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Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Europeana Homepage: Your thoughts?

Now you’ve all had time to explore the homepage on 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. The new homepage includes a stronger focus on our curated content, with a […]

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Preview Playtime: It’s all in the query

Okay, I know we’re a little late with our ‘Highlight Wednesday’ this week; but it’s never too late to share our exciting new updates. See them all on preview.europeana.eu. One of the niftiest improvements we’ve made is to do with the automatic suggestions that pop up as you type your search query. This means it’s […]

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Remember, remember – but I forgot!

Remember remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot A well-known rhyme taught to all children, and one I’ve known for many years. So, how did I forget it? Somehow, the fact that my all-time favourite night of the year was imminent slipped […]

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