Month: March 2013

Taking Europeana 1914-1918 personally

As you may know, one of Europeana’s projects is collecting personal stories and memories from World War One.  Europeana 1914-1918 is a crowd-sourced project. That means that it is you, its users, the members of the public, who make it what it is. It’s your contributions, your stories, your time and effort. So far, with […]

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It’s Here! The New & Improved Europeana

After weeks of testing, 3 surveys and countless feedback from you all – we’re now excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Europeana. One of the biggest improvements that you’ve probably heard us raving about is that the new portal is responsive, meaning it now automatically adapts to a range of different devices and […]

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Your World Poetry Day Poet: Federico Garcia Lorca

In our latest Facebook poll, in honour of World Poetry Day, you voted Spanish writer Federico García Lorca as your favourite poet. In second place was William Shakespeare and in joint third, Walt Whitman and Polish Nobel prize winner, Wisława Szymborska. Whilst at university, the drama society I was part of put on one of […]

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Death to Militarism!

Death to Militarism! / Død over militarismen

Women’s Peace Party (the later “Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom”, WILPF), was founded in 1915 as a reaction to the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. This association was founded at the Women’s Peace Conference in The Hague, which was attended by several Danish women, including Thora Daugaard (1874-1951), Eline Hansen (1859-1919), Clara […]

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Nijinsky: ballet boy

You may have seen yesterday’s Facebook gallery inspired by a ballet dancer and choreographer, Marius Petipa. Today, we continue that theme on the blog with another legendary dancer. As a child, I loved ballet. I had lessons, I had the shoes, I read all the books aimed at young girls who want to dance – […]

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie: An Inspirational Woman for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. In order to write today’s blog, a couple of weeks ago, we ran a poll on our Facebook page asking our followers to vote for who they thought were the most influential and inspirational women of history. The poll options, which followers could add to, became a substantial list of […]

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Fashion Heritage for the Masses – Join us on Tumblr

Last year you might remember we dived into the world of Pinterest with five of our partners including the University for Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya and the Varna Public Library. This year, we’re embarking on another exciting idea, but this time on blogging site, Tumblr. We’ve teamed up with our very good friends at Europeana […]

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