Month: June 2014

World War 1 Centenary: 19 Historical Photographs

Saturday marks the day recognised as the beginning of World War 1. The Great War was a conflict on an unprecedented scale that affected the everyday lives of virtually all Europeans and many people living in other parts of the world. The memory of the war, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, all […]

Read More

Winners of the Europeana video remix competition

Trying to figure out whether you are allowed to use that fantastic photo you found online the other day of a cat eating pasta without stepping on any copyright toes is quite challenging. In order to help Google-fiend teenagers understand the different licensing agreements, the National Audiovisual Institute of Poland recently ran the Europeana Video […]

Read More

Get on board the Freedom Express

Here’s your chance to participate in an epic two-week journey in search of traces of events that were instrumental in changing the face of Europe. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Europe, a study trip ‘Freedom Express’ will take 20 exceptionally creative individuals aged 18-28 through Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, […]

Read More

World Cup Mania: 18 Vintage Football Photographs

Football is the world’s most popular sport. Its success is in its simplicity. With just some land, goal markers and a ball, anybody can play it. This popular sport is not just a game. To many, it is the stuff of life. In some countries, football is part of the national culture: families, friendships and communities […]

Read More

The sinking of the Lusitania

By Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen  Ninety-nine years ago, RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner, was sunk by a German U-Boat, resulting in the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew and eventually leading to America’s entry into the First World War. In early 1915 German submarines, or “U-Boats”, began to be used […]

Read More