Month: April 2015

Gallipoli from a different perspective

By collecting together untold stories of this historic war, Europeana 1914-1918 offers many opportunities to look at familiar events from new and different perspective, and from both sides of the battle lines. As Anzac Day, the most significant day commemorating the loss of life during the Gallipoli campaign approaches, we want to take a look at […]

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The miniature magic of Japanese netsuke

Netsuke, the small sculptural objects worn by men in Japan since the seventeenth century, first shot to fame in Europe with the publication of Edmund de Waal’s popular memoir, The Hare With Amber Eyes in 2010. As de Waal recounts his unusual story of inheritance, namely a collection of 264 netsuke from a great uncle, Iggie, these […]

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Yesterday’s news: How newsreels told the story of the First World War

Nowadays there’s news breaking everywhere we go; there’s no escape. We have access to the latest stories at any time, in any place, in any form. We read it, see it, hear it all day. This omnipresence has made us into what we like to call ‘news junkies’, always hungry for more. A century ago, […]

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Life on the edge: the story of St Kilda

With its sheer cliffs and glassy waters, the archipelago St Kilda sits at the northern tip of the British isles, the westernmost part of the Outer Hebridean islands. As you might expect from such a far-flung location, the distance from the mainland plays an important role in the island’s history. The population of St Kilda […]

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