Searching for Shakespeare

This day in 1564, the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was baptised.  He is widely regarded as one of the the greatest writers/dramatists in the English language.  His surviving works consist of about 38  plays, 154 sonnets and several other poems.  Shakespeare’s  plays …




Easter message from 1916

“Mein Glück, mein ganzes Glück, Ostern werde ich noch fern sein, aber das zweite Frühlingsfest – Pfingsten – wird nicht kommen ohne dass wir uns wieder nahe gewesen sind.” 20/IV 1916 “My happiness, all my happiness, Easter I will still …




Roadshow in Stuttgart

We just had our fourth roadshow in Stuttgart. Fabulous material and stories brought to the event will be soon available on the project website www.europeana1914-1918.eu.




Two days hacking on a spaceship

At the beginning of April we held the first in the series of hackathons to showcase what cool projects can be done with Europeana collections. Hackathons are informal workshops bringing together software developers to experiment and build sketches, prototypes, even …




Virtual exhibitions

Last year we created our first virtual exhibition on Art Nouveau, a new feature for Europeana to promote some of its best content in a European context. The exhibition was built using Omeka. This year, we are re-using this concept …




Memorabilia from the First World War

Photographs, postcards, letters, diaries, medals and sacred stories.  This is what people brought to our first roadshow in Frankfurt am Main yesterday, March 31. Dr. Bodo Böettcher, for example, brought a small diary that captured his father’s experience of the …