German Unity Day

Today, Germany celebrates its Unity Day commemorating the day when East Germany and West Germany formally became a single republic. “Suddenly we had the opportunity not only to go to West Berlin or West Germany, to travel abroad, but above …


Caravaggio and his works

On September 29, 1571, one of the most famous Italian artists, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born in Milan. “Arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravaggio’s short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works. Characterised by their dramatic, almost …


Discovery of penicillin

On September 28, 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory. This was a discovery that changed the course of history. Fleming said, “I did not invent penicillin. Nature did that. I only discovered it by …


Einstein’s theory of relativity

Published on 27 September 1905, Einstein’s article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” introduced the equation E= mc² and laid the foundation of modern physics. From an early age, Albert Einstein had shown great interest and talent for science and …


Our first interactive video launched today

Today we launched our first interactive video – Europeana Remix.  Based on a short film that was produced as a result of a crowdsourcing project “The First World War in everyday documents“, the video now turns into a new enriching …


Highlights from Hack4Europe! Roadshow

Four amazing events in four great cities! See the highlights from the Hack4Europe! roadshow in June 2011. Enjoy the excitement, fun and cool apps. Hack4Europe! Road Show, 7-11 June 2011 from europeana on Vimeo.