Happy International Beer Day!!!

Cheers, salute, santé to beer fans! Today is international beer day! There are celebrations in 138 cities in 23 countries, where will you celebrate?


Content from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

New content on Europeana includes these items from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) provided through the Irish Manuscripts Commission. The ITMA is a ‘national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland’ The archive holds …


August – the origins of the month’s name

In 45 B.C., after consultations with astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria, Roman General Julius Caesar began reforming the Roman calendar. In the process of the reform, the fifth month Quintilis was renamed in his honour – Julius. After Julius’s grandnephew Augustus …


Anne Frank’s diary

“I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me”, was the first entry …


This week in history

August 1 – One of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank made her last diary entry in 1944. Three days later, the Frank family was discovered and arrested by the Nazis. August 2 – The opera house …


Wiki Loves Monuments and so do we!

Join the photo contest! Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest organised by Wikipedia across 17 European countries in September 2011. For a month, you are encouraged to take, upload and share pictures of monuments (including buildings, parks, archaeological sites, …