History

Tamo daleko (There, far away) – a Serbian prisoner of war during World War One

Guest blog written by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig (Dutch and Serbian language versions below) “The bread you sent, every Serb took it, they crossed themselves and kissed it and then we all started to cry happy tears”. This is an excerpt of a letter which Djordje Vukosavljevic, who was mentioned earlier in a blog, sent […]

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Revisiting photographic history: new perspectives on John Burke

Group portrait of Afghan men and boys. John Burke. Rijksmuseum, public domain The past few years have witnessed a renewed interest in vintage and vernacular photography and photographic archives in general. This increase in attention is clearly reflected within the arts. More and more photographers/artists blend their own creations with existing photographs or use vintage […]

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Истраживање судбине српских војника из Првог светског рата који су преминули у Холандији

Аутори: Фабиан и Татјана Вендриг На углу холандског реформисаног гробља у Гардерену, тик уз шумовит предео Велуве регије у Холандији, стоји споменик у знак сећања на Србе који су преминули од шпанске грознице 1919. године непосредно после Првог светског рата. На споменику је исписано 29 имена војника који су умрли у Гардерену, 21 име војника […]

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Onderzoek naar het lot van de Servische WOI soldaten die in Nederland overleden

Gastblog geschreven door Tanja & Fabian Vendrig In een hoek op de gereformeerde begraafplaats te Garderen, op de rand van de bosrijke Veluwe in midden Nederland, staat een monument ter nagedachtenis aan Serviërs die in 1919 overleden aan de Spaanse Griep na de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Het monument bevat de 29 namen van Servische soldaten die […]

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Researching the fate of the Serbian WWI soldiers who died in the Netherlands

Guest blog by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig (also available in Dutch and Serbian language version) In a corner of the Dutch Reformed cemetery in Garderen, on the edge of the forested area of the Veluwe region in the Netherlands, stands a monument to the memory of Serbs who died of the Spanish flu in 1919, […]

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crowdheritage, strike a match for education

Three projects #MadewithEuropeana go crowdfunding. Help them grow!

In collaboration with crowdfunding platform Goteo, we recently launched a match funding call that offers 10,000 EUR to support projects using digital cultural content in secondary education. Three innovative projects were selected and started their crowdfunding campaigns on Goteo.org. Their first round will run until 5 June. If the projects meet their minimum financial goal […]

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Happy birthday to the world’s oldest national public museum!

255 years ago today, the British Museum opened its doors. It was the first ever national public museum. As a public museum, it was free to all and aimed to attract ‘all studious and curious persons’. Today, it’s stronger than ever, having just announced record visitor figures! Studious and curious persons study specimens at the […]

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From the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 reception

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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