Are these the greatest inventions since sliced bread?

This week is International Week of Science and Peace and so we’ve prepared two blogs for you – today’s is about ‘science’ and tomorrow’s is about ‘peace’. ‘Science’ is a broad term that covers many things, including the development of …


'Prof. Sigmund Freud : (Porträt) (Ost und West)', Universitätsbibliothek JCS Frankfurt am Main and Judaica Europeana, public domain

Freud – father of psychoanalysis

Whether you agree with the detail of his theories or not, Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) is easily the most influential psychiatrist of all time. ‘Sigmund Freud’, The Royal Library: The National Library of Denmark and …




Francis Bacon, Shakespeare and Secret Societies

Sir Francis Bacon, first Viscount of St Albans,  was born on this day in 1561. He is well-known for his contribution to science. In fact, science and research is what it is today because of Bacon. The methodology of science …


Nobel Prizes 2012: Chemistry

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’re looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate Robert J. Lefkowitz & Brian K. Kobilka on winning the 2012 Nobel …