Science

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 new ideas, tools and equipments – inventions. So we’ve searched Europeana for some of the […]

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'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 Copenhagen University Library and The European Library, CC BY-NC-ND He popularised what we now know […]

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Lift off: how humans have viewed space through the ages

4-10 October is  World Space Week. In this blog, we explore how the human race has viewed space through the ages – from medieval astronomical diagrams to modern cartoons. You can also watch the 1978 launch of space shuttle ‘Enterprise’ at Cape Canaveral and listen to Holst’s ‘Planets’ orchestral suite. If there’s one thing we […]

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie: An Inspirational Woman for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. In order to write today’s blog, a couple of weeks ago, we ran a poll on our Facebook page asking our followers to vote for who they thought were the most influential and inspirational women of history. The poll options, which followers could add to, became a substantial list of […]

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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 and research, something we may not even think about as having an origin, of ever […]

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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 Prize for Chemistry ‘for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors’. Follow @NobelPrize_org on Twitter for more info! […]

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Nobel Prizes 2012: Physics

The winners of the 2012 Nobel prizes are being announced this week. So each day, we’ll be looking to see what Nobel-related content we have in Europeana. Today, we congratulate France’s Serge Haroche and the USA’s David Wineland for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics for their work in quantum optics – the precise […]

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Father of Chemistry: Jöns Jacob Berzelius

Jöns Jacob Berzelius. Lithograph by A. Farcy. Image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London.  (CC BY-NC 2.0) On 20th of August 1779 a boy was born without whom I couldn’t have written and shared this blog post. His name was Jöns Jacob Berzelius and he’s considered as one of the fathers of modern chemistry. Jacob’s parents […]

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