nature

Trekking through Europe: a history of hiking

Explore the history of hiking in Europe, from Wandervögel to Grand Randonnée

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sun over a snowy landscape

Protecting and preserving nature and culture: photographer Hilding Mickelsson in Hälsingland

Swedish photographer Hilding Mickelsson documented changes in Hälsingland province’s rich cultural and natural heritage in the 20th century.

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Eero Järnefelt, painter of Finnish nature

Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt was inspired by nature. Over his artistic career of more than 60 years, many of paintings depict details of nature and weather in particular in Finland.

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The human crisis and the three Es: Environment, Equality and Endangered

In 2019, global awareness of the human impact on the environment is at an all-time high. No matter where you turn, you cannot escape it, whether it’s on social media, TV, or actually, right in front of you – we’ve all seen the schoolchildren striking and demanding governments to listen to the extreme temperatures and […]

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Plongez dans Europeana pour écouter la mer

Au cours du mois de décembre, une sélection d’archives sonores du Centre national de la recherche scientifique – CNRS  – celles du Centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (CREM), du  Centre de Recherche sur l’Espace Sonore et l’environnement urbain (CRESSON) et de la phonothèque de la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH) – sur la […]

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What are men to rocks and mountains?

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Human exploration of and travel through mountains dates back millennia. It’s only in the last few centuries, though, that exploration of mountains for exploration’s sake, or for sport and tourism, has come into existence. Ice cave on Marmolada, Austrian National Library, Public […]

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