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During World War One, newspapers were the main source of information. With no radio or television or internet, there were other ways to get the latest news like word to mouth, the weekly newsreels in the cinema or the ongoing exchange of letters between soldiers at the front and their loved ones at home. However, […]
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Europeana Europeana, Europeana 1914-1918, Newspapers, newspapers, World War I 11.07.2019 09:30:23
Mastheads are one of the most striking features of newspapers. Often the first thing we see, they are designed to catch our attention and communicate the newspaper’s identity and attract readers. Within the thousands of digitised historic newspaper titles in Europeana Newspapers, there’s a lot of variety in their mastheads – from simple text to […]
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Europeana Europeana, Newspapers, design, illustrations, newspapers, typography 04.07.2019 08:30:23
Our newspapers collection includes more than 4 million newspaper issues from around 20 countries. It shows the headlines and reporting from four centuries’ historical moments such as the sinking of the Titanic. Alongside these great moments from history are more everyday occurrences. Looking at adverts in newspapers through time, we can get a sense of […]
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Europeana Europeana, Newspapers, advertising, Food, food and drink, newspapers 02.07.2019 09:00:13
On this day 100 years ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed.  The treaty officially ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It also imposed heavy reparations on Germany, considered by some as one of the factors leading to World War II. The Versailles Treaty is one of the most important […]
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Europeana Europeana, Europeana 1914-1918, World War I 28.06.2019 08:00:35
‘It is the road that’s really interesting,’ said Krzysztof Kieślowski at his last public event before his death. ‘I think that’s just the way we are. We know where the goal is and reaching it is not really as interesting as the path. That’s very curious. I think it’s the same with films, just like […]
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Europeana Migration, film, France, migration, Poland 27.06.2019 09:00:28
Throughout history, people have been forced to flee their homeland – from war, from persecution, from discrimination. Departure is the one common experience among the diverse and varied experiences of refugees. Collections in European museums, galleries, libraries and archives represent the experiences of refugees through history – from as far back as the fall of […]
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Europeana Migration, artists, migration, political activism, refugees 20.06.2019 09:14:28
June marks Pride month, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots which catalysed modern LGBTQ+ activism. In Europe, with pride parades mostly spanning May to September, festivals, parties and protests are held across the continent throughout the summer months. This blog looks at a short cultural history of Pride festivals, exemplified by objects held in European museums, […]
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Europeana Europeana, LGBTQ+, pride month, social history 14.06.2019 09:00:31
Ravenna in modern Italy was one of Europe’s most important cities in the Byzantine era. Today, experts from the Byzantine Art and Archaeology project take us on a tour of Ravenna’s remarkable Byzantine heritage. In 1996, UNESCO added eight early Christian monuments in Ravenna to its World Heritage List. Ravenna was one of Europe’s most […]
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Europeana Art, Europeana, art, art history, Byzantine 12.06.2019 07:30:30