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When you’re a kid, moving house is a big deal. Moving to another country, learning another language, making new friends, facing a new culture… well, that’s a pretty huge deal. During the Europeana Migration campaign, while adults shared stories about their childhood, we also heard stories about children from children, each illustrated by an object that […]
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Beth Europeana, Migration, Childhood, children, family, migration, toys 17.01.2019 09:00:46
This photograph shows Frank Otto Skeppstedt, his wife and four children stoically posing for a studio photographer. The formal portrait gives away nothing of their extraordinary family history. At the time this picture was taken, the Skeppstedts (now Shipstads) had settled at St. Paul, Minnesota, after having emigrated from Sweden. Father Frank Otto had found […]
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Europeana Photography European Year Of Cultural Heritage, Migration, Photography, Sport, film, ice-skating, migration, Sweden, USA 15.01.2019 10:59:13
Many medieval manuscripts are full of decorated capital letters that add colour to the page. They come in all styles and sizes, but what exactly are they and what was their purpose? What is an illuminated initial? The word illuminate, in the medieval sense, means to decorate with colours. An illuminated initial is an enlarged […]
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Europeana Europeana, Manuscripts, Medieval manuscripts, Rise of Literacy 10.01.2019 14:49:30
Zala Mojca Jerman Kuželički of National and University Library in Slovenia introduces us to Ivan Cankar, who died 100 years ago today and is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language. Ivan Cankar, the first professional and most prolific Slovene writer and playwright, is mostly known for his skilful depictions of the petty […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, literature, migration, Slovenia, Vienna 11.12.2018 10:18:40
In last week’s blog The history of the Iberians, we gave a high-level overview of the Iberian peoples. Today, we focus on the iconography shown in Iberian art and objects from archaeological research, and what it says about the social structures, beliefs, and myths of the Iberians. Image and funerary ritual Certain cultural features define the […]
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Europeana Archaeology, Europeana, archaeology, Iberians 06.12.2018 11:30:44
Pizza – possibly one of the most popular, tasty and simple things you can have for dinner tonight. But behind its simplicity lies a much more complex history – this is the tale of the Margherita’s migration. Take ingredients from Naples Pizza has been around in Italy for more than 1,000 years in differing forms. […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, Food, history, hungary, Italy, migration, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, USA 04.12.2018 10:00:57
December is here so it’s time for a countdown! We know you (secretly) love a chocolate advent calendar, but due to the digital character of our activity, we can’t provide one here. But no worries, we prepared some brain candy that will make you equally happy – a Europeana Advent Calendar. And as 2018 is […]
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Europeana Europeana, advent calendar, Christmas 30.11.2018 18:01:28
1 Archaeological research provides us with a broad overview of the past life of cultures and communities. One such culture that has seen extensive archaeological study is the Iberians. We use the generic name Iberians to refer to a group of peoples who inhabited a large part of the Iberian Peninsula for much of the […]
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Europeana Archaeology, archaeology, Iberians 30.11.2018 10:17:34