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For thousands of migrants looking for a job or a new start in life, New York City has always been (and still is) a favoured destination. Many live together in specific neighbourhoods, aiding them in finding work, engaging in social activities and preserving their cultural identity. The history and culture of New York is entwined […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, architecture, migration, New York, religion, USA 24.05.2019 08:47:30
2019 celebrates the centenary of the influential Bauhaus art and design school, founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany on April 12th in 1919. The Bauhaus made a huge impact on the art and architecture of the twentieth century, in spite of its short 14-year existence. This was largely due to the network of […]
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Europeana Art, Europeana, 1930s, architecture, art, artists, Bauhaus, Germany 22.05.2019 11:23:06
While Antonín Dvorák is sometime considered as the greatest composer ever to have lived in the Czech Republic, in the eyes of the Czechs only one man deserves that epithet: Bedřich Smetana. Smetana was born in 1824 into a fairly prosperous family as the son of a brewer. From a young age, Smetana excelled in […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, Music 12.05.2019 09:04:51
Throughout the world, the love, patience, dedication and commitment of mothers are honoured yearly on ‘Mother’s Day’. Many countries and cultures celebrate their mothers in the month of May, and treat the ‘leading lady’ of the family to a day of pampering, presents, festive food and extra doses of hugs. But did you know that […]
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Europeana Europeana, art, mothers, photography, women 11.05.2019 08:43:09
‘Weave the pattern of your life’ In the aftermath of World War 2, after the liberation of The Netherlands from German occupation in May 1945 and the festivities that followed, many Dutch women made special commemorative skirts, called ‘nationale feestrok’ or ‘bevrijdingsrok’ in Dutch – the latter translates as liberation skirts in English. The idea […]
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Europeana Europeana, Fashion, fashion, women's history, World War II 03.05.2019 09:00:16
Czech composer Antonín Dvořák brought his sensibility and musical genius from his homeland to the United States. In his career, 19th century Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, the founding father of the great Czech symphonic tradition, wanted to establish a strong, ambitious and idiosyncratic national repertoire. Instead of an international career, he dedicated his life to […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, Music, composers, Czech Republic, migration, United States 01.05.2019 09:00:24
Lithuania has long been a nation of immigrants, with the majority of the Lithuanian diaspora living in the United States. In this blog, Giedrė Milerytė-Japertienė of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania describes Lithuanian-American life through digitised photographs and ephemera from the library’s collections. At the end of the 19th century, Lithuanian immigrants constituted […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, Lithuania, migration, theatre, USA 16.04.2019 09:00:12
Hungary reached the football World Cup final in 1954 and, although they didn’t win, its Hungarian national team of the 1950s became legendary. This is the story of Ferenc ‘Pancho’ Puskás and the ‘Golden Team’ generation which made its mark on Spanish football. In the post-war era, Hungary’s national football team was supported and promoted […]
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Europeana Europeana, Migration, Sport, football, hungary, migration, Spain, sport 02.04.2019 09:00:46