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Underground mass transit eased the pressures of rapid population growth, urban expansion and traffic congestion in major European cities during the first half of the 19th century. Metropolitan London London was the first city to construct an underground railway beneath its bustling streets. By 1850, the city already had seven train stations and it was […]
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Europeana Europeana, cities, industrial heritage, London, Madrid, Paris, train, transport 17.09.2019 09:13:12
The working world we inhabit today is rich and varied, and tells the story of technological and societal changes over time. Starting today, Europeana’s new season, ‘Europe at Work’, brings stories of our personal working lives together with archive material on industrial and labour-related heritage. Explore the new industrial heritage collection on Europeana – bringing […]
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Europeana Europeana, Industrial Heritage, Europeana Collection Days, industrial heritage 16.09.2019 09:04:14
How would you like having a poem composed especially for your friendship album? This is what happened to Elizabeth Adriana Staats (1823-1896).  It is 1841 and Hendrik Tollens (1780-1856) is a celebrated poet in the Netherlands. One of his poems has been chosen to be the national anthem and his poetry collections are purchased by […]
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Europeana Europeana, Manuscripts 05.09.2019 19:10:36
Books were expensive in Scotland between the 17th and 19th centuries. But literacy was comparatively high, and people were keen on reading. There was a large market for cheap, easy-to-get reading material: so-called street literature because it was simply sold on the streets. A popular type of street literature was chapbooks: small booklets of 8, […]
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Europeana Europeana, literature, Rise of Literacy, Scotland 27.08.2019 10:22:39
Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colours film trilogy can be interpreted as stories about Europe changing at the end of the 20th century, transforming into a continent of new possibilities, returning to universal concepts that became important in a new way.
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Europeana Europeana, Europeana 1989, film, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland 22.08.2019 09:00:42
This year sees the 30th anniversary of an extraordinary year – 1989 – when walls crumbled and people of Central and Eastern Europe were united again. To remember 1989 and its events, we are inviting you to share your memories and impressions in our ‘blog parade’. Join us as we commemorate the political and social […]
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Europeana Europeana 1989, #remember1989, 1989, Eastern Europe, social history 14.08.2019 09:00:06
Each of the films of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy explores a topic from the French Revolution motto Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Three Colours: White addresses equality through the fate of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), the movie’s main character, a Polish man living in France. The film plays with the notion of emigration and return, and […]
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Europeana Migration, film, France, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Paris, Poland 08.08.2019 09:00:27
With today’s craft beer movement, the origins of beer culture come more and more to the fore. As interest in traditional recipes and forgotten brewing practices rises, ingredients such as hops gain new attention. Hops are one of Europe’s traditional crops, and are responsible for a beer’s distinctive bitterness and aroma. Beer was one of […]
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Europeana Europeana, Industrial Heritage, Beer, food and drink, industrial heritage 02.08.2019 09:00:44