Athlete Jesse Owens: battling poverty and racial bigotry with sporting success
Facing both Jim Crow and Hitler in a sporting environment
Sporting Heritage Colouring Book
Learn about Europe’s sporting heritage by colouring
Remembering Bravery within Tragedy
Ben Bril: the youngest-ever Olympic boxer
Jewish boxer and referee who survived the Holocaust
Checkmate! 7 fascinating facts about chess
Exploring the history and culture of chess
Birth of the Cool
The emergence of the teenager in mid-20th-century Europe
Game over? Histories of Dutch football in lockdown
How lockdowns in the Netherlands affected football
The Danube fortresses in Serbia
Exploring fortresses on the banks of the river Danube in Serbia, each with their own history, myths and legends
Chinese junk: designed for adventure
These iconic ships have long been one of the defining symbols of Chinese naval warfare, travel and trade
Portrait of a lady
Women in early 20th-century photography, film and advertising
Exploring European Capital Cities for 2021
European Capitals for Sport, Innovation, Green, Youth and Culture
What does ‘flapper’ mean? Even though the true origins of the world are controversial, in the 1920s ‘flapper’ became associated with young women who expressed their freedom through an overt appreciation of a new kind of fashionable look.
The Embroideress Euphemia: an Egyptian mummy with a unique story
Several widely studied grave ensembles were found in the Antinoöpolis necropolis, among them the grave of 'the Embroideress Euphemia'. This blog tells her story.
Club of the Eagle: the history and heritage of Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Benfica started as a group of boys who wanted to play football and is now a successful international club in many sports.
Pole-vaulting into politics: Władysław Kozakiewicz's 1980 Olympics gesture
A gesture by Polish pole vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz at the 1980 Olympics was seen as political
Fair representation? LGBTQ+ in 20th-century photography and film
The path toward fair representation of LGBTQ+ people has proven to be a long and daunting one. In this blog, we look at the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in photography and film throughout the 20th Century.
Geniuses and their (dis)abilities
Exploring the scientific and artistic careers of Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Braille, Mileva Marić, and Francisco de Goya
Controlling the sea: painting the Zuiderzee engineering works
Artist Johan Hendrik van Mastenbroek captures the gigantic Zuiderzee construction works.
Let's light up December with Europeana Advent Calendar
To brighten up this December, we have an Advent Calendar for you - filled with beautiful artworks and pictures exploring the theme of togetherness from the collections of cultural institutions across Europe.
Remembering the Jews of Arab Lands
The dissolution of the Jewish communities of the Arab world is commemorated on November 30.