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Max Schmeling: the first German world heavyweight boxing champion

Champion of the world in the 1930s

Transatlantic travel: Samuel Cunard and shipping

The origins of the shipping company Cunard Line

Sign Languages - giving voice to the voiceless

There are over 200 different sign languages and dialects in the world! Read more about this way of visual communication using hand gestures and other types of body language in this blog.

Bulgarians, heroes! The first gymnastics societies in Bulgaria

The phrase Bulgarian, heroes! accompanies every sporting event that Bulgaria takes part in, and is well known to every proud Bulgarian.

Rosh Hashanna: hoping for a sweet new year

When most people think of September, thoughts of crisp autumn days and children returning to school come to mind. However, for Jews around the world, the beginning of autumn is also the time of the Jewish New Year (or Rosh Hashanna in Hebrew) – this year

Czar Peter House in Zaandam: an early tourist attraction in the Netherlands

For centuries, people have been visiting a simple wooden home where Peter the Great stayed.

The Wachau: a cultural landscape in Austria

Extending 36 kilometres along the Danube, the Wachau is a landscape of stunning scenery.

Hidden Treasures of Guadalquivir Valley: The Medieval Archaeological Heritage Of Eastern A…

The medieval archaeological heritage of eastern Andalusia boasts a range of highly valuable artistic, historical and touristic movable and immovable goods.

How one man made Wales one of the most literate countries in Europe: the extraordinary sto…

Read about a Welsh minister and his circulating schools - best known for spreading literacy.

Abraham Tuschinski's cinema empire in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Polish Jewish migrant Tuschinski established several cinemas in the Netherlands

Einar Bager: the story of a Swedish artist behind a viral photograph

The story behind a viral photograph of Swedish artist Einar Bager painting naked

Perspective Views in the baroque era: early versions of 3D virtual reality

Perspective panorama were popular in the 18th century, the forerunners of visual entertainment tools

Canal communities: Europe's other 'Venices'

Discover seven places across Europe which are nicknamed Venice

Erasmus and the historical roots of studying abroad

Histories behind students' educations in other countries

Botanical gardens - where nature meets science and society

There are more than 900 botanical gardens in Europe.

From airport to artport: How changes in aviation policies introduced art to the airport

Brian Eno's Music for Airports not only became a starting point for the ambient music genre, but was also at the vanguard of another trend: that of increasingly integrating art in the airport landscape.

Are you being served? A short history of waiters and servers in restaurants

A short history of working as a waiter in restaurants

Ecotourism in Europe: A look at four countries' green activities

Discover culture and nature through alternative travel experiences.

Sculpture trail: statues by female sculptors in Dublin

Exploring public art in Ireland's capital city

Republic of Letters: Correspondence between Intellectuals in Renaissance and Early Modern …

The “Republic of Letters” was established in Italy with the first humanists. Their abundant correspondence, which included letters that were both personal and intellectual, continued to the Enlightenment.