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Ismail al-Jazari: The Muslim inventor who may have inspired Leonardo da Vinci

Uncover the story of the 12th century polymath who laid the groundwork for modern engineering, hydraulics and robotics.

A modern-day example of a monastic refectory of St. Paul's Abbey in Oosterhout (the Netherlands).
Monastic mealtimes

Nourishment for body and soul

black and white photograph of a group of people who are wearing white tennis clothing
Photographers Augusta and Anna Curiel

Sisters who chronicled early 20th century life in Suriname

Jesuits in China, Part 2

Learn about the intrigue, spying, and political and religious opposition that would lead the Jesuits to be banned from China for almost 100 years.

An early copy of the Annals of Petau, showing the short entries in Latin for each year (beginning with ‘Anno’ with a stylised initial 'A' in red)
From Easter to Emperor

Monastic annals and the evolution of medieval historiography

Jesuits in China

A story of mutual discovery, part 1

Engraving of writers Virgilius, Cicero and Seneca talking to each other
Cicero’s legacy in medieval western Europe

Rhetorical and philosophical teaching of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sharing joy and cultural heritage

Europeana Advent Calendar 2021

cover of a booklet with word 'How to play the old course St Andrews' and a green silhouette of a golfer
How to play the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland's home of golf

A guidebook to 'the finest golf course'

Monastic vs scholastic reading habits

Differences in medieval readers approaches

Tiny but mighty

Watching the evolution of Dutch agriculture on TV

black and white photograph of Zarasai in the distance behind a lake and sailing boat
Sport and tourist history in Zarasai, Lithuania

How a ski jump symbolises Lithuanian sport and tourist history

Large to small

Books in 13th century

black and white photograph of a crowd watching a football match, standing in front of a detailed scoreboard
Sporting divides: antisemitism in post-war Hungarian football matches

Communist propagranda labelled the scandalous scenes 'class struggles'

colour photograph of a large rainbow flag / banner on a city street with a church in the background
Living with Pride: photographs by Christopher Robson

Documenting LGBTI+ life and activism in Ireland during the 1990s and 2000s

From Latin to the Vernacular

The 12th century saw a literary revolution in Europe

Electric cars in history

If you think electric cars are an invention of the 21st Century, think again!

Luxury vs. functionality

How a manuscript can indicate its readership

Ghettos

From the ghetto of Venice to ghetto fabulous

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How we watch TV

From collective experience to solo binge