Luxury vs. functionality

How a manuscript can indicate its readership


From the ghetto of Venice to ghetto fabulous
How we watch TV

From collective experience to solo binge

A creole woman in a red turban
Creole culture movement

Kreolitude and what it can bring to people

collage of three paintings
Pedro Sunda, Diego Bemba and Dom Miguel de Castro

Three portraits telling a remarkable story of diplomacy and colonial history in the 17th century

painting of Aleksander Pushkin
Mixed-race: A further consideration of racial identity in European history

The ways in which mixed raced people have contributed to the stories of Europe

cropped colour portrait of Joseph Bologne, who wears a read jacket and holds a sword
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Fencer, composer, soldier, Versailles

colourful drawing with many different figures
Wifredo Lam: disturbing the dreams of the exploiters

Cuban whose art was influenced both by Catholic and African traditions

Bust of Otto Hahn seen from two different angles.
Otto Hahn

Meet an icon of 20th Century Science History


The animation studio that created the cartoons Polish kids grew up on

black and white photograph showing two boxers throwing punches
Leone Jacovacci: the Afro-Italian boxer who faced fascism

Italian boxing champion in the 1920s

Scribe working surrounded by books
How manuscript circulation in the Middle Ages influenced production

Learn about how aiming for more efficient manuscript production led to repeated iconography

black and white illustration portrait of an actor on stage
Ira Aldridge, Shakespearean actor

African-American actor and abolitionist

Werner Heisenberg, quantum mechanics pioneer

Meet an icon of 20th-century science history

GIF IT UP logo with animated hammer and paint brush
How to make a great GIF

Learn how GIF IT UP participants find inspiration and bring cultural heritage to life

colour illustration showing two football players running for a ball in a crowded stadium
Spot the ball: 5 sport puzzles to test your skills

Pinpoint the ball in these vintage sport photographs

colour photograph of an airplace spreading water over land
Broadcasting natural disasters - wildfires

How the media has reported on historical wildfires across Europe

For a multilingual Europe: learning new languages

How we have learned and taught languages across Europe.

black and white photograph of a football team in front of a goal
100 years of football in Girona

From Unió Deportiva Girona to Girona Futbol Club

colour photograph of Nadia Comăneci training
Nadia Comăneci, the first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10

'The Goddess from Montréal'