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The ways of counterculture

Much more than just being against the mainstream

Stylish sites: European places that named fashion items

Exploring places across Europe that gave names to items of clothing, textiles and more

Europe in space: European astronauts and cosmonauts

Images and videos featuring Europe's space flights

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Pets: taking care of our furry friends

Videos showing services and products over the years that help us better care for our pets

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Discovering Finnish literary heritage with Codices Fennici

Medieval and 16th century manuscripts written or used in Finland

Inside the WEHA Boxing Glove factory

Behind the scenes of a sport equipment company

Traces of the Armenian diaspora across Europe

Architecture and cultural heritage of the Armenian diaspora

Migration voyages: shipping advertisements from vintage newspapers

Shipping lines in vintage newspapers

Long & short placenames in Europe

Take a virtual tour to linguistic length-based locations

Tessa Verney Wheeler
Groundbreaking women in archaeology

Discover the stories of pioneering female archaeologists from across Europe

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Suits designed by women, for women

Questioning the status quo through fashion

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Gender gaps & inequality illustrated by GIFs

Animating inequality between men and women in all areas of society

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Alice Guy-Blaché: cinema pioneer

Film's first female director and the first woman to run her own studio

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Kimono: the women’s garment shaping cross-cultural exchange

The social history of the kimono represents a unique cultural exchange between Japan and Europe

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Sjoukje Dijkstra: champion figure skater

First Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games

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Murasaki Shikibu & The Tale of Genji

Defining author of Japanese literature in the Heian period

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Simone Veil

Survivor, activist, feminist, politician

Picturing women at work

What visual representations of women working tell us about women’s history

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Fanny Durack: winner of the first women’s Olympic swimming medal

Irish-Australian who set swimming world records

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Angela Davis: political activist

African-American philosopher and author combatting racism, sexism and homophobia