The pill


This exhibition was created in the framework of the CEF-project Europeana XX. A Century of Change which focuses on the 20th century and its social, political and economic changes. It is based on The Pill Expo: an exhibition project developed by a group of KU Leuven university students.

Curators of “The Pill Expo”

We are six ambitious women with Belgian, Chinese and Greek nationalities. Our passion for culture brought us together. All of us were master students of Cultural Studies at the Belgian university KU Leuven in 2020-2021. We created this exhibition as a part of the course 'Cultural Policy'. We started off with the theme 'game changers in the twentieth century', since our expo is part of the Europeana XX, Century of Change project. Almost immediately, we agreed that the history of the birth control pill was the topic to go with. This digital exhibition is the result of months of virtual hard work. Due to the Covid pandemic and living in different countries, we weren't able to meet each other in real life. However, that didn't stop us from developing a great friendship while working together.

  • Sophie Poblome
  • Alexandra Boussiou
  • Xinghan Lou
  • Eleni Stergiopoulou
  • Yingwen 'Scarlett' Chen
  • Margot Melsens

Adaptation for europeana.eu

Student support

  • Fred Truyen, KU Leuven

Europeana Foundation

Europeana XX partners

  • Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) - coordinator
  • Europeana Foundation
  • Istituto Luce-Cinecittà (LUCE)
  • The National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA)
  • Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum e.V. (DFF)
  • Catwalkpictures
  • European Fashion Heritage Association (EFHA)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Photoconsortium - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage
  • Jewish Historical Museum (JHM)
  • Jewish Historical Network (JHN)
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  • Pangeanic
  • Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
  • Anacode
  • Thinkcode
  • Noterik B.V (NOTERIK)

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