Mansplaining (explaining something needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude) has been added to The Oxford English Dictionary in 2018, but the idea has been around for ages.
Throughout the world, men and women are not paid equally for doing the same jobs. In this gallery, you will find photos, documents and posters addressing this issue.
Hermits wilfully isolate themselves from the rest of the world, being the champions of social distancing avant la lettre. Find out how hermits and cloistered living were depicted in painting, drawing, and more.
Women's suffrage, the right for women to vote, was a long and hard battle that began at the start of the 19th Century. This gallery highlights the feminist fight for social reform and a voice for women in politics.
Julia Margaret Cameron took up photography at the age of 48 after having received a camera as a gift. Her style, using 'soft focus' wasn't widely appreciated in her times. You can explore her work in this gallery.
Now and throughout history, in troubled times of epidemic and pandemic, such as coronavirus, washing hands is an important part of personal hygiene, preventing the contraction and spread of disease.
This gallery features both artworks by LGBTQ+ artists and their portraits from across Europe.
Carnival is celebrated mostly in February. This gallery presents photographs, paintings and artefacts reflecting the many ways carnival is marked across Europe. Curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
The everyday lives of people from the African diaspora captured by photographers Normski, Dennis Morris, Al Vandenberg, Armet Frances and John Heywood.
Wedding traditions across Europe vary. This gallery showcases paintings, photographs and artefacts relating to wedding and marriage traditions reflecting our diverse continent. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners.
Ever since Edwin Land conceived of the instant camera in 1943, Polaroid has been synonymous with instant photography. Browse Polaroids here and read more on our blog.
This gallery presents queer histories and cultural heritage collections relating to LGBTQ+ lives, communities and campaigns across Europe.
A unique overview of the calligraphic mosaics decorating the walls of the church of the monastery of St. Saviour in Chora in Istanbul
In this gallery, we explore the colour green - the colour of nature, acceptance, emeralds and envy. Want to #ColourOurCollections? Check out our colouring books.
2020, in Chinese astrology, is the year of the rat. This gallery presents portrayals of rats in cultural heritage - whether as pest or pet.
The gallery presents a selection of photographs of five eminent Byzantine churches in Kastoria, Greece decorated with wall paintings, dating from the 9th to the 16th century.
In this gallery, we explore the colour blue - the colour of the sea, the sky, sorrow and safety. Want to #ColourOurCollections? Check out our colouring books.
Byzantine art often depicts the polarities of good and evil, based on religious and other popular beliefs. This gallery explores such manifestations and their afterlife in mainstream religious symbols and less conventional imagery.
This gallery features depictions of disabilities in artworks across centuries, reflecting the diverse lives, experiences and treatment of people with disabilities. Gallery curated with #DisabilityHistory twitter community