Topic: history & archaeology

Using Vocabularies and Linked data: #ConnectingArchaeology webinar

This webinar explores some of the ways that cultural heritage institutions can use controlled vocabularies and Linked Data to improve the discoverability of their content in Europeana. Three speakers will give short presentations after which there will be time for … Continue reading


Britain’s children “shipped” since 1860s

Text by Caterina Sbrana. There is a history of migration involving a large number of Britain’s children who were “shipped” since the 1860s to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. This fate affected over 100,000 children. I knew the living … Continue reading


Digitisation of the endangered monastic archive at May Wäyni, Ethiopia

Text by Caterina Sbrana. I have already spoken in my blogs about the importance of the digitisation of historical documents in order to enable them to be used and disseminated worldwide through the Internet. There is another reason why digitisation … Continue reading


Paleography And Diplomatics On The Digital Humanities Route: Pathways And Proposals

Sponsored by CIDEHUS – University of Évora (Portugal), in partnership with the Centro de História – University of Lisbon (Portugal), this event will pose questions and discuss hypotheses for the work of digital humanities in history: What past and what … Continue reading


AI helps with deciphering the Herculaneum papyri

The important papyri retrieved in Herculaneaum and preserved at the National Library in Naples contain basically all our knowledge about Greek philosophical schools. Diogenes Laërtius’ Lives of Eminent Philosophers (3rd century AD) and Philodemus of Gadara’s Syntaxis (75-50 BC) in facts represents the … Continue reading


Digital offering at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History of Washington

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The pandemic from Sars Covid-19 has accustomed us to receive messages of cultural events, exhibitions, concerts, shows that are cancelled. Museums and art galleries have also closed public visits. However, digital technology is trying to bridge … Continue reading


The heritagization of the emigration from China

PAGODE – Europeana China is proud to host an expert blog written by dr. Martina Bofulin, Slovenian Migration Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The blog explains how legacies from Chinese emigration are now taken … Continue reading


Factum Arte and Cabildo de Gran Canaria together to reproduce a pre-Hispanic sacred cave

  The site of Risco Caído was incorporated into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019 as ‘Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape’. It is a complex of 21 artificial caves used as living and … Continue reading


Over 170,000 cultural digital resources available at UWM Libraries

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Libraries established a digitization program since  2001. The objective of the program was providing remote access to unique library resources  to the UWM academic community and the general public. Currently, UWM … Continue reading


The Berlin Wall, a multimedia history

Text by Caterina Sbrana. A few days after the celebrations of the Berlin Wall fall, in the wake of a renewed interest in the events that characterized Europe and the World after the Second World War, I suggest above all … Continue reading