Beth is a cultural and creative writer and Europeana's Editorial Adviser. She works on helping engage a broad range of audiences in Europeana’s work and content. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, runs workshops and has published a novel called ‘Blood and Water'.
Every year, the Europeana Initiative and partners contribute to Women’s History Month by sharing stories about women from history, as well as stories about how projects and cultural heritage institutions are showcasing women’s history. This year is no exception. Here are some of the things you can look forward to this Women’s History Month.
As part of our contribution to Black History Month 2023, we talk to public historian Sebastiaan Vonk about Black Liberators in the Netherlands - a website that tells the stories of African Americans who played a role in the liberation of Europe in World War II.
Black History Month is marked every October to highlight, discuss and reflect on the past and present lives and achievements of Black people as well as the challenges faced by Black communities. Find out how Europeana is contributing in 2023, and how you can join in.
It’s almost October and that means it’s time to see artworks come to life in this year’s edition of the GIF IT UP competition! In 2023, the Goethe-Institut joins us to sponsor a special category - diversity and inclusion - and become one of our nine partners from around the globe supporting and sharing openly licensed collections to be remixed in myriad ways!
Participants taking part in the first ever Online Creative Residency from Europeana’s Digital Storytelling Festival have published their creative outcomes. Explore animations, social media stories and new writing relating to LGBTQ+ culture and communities.
Disability Pride month is celebrated every July to create positive conversations about disability and promote the visibility of people with many different kinds of disabilities. Here are six ways you can find out more and get involved.
This year’s Digital Storytelling Festival has a new element - our first ever Online Creative Residency! Read on to discover how the residency is celebrating LGBTQ+ stories and building participants’ skills in social media, creative writing and animation.
9 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the historic Schuman Declaration in 1950, which introduced the creation of a European Community and laid the foundations of the European Union. As we celebrate Europe’s unity, we share six places you can find stories about Europe - and develop your skills to tell them!
Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. This time, there’s big news for the future of digital culture in Europe, with the start of work on the common data space for cultural heritage. Also - a new-look Europeana website and our first hybrid annual conference.
In October, we’re kicking off a new series of workshops run by Europeana Foundation communications colleagues and drawing on expertise from the Europeana Network Association and beyond. Find out how to join!
Through the new EIT ‘Culture & Creativity’ innovation community, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will unite businesses, higher education organisations and research centres in the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI).
Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. Find out how Europeana and partners are using technology, storytelling and lots and lots of collaboration to create connections, foster inclusivity and bring digital culture to all.
This May and June, Europeana and The Heritage Lab bring you the second Digital Storytelling Festival! Find out who’s speaking at the Opening Gala, discover last year’s winning stories, plus all the storytelling resources on offer, and then join in!
Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. This quarter has been marked by the events in Ukraine. At this critical time, heritage is at risk and the work to promote our shared values and goals is more important than ever.
Heritage in Motion is a competition recognising innovation by the creators of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage. María Zozaya, Nicola Schiavottiello and Fernando Mendes tell us about the Heritales film festival of Heritage, which received a ‘Special Mention’ in 2021.
In 2021, the House of European History made some of its collections available in a new online portal. Today, Blandine Smilansky tells us about the museum’s new online collection, developing their digital approach, and what it means for the organisation’s digital transformation.
Heritage in Motion is a competition recognising innovation by the creators of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage. Fabio Bruno and Marco Cozza tell us about Underwater Augmented Reality (UWAR) which received a ‘Special Mention’ in 2021.
Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. Highlights from October to December 2021 include a new Chair-elect for the Europeana Foundation, enhanced cultural heritage participation through diverse editorial, events and competitions, and of course, Europeana 2021, our annual conference.
Heritage in Motion is a competition recongising innovation by the creators of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage. Alexander Lavrov, founder of Next.Space, tells us about LIFE CODE, winner of the ‘App’ category.