CoverMusic played an important role in World War One. In a time when there was no radio or television, and recordings were still a rare phenomenon, music was mostly experienced live. For the armed forces, it wasn’t just something to march to, it influenced morale. It was also during the war that the use of music as propaganda became more important. 

When the war was over, composers reflected on their own experiences, devising compositions that often tried to find new ways to express horror and sorrow, thus bringing an end to late Romanticism and Symbolism. Popular music, as we now know it, has its roots in World War One.

Drawing on archive material from Europeana, in particular, its 1914-1918 and music collections, The Sound of the Trenches examines the importance of music during World War One, before, during and after the battle.  The hero image above is of bagpipes being played in the Gare du Nord, Paris, in 1916. This image is taken from a glass negative and so the picture quality is very high: the expressions of the players - as they watch each other, breathe and play - can be clearly seen. [+]

FotoStill a Working Title?: Social and Employment Realities in Europe (Photo Exhibition)

In partnership with major and upcoming European artists, the European Commission, in cooperation with Europeana, presents this exhibition on social and employment realities in Europe. Selected by Belgian curator Ive Stevenheydens, the artworks portray Europeans in real-life situations and show some of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights as they are lived by Europeans every day. [+]

PortadaThe rise of literacy in early modern Europe was a result of both the formal education of children and the changing reading habits of adults. Different types of texts were used at different times to spur the trend toward literacy. From the bible to beekeeping, and from broadsides to bestsellers, this exhibition shows how a passion for the written word moved out of the Church and into society at large over the last four centuries. [+]

CartellPioneers - Trailblazing women in the arts, sciences and society - visit our new online exhibition

Pioneers highlights the lives and achievements of 8 remarkable European women in the arts, sciences and society. From groundbreaking women’s rights campaigners to brilliant scientists, this exhibition celebrates the historical contribution of innovative women to human knowledge and culture.

Europeana and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, are proud to bring you this online exhibition which is part of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel’s strategy to empower women and increase their participation in the digital economy.  [+]

La historia entre España y la Unión Europea comenzó formalmente el 1 de enero de 1986, pero no es tan conocido el hecho de que la primera vez que España manifestó interés por pertenecer a la Comunidad Económica Europea fue en el año 1962, donde Fernando María Castiella, ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, envía una carta al presidente del Consejo de la CEE solicitando la asociación de España.

La Representación de la Comisión Europea en España (Paseo de la Castellana, 46) acoge la presentación de la exposición "España y la Unión Europea. Historia de una relación" el próximo viernes, 8 de abril a las 11 horas. Para confirmar asistencia Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.  

La exposición itinerante tiene su reflejo digital esta web, donde a través de fotografías, hitos y personajes clave se puede recorrer el periodo de 1962 hasta 2016.

En el marco de las actividades para conmemorar la entrada de España a la Unión Europea se ha puesto en marcha la campaña "Cómo hemos cambiado" que pretende reflexionar a través de imágenes sobre la evolución de la cultura, la moda o las costumbres en estos treinta años. Animamos a compartir las fotos de los años 80 en la web http://comohemoscambiado.eu o subirlas a las redes sociales con el hashtag #cómohemoscambiado [+]

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Hasta el 6 de octubre, el centro Valonia-Bruselas de París propone una exposición poco común sobre Europa: una curiosa visión de parte de los lápices de los caricaturistas más mordaces. Sin embargo, los temas son serios, desde la Comunidad Europa del Carbón y el Acero (CECA) hasta la crisis griega, C’est la fôte à Bruxelles (Es culpa de Bruselas) se ve como se lee cafebabel.com: un poco de historia y mucho de diversión. [cafebabel.com]

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