The exhibition at the Royal Library of Belgium has opened on 11.09.2014 and will continue until 28.02.2015 – read the details here!
The film narrates the story of Walter Flex, war volunteer right from the start of the First World War and one of the best-known writers it produced. Important documents of his literary remains, which are kept in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, have now been digitised and are freely accessible in the digital culture portal ‘Europeana’. The film looks behind the scenes of the digitisation centre of the Staatsbibliothek and reveals how his letters, manuscripts, photos and personal documents, among them a map with a bullet hole, were put online by the Staatsbibliothek. The film was produced in a co-operation between the projects Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and Europeana Newspapers.
On 24. May 2014 the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was interviewed by Frank Drauschke about the Europeana 1914-1918 portal. Please find the video here: http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/Webs/BKin/DE/Mediathek/mediathek_node.html?cat=videos
Conference 19./20.06.2014 – Languages and the First World War – British Library/University of AntwerpMay 19th, 2014 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
In this conference to be hosted by the University of Antwerp and the British Library, World War One is discussed in terms of its influence on language: what changes were there within individual languages, and how did the languages of combatant nations influence each other? Was schoolboy French of any use to British soldiers, how did the profession of interpretation develop, how was Esperanto used, and how did soldiers use parables and poetry in letters home? The conference will examine the linguistic experience of the war through a wide range of subjects covering 10 languages used during the conflict.
Conference programme: http://languages-and-first-world-war.tumblr.com/post/85762690386/programme-for-20th-june
Europeana 1914-1918 – A CENTO ANNI DALLA PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE: 16.04.2014, Biblioteca Nationale Centrale di FirenzeApril 11th, 2014 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
The next event organised by the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project consortium is going to take place in Firenze, Italy at 16.04. 2014, 03:00 p.m.
Please follow the link to the detailed programme: Europeana 1914-1918 – A CENTO ANNI DALLA PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE: il patrimonio della memoria strica nelle raccolte digitalizzate della Biblioteca Nationale Centrale di Firenze, Biblioteca Nationale Centrale de Firenze, Firenze, Italy.
Conference The First World War in National and European collections: materials, images, testimonies – Rome, 27 March 2014March 10th, 2014 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
On 27. March 2014 the conference “Europeana Collections 1914-1918 – The First World War in National and European collections: materials, images, testimonies” will be held at the National Central Library of Rome. Registration is open now. Please find detailed information about the conference here.
On 03./04. April 2014 the conference “Europeana Collections 1914-1918 – Rediscovering the war experience” will be held at Bibliothèque nationale de France. Registration is open now. Please find detailed information about the conference here.
The Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project consortium is going to organise and host events to inform about the project and to showcase the digitised objects. The list of events has been published now – please find out more and click here!
In 1915, the Hofbibliothek (or Imperial Library; today known as the Austrian National Library) began to create its war collection. Since it had good links with the library of the Hungarian National Museum, it is not very surprising that the War Collection of the Austrian National Library possesses, amongst other things, 1,135 Hungarian First World War announcements.
The announcements tell us on the one hand about medical examinations, conscription, military drafts, desertion and military successes and on the other hand about life in the provinces.
The text posters from this collection were – like all posters – an important means of propaganda. The texts are strewn with patriotic slogans and phrases and impart a non-critical enthusiasm about the war ignoring its reality and bestiality. In spite of the non-critical patriotic tone, the posters have a very high informational value and provide a valuable source for information about the First World War.
Please read more about the Hungarian announcements at: