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Into the Maelstrom: the 1980 Scottish kayak expedition to northwest Norway

First recorded dual crossing by sea kayak of the treacherous Moskenstraumen

Scrumptious sites: 7 foods named after European places

A culinary tour across Europe to discover the meanings behind the names of some popular food

Workers united: the International Workers' Olympiads

Sport competitions in the 1920s and 1930s for members of labour and workers associations

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Age of Synergies: technological innovations in the late 19th century

Learn about the scientific and technological developments that revolutionised the world.

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Advertising Philips Radio at the 1948 London Olympic Games

Striking illustrated advertising commemorating the games

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The ways of counterculture

Much more than just being against the mainstream

Stylish sites: European places that named fashion items

Exploring places across Europe that gave names to items of clothing, textiles and more

Europe in space: European astronauts and cosmonauts

Images and videos featuring Europe's space flights

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Pets: taking care of our furry friends

Videos showing services and products over the years that help us better care for our pets

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Discovering Finnish literary heritage with Codices Fennici

Medieval and 16th century manuscripts written or used in Finland

Inside the WEHA Boxing Glove factory

Behind the scenes of a sport equipment company

Traces of the Armenian diaspora across Europe

Architecture and cultural heritage of the Armenian diaspora

Migration voyages: shipping advertisements from vintage newspapers

Shipping lines in vintage newspapers

Long & short placenames in Europe

Take a virtual tour to linguistic length-based locations

Tessa Verney Wheeler
Groundbreaking women in archaeology

Discover the stories of pioneering female archaeologists from across Europe

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Suits designed by women, for women

Questioning the status quo through fashion

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Gender gaps & inequality illustrated by GIFs

Animating inequality between men and women in all areas of society

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Alice Guy-Blaché: cinema pioneer

Film's first female director and the first woman to run her own studio

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Kimono: the women’s garment shaping cross-cultural exchange

The social history of the kimono represents a unique cultural exchange between Japan and Europe

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Sjoukje Dijkstra: champion figure skater

First Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games