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Ivan Cankar – The Writer, The Migrant

Zala Mojca Jerman Kuželički of National and University Library in Slovenia introduces us to Ivan Cankar, who died 100 years ago today and is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language. Ivan Cankar, the first professional and most prolific Slovene writer and playwright, is mostly known for his skilful depictions of the petty […]

Iberian iconography and rituals

Last week we focused on a high-level view of the of the Iberian peoples in our blog: History of the Iberians. Here we focus on the iconography shown in art and objects from archaeological research, and what they say about the social structures, beliefs, and myths of the Iberians. Image and funerary ritual Certain cultural […]

Pizza: a slice of migration history

Pizza – possibly one of the most popular, tasty and simple things you can have for dinner tonight. But behind its simplicity lies a much more complex history – this is the tale of the margherita’s migration. Take ingredients from Naples Pizza has been around in Italy for more than 1,000 years in differing forms. […]

Europeana EYCH 2018 Advent Calendar

December is here so it’s time for a countdown! We know you (secretely) love a chocolate advent calendar, but due to a digital character of our activity, we can’t provide one here. But no worries, we prepared some brain candy that will make you equally happy – a Europeana Advent Calendar. And as 2018 is […]

The history of the Iberians

1 Archaeological research provides us with a broad overview of the past life of cultures and communities. One such culture that has seen extensive archaeological study is the Iberians. We use the generic name Iberians to refer to a group of peoples who inhabited a large part of the Iberian Peninsula for much of the first […]

The Sinking of the Titanic – a Historic Press Panorama

Clipping from Revista Mundo Gráfico of 24 April 1912 (via Biblioteca Digital Memoria de Madrid, CC-BY-NC) In the early morning of 15 April 1912, one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history occurred. RMS Titanic – which was considered unsinkable – was on her maiden voyage in the North Atlantic when she collided with […]

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Cagaprisas. m. y f. malson. coloq. Persona impaciente, que siempre tiene prisa. |
Cortoplacista. adj. Que persigue resultados o efectos a corto plazo. Apl. a pers., u. t. c. s.
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Mileurista. adj. 1. Esp. Dicho de una persona: Que percibe un sueldo mensual que se sitúa en torno a mil euros y generalmente se considera por debajo de sus expectativas profesionales. U. t. c. s. 2. Esp. Perteneciente o relativo al mileurista o al mileurismo. Salario mileurista. |
Serendipia. (Adapt. del ingl. serendipity, y este de Serendip, hoy Sri Lanka, por alus. a la fábula oriental The Three Princes of Serendip 'Los tres príncipes de Serendip'). f. Hallazgo valioso que se produce de manera accidental o casual. El descubrimiento de la penicilina fue una serendipia. |
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