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Europe, How Do You Deal With History Cast In Stone?

What to do with monuments when the historical context changes? Should they be removed, re-contextualised, or, on the contrary, should we preserve them as a painful reminder of the events that took place decades or centuries ago? We, the Editors’ team, took a closer look at some monuments which are subject to current debates in our home countries. S...

Author's piano and the pamphlet signed by Georgian Composer

Making Friends with Music: In Search of Traditional Tunes

A carrier of family memories, a European meeting point and a gate to new friendships: For Rusudan from Georgia, the piano has lots of meanings.

Discovering China: The Art of Finding Yourself

Experiencing China from a Georgian perspective: Mertsia about the importance of language, cuisine and finding ways to intertwine different cultures.

Slovak House Signs – Little Pieces of Endangered Art

Traces of unique history: Caroline from Slovakia about Ziar nad Hronom's emblematic house signs from the 1950s and the importance of keeping architectural heritage alive.

lawn with hedges

The Story of a Gravestone

Have you ever stumbled across an object that is not noticeable at first glance and wouldn’t appear out of place but upon closer inspection is quite unusual? And have you asked yourself what exciting, moving or sad story might be behind it? When our author Phillip encountered such an object, he began looking for traces in archives, history clubs, pa...

2020: With and Beyond Corona

2020 was the year of the pandemic. But as there is a light in every darkness and at each end of the tunnel, it also has had many different insights for every single one of us. With 2021 in sight, we share some of our perspectives on this extraordinary year:   Join the the Editors team to look at different corners of Europe for some personal takes o...

Young man in suit
This is what the RIC looked like.

100 Years After: How we Remember the Perpetrators of Bloody Sunday

100 years after Bloody Sunday, there is still much controversy surrounding the perpetrators of that terrible day and whether the Irish should be remembering them. Neasa talks about the British police and military forces, particularly the Royal Irish Constabulary, and the surprising discovery of her own familial connections to them.

One People, Two Peoples, Neighbours or Enemies? North Macedonia and Bulgaria

Kristijan from North Macedonia and Liliana from Bulgaria discuss the tense relationship between their countries regarding history and identity.

Climate Warming: no Momentum to Lose in Bulgaria

Is climate change a hot topic in Bulgaria? Liliana from Sofia discusses the Bulgarian public attitudes towards environmental issues.

Climate Warming: Knowledge not Transmitted in Romania?

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend does not look exactly the same. Our authors Kyriakos (Greece), Simona (Romania), and Liliana (Bulgaria) share insights into the deb...

Climate Warming? “Greece is Already Used to High Temperatures”

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend does not look exactly the same. Our authors Kyriakos (Greece), Simona (Romania), and Liliana (Bulgaria) share insights into the deb...

People protesting

Polish Populism Plague

The Polish law students Witold Janas and Marek Kaczmarczyk sum up what happened with the Polish judiciary system since 2015 and give their view on actors and incidents in this drama.

Irish Language: Deep-Rooted or Force-Fed?

Neasa from Ireland talks about the state of the Irish language and young people’s attitudes to language and culture, and the compulsory status of Irish in schools. 

An Old Diploma And My Jump Into History

History is based on research by historians and experts in the area; some even dig for years to find their sources. In some cases, the sources just come to the scholars of history, as Decho from Bulgaria describes in his text.  One evening, when I was thirteen and studying for my seventh grade exams, my mother came to me and gave me the diploma that...