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Happy Birthday, Google! Can the Search Engine Replace History Teachers and Libraries?

What is our first thought when we don’t know something? “Just Google it up!”. Google will celebrate its 20th birthday this year and it is undeniable that the search engine occupies a prominent role in our lives. But could Google (and technology in general) go further and completely replace libraries, archives or even teachers by becoming the sole instrument to research, teach and learn history? Co...

Editors’ Diary. A Day in the Life of a EUSTORY History Campus Editor

In December, the EUSTORY History Campus Blog is calling for new members of its Editors’ Group. Do you want to know what the work of an Editor for the blog looks like? Gregor, Editor since 2015, gives some insights into a typical month of an Editor. 1st of March: Our coordinator is asking us for a possible editor’s video conference of this month. I check my schedule and fill in the Doodle. Af...

The “Re-Unification” Belt. When Human Solidarity Overcomes Military Division.

Remembering World War II is difficult in many countries. In Italy, however, the narration of “us” against “them” is even more difficult, since the country was not occupied by enemies, but Benito Mussolini was a strong ally of Hitler’s Germany even before the war. Only when a new government ousted Mussolini in 1943, German army occupied Northern Italy. In this part of the country, partisans r...

The sound of childhood

Grandma’s old record player and a collection of vinyl records, encompassing variety of genres, from poems, operas to pop songs, gave sound to Elena’s early childhood in Russia. And how does a memory of your childhood sound like?

Kaliningrad: A model region?

Citizens of the Russian exclave Kaliningrad make a special case in the Russian-Polish relationship. Paulina Siegień regularly crosses the border between these two worlds, working for the local media in Kaliningrad, as well as in Gdansk on the Polish side. She spoke to young Europeans from the EUSTORY network about the current tensions between the two countries and their impact on the region.

The pealing of Basilica’s bells between the past, present and the future

    Budapest offers plenty of interesting and beautiful architectural creations, however, Anastasija and Irina were enchanted by a very particular one, presented to you in the following post.

Where were you when…9/11 happened?

On September 11, 2001 a terrorist attack shook New York, the USA and the entire world: Two planes were directed into the World Trade Center in New York City killing and injuring thousands. It was a watershed moment. 9/11. In 2016 junior year high schoolers will be taught about the act as a historical event that they weren’t yet alive to witness.

History matters

Does history matter? Seven people in their twenty-somethings from seven different countries take up the challenge of an answer. Reluctant at first, in the end each of them has a personal story to share about what history means to them. What would have been your answer? Check out the video and meet the Editors of the History Campus!

The voices of Young Europeans

Additionally to the posts we are publishing here, we started a new forum where we give young Europeans a space to write about debates in their countries and to discuss current European issues. Check it out:

New EUSTORY competitions

The new competition rounds 2012/2013 have started in almost all countries. Topics range from neighbours to family history, from history education to democracy, from heritage to (e)migration. You can find an overview of the current topics here

Make the voice of young people heard in European politics!

Young Europeans under the age of 30 are invited to take part in the online survey of the young online magazine Europe & Me and thus support European youth to win a bet with European foreign policy makers. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany and Körber-Stiftung are hosting the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on November 29th where many prominent European foreign policy makers are attending, among...