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A phD candidate from the University of Illinois in Chicago has uncovered previously unseen footage of the Eastland Disaster in Chicago digitised within the EFG1914 project. The footage from the collection of the EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam) shows the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which occurred when the Eastland capsized in the Chicago river in […]

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2014-07-08 | With a ceremonial event, the United Nations will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War in the presence of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 6:30 pm local time, at the UN headquarters in New York. The event will be the only commemoration of WW1 that […]

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2014-03-24 | On occasion of the current commemorations of World War One, the European Film Gateway is now presenting a virtual exhibition about the history of film during the war years. Users can view ca. 120 clips from historical films as well as selected film posters and other film-related materials, arranged in thematic sections such […]

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2014-03-07 |Classroom4.eu starts an Essay Contest for European students from the age of 16 to 19. Pupils across Europe are doing research on the history of their city in 1914 to tell the other (hi)story of this year. The events in Europe at that time did not necessarily lead to war and people had different […]

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2014-03-07 | In cooperation with 8 European countries, the Europeana1914-1918 project has digitised and made available 400,000 newspapers, maps, trench journals, photographs, posters, manuscripts, song lyrics and other rare historical documents.  The conference “Rediscovering the war experience” brings together historians, archivists, curators and researchers to examine this vaste digital corpus from different thematic and historiographic aspects […]

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2014-03-07 | On Sunday, 30 March, EYE Film Institute Netherlands  will organize a special day dedicated to international film preservation projects.  The first session will focus on The European Film Gateway 1914, presenting the results of the project.  Highlight of the session is the premiere of  the previously lost Danish film, “Mit Faedreland, Min Kaerland” […]

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From 30 March to 2 April, EYE Film Institute Netherlands is hosting the 9th edition of the Orphan Film Symposium. The event is organised in cooperation with NYU Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam. For the first time, it will be held in Europe. Theme of Orphans 9 is “The Future of Obsolescence”: What […]

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2013-11-27 | On 30 and 31 January 2014, the two-day international conference “Unlocking sources. The First World War online & Europeana” will take place at the Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany. The conference is organised by  the Berlin State Library together with the Department of History at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Deutsches Filminstitut – […]

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2013-11-13 | This year’s edition of the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam  (20 November to 1 December 2013) will feature a series of documentary films about World War One. The programme section The First World War: The First War On Screen  has been curated by Elif Rongen-Kaynaci (EYE Film Institute), David Barnou from NIOD (Institute […]

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2013-10-01 | During this year’s Pordenone Silent Film Festival, EFG1914 partners show highlights from their collections relared to the First World War. The presentation will take place on Wednesday,  9th October from 14:30 – 16:30h in the Auditorium della Regione (Via Roma 2), Pordenone.
Within the scope of the EFG1914 project, 21 film archives are digitising […]

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