The year 2014 will be marked by the international commemoration of the beginning of the First World War in the summer of 1914. Numerous projects in research and education in Germany, Europe, and worldwide are dedicated to this event in different ways. The projects Europeana Collections 1914-1918, European Film Gateway 1914, and Europeana 1914-1918 have digitised hundreds of thousands of sources from archives, museums, libraries, and individuals. These will be made available to the general public for free via the virtual library Europeana.
The completion of these three projects in 2014 offers the opportunity for a presentation and discussion of new digital offerings around the First World War and Europeana. The two-day conference Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana, from 30-31 January 2014 at the Berlin State Library, will take the opportunity to discuss the mediation of this history online in 2014. The international conference will be jointly organised by the project co-ordinating institutions Berlin State Library, the Department of History at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the German Film Institute – DIF e.V., and the Europeana Foundation. It will address interested scientific audiences and the public. For additional information contact Thorsten Siegmann, Berlin State Library, email@example.com.