We Made History!
30 years ago, a wall divided Europe in two. Following the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Iron Curtain, Europe reunited again.
Learn more about the revolutionary events of the period by deciphering, transcribing and annotating their fascinating, personal stories.
In 2019, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary events that significantly reshaped Europe. The year of 1989 is in many ways a historical year: walls crumbled, communism fell in Eastern Europe and free elections were held in many European countries for the first time. The people of Europe were finally united as they celebrated the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Europeana 1989 is a multinational and multilingual Run of the Enrich Europeana project that documents this recent, critical turning point in European history. It showcases memorabilia and stories connected to the fall of the Iron Curtain, which were collected from the European public beginning in 2015. The collection aims to create a vivid and complete picture of these pivotal events in Europe with personal stories, photos, videos and sound recordings from every country affected. By transcribing, annotating and geotagging this material, you can help others to better understand what it was like and to see events from a different perspective.
1989 Online Run
February - April 2020
The Europeana 1989 Online Run takes place from 25th February to 24th April 2020. The two months-long transcription marathon showcases the variety of documents from the Europeana 1989 collection in an online competitive format. All transcribers who work on Europeana 1989 documents within the duration of the Run automatically take part in the competition.
Race against other transcribers from around the world to uncover unique personal histories of the end of the Cold War!
We crossed the finish line of the 1st Europeana 1989 Online Run with 1,788,495 transcribed characters!
After two months of enthusiastic transcribing, it’s finally time to announce the winner!
Congratulations to Sara Fresi, who wins the event with a total of 757,289 characters transcribed!
Special mention also goes to our runners-up: Stefan Riegel, Sabine Rieder and Wolfgang Dekeyser.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Run!
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2,846 total miles in this campaign | 757,289 characters
757,289 characters | 411 locations | 1,327 enrichments
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