Rise of literacy
Europeana DSI Generic Services
The project Rise of literacy will look at the use of written text in Europe over centuries (from the sixth to the twentieth century) and tell users the story of the rise of literacy in European culture, as a manifestation of a European-wide cultural movement.
Writing as a cultural practice is used to record history, to maintain culture and to disseminate information and knowledge. It has made it possible for people not only to understand the world around them but also to develop personal and national identity and culture. The project will focus on literature, manuscripts and newspapers. It will result in one or more thematic collections on the Europeana Platform from mid-2018.
The project will select, digitise and ingest new content such as manuscripts, literature and newspapers to Europeana as well as curate browse entry points and exhibitions showcasing cultural treasures relating to the theme.