“The almanac is the book that (…) draws the lines within which all of life in society is played out” (Eça de Queiroz). From 1880 to 1916, the Jerónimo Martins almanac featured the premium products at the Chiado store and the habits of the Lisbon’s elite.
Auctions are nothing new – even if they never lost the wow factor – and somehow they affect our daily lives on many levels: whenever we turn our lights on, query Google or stream a video, an auction is happening behind the scenes.
Money was around for at least two millennia before the first coins appeared. However, looking at it in tandem with human life down through the ages, you soon see that “all that glitters is not gold”. Territorial conquests, colonial trade and the quest for freedom are just a few of the many stories behind what we today call money.
The history of tropical music in Colombia goes hand in hand with the powerhouse record company Discos Fuentes’, established in 1934 by Antonio Fuentes. Historian Carlos Alfonso Días Martínez evokes the life of this legacy.
Aurélia de Sousa was a renowned painter and and a woman a will who lived through the passage from the 19th to the 20th century. Historian Filipa Lowndes Vicente tells how her ambition took her to Paris and raised her to success.
Born in 1813, Hipolit Cegielski was a pioneer and one of the best-known industrialists in West Central Poland. Polish economic historian Jakub Lorenc portrays the life of this man who started out as a language teacher.
Vinyl records are likely to outsell the compact disc in the American market. In Poland, the popularity of vinyl records keeps growing, with sales accounting for 16.1% of sales of all physical media formats. Journalist Jan Błaszczak expands on this global trend.
Deep in the woods in the north of Poland, mysterious stone circles fill the air with an ancient magic. Piotr Łuczkiewicz, Head of the Institute of Archaeology at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, takes us to these archaeological reserves whose origins and true purpose remain a secret.
It was two centuries ago that the decisive battle over the Boyacá Bridge took place and the Colombian army ensured the country’s independence. Javier Ortiz Cassiani, Historian at the Cartagena University, portrays the years preceding the birth of this nation.