history

Materials Science - History - Nov 13
Materials Science - History
In autumn 2017, the archaeological service of the Canton of Berne was amazed when two private individuals delivered a crusted lump of metal. The bronze hand of Prêles, decorated with a ribbon of gold, turned out to be the oldest bronze sculpture of a human body part in Central Europe. But where did the metals of the sensational find come from? Empa researchers were involved in the investigation.
Environment - History - Jul 24
Environment - History

In contrast to pre-industrial climate fluctuations, current, anthropogenic climate change is occurring across the whole world at the same time.

History - Innovation - Apr 23
History - Innovation

In an important first, EPFL and Vaud Canton's archeology office used X-ray scanning technology to unlock the mysteries of an extremely rare chainmail shirt dating from Roman times.

History - Jun 18
History

The Latin version of Théodore de Bry's Voyages is available on line in its entirety for the first time.

History - Dec 13, 2018
History

Globally archaeological heritage is under threat by looting. The destruction of archaeological sites obliterates the basis for our understanding of ancient cultures and we lose our shared human past.


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History/Archeology - 15.10
Post-doctorant-e en langue et littérature latines de la Renaissance University of Fribourg
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MAS ETH in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction (MAS ETH ARC) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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MAS ETH in Management, Technology, and Economics (MAS ETH MTEC) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

Research

  • La Maison de l’Histoire est le pôle des sciences historiques de l’Université de Genève. Il s’agit d’un réseau interfacultaire de chercheurs dont le projet est centré sur l’analyse des savoirs. Les objectifs de la Maison de l’Histoire sont: la promotion de l’excellence et de la recherche, le soutien à la relève et la promotion du travail mené en histoire à l’Université de Genève. La Maison de l’Histoire pilote plusieurs projets de recherche.

Dictionaries, portals

  • The Historical Dictionary of Switzerland is an encyclopedia on the history of Switzerland that aims to take into account the results of modern historical research in a manner accessible to a broader audience. The encyclopedia is being edited simultaneously in three national languages of Switzerland: german, french and italian. It is published on paper and on the Internet. It will be finished in 2014.

  • The Swiss Diplomatic Documents is a project aiming to publish key documents on Swiss foreign policy. The project want to provide researchers and practitioners with the official sources in printed and digital form that they need to reconstruct and gain an understanding of the history of Swiss foreign policy. The DoDis Internet Database allows virtual access to a large number of documents which are available as digital source material. It also provides a wealth of information on Swiss and international personalities and organizations who were active in postwar foreign policy.

  • Infoclio is a professional portal of the historical sciences in Switzerland. Its main objective is to develop a digital infrastructure for the historical sciences in Switzerland and to increase the visibility of Swiss historical research in the digital context.

  • Swissvotes ist eine umfassende Datenbank für eidgenössische Volksabstimmungen. Sie enthält Daten zu allen Vorlagen seit 1848 und wird jährlich um die jüngsten Abstimmungen ergänzt.

 

Societies

  • Die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte (SGG) ist die nationale Vereinigung zur Förderung der Geschichtswissenschaft und der historischen Bildung in der Schweiz. Sie fördert gesellschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Kommunikation und realisiert wissenschaftliche Editions- und Publikationsprojekte von gesamtschweizerischem Interesse. Die Website enthält Links zu den Instituten der Universitäten sowie zu den Studierendenvereinen und den Schweizer Geschichtsgesellschaften.