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History / Archeology - 11.03.2024
A look at the past with current standards
A look at the past with current standards
Stadt.Geschichte.Basel (City.History.Basel) provides the city of Basel with a new full representation of its own history in a total of ten volumes.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 01.02.2024
New professor for the history of building culture
New professor for the history of building culture

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 24.01.2024
Rousseau’s herbariums available online
The University of Neuchâtel publishes all of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's herbariums online. The recently inaugurated lesherbiersderousseau.org website brings together the dried plant collections of the Genevan writer and philosopher of the Enlightenment.

History / Archeology - Architecture - 24.01.2024
’Quale Gotico per Milano?’ the book presentation at Swiss Institute Milan

History / Archeology - Computer Science - 22.01.2024
Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer
Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer
Historically, the role of women in scientific discoveries and advances has often been downplayed, or even completely erased, to the detriment of their male colleagues.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 04.01.2024
Computer pioneer Niklaus Wirth has died

Event - History / Archeology - 05.12.2023
Dipping into the treasure trove
Dipping into the treasure trove

History / Archeology - 30.10.2023
Archaeology and civil engineering benefit the economy
Archaeology and civil engineering benefit the economy
In his doctoral thesis defended at the University of Neuchâtel, Paul Jobin demonstrates the complex and fruitful relationship between archaeology and civil engineering. Or how ancient remains influence the timing and implementation of future economic developments in Switzerland. For Paul Jobin, 'modern archaeology has changed over the decades.

Religions - History / Archeology - 12.09.2023
Wide-Ranging Cases of Sexual Abuse in Swiss Catholic Church
History An independent team of historians was given unprecedented access to archives of the Swiss Catholic Church to investigate cases of sexual abuse within the church. The researchers have now documented 1,002 cases of sexual abuse committed by Catholic clerics, church staff and members of Catholic orders that have occurred in Switzerland since the mid-20th century.

History / Archeology - 08.09.2023
ETH has brought the original telescope from its fabled observatory back home
ETH has brought the original telescope from its fabled observatory back home
With the return of the original telescope from 1864, the year the observatory was founded, ETH is taking a further step towards collecting, documenting and preserving its architectural and scientific heritage.

Event - History / Archeology - 11.07.2023
Who Sees What? Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka, a Reflection on Encounters
Who Sees What? Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka, a Reflection on Encounters

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 17.05.2023
Johanna Spyri and Heidi archives included in the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO
Johanna Spyri and Heidi archives included in the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO

History / Archeology - Politics - 15.05.2023
From Sudan to USI with the Scholars at Risk programme

History / Archeology - Innovation - 25.04.2023
The Digitisation of the Panorama of Murten is about to start
The Digitisation of the Panorama of Murten is about to start

History / Archeology - 17.04.2023
Virtual Cabinets of Curiosities
Virtual Cabinets of Curiosities

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 28.02.2023
Looted Cultural Heritage Objects from China
Looted Cultural Heritage Objects from China

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 02.02.2023
Seven new species of whitefish described in Central Switzerland
Seven new species of whitefish described in Central Switzerland
Biologists at Eawag have identified ten species of whitefish in the lakes of the Reuss river system. Of these, seven have been described as distinct species for the first time - although in two cases this required inspection of specimens from historical collections, since eutrophication of lakes in the 20th century also led to the extinction of fish species in Central Switzerland.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 25.01.2023
Sleeping together: Examining dormitories as architectural types
Sleeping together: Examining dormitories as architectural types
A recent publication explores the unique history of dormitories from the Middle Ages to present day.

Physics - History / Archeology - 17.01.2023
Swimming Against the Current
Swimming Against the Current
In 1986, UZH physicist and IBM Fellow K. Alex Müller and his colleague J. Georg Bednorz revolutionized solid-state physics with the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor.

History / Archeology - Campus - 12.01.2023
'For a long time, the professors were unwilling to recognize the sheer criminality of the new regime.'
’For a long time, the professors were unwilling to recognize the sheer criminality of the new regime.’

Architecture - History / Archeology - 07.12.2022
Chalets provide insight into our relationship with mountains
Chalets provide insight into our relationship with mountains
Chalets have been widely adopted as the standard form of architecture for mountain homes - but according to Patrick Giromini, an architect and lecturer at EPFL, it's worth taking a close look at why.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 24.11.2022
Major archaeological discovery in Peru
Major archaeological discovery in Peru
We had met him at the beginning of the year so that he speaks to us about his archaeological excavations in Peru.

History / Archeology - Paleontology - 15.11.2022
Vulnerable Prehistoric Giants
Vulnerable Prehistoric Giants
The remains of glyptodonts, a group of extinct giant armadillos, indicate that humans spread to South America earlier than previously assumed. Found in northwestern Venezuela, the fractured skulls could represent evidence of hunting by humans, says UZH paleontologist Marcelo Sánchez. Skilled human hunters are also likely to have contributed to pushing the large, heavily armored animals over the brink.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 24.10.2022
New SNSF project at the Academy of Architecture

History / Archeology - Physics - 02.09.2022
Albert Einstein's Doctoral Certificate Returns to UZH
Albert Einstein’s Doctoral Certificate Returns to UZH

History / Archeology - Event - 21.07.2022
EPFL lab to digitize 1,000m2 'Swiss national treasure'
EPFL lab to digitize 1,000m2 'Swiss national treasure'
Sarah Kenderdine, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Museology, is leading the digitization and valorization of the Panorama of the Battle of Murten - a 100 x 10-meter work created in 1893 by Ge

History / Archeology - Politics - 19.07.2022
Official visit to Greece by State Secretary Martina Hirayama to focus on education, research, innovation and archaeology

Politics - History / Archeology - 25.05.2022
Shelter, stability and beauty

Event - History / Archeology - 19.05.2022
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
A German couple goes on a honeymoon to East Africa and return with hundreds of objects, including everyday items, jewelry, musical instruments and tools.

Campus - History / Archeology - 08.03.2022
Seven distinguished women scientists get their place on the EPFL map
Seven distinguished women scientists get their place on the EPFL map

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 18.02.2022
The role of immigration in Zurich's historical growth
The role of immigration in Zurich's historical growth
Demographer and migration specialist Mathias Lerch has shown that Zurich owes as much of its industrial era development to international immigration as it does to the rural exodus.

History / Archeology - 10.02.2022
'Hidden Friends' now in Basel
’Hidden Friends’ now in Basel

Environment - History / Archeology - 07.12.2021
Water Timeline: The history of Swiss water protection
Water Timeline: The history of Swiss water protection
How can natural resources be used more sustainably than before? This question is at the centre of many debates around social change.

Environment - History / Archeology - 08.11.2021
’A great friend of Eawag’

Agronomy / Food Science - History / Archeology - 31.08.2021
The first farmers of Europe
The first farmers of Europe
A research team from the University of Bern has managed to precisely date pile dwellings on the banks of Lake Ohrid in the south-western Balkans for the first time: they came into being in the middle of the 5th millennium BC.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 06.08.2021
The scientific method throughout history
The scientific method throughout history
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - Looking to the past can help us better understand the workings of science today. Jérôme Baudry, Professor at the College of Humanities at EPFL, explains how the procedures for proving and communicating scientific results have changed over time. We often hear people talk about "the scientific method" as the ultimate guarantee of rigor in experimental research, but what exactly does it entail?

History / Archeology - 30.04.2021
Of cultivation battles and revolutionary women

Religions - History / Archeology - 28.01.2021
New Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari
New Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari

Politics - History / Archeology - 06.01.2021
The empire strikes back
In recent years, nationalist leaders have staked claims on lost territories in order to restore the glory of former empires.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 01.12.2020
How American architects reinvented
How American architects reinvented "liquid stone"
Roberto Gargiani, an architectural historian and professor at EPFL, has penned a new history of concrete in the United States from 1940 to 1970.

Economics - History / Archeology - 17.11.2020
The Rise of Emil Bührle as an Industrialist and Art Collector
The Rise of Emil Bührle as an Industrialist and Art Collector

History / Archeology - Sport - 12.10.2020
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Researchers have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China.

History / Archeology - Economics - 29.09.2020
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 04.08.2020
"We want to create a narrative out of all the heterogeneous data"

Architecture - History / Archeology - 21.07.2020
Reinventing the contemporary city, with Elena Cogato Lanza
Reinventing the contemporary city, with Elena Cogato Lanza

History / Archeology - 20.04.2020
The handshake through history
The handshake through history

Media - History / Archeology - 18.02.2020
The birth of the Web: an USI research, in collaboration with CERN, investigates the origins of the Web

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 23.01.2020
On the trail of the Swiss Humboldt
On the trail of the Swiss Humboldt
The Argentinian Tomás Bartoletti wants to tell history from a global perspective. Since the summer of 2019 he has been doing so at ETH Zurich, where he has been researching the story of the Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob von Tschudi and his travels around Latin America.

Event - History / Archeology - 21.11.2019
Chinese Porcelain Art in Pale Green-Blue Shades
Chinese Porcelain Art in Pale Green-Blue Shades

History / Archeology - 18.06.2019
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
The Latin version of Théodore de Bry's Voyages is available on line in its entirety for the first time.