21. September 2017

Modern Age | Research

Mystery of the St. Gallen Globe solved

A drawing found in a junk shop has turned out to be a document of great historical value. New discoveries have allowed the mystery of the St. Gallen Globe to be solved. A detective story from times past.

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19. September 2017

Modern Age | Church

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The Register of Benefactors – an Early Modern book of sponsors

Sponsor boards are omnipresent at sporting, cultural and musical events these days. Even Einsiedeln Abbey received sponsorship. In return its sponsors found themselves in a manuscript known as the “Register of Benefactors”.

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13. September 2017

20th / 21st century | Jewelry

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Smog Free Ring

Jewellery made of smog that contributes to clean air? The Dutch artist Daan Roosegarde makes it possible thanks to his ingenious and unique concept.

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10. September 2017

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The Ossola Republic

In autumn 1944, partisan groups liberated a sizeable territory around Domodossola from the Nazis and founded their own republic. But the resistance fighters were at odds with one another and after just over a month the dream of an independent state came to an end. The story of a tragedy on the border with Switzerland.

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8. September 2017

Modern Age | Fashion

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Stitch by stitch

Next time you’re stuck with a boring task, take comfort from the following true story…

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6. September 2017

Modern Age | Politics

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Züriputsch

On 6 September 1839, thousands of farmers from the Zurich Oberland, armed with morning stars, halberds, pitchforks and cudgels, advanced on the cantonal capital city to topple the government. It was one of the bloody climaxes of the conflict between liberals and conservatives in the wild Switzerland of the 1840s.

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