Category: Society

7. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

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A platform above the storm

World Press Photo has rewarded the world’s best press photos since 1955. It all started with an association of Dutch photo journalists.

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30. May 2018

Modern Age | Society

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The Sun King’s lady spy

Katharina von Wattenwyl, from Bern, made a name for herself at the end of the 17th century. The price she paid for becoming embroiled in spying for the French court was imprisonment, torture and exile. People are still fascinated to this day by the life and fate of this extraordinary woman.

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11. May 2018

Modern Age | Fashion

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Fashion statement and status symbol: the Brämikappe fur hat

In the 17th century, very few women went without a Brämikappe. At least that is the impression we have from countless portraits of women from that time.

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25. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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The time the Bernese put their foot on the gas

The people of Bern are known for their warmth, not for their speed. As far as gas usage goes, though, they were once well ahead of the field – quicker even than their countrymen in Zurich.

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12. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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A new view of the world

Every era has its mass media. The peep box in the 18th century marked the start of the development of modern visual media.

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