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Andrej Abplanalp
Historian and communications chief of the Swiss National Museum.

6. February 2020

Research | Technology | Nature | 20th / 21st century | Article | Featured

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The Iceman

He was a scientist and an explorer: Alfred de Quervain walked across Greenland in 1912, sparking a veritable ‘polar fever’ in Switzerland.

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1. January 2020

War/battle | Middle Ages | Modern Age | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Religion | Culture | Article | Featured

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2020

Will we make history this year? Perhaps. In any case, the symmetry of dates indicates that we may be in for some special events, as a look at the past shows.

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28. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Religion | Culture | Article | Featured

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Festival of symbols and customs

At Christmas, it has become the norm for diverse symbols and traditions to be intermingled. But that hasn’t always been the case. A look back.

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7. November 2019

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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Text and a picture, to hold it all together!

A glossy that’s a magazine and insurance policy in one? And delivers brilliant housekeeping tips? A look back at Switzerland’s media landscape.

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7. August 2019

Sports | 20th / 21st century | Culture | Article | Featured

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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