David Eugster
David Eugster is a historian and cultural studies expert.

15. May 2019

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

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Switzerland and Eurovision

Switzerland and Europe – it’s a love-hate relationship. At least when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. A potted history.

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20. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics | Society | Culture | Article | Featured

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Wild dances: Village living after 1968

In the late 1960s, many hippies moved to the countryside. In communal house-shares, they cultivated their own lifestyle. Not entirely without resistance, as the example from Birmenstorf shows.

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19. September 2018

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Slouching instead of sitting

In the 1960s, the Swiss-style parlour began to lose its appeal. People no longer sat properly at the dining table, but hung about on sofas, carpets or bean bag chairs.

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18. September 2018

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Fashion | Education | Politics | Society | Culture | Article | Featured

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The great liberalisation

In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.

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